Ceremony for Captain William Brown BRADLEY
War of 1812 Veteran
on October 4, 2015
September 14, 2015:
Links: For more information, visit: http://1812veterans.ca/.
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Plaque Dedication Ceremony for Captain William Brown Bradley, War of 1812 Veteran
Ottawa - October 4, 2015, 11:00am
Beechwood, The National Cemetery of Canada
280 Beechwood Ave
OTTAWA: A granite marker identifying Ottawa pioneer Captain William Brown Bradley
(c.1771-1850) as a veteran of the War of 1812 will be unveiled at Beechwood, the National Cemetery of Canada on
Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 11:00am. There will be an hour long ceremony followed by a reception. Historical re-enactors
from Ottawa's 100th Regiment Historical Society will march to the graveside, bearing a reproduction of the 104th's
regimental battle flag, on loan from the New Brunswick Museum.
Bradley, born in Georgia prior to the American Revolution, grew up in New Brunswick and at age 22 joined the military.
He was a captain commanding a company of the 104th Regiment when the War of 1812 began, and took part in an
unprecedented 52 day forced march on snowshoes from Fredericton to Quebec City. Following the war, Bradley settled
in March Township, and was appointed a magistrate and with the rank of lieutenant colonel,
second in command of the Carleton militia in 1826.
The plaque being unveiled is courtesy of the War of 1812 Graveside Recognition Project, a volunteer initiative
funded through the federal government's 1812 Bicentennial Commission. The project is managed by the Historic Military
Establishment of Upper Canada in Penetanguishene, Ontario. More information can be found at http://1812veterans.ca/.
E-Mail: Dave Aldus
E-Mail: Nicole Bedard, The Beechwood Cemetery Foundation , 613-741-9530
E-mail Karen Prytula and Allan Lewis
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