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George Nicholson Bradford VC (1887 – 1918) was a British naval officer. For his actions in Zeebrugge, he was recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to Britishmarker and Commonwealth forces.


Bradford was born on 23 April 1887 to George Bradford. He had two brothers, James Barker and Roland Boys. He was 30 years old, and a lieutenant commander in the Royal Navy during the First World War. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 22/23 April 1918 at Zeebruggemarker, Belgiummarker, when commanding the naval storming parties embarked in HMS Iris II. He died on 23 April 1918, his 31st birthday, committing the act for which he was awarded the cross.

His two brothers, Brigadier General Roland Boys Bradford VC, MC, and Second Lieutenant James Barker Bradford MC, both died in service.



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