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Full Name: William Ramsay Bradnam
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): William Ramsay
Surname: Bradnam
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 29869
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Mrs N. Bradnam (wife), Warkworth, North Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: Warkworth, North Auckland, New Zealand
Military District: Warkworth
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 4th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Embarkation Date: November 1940-February 1941
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 51
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 24 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 25 November 1941
Age at Death: 33
Year of Death: 1941
Memorial Name:
  • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
  • Roll of Honour, Warkworth RSA, 1939 - 1945, Warkworth
  • Roll of Honour, Warkworth RSA, 1939 - 1945, wood inlay, Warkworth
  • Roll of Honour, Warkworth RSA, 1939 - 1945, wood inlay, Puhoi, Kaipara Flats, Matakana, Leigh
Memorial Reference: Column 102.
Biographical Notes: William Bradnam was the son of Edwin James Bradnam and Jessie Bradnam, of Navua, Fiji; husband of Nancy Leslie Bradnam, of Warkworth, Auckland, New Zealand.
Description of Image:
  • Portrait, displayed in the RSA Warkworth January 2012
  • Roll of Honour, Warkworth RSA, 1939 - 1945 (photo J. Halpin 2013)
  • Roll of Honour, Warkworth RSA, 1939 - 1945, wood inlay (J. Halpin January 2013)
  • Roll of Honour, Warkworth RSA, 1939 - 1945, wood inlay, Puhoi, Kaipara Flats, Matakana, Leigh (photo J Halpin January 2013
  • View in situ, Rolls of Honour, portraits in the RSA Warkworth (photo J Halpin, January 2012)
  • View, Warkworth RSA (photo J. Halpin January 2013)
Sources Used:
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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