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Henry L. Bradburne

Graves of New Zealand Rough Riders, Trooper Luke Perham (on left) and Lieutenant Henry L. Bradbourne, at Bokfontein Farm, about 7 miles north-west of Commando Nek. - No known copyright restrictions

Graves of New Zealand Rough Riders, Trooper Luke Perham (on left) and Lieutenant Henry L. Bradbourne …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry L. AWMM
  • Surname
    Bradburne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Henry L. Bradbourne AWMM
    • H.H. Bradburne AWMM
  • Service number
    South African N/N AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 February 1900 AWMM Fernside, North Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Frederick Bradbourne, Lyburn, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 February 1900 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    South African N/N AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
    MiD. London Gazette 16 April 1901. Brought to notice for 'Meritorious Services' in the despatches of Field-Marshall Earl Roberts. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa 1 February 1900 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    AddingtonChristchurch AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 10 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      12 stone 7 pounds AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Bradbourne was badly wounded when during a scouting tour of Roodekopjes a volley of shots rang out from a hill fifty yards away. His soldiers were ready to carry him back to safety, but he instructed them to leave him where he was and fetch a doctor. Doctor Godfrey, braving bullets, failed to save him and he was buried next morning near Wolputers Kop, about 30 miles west-north-west of Pretoria on the road to Pretoria, and about 10 miles west of Roodekopjes on the Crocodile River.

    Listed at on the service record and at Archives New Zealand as Bradburne. Named H.H. Bradburne on the Name panel at Rietfontein 280 Cemetery AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    20 August 1900 AWMM
    BokfonteinSouth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bokfontein Farm (about 7 miles north-west of Commando Nek), South Africa AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM

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