b. 19/09/1851 Boston, Massachusetts. d. 06/03/1925 Akron, Ohio.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 07/08/1872 Cowes, Isle of Wight.
A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Bradley joined the Navy from that state. His true identity was Cornelius “Neil” Bonner. By August 7, 1872, he was serving as a landsman on the USS Wachusett. On that day, while Wachusett was off the coast of Cowes, England, he jumped overboard and attempted to save Landsman Philip Cassidy of the USS Wabash from drowning. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor two months later, on October 10.
On board the U.S.S. Wachusett off Cowes, 7 August 1872. Jumping overboard into a strong tideway, Bradley attempted to save Philip Cassidy, landsman, of the U.S.S. Wabash, from drowning.
BURIAL LOCATION: HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, AKRON, OHIO.
SECTION 7, LOT 110
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.