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Searching for Ernest Alfred Bradford's death penny

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Ruth Report 9 Jun 2014 15:00

My great grandfather Ernest Alfred Bradford died at Ypres on 27 August 1917, private 260118 in the Worcestershire Regiment. No-one in the family ever remembers seeing his death penny or his medals and I am interested in locating them. Any advice to help me in my search gratefully received. Many thanks.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 9 Jun 2014 16:20

For family location, incase it helps....

Service No:260118
Date of Death:27/08/1917
Regiment/Service:Worcestershire Regiment
"C" Coy. 1st/8th Bn.
Panel ReferencePanel 75 to 77.
Additional Information:
Husband of Clara Bradford, of 10, Brenner St., Eastville, Bristol.


Kucinta Report 9 Jun 2014 20:43

Name: Ernest Alfred Bradford
Birth Place: Bristol
Death Date: 27 Aug 1917
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Bristol
Rank: Private
Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment
Battalion: 1/8th Battalion
Number: 260118
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: Formerly 242093, Norfolk Regt.

British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920

Name: Ernest A Bradford
Regiment or Corps: Norfolk Regiment, Worcestershire Regiment
Regimental Number: 242093, 260118

Entitled to the Victory medal & the British War Medal


Kucinta Report 9 Jun 2014 21:03

An exceedingly long shot - but might be worth listing your great grandfather's medals here.

and similar sites


Ruth Report 20 Jun 2014 17:44

Many thanks both, much appreciated. I didn't know such websites existed! Thanks again, R.


DazedConfused Report 6 Jul 2014 12:25

The chances of finding this are pretty low.

There are specific private collectors who colllect only these. And they do not sell on.

Not all were claimed. And I am sure that over the years quite a few have just been thrown away.

Good luck in your search, but be prepared for your search to be fruitless