Geoffrey Montagu Bradley - 6th battalion of the Rifle Brigade

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    In Memory of

    Mentioned in Despatches

    6th Bn., Rifle Brigade
    attd. to 2nd Bn., Welsh Regiment
    who died age 21
    on 22 December 1914
    Son of Edwin and Emmeline Mary Bradley, of Leyburne House, Dover. B.A. Scholar of Jesus College, Cambridge. Ex-captain of Cambridge University Shooting Eight.

    Remembered with honour

    Bradley, G. M.

    Geoffrey Montagu Bradley was a Lieutenant from the 6th battalion of the Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), attached to Welsh Rifles. In a communication from the War Office, around April 1915, his father, Edwin, was informed that Lt Bradley was reported missing, and believed killed, on 21/22 December 1914 after taking part in a night attack on the enemy position at Festubert, France. He was last seen under heavy fire. He was 21, and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial.

    Before enlisting he had been an Old Dovorian (Dover College boy), and had attended Jesus College, Cambridge. There he had been Captain of the University Shooting Eight. Baptised at St James on 27th April 1893, he was the son of Edwin and Emmeline Mary Bradley of Leyburn House, Dover, brother of George.

    The cross above is at St James. It reads:

    George Howis Bradley, AMICE
    Late Lieut RE
    Died 11th Aug 1924, aged 36 years

    Also of Geoffrey M Bradley BA
    Lieut Rifle Brigade
    Killed in Action Festubert France Dec 21st 1914 aged 21 years

    There is a further inscription beneath, mainly obscured. It may say:
    Beloved sons of Edwin and Emmeline Mary Bradley
    beneath are further words, of which "We Commit" are the only ones readable

    Edwin Bradley JP died 3rd Dec 1945 aged 87 years

    Emmeline Mary Bradley died 30th Dec 1956 aged 91 years Geoffrey Montague Bradley&hl=en&gl=us

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