2113659 Sapper


Thomas Henry Bradshaw.


4 Bomb Disposal Company.


Royal Engineers.



Photo donated by a friend.


Son of Joseph and Bertha Mary Bradshaw of Gildersome.


Died on the 20th September 1944. Aged 31.


Buried at Gildersome Cemetery.

Section M Grave 245.




On the 20th September 1944, just a few days before he was due to go on leave, James was with his Company in Emberton, Bedford. They were in the process of rendering an enemy mine harmless when, at 13.20, it exploded killing eight men and injuring a further five.




Lance Corporal E.W. Barlow, Sapper J.A. Brady, Sapper J.W. Bridges, Corporal E.F. Brooks, Sapper N. Jolley, Sapper A.E. Martin and Lance Sergeant A.V. Maskell also died at this incident.