Bradford, (B) T
BENJAMIN THOMAS BRADFORD
Remembered with honour Merville Communal Cemetery Extension: Plot I, Row F, Grave 21.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action during a German attack near Merville. Unfortunately, Benjamin’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Henry James and Frances/Fanny Maria (nee VENABLES) BRADFORD.
His parents married 22 August 1897 at St John’s, Walham Green, Middx. Henry died 1940 in Watford aged 63, and was buried 12 November in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Fanny died 1944 in Watford aged 67, and was buried 23 October, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Benjamin was born 1898 in Fulham, London, and baptised 7 August 1898 at St John’s, Chelsea, London. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 2 he lived in Fulham, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 12, he still lived in Fulham, with his parents and four siblings.
Date of death27/04/1918
Age at death19
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)