19th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth:
24/02/1945 (Killed in Action)
John Bradley was the son of John and Harriet Bradley. He was born on born 5th April 1907 in the Benburb area. He was one of at least ten children. His father and grandfather were farmers. John Bradley came to Calgary in Canada in 1926. Prior to enlisting John was employed by the Empress Hotel. John Bradley enlisted with the army in 1942, proceeding overseas in July 1943. Gunner John Bradley was serving with the 19th Field Regiment of the Royal Canadian Artillery when he was killed in action in Europe on 24th February 1945.
The village of Groesbeek is in the east of the Netherlands and approx 10kms south east of the city of Nijmegen. From the A73 motorway Nijmegen to Venlo take exit 3 (Afrit 3). Follow signs for N271 Mook. Continue through the village of MOLENHOEK and in the village of Mook turn left at the roundabout (CWGC sign for Mook War Cemetery) onto the Groesbeekseweg. Continue for approx 4.5kms and then turn left at the roundabout onto the Pannenstraat. Continue through the town where the road name changes to Dorpstraat. Turn left onto Burgemeester Ottenhoffstraat (CWGC Sign). After approx 100m turn right (CWGC sign) onto Zevenheuvelenweg. The cemetery is approx 2kms along this road on the right