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George Frederick Bradley

Foreman Carter
Birthplace Yorkshire Gargrave Place of Death Napier New Zealand Date of Birth: November 25, 1882 Date of Death: June 22, 1944


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : George Frederick Bradley
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 25th November 1882, Gargrave, Yorkshire
Date and Place of Death: 22nd June, 1944, Hawkes Bay,Napier New Zealand
Nationality: British
Childhood: Not known
Parents: James and Mary Ann
Parents occupations: Worker
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/k
Occupation: Foreman Carter
Place of residence at Gretna: West 14 Township, Gretna
Marital status: Married ( wife also in data base)
Children: At least 2
Travels: Emigrated to New Zealand
Awards/recognitions: N/K
Positions held: N/K
Trivia / any other information: Imprisoned for theft in 1906 and fined imprisoned whilst at Gretna in 1917
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Mini Biography
George Frederick Bradley 1882- 1944
George Frederick Bradley was born at Gargrave, N Yorkshire on 25th November 1882 to James and Mary Ann. He was baptised in 1883 at Carleton in Craven, his father a ‘worker’
16th Jan 1904 married Bertha Thomas at Burnley Parish Church ( Bertha also in data base )
22nd November 1906 – tried at Preston court and pleaded guilty to stealing items of jewellery and clocks exceeding the value of £5 from a dwelling house . Given 4 months imprisonment with hard labour. Described as a Coachman
1911- living at 24 Wellington Street, Nelson, Lancashire in 4 rooms. 2 children. A’ carter – builders’
Employed at Gretna 1917
Dumfries and Galloway Standard – Saturday 02 June 1917
“POTATO STEALERS FINED. George Frederick Bradley, foreman carter, and Bertha Thomas or Bradley, his wife, both residing at West 14, Township, Gretna; and John Irving, carter, Rose Cottage, Gretna Green, were charged with haring stolen ten stones or thereby of potatoes, three stones or thereby of carrots, three lbs. thereby of beetroot, three leeks, and a small straw bag, the property of the Ministry of Munitions, between 3d and 5th May, the vegetable store of the central cooking kitchen at Gretna township. Mr John M. Gaining, solicitor, appeared on behalf of the accused. He stated that the male accused pleaded guilty to taking ten stones of potatoes, but the female accused pleaded not guilty. The Fiscal accepted this plea, and deserted the diet against the female accused. The Fiscal stated that for some time past a good deal of pilfering had been going on at the central cooking kitchen, and it was suspected that the two accused had something to do with it. A watch was kept, and on the day in question the accused were seen coming into the stable after having been at the kitchen. Irving took a bag from the lorry, and it was found that it contained about ten stones of potatoes. The employees in the kitchen had been engaged at breakfast, and the accused had seized the opportunity of taking this bag of potatoes. Bradley was earning £2 per week, and Irving was getting 48s. Mr Raining stated that the accused thought it was carrots, and they took for the purpose of it in the stable. Irving was a married man with a wife and six children. He was a native of Canonbie. and had served with the Lanarkshire Yeomanry. The accused had no intention of taking these potatoes for their own use. The Sheriff said that taking it that the accused had had good character far. they were perfectly well aware that they ought not to help themselves to things without permission. They must each pay a fine with the alternative of fourteen days’ imprisonment.”
22nd June 1944 died aged 61 at Hawkes Bay, NZ and is buried at Park Island Cemetery , Napier

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