BRADLEY, John William Evance

Rank: 
Temporary Lieutenant, Acting Temporary Captain
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Honours & Awards: 
Captain John Bradley was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in operations leading to the capture of Termoli [1][2].
Recommendation
Termoli 3rd October 1943
"Capt. 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" [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette 36367, page 687.
[2] National Archives file WO373/47/146.
 

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