Sir Thomas Bradford
Sir Thomas Bradford
|Born||1 December 1777|
|Died||28 November 1853 75)(aged|
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath|
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Guelphic Order
Bradford was commissioned as an ensign in the 4th (The King's Own) Regiment of Foot in October 1793 without purchase He took part in the suppression of the Irish Rebellion of 1798, the Buenos Aires Expedition of 1806 as well as the battle of Vimeiro in 1808, battle of Corunna in 1809 and battle of Salamanca in 1812 during the Peninsular War. He commanded a Portuguese division at the Battle of Vitoria, the Battle of San Sebastian and the Battle of the Nive, all in 1813. For his service in the Peninsular he was awarded the Gold Medal with one clasp.
He exchanged the Colonelcy of the 38th Foot for that of the 4th (The King's Own) Regiment of Foot in 1846, a position he held until his death in 1853.
He married Mary, the daughter of James Atkinson of Newcastle. His eldest son, James Henry Hollis Bradford, later changed his surname to Atkinson in compliance with the will of one Ralph Atkinson. His brother, Lieutenant-colonel Sir Henry Hollis Bradford, was also a distinguished soldier wounded at Waterloo.
- National Army Museuem
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- Gilbert Shepperd, The Connaught Rangers, p. 23
- "General Sir Thomas Bradford GCB GCH". King's Own Royal Regiment Museum. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
- The Gentleman's Magazine. W. Pickering. 1840. p. 425.
- Dalton 1904, p. 35 & 97.
- Dalton, Charles (1904). The Waterloo roll call. With biographical notes and anecdotes. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode.
Sir Charles Colville
| C-in-C, Bombay Army
Sir Thomas Beckwith
Sir John Hope
| Commander-in-Chief, Scotland
Sir Robert O'Callaghan
| Colonel of the 4th (The King's Own) Regiment of Foot
| Colonel of the 30th (Cambridgeshire) Regiment of Foot
George Hay, 8th Marquess of Tweeddale
| Colonel of the 94th Regiment of Foot
Sir John Keane, 1st Baron Keane