Walter Bradbury

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
4th Canadian Mounted Rifles
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
August 8th, 1918
Crouy British Cemetery - Somme, France - V.D.25.
Commemorated at: 
St. James Anglican Church (Paris), Penmans Ltd. Honour Roll, Port Dover War Memorial
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Address at enlistment: 
Paris, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
Paris, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Penmans No. 1 Mill
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Died of Wounds. On the morning of August 8th this soldier, while asleep, was severely wounded in the leg, stomach and shoulder by an enemy shell. His wounds were dressed by a comrade and he was carried to an advance dressing station and from there to No. 5 Casualty Clearing Station, where he succumbed to his wounds.

BX August 17, 1918

Private Bradbury Died of Wounds – Word Received by Paris Mother

PARIS, Aug. 17. – “Deeply regret to inform you 109234, Private Walter Bradbury, machine gun corps, officially reported died of wounds, 53 Casualty Clearing Station, August 8. Nature of wounds not yet reported.”  

Such was the fateful message received yesterday morning from Ottawa by Mrs. Walter Bradbury, this being the first intimation she had received. Private Walter Bradbury enlisted with fourth C.M.R. in November, 1914, and went overseas in June, 1915. He had been with the C.M.R. ever since until last March, when he was transferred to the machine gun corps. Deceased was born in Manchester, Eng., and was 34 years old. Sixteen years ago he came to Canada and had lived in Port Dover, Simcoe, St. Thomas, but for the past eight years had resided in Paris. “Curly,” as he was familiarly called, was pianist in the Gem Theatre at the time of his enlistment, and also worked in Penman’s No. 1 mill. In 1905 he was married in Simcoe to Miss Lillian M. Franks, who, with three children, Dorothy, Millicent and Joseph, are left to mourn his loss. He also leaves his mother, Mrs. Ruth Adams, of Port Dover, and two sisters, Mrs. E. Steele of Brantford, and Mrs. Bayes of Paris. Mrs. Bradbury also had a brother killed in action about a year ago.