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Re: Walter Bradbury Jan. 7 1885
Posted by: Allan Hubbell (ID *****1282) Date: December 25, 2004 at 18:21:43
In Reply to: Walter Bradbury Jan. 7 1885 by Annette Bradbury of 979

Hi Annette, I hope you are still keeping an eye on GenForum because I think I have something for you here. I have been sorting a large collection of papers and photos I purchased this past spring. Among these is a photo album from the early 20th century which contains photos from Paris, Ontario. At some point in the past someone had gone though this album and attached slips of post-it note paper to many of the photos. The name Walter Bradbury is on two of these. One is of a fair haired young man dressed up in highland Scots costume and smoking a curl stem pipe. The attached note reads "Walter Bradbury, killed WW1". The other shows two young men seated on the ground and one of these two is the same man as in the other photo. Standing behind them are two VERY short men. Written in fountain pen ink on the photo are the words, "Midgets & manager & your worship". On the accompanying slip of post-it note is the notation, "Walter Bradbury("yr worship") movie pianist, killed in WW1 (Can.Army) & dwarfs & manager". I went to the online CEF database at the National Archives and found the attestation papers for Walter Bradbury, born Manchester, England 7 Jan 1886, husband of Lillian May Bradbury, Paris, Ont. Occupation: pianist 5' 7 1/2", fair hair and complexion, blue eyes. C. of E. plus more detail. This sounds as if it is your Walter. Please contact me if you are interested in copies of these photos.


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