RM CDOS Bradley, John William Evance

Colonel Paddy
By Patrick Marrinan
Darby's Rangers 1942-45
By Mir Bahmanyer

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Bradley
  • FORENAME
John William Evance
  • UNIT
40 Commando (Q Troop)
  • RANK
Captain
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
Military Cross
  • PLACE
Italy 1943
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
T/Lt 18.8.1941
A/T/Cap 1.10.1942
25.02.1942 40 Commando from15(M.G.) Bn. R.M. until June 1944
 

CITATION:

Military Cross : TERMOLI 3/10/43

Captain Bradley was commanding Q Troop the leading troop in the advance through TERMOLI. At the Railway bridge he came under heavy fire from the houses in the vicinity. Very heavy fighting ensued and about 30 Germans were captured including a Headquarters. Later he was wounded by a mortar bomb in the arm and chest but carried on in command until ordered to the R.A.P. Throughout the action Capt.Bradley was an inspiration to his troop. He showed great courage. In spite of wounds he fought his troop out of a position surrounded by Germans and withheld some three counter-attacks.

WEB LINKS:

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7369978

NATIONAL ARCHIVES:

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7369978
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