2nd February 1918: Wigan 5 Broughton 8 Posted by Bilko
on January 30 2015 - 13:06
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Venue: Central Park, Wigan Competition: War Emergency League
1. John Blan, 2. Ted Smith, 3. Jim Sherrington, 4. Fairhurst, 5.
Lew Bradley, 6. J.Heaton, 7. Johnny Thomas
8. Melling, 9. Bennett, 10. Joe Sherrington, 11. Arthur Francis, 12.
Harry Banks, 13. William Ainscough
John Blan 1
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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