|Nery Communal Cemetery|
Pictures courtesy of Conrad Freeling
|Nery is a village in the Department of
the Oise, between Verberie and Crepy-en-Valois. The communal cemetery is at
the north-west corner of the village.
The village of Nery gives its name to the "Affair of Nery" on the 1st September, 1914, in which "L" Battery, R.H.A., was silenced, but obtained three V.C'S. The German 4th Cavalry Division ran into the 1st Cavalry Brigade, in the mist of the early morning; but the enemy was beaten off and (with the assistance of Infantry from the 4th Division) eight German guns were captured. There are now nearly 30, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. On the West side of the Communal Cemetery is a vault, in which are buried three officers who fell in the Affair of Nery and a fourth (brother of one of the three) who fell in 1918. A Special Memorial in the North-west quarter, records the names of 12 men of "L" Battery, R.H.A., who fell in the Affair of Nery, seven are known to be buried in this cemetery and five are buried in VERBERIE FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, non of whom could be individually identified, hence they are all commemorated at both sites.
EDWARD KINDER BRADBURY
Rank: Captain, Date of Death: 01/09/1914, Age: 33, Regiment/Service: Royal Horse Artillery "L" Bty. , Award: V C, Son of Judge James Kinder Bradbury and Grace Bradbury, of Altrincham, Cheshire.
Citation: An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 24th Nov., 1914, records the following:- For gallantry and ability in organising the defence of "L" Battery against heavy odds at Nery on 1st September
No. of Identified Casualties: 20
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