J Bradley
Courtesy of family

Lance Corporal John William Bradley was aged 20 when he was killed in action on 18th June 1918.

Born in Ambler Thorn he was the eldest son of Arthur and Annie Henrietta (Hetty) and had one sister and three brothers.  The 1901 census shows John and his parents living at Beggarington Square East, the 1911 census address for the family is difficult to make out but appears to read Ploughcroft, John then aged 12 was at school part time and worked in the mill.  The CWGC address for Arthur and Annie is 42, Catherine Slack, Halifax.

John served in the 2nd Battalion. Leinster Regiment and had enlisted in December 1916. The battalion war diary records a quiet day for 18th June, however at 00:45hrs on 19th June “A” company of the battalion launched a raid/attack against the enemy in which one Officer and one Other Rank were killed along with 40 wounded.

Having no known grave John is commemorated on the PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL (Panel 10).