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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave at Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Nottingham
William Bradshaw was the son of James Bradshaw and Letty [Letitia] Barker who married at Nottingham in 1876. They had five children: Florence (b.1876), Elizabeth (b.1878), James William (b.1881), Thomas Wortley (b.1884) and William Bradshaw (1893). The family homes in Radford were: 104 Outgang Lane (which later became Hartley Road) [C.1891]; 20 Radford Grove Lane [C.1901]; 39 Osborne Street [C.1911]. James Bradshaw, who worked as a lace maker, died in Nottingham aged 61. His wife, Letitia, died at Nottingham, aged 75, in 1931.
20 Jul 1916
534174 - CWGC Website
23745
Sergeant
15th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Sgt. Bradshaw was called up for service and following training he was drafted to France. The battalion took part in the Battle of the Somme, taking over trenches in Trones Wood on 16/07/196. They attacked positions between Maltz Horn Farm and Arrow Head Copse on 20/07/1916 and sustained heavy casualties. Sgt. Bradshaw was killed in action on that day and was buried at Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont (grave ref V.O.8)
In memoriam published 20th July 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “BRADSHAW. – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Sergeant William Bradshaw, late of Wentworth-terrace, who fell in action July 20th. God has taken our loved one from our home, but not from our hearts. – Never forgotten by his sorrowing mother, father, sisters, and brothers (with the colours), and aunt Kate.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave at Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    William Bradshaw - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave at Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle