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Martin Benjamin Bradford

In memory of:

Private Martin Benjamin Bradford

August 28, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

742702

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment)

Division:

26th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

April 28, 1893

Son of Martin and Lola Bradford of Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick. He was one of four brothers that served during the war.

Brother of Private Eric Allison Bradford, who died while serving with the Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force.

Commemorated on Page 373 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

SUN QUARRY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

D. 5.

Location:

Cherisy is a village approximately 13 kilometres south-east of Arras. The Cemetery is 1.5 kilometres south-east of the village on the north-east side of the D38 road to Hendecourt. Cherisy village was captured by the Allied 18th Division on May 3, 1917, but lost the same night; and it remained in German hands until it was retaken by the Canadian Corps on August 27, 1918. The cemetery takes it name from a flint quarry, known to the British Army as Sun Quarry, located a short distance south-east of Cherisy. The Cemetery covers an area of 462 square metres and is enclosed by brick walls.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Brabant to Britton. Mircoform Sequence 13; Volume Number 131829_B016722; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 156 Page 75 of 906.
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker - Sun Quarry Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of Martin Bradford– Pte. Martin Benjamin Bradford was killed during the Battle of Arras, near the town of Cherisy, France.

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