Edward Kinder Bradbury, V.C. (1881–1914)

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Edward Kinder Bradbury, V.C. (1881–1914)


Born in 1881, at Church Bank, in Bowdon, Edward Kinder Bradbury was awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery in the First World War (1914–1919).

In September 1914, Bradbury was serving with the British Expeditionary Force which, after being faced with an enemy far greater in number than his own, was retreating from Mons, in Belgium. After suffering severe injuries at Nery, in France, Bradbury continued to direct the firing at enemy forces. He later died of his wounds.

A plaque honouring Bradbury’s life and sacrifice was erected at Langham Road, Bowdon on September 1st 2014.


Trafford Local Studies Centre


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Trafford Local Studies Centre, “Edward Kinder Bradbury, V.C. (1881–1914),” Exploring Trafford's Heritage , accessed May 23, 2024, https://exploringtraffordsheritage.omeka.net/items/show/2584.