Harold Bradshaw.

This is a photo of Harold Bradshaw.  He was also known as 'Pecker' Bradshaw.  He was the Battalion butcher and after the war had his own butchers shop in the main street of Huntingdon which he kept until he retired and his son Trevor took over.  You can clearly see the 'Rampant stag' over the scroll of 'Huntingdonshire' on his collar badge.
Harold can be seen in the back row of the group [4th from the left as viewed - with a mallet over his shoulder] standing proud in front of a row of bell tents on the Yorkshire coast.
Harold was a keen boxer in the regiment and won prizes for his art.  There are several photos of him whilst he was boxing and the one to the left is a typical of the set.  Harold is the one in the boxing gloves second from the left as viewed.
Harold is shown here on the far right as viewed sharpening a butchers knife on a steel.  He is standing behind the 'Nuttall Mintoes' box, used as a 'cooks block' in a posed photo whilst on coastal patrols on the Yorkshire coast.  he was in the 1/1st HCB.

 

 

 

 

Link to Cooks page.  Harold Bradshaw is the head that can be seen on the back row - third from the right as viewed.

These pictures were kindly supplied by his son, Trevor, who kindly gave his permission for them to be used in this project.  The photos were a part of several items in the collection that are featured on this site.  Sadly, Trevor Bradshaw died suddenly in 2000 and this page is dedicated in thanks to him for the use of the photos in my project.

If you can help with any data on this Huntingdonshire Cyclist please contact me at huntscycles@btinternet.com

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09/04/2012

. . . Martyn Smith