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Seeking local knowledge please'

 

I was stationed at Bradbury Lines at the age of 15 years 1 month in January 1957 - until the Regiment moved to Nuneaton Warwickshire in April 59 .

My question is , and I can guess the answer but unable to find any definite proof - was the Camp named after the below ?

 

 

Captain Edward Kinder Bradbury VC (16 August 1881 – 1 September 1914) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

 

Bradbury was an officer in the British Army during the First World War where as second-in-command of L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery he led the battery during an engagement at Néry during the Retreat from Mons on 1 September 1914, where he was killed in action. For the gallantry at Néry, he and two other men were awarded the Victoria Cross.

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http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archiveDS/archiveDownload?t=arch-1352-1/dissemination/pdf/Herefordshire/GL29018.pdf"]http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archiveDS/archiveDownload?t=arch-1352-1/dissemination/pdf/Herefordshire/GL29018.pdf[/url][/url]

 

http://showmeengland.co.uk/hereford/tourism/the-hereford-light-infantry-museum-herefordshire-england/

 

Not much here but interesting nonetheless built in 1938/1939 if it helps!

 

If I recall what I have been informed previously. I believe you are not far wrong. It was later changed to commemorate Sir David.

 

Thank you Dilligaf , I now have doubts as to the Camp being named after Capt Bradbury VC , because until 1952 when the Boys Regiment Royal Artillery moved there from Rhyl the Camp had no connection with the Gunners . During WW2 it was used as a Camp to get unfit recruits fit , it was then used as a recovery Camp for the sick and injured members of thevArmed Forces.

I am at a SSAFA meeting near to the Museum next week so I will make further enquiries and update this post . Thanks again .

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