George Nicholson Bradford

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VC988   George Nicholson Bradford

Name    George Nicholson Bradford   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   988   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Navy

Later   

Now   

Rank VC Won    Lieutenant-Commander

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Commander

Place Of Birth   Millbanke, Darlington,Co. Durham, England

Place Of Death   On the Mole at Zeebrugge, Belgium

Buried/Location Ashes   Blankenberge Town Cemetery, Scharebrugstraat, 10 miles north-east of Ostend, Belgium

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Row A, Grave 5

Gazetted   17 March 1919

VC Presented   3 April 1919, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Headstone, Blankenberge Town Cemetery, Scharebrugstraat, 10 miles north-east of Ostend, Belgium

Memorial Plaque, Holy Trinity Church, Woodland Road, Darlington, Co Durham

Memorial Plaque with Brothers, Memorial Plaque, Holy Trinity Church, Woodland Road, Darlington, Co Durham

Named on War Memorial,  Holy Trinity Church, Woodland Road, Darlington, Co Durham

Named on War Memorial, War Memorial Hospital, Hollyhurst Road, Darlington, Co Durham

Memorial Plaque, Queen Elizibeth 6th Form College, Darlington, Co Durham

Roll of Honour, School Chapel, Barnard Castle School, Barnard Castle, Co Durham


By The Way…

One of four brothers to fight in the war, his younger brother 761 Roland Boys Bradford VC having won his Victoria Cross during the Somme offensive.       

He won the VC and was killed on his 31st Birthday



VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.

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BORN    23 April 1887  

DIED   23 April 1918  AGE   31

VC Won   22-23 April 1918   AGE   31

Place VC Won    Zeeburgge, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War