Rifleman R/4350 - Kings Royal Rifle Corps
Enlisted: Nottingham 10th September 1914
Died of Wounds at home 16th. Nov 1915 : Aged 31
Buried Huthwaite Cemetery Grave no. B.X. 650
Rifleman R/4350 William Bradwell was born 1884 in South Wingfield. Parents Derbyshire marriage 10th April 1882 between Mr Abraham Bradwell and Miss Agnes Carlin gain their family home in Church Lane. Mrs Agnes Bradwell mothered George 1883, William 1885, Walter 1886, Mary 1883, James 1890, Beatrice 1892, Abraham 1893, Arthur 1897 and Nellie 1898. Her premature death aged 40 finds fathers 1899 remarriage to Miss Harriett Bramley from Draycott, rehousing 1891 household headed by Mr Abraham Bradwell 42, with Mrs Harriett Bradwell 44 raising her step children. Pit Labouring then employed father and sons.
Mr William Bradwell became a coal hewer and independent 1911 boarder in Ilkeston, having left family relocated in Huthwaite at 19 George Street, later determined just inside Sutton-in-Ashfield. Signing Nottingham Attestation papers 10th September 1914 medically described William of fair complexion, blue eyed with brown hair, being very fit. Measuring 140lbs, height 5 feet 8 and chest 37½ inches, very acceptably posted placement into the Kings Royal Rifle Corps.
Rifleman R/4350 William Bradwell was deployed to France 21st July 1915, where records indicate he suffered gun shot wounds to left thigh on 15th October. Hospitalisation continued back in England, until permitting return home to a later recorded address at 42 George Street, Huthwaite, Notts. W Bradwell died of wounds in family company 16th November 1915, aged 31. CWGC headstone marks burial within Huthwaite Cemetery grounds, furthermore listed in Roll of Honour on the nearby Cenotaph.