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BRADFORD, ROLAND BOYS

Rank:
Brigadier General
Date of Death:
30/11/1917
Age:
25
Regiment/Service:
General Staff
 
Cdg. 186th Inf. Bde. late 2nd Bn. Durham Light Infantry
Awards:
V C, M C
Grave Reference:
F.10.
Cemetery:
HERMIES BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of George Bradford, of Darlington, Co. Durham. His brother, James Barker Bradford also died on service.

Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," dated the 24th Nov., 1916, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery and good leadership in attack, whereby he saved the situation on the right flank of his Brigade and of the Division. Lieutenant-Colonel Bradford''s Battalion was in support. A leading Battalion having suffered very severe casualties, and the Commander wounded, its flank became dangerously exposed at close quarters to the enemy. Raked by machine-gun fire, the situation of the Battalion was critical. At the request of the wounded Commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Bradford asked permission to command the exposed Battalion in addition to his own. Permission granted, he at once proceeded to the foremost lines. By his fearless energy under fire of all description, and his skilful leadership of the two Battalions, regardless of all danger, he succeeded in rallying the attack, captured and defended the objective, and so secured the flank."

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Country:
France
Locality:
Pas de Calais

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