Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
Captain Cecil BRADFORD
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Captain Cecil Aubrey BRADFORD.
Yorkshire Regiment, attached to the Nigeria Regiment W A F F.
Second son of the late Lt.-Col. O. J. Bradford, of Welparke, Lustleigh, S. Devon, and Mrs. Mary Ann Ellen Bradford; husband of Mildred Ellen Grace Wyatt-Edgell (formerly Bradford), of Tettenhall Wood, Wolverhampton. Served in the Cameroons. Died 24 April 1917. Aged 31.
Commemorated on the HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL.
(Captain Bradford was lost at sea when travelling home on S.S. Abbosso, which
was torpedoed by a German submarine.)
From "Officers of the Green Howards 1688 - 1931" by M L Ferrar;-
"Attached to the Nigerian Regiment, he saw service in the Cameroons 1914 - 1915. Drowned at sea on passage from Lagos to England, 24 April 1917, his ship being torpedoed.
He was a good "all round" man, taking part in all athletic sports. He also did some big game shooting on the White and Blue Nile, procuring a quantity of good heads......"
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