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BradleyFrederick HenryDriverBRADLEY, H G, Driver, Royal Field Artillery, was born 27 September 1870, at 5 Huntingdon Street, Kingsland, son of Edward Thomas Bradley, of Barnet.  He entered the Royal Field Artillery as Driver, and served in the Boer War of 1899 to 1902.  He displayed great gallantry at Itala, when Major Chapman and his little garrison made their splendid defence against Botha.  Sixteen hundred Boers attacked in the early morning, and our men—mostly Mounted In­fantry—held their ground for nineteen hours, inflicting a loss of five hundred killed, wounded, or taken prisoners.  Lieutenant Kane, of the South Lancashires, died at his post, shouting: 'No surrender, men!' and we lost heavily, but we kept our position against overwhelming odds.  During the fight ammunition ran short at the top of a steep hill, one hundred and fifty yards from the main body, and Major Chapman, of the Dublin Fusiliers, called for volunteers to carry some up.  It was then that Driver Bradley won the Victoria Cross, and Driver Lancashire and Gunners Bull, Rabb and Boddy the Distinguished Conduct Medal.  Bradley's Victoria Cross was gazetted 27 December 1901: 'H G Bradley, Driver, Royal Field Artillery.  Date of Act of Bravery: 20 September 1901.  During the action at Itala, Zululand, on the 26th September 1901, Major Chapman called for volunteers to carry ammunition up the hill; to do this a space of about 150 yards, swept by a heavy cross-fire, had to be crossed.  Driver Lancashire and Gunner Bull at once came forward and started, but half-way across Driver Lancashire fell wounded; Driver Bradley and Gunner Bull, without a moment's hesitation, ran out and caught Driver Lancashire up, and Gunner Rabb carried him under cover, the ground being swept by bullets the whole time.  Driver Bradley then, with the aid of Gunner Boddy, succeeded in getting the ammunition up the hill'.  He was promoted to Bombardier, received the Queen's Medal with five clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps.  His Victoria Cross was presented to him by Lord Kitchener at Pretoria on Peace Thanksgiving Day. 
Source: VC recipients (VC and DSO book)
Royal Artillery
BradleyFredk JB Division
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
South African Constabulary
BradleyG3531Private2nd Battalion
Source: QSA roll
Lancashire Fusiliers
BradleyG4491PrivateQSA (3)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Elandslaagte
Manchester Regiment
BradleyG1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
King's Royal Rifle Corps
BradleyG24775Lance CorporalSource: QSA Medal Rolls103rd Company, 2nd Btn, IY
BradleyG 4594Private1st Btn. Died of enteric at Ladysmith. 6 Jan 1900.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 71 line 46
Leicestershire Regiment
BradleyGSource: WO100/252Imperial Military Railways
BradleyG1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Manchester Regiment
BradleyG409TrooperDied of disease. Kimberley, 28 August 1900
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Canada contingent
BradleyG409TrumpeterDied of disease. Kimberley, 28 July 1900
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Canada, Royal Canadian Artillery
BradleyG ASource: QSA and KSA medal rollsSouth African Constabulary
BradleyG ESeamanNatal 1906 (1)
Source: Recipients of the Natal 1906 Medal
Natal Naval Corps
BradleyG E1075PrivateQSA (4)
Source: Provisional list of Wepener recipients
Kaffrarian Rifles
BradleyG H3rd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
East Yorkshire Regiment
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