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2nd February 1918: Wigan 5 Broughton 8
Posted by Bilko on January 30 2015 - 13:06
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Wigan 5 Broughton Rangers 8 - Saturday 2nd February 1918
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: War Emergency League

WiganlBacks:l

1. John Blan, 2. Ted Smith, 3. Jim Sherrington, 4. Fairhurst, 5. Lew Bradley, 6. J.Heaton, 7. Johnny Thomas

WiganlForwards:l

8. Melling, 9. Bennett, 10. Joe Sherrington, 11. Arthur Francis, 12. Harry Banks, 13. William Ainscough


WiganlTries:l

Ted Smith

WiganlGoals:l

John Blan 1

Note:l

Though it was not known at the time, this would prove to be Lew Bradley's last appearance for Wigan. Unfortunately he would be killed in action during the war effort later in the year on June 18th. During the battle of Scherpenberg he was hit by enemy fire which left wounds to his back, head (leaving a fractured skull) and thighs. Despite the multiple wounds he suffered he survived the wounds for two days but unfortunately he was infected by gangrene and that ultimate took his life on June 20th. Lew is buried in Vignacourt British Cemetery in Northern France (Grave Reference IV. A. 1) having served as a driver for the Royal Field Artillery. He was aged just 29 when he died.

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