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George Roland Bradford

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  • Service number
    • 44 AWMM
    • Horse # 44 & Carbine # 918 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st Contingent NZ Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Last rank
    Trooper AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 1st Contingent AWMM
  • War
    • Regular Military Service AWMM
    • South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
    • Farrier Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    George Roland AWMM
  • Surname
    Bradford AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 44 AWMM
    • Horse # 44 & Carbine # 918 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    1870 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Sussex, England AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Sussex, England AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • Unknown/Civilian AWMM
    • Labourer/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • England AWMM
    • Mr F. Bradford (father), Red Lion Inn, Brede, Sussex, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 21 Oct 1899 Single AWMM
    • Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • Regular Military Service AWMM
    • South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Cape Colony Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st Contingent NZ Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • 44 AWMM
    • Horse # 44 & Carbine # 918 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Military service
    • Ohinemuri Rifles No.1, Paeroa AWMM
    • Grenadier Guards AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Queen's South Africa Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM
    • 7 October 1899 AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    31 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    • Pre WW1 Vessel was Waiwera AWMM
      Unknown AWMM
      1st New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 1 Company AWMM
      1st Contingent AWMM
    • Farrier/Military AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 11.25 inches AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of meningitis, following wounds AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    • Trooper AWMM
      New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 1st Contingent AWMM
    • Farrier Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 February 2016 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Brother of Traytor Bradford

    He served with the Grenadier Guards before emigrating to New Zealand and then served with the volunteer unit, the Ohinemuri Rifles.

    Trooper Bradford was the first New Zealander reported killed in the war and the first New Zealander to be killed overseas .

    He died from wounds received 10 days earlier near Arundel and died in a Boer field Hospital at Rensberg Siding on 28 December 1899

    He was first buried at Resnburg, Cape Colony then transferred to Colesburg AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    30 AWMM
  • Date of death
    28 December 1899 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    • Rensburg, Cape Colony, South Africa, Africa AWMM
    • Initially buried at Rensburg Siding, Bradford was later disinterred and reburied at Colesburg. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 February 2016 - http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/people/george-bradford
  • Death notes
    Boer Field Hospital, Rensburg Siding, Cape Colony, South Africa AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Colesberg Military Cemetery, South Africa AWMM
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    • Paeroa Boer War Monument (Pimrose Hill), Paeroa AWMM
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary
    Death reports: New Zealand Herald, 21, 22 December 1899, January 3, 23, 25, 29, 30 1900. AWMM

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  • George Rowland Bradford was also the first Regimental Sergeant Major of the HAURAKI Regiment prior to embarkation to South Africa. I was Commanding Officer of the Battalion Group from 2002 to 2006.
    Public - Jonathan - 21 February 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer : the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • McLean, C., & Phillips, J. (1990). The sorrow and the pride : New Zealand war memorials. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs. AWMM
    • First New Zealanders to the Boer War 1899: history of the First Contingent of New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Boer War 1899-1902, followed by a description of each member AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Auckland Star AWMM
    • Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMM
      Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. 1902. H.6B. Nominal Roll AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer : the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
      p.157 AWMM
    • First New Zealanders to the Boer War 1899: history of the First Contingent of New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Boer War 1899-1902, followed by a description of each member AWMM
      p. 23. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      New Zealand Herald, 21, 22 December 1899, January 3, 23, 25, 29, 30 1900. AWMM
    • Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMM
      Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. 1902. H.6B. Nominal Roll. AWMM
    • 1st New Zealand Mounted Rifles. Company Roll Book and Field note-book 1899-1901. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 368. AWMM
    • Archives New Zealand AWMM
      Archives New Zealand. (2010, April 20). Media Release. Wellington, N.Z.: Archives New Zealand. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death reports: New Zealand Herald, 21, 22 December 1899, January 3, 23, 25, 29, 30 1900. AWMM
    • St Clair Inglis, A. (c1902). Souvenir Album of the first New Zealand Contingent South African War. Auckland, N.Z.: Arthur Cleave & Co. AWMM

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