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Ronald Mervyn Bradley

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ronald Mervyn AWMM
  • Surname
    Bradley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    4577 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    b. 1911 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 23 June 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of William Dempsey & Kate BRADLEY Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 23 June 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Kaikohe, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A.J. Bradley (wife), care of 690 Mt Eden Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Married AWMM
    • 1939 Ronald Mervyn BRADLEY married Audrey Jane SNELLING Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 23 June 2023 - NZ BDM Marriage Records


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    4577 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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Training and 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Husband of Audrey Bradley (nee Snelling).

      "The death in action of Signaller Ronald Mervyn Bradley on April 28 caused general regret in the Maungaturoto, Kaihohe and Waipu districts, where he was well known prior to his departure for overseas with the First Echelon.

      Married Miss Audrey Snelling, of Maungaturoto, prior to his departure.

      He was stationed in Kaikohe as a telegraphist employed by the Post Office before the war. Was well known among sporting circles as he was a keen footballer, golfer and tennis player. While overseas he featured in the divisional football competitions and he played in the 15 that eventually won the championship." AWMM
    • Ronald M BRADLEY's mother Kate BRADLEY was living in Gisborne during WWII and she died in Gisborne 4 July 1945 aged 67 and is buried in the Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 23 June 2023 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
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About death

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  • Death
    28 April 1941 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    GreeceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM 7. D. 14. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    KAIKOHE TELEGRAPHIST Signalman Ronald Mervyn Bradley, New Zealand Corps of Signals, has been killed in action, according to advice received by his wife, Mrs. R. M. Bradley, 390 Mount Eden Road. Signalman Bradley was aged about 32, and was formerly a telegraphist in the employ of the Post and Telegraph Department at Kaikohe. He was a member of the first draft of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 23 June 2023 - KILLED IN ACTION
    AUCKLAND STAR, 12 MAY 1941, PAGE 3
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  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Kaikohe War Memorial Hall, Memorial Drive Kaikohe Far North AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 23 AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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23 June 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher

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