720068 Sergeant Leonard Bradshaw.

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66th (East Lancashire) Divisional Ammunition Column, R.F.A.

Awarded the Military Medal in the London Gazette of 19 March 1918.

Bradshaw was a native of Burnley, Lancashire.

The Burnley Express of 9 February 1918 reported, RESCUED WAGON SINGLE HANDED. The award of the Military Medal to Sergeant Lionel Bradshaw, of Burnley, was recently recorded in our columns. It is now officially announced that on December 27th, Sergeant Bradshaw, along with three other drivers, were taking an ammunition column up the line, when the enemy commenced to shell them, with the result that two of the drivers were killed and the other badly wounded. Two other infantry men came to his assistance, but these were also killed, when Bradshaw, left single-handed, took charge of the six horses and the wagon, and amidst heavy fire succeeded in reaching the battery. The hero who is 27 years of age, is with East Lancashire Divisional Ammunition Column, attached to the R.F.A., and is a native of Burnley. His home is at 201, Brunshaw Road, Burnley. Previous to enlistment he was identified with St. Peter's Church. By profession he is a dentist's assistant, and was in the employ of Mr. Rudd, dental surgeon, of Church Street. He joined the army in February, 1915, and received his training at Colchester, being drafted out in February of last year.

A report also appeared in the Burnley Express of 26 January 1918 which is much the same but includes a different photograph of Bradshaw.