Author Topic: Don Bradshaw  (Read 10297 times)


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Don Bradshaw
« on: March 25, 2013, 07:03:39 PM »

The name may not mean much to most of you, but Don was a dedicated collector of badges to the Manchester Regiment for donkeys years, his collection rivalling that of anyone, including the Museum.

He passed away today aged 80 and will not be forgotton, definatley not by me, as he imparted much valuable knowledge over to me regarding the uniform and badges of all the Battalions of the Regiment over many years and many cups of tea.

His work formed the basis of what is now the largest and most comprehensive collection of Manchester Regiment badges in the world, which I am lucky enough to now own.

RIP my friend.

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Re: Don Bradshaw
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 10:54:05 AM »
Don was a great supporter of all things Manchester Regiment and had the undoubted ability of being able to ferret out long forgotten material & locations.

He will be missed.

RIP Don.


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Re: Don Bradshaw
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2013, 11:33:08 AM »
I should have said, Don saw active service at the end of WW2 in France & Germany with the Black Watch.


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Re: Don Bradshaw
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2013, 01:39:03 PM »
Rest in Peace Don

Pte Sidney Lee (36719), 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regt - dow 18.02.17
Sgt Charles Roberts (13668), 11th Bn, Manchester Regiment - kia 18.05.18
Bombardier John Hesford (70065), 147th Heavy Battery, RGA dow - 04.09.18
Pte Sidney Lee (4131324), 8th Bn, Cheshire Regiment -  kia 12.03.41

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Re: Don Bradshaw
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2013, 08:50:16 PM »
Sorry to hear about Don, RIP mate
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Re: Don Bradshaw
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2013, 11:46:55 AM »
Having just joined the Forum today I was saddened to see this thread, I had not seen Don for some considerable time but used to bump into him on a regular basis once upon a time.

He bought my DLOY collection from me and I had a couple of Liverpool Volunteer items from him including an other ranks helmet plate of the 18th Lancs ( Liverpool Irish ) Rifle Volunteers.

A sad loss .