BRADLEY, Edward James
(Service number 25/587)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 9 February 1888 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Bluff
Occupation Fireman (NZ Govt Railway)
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin I. J. BRADLEY (father), 53 High Street, Timaru
Religion Anglican
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 3rd Battalion, D Company
Date 5 February 1916
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Engine driver


Date 3 May 1949 Age 61 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 42, Plot 234
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Edward James Bradley was born on 9 February 1888 at Timaru, the second son of Isaac James and Elizabeth Harriet Edwards (née Heaven) Bradley. He was educated at Timaru Main and Timaru South schools. Corporal E. J. Bradley returned home in Draft 211, with over a thousand men aboard, per the “Briton” which was due at Lyttelton in late January 1919. Edward married Elizabeth Penman in 1921. Edward died in 1949, Elizabeth surviving him for 38 years.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [12 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [12 September 2020]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch) [12 September 2020]; Ruru Lawn Cemetery headstone transcription [12 September 2020]; Timaru Herald, 25 January 1919 (Papers Past) [08 September 2020]

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