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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 19/09/1851 Boston, Massachusetts. d. 06/03/1925 Ohio.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 07/08/1872 Cowes, Isle of Wight.

 

A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Bradley joined the Navy from that state. By August 7, 1872, he was serving as a landsman on the USS Wachusett. On that day, while Wachusett was off the coast of Cowes, England, he jumped overboard and attempted to save Landsman Philip Cassidy of the USS Wabash from drowning. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor two months later, on October 10.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

On board the U.S.S. Wachusett off Cowes, 7 August 1872. Jumping overboard into a strong tideway, Bradley attempted to save Philip Cassidy, landsman, of the U.S.S. Wabash, from drowning.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, AKRON, OHIO.

Section 7, Lot 110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alexander Bradley

(AKA Neil Bonner)

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