George Ernest Bradford (1885-1917) - Pte GS/65118 13th Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment.George Bradford, brother of Charles, was one of the three youngest sons of Mark and Ellen Bradford and all three – George, Arthur William and Albert Reginald – were admitted to Itchingfield School in 1897. All however left the school just a year later when the family moved away from Barns Green. It appears from the 1901 census that the family moved down to Hellingly, near Hailsham in East Sussex, and young George was still living at home at this time. He returned to the area a few years later however, and married Ellen Gumm (younger sister of Charles’ wife Elizabeth) in Horsham in 1909. By 1911 George, Ellen and young daughter Muriel Violet were living in Westons Cottages in Itchingfield and George was working as a coal trimmer in the steam power station at Christ’s Hospital.George enlisted in Horsham, probably shortly after conscription was introduced in the spring of 1916, and may have served for a short period with the Middlesex Regiment for his training. It is clear from his medal records however that his active service was seen with 13thBattalion of the Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment. George shipped to France in March 1917 and after about three weeks in a holding camp on the French coast was posted to the front on the 21st April. He survived just four days; being killed in action on 24th April 1917.At this time, according to the War Diary, and to “The Royal Fusiliers in the Great War” by H C O’Neill, the battalion was heavily involved in the Second Battle of the Scarpe. The Battalion was involved in consolidating and patrolling the position on Greenland Hill that had been established in action on the 23rd. Heavy artillery activity was noted on the nights of the 23rdand 24thApril and it is likely that this is when George was killed. He is buried in Chilli Trench Cemetery, Gavrelle and remembered on the Itchingfield and Horsham War Memorials. For his service George was granted the British War and Victory Medals.