They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Eric Bradley


Able Seaman, V18106, RCNVR


Born: 22 Jul 1918, Bishop Auckland, Durham, England


Died: 15 Aug 1943, Belfast, Northern Ireland


Book of Remembrance


BRADLEY, Eric, AB, V18106, RCNVR, Died - 15 Aug 1943, Age 25, HMCS MAYFLOWER - Son of William and Edith A. Bradley, of Gananoque, ON.


Eric Bradley was born in Durham, England, 22 Jul 1918, and before the war worked as clerk. He enlisted 23 Aug 1940 at age 22 and served in the RCN. After training he was drafted to HMCS Mayflower. He died of meningitis brought on by a head injury received in a fight ashore in Belfast just after his ship had escorted a convoy to Northern Ireland. He is buried in the St. Andrew Churchard, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England.


Ships served in:

KINGSTON DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 23 Aug 1940. Commenced Active Service 17 Sep 1940

HMS AUSONIA (Royal Navy Armed Merchant Cruiser) - Served in AUSONIA 04 Jan 1941 - 15 Jun 1941

HMCS WASAGA - Served in WASAGA 04 Jun 1942 - 28 Apr 1943 as an AB, RCNVR

HMCS MAYFLOWER - Drafted to MAYFLOWER 12 May 1943 as an AB, RCNVR







(EB01) Eric Bradley's ID card  (EB02-EB03) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2  (EB04) Report of Death  (EB05) Letter to Eric Bradley's mother



AB Bradley's headstone in the St. Andrew's Churchyard



Second World War Casualty Index