19 Army Field Coy, 2NZEF
March – 28th April 1941
|METHOD OF DEPARTURE
|Captured/surrendered at Kalamata, 29th April|
Korinth & Salonika (presumed)
|IN OCCUPIED EUROPE
Stalag XVIIIA, Wolfsberg;
Stalag XVIIIC, Markt Pongau
Leibnitz; + one other (Wildon?)
*Although his own hand-written PoW Questionnaire surname looks very much like BRADLY (without an ‘E’), the unusual composite family name of Orton Guthrie Bradley comes down through at least two generations via a certain Orton Guthrie Bradley (born in London, 1845, died New Zealand 1916) whose son John was killed in the 1st World War fighting for the Canterbury NZ Regiment. Perhaps John had already named his son after his own father, Orton Guthrie.
The questionnaire’s hand-writing is far from copperplate – maybe it really does say BRADLEY.
BRADLY (without an ‘E’) is a genuine surname but is extremely rare compared with BRADLEY.
Until otherwise informed, therefore, the Archivist has chosen to assume that the correct name should indeed be ORTON GUTHRIE BRADLEY.
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