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David Edwin Bradly

Kaipara Memorial RSA, 49 Commercial Road, Helensville, New Zealand (photo G.A. Fortune April 2010) - Image has All Rights Reserved

Kaipara Memorial RSA, 49 Commercial Road, Helensville, New Zealand (photo G.A. Fortune April 2010) - …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Edwin AWMM
  • Surname
    Bradly AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    245846 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1921 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Helensville Public - Shona Leanne - Other Relative - 2 April 2015 - Family history
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Edith Bradly, Helensville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Tunisia AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    245846 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • David Bradly was the son of David and Edith Bradly, of Helensville, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Ted was the eldest of three children, with a younger brother Ralph (who drowned in the Kaipara River about the same time that Ted went to Africa) and a younger sister, Clare Ellen Bradly. Clare married Hector Aitkenhead in Helensville and lived there until two years before her death in 2015. Ted was born 13th October 1921 and was working for the Dwerryhouse Butchers, as a butcher, before enlisting. He used to deliver the meat to his mother's tearooms in Helensville, among other jobs. His father David was a blacksmith at the Bradly Brothers' Garage, his mother owned and ran the Tearooms for many years. Whilst the tearooms mostly served the Helensville residents, there were also American soldiers in an encampment in Parakai, who used to frequent the tearooms. Edith evidently always had a soft spot for them and made them very welcome. Public - Shona - Other Relative - 11 April 2015 - family history
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About death

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  • Death
    20 April 1943 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    TunisiaNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia AWMM IV. F. 32. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Kaipara Memorial RSA, 49 Commercial Road, Helensville, New Zealand AWMM
    • Family grave memorial, Helensville Cemetery, 130 Garfield Road, Helensville, New Zealand AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
05 June 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
11 April 2015ShonaHelensville, NZOther Relative
02 April 2015Shona LeanneHelensville, New ZealandOther Relative

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