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907   Lance Corporal Rowland Irvine Bradley
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 05/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: North Irish Horse (British Army)
Died: 20/05/1917 (Killed in Action)
Rowland Irvine Bradley was the son of William and Jane Bradley. The family was living in Charlemont near the Moy, Tyrone.Lance Corporal Bradley embarked for France on 17 August 1914. Lance Corporal Bradley was one of sir John French’s bodyguard but wishing to take part in more active scenes, had been accepted in the Royal Army Corps as a gunner. During combat his airplane crashed and turned over on landing, killing Rowland on Sunday 20th May 1917 at 10.10am
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery
  Hazebrouck, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-E-23
CWGC Casualty 44263
Hazebrouck is a town lying about 56 kilometres south-east of Calais and is easily reached from Calais or Boulogne. The Communal Cemetery is on the south-western outskirts of the town. From the Grand Place in Hazebrouck follow the D916 Bethune road. Traverse the first set of traffic lights and the Communal Cemetery will be found 200 metres further along on the right hand side of the road, as indicated by a signpost. The War Graves Plot lies immediately inside the entrance to the cemetery.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Moy War Memorial - WWI Moy
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Armagh Dead in the Great War 19
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Bradley family Lists Roland as age 4 living at house 12 in High Street, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Bradley family Lists Roland as age 14 living at house 30 in Corr and Dunavally, Charlemont, Armagh
3 Photo of L/Corporal Roland Bradley's gravestone
4 Brother - Leading Stoker Frederick Bradley Brother of Roland Bradley, died in submarine
5 Brother - Private Francis Bradley Brother of Roland Bradley, Canadian Infantry
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
7 North Irish Horse Information and photo of gravestone
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of L/Corporal Roland Bradley's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023