1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Andrea Jenkinson

Contributed by: Andrea M Jenkinson, on 2008-11-29

Richard Bradley
First Name Andrea
Surname Jenkinson
Year of Birth 1893
Year of Death 1917
Regiment King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
Place of Wartime Residence Preesall, Pilling, Lancashire

Andrea's Story

This is great great uncle, my maternal great grandfather's brother. He served in the Somme and died in the third battle of Ypres.

Commissioned after training at Inns of Court O T C, proceeded to the front in August 1916 and took part in the battle of the Somme and was invalided home in November with trench fever.

He went out again on Whit-Monday. Lieut-colonel Balfour C O of the battalion wrote to his parents "It is with very great sorrow I have to inform you that your son, Sec-lieut R Bradley, was killed in action in the attack against the Germans on July 31st (1917). He was an extremely good officer, and will be greatly missed in the battalion. It was due to his personal courage and leadership that his platoon did so well in the fight. Please accept the sympathy of myself, officers, NCO's and men of the battalion in your great bereavement."

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