Death of Major J R Braddick - 1948
Member of a well-known Bideford family, Major J R Braddick, M.C., youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs J J Braddick, of Silford Farm, Bideford, died at Fairfield, St Agnes, on Tuesday. He leaves a widow. Aged 58, Major Braddick served with the Royal Artillery udring the first World War, when he was awarded the Military Cross and mentioned in despatches. During the 1939-45 war he was also cited for gallantry and good service by the Commander in Chief, Home Forces.
Following the 1914-18 war Major Braddick served in the Colonial Service in West Africa, retiring in 1932. He was early in the field of A.R.P, first on a voluntary basis, then being appointed to a post in London and subsequently to that of A.R.P organiser for the city of Glasgow. Early on the outbreak of hostilities in 1939, he rejoined the army and was appointed to the staff.
Relatives from Bideford were among those attending the cremation at Plymouth. There was no mourning and flowers at his request.