Frederick Henry Bradley

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Frederick Henry Bradley
Born (1876-09-27)27 September 1876
Kingsland, England
Died 10 March 1943(1943-03-10) (aged 66)
Gwelo, Rhodesia
Buried Gwelo Cemetery
Allegiance United Kingdom
South Africa
Service/branch British Army
South African Army
Years of service 1894–1908
Rank Major
Unit Royal Artillery

Second Boer War
Bambatha Rebellion
First World War

Awards Victoria Cross
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers' Decoration

Frederick Henry Bradley, VC, VD (27 September 1876 – 10 March 1943) was a British Army officer and an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

He was 24 years old, and a driver in the 69th Battery, Royal Field Artillery during the Second Boer War when the following deed took place at Itala, South Africa for which he was awarded the VC:

During the action at Itala, Zululand, on the 26ih September, 1901, Major Chapman called for volunteers to carry ammunition up the hill; to do this a space of about 150 yards swept by a heavy cross fire had to be crossed. Driver Lancashire and Gunner Bull at once came forward and started, but half-way across Driver Lancashire fell wounded. Driver Bradley and Gunner Rabb without a moment's hesitation ran out and caught Driver Lancashire up, and Gunner Rabb carried him under cover, the ground being swept by bullets the whole time. Driver Bradley then, with the aid of Gunner Boddy, succeeded in getting the ammunition up the hill.[1]


  1. ^ "No. 27391". The London Gazette. 27 December 1901. p. 9147. 

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