This site is dedicated to the memory of four heroic brothers from Witton Park who served in World War I, three of whom lost their lives. Between them they provide a remarkable legacy.
Col Sir T A Bradford DSO - Durham Light Infantry
Lieut-Commander G N Bradford VC - Royal Navy
Second-Lieutenant J B Bradford MC - Durham Light Infantry
Brigadier-General R B Bradford VC MC - Durham Light Infantry
"In Memoriam" notice from The Times of St George's Day 2002.
Three books are available with information on the brothers:
The Fighting Bradfords
The story of the County Durham family from Witton Park and then Darlington, told by the military historian Harry Moses, B.Ed.
Foreword by General Sir Peter de la Billiere KCB KBE DSO MC of Gulf War Fame
County Durham Books
Written in September 2004 by General Sir Peter de la Billiere, KCB KBE DSO MC.
Heroic Stories from 150 years of the Victoria Cross.
ISBN: 0 316 72591 9
Publisher: Little, Brown.
Available both in paperback and hardback it has fourteen chapters.
Chapter 10 is devoted entirely to the Bradfords. Interestingly the chapter (pp 235-270) is headed as follows:-
The Bradford Boys
Thomas Andrews Bradford, DSO ... 1886 - 1966
George Nicholson Bradford, VC ..... 1887 - 1918
James Barker Bradford, MC ........... 1889 - 1917
Roland Boys Bradford, VC, MC ...... 1892 - 1917
Brigadier-General R.B. Bradford, V.C., M.C. and his Brothers
Publisher: [London printed, but Durham: For the family,]
by WELCH, T., Major & C. Turley-Smith.
Now available from Peter Harrington - Rare Books - London