Frederick Ekin Bradley was the son of William and Jane Bradley. Frederick was born about 1885 in County Donegal.Frederick was married to Lillian J. Bradley, of 72 Union Street, Stonehouse, Plymouth. He had previously served during the Boer War. He had also served on HMS Hyacinth in the Somali Expedition. Acting Lead Stoker Frederick Bradley served on submarine HMS D5. She was sunk by a British mine. Acting Lead Stoker Frederick Bradley was drowned along with 20 officers and men. Frederick Ekin Bradley died on 3rd November 1914. Age: 29.
The Memorial is situated centrally on The Hoe which looks directly towards Plymouth Sound. It is accessible at all times. Copies of the Memorial Register are kept at the Tourist Information Office at Island House.