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Express & Star, 8 Sep 1915

Express & Star, 8 Sep 1915

Frederick Bradley was born in about 1893, the son of James and Annie Bradley. In the 1901 census, the family were living at 95 New Street, Wednesfield, and Frederick and his parents were joined by his brothers Arthur and William and sister Florence.

Frederick worked for Mander Brothers, and when the war broke out he signed up with the 7th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 9909). Unfortunately, he was killed in action on 8 August 1915, alongside his friend and colleague, Joseph Butler. Both Bradley and Butler had worked in the same shop at Mander Brothers, enlisted together, were cot-mates, and served in the same platoon.

By the time of Bradley’s death, his parents lived at 25 Hickman Street, Wednesfield. As well as being commemorated on the Helles Memorial in Turkey, he is remembered on the Wednesfield Village Roll of Honour and the Mander Brothers memorial.