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Edward Penn Bradly (1863–1932)

The funeral of Mr. E. [Edward] Penn Bradly, who was well known in commercial circles, took place on Monday afternoon at the Church of England Cemetery, Rookwood.

Mr. Bradly was a son of Mr. James Octavius Bradly, an auctioneer in Pitt-street in the fifties.

Mr. E. Penn Bradly was born in 1863, at Cambrian Lodge, Strawberry Hills, Sydney. He was educated at the Sydney Grammar School, and on leaving school he entered the employ of Messrs. Curcier and Adet, general merchants. In 1887 he was private secretary to the late Mr. Sydney Burdekin, at one time Lord Mayor of Sydney. On the death of Mr. Sydney Burdekin, he took over the management of the Burdekin estate. He was one of the founders of the National Association, and for many years was on its council. For many years he was a delegate for North Sydney Electoral Conference, and on the death of the late Mr. Alfred Milson he was elected president of the North Sydney branch. Latterly he was a delegate to the United Australia party electoral conference, Martin electorate.

Mr. Bradly was an alderman of the North Sydney Council for a number of years.

The funeral service was conducted at the residence, Roberts-street, Strathfield, by the Rev. W. Newby Fraser, of St. John's, Milson's Point, who also officiated at the graveside.

The chief mourners were: Mrs. Bradly (widow), Mr. W. C. Bradley (brother), Mrs. B. C. Fallick (sister), Mr. Geoffrey Penn Bradly (son), Mrs. Douglas A. Day and Mrs. J. A. Clapin (daughters), Mrs. W. C. Bradly (sister-in-law), Mr. Roger Smythe (brother-in-law), Mr. Douglas A. Day and Mr. J. A. Clapin (sons-in-law).

Others present were: Messrs. Beaufort Burdekin, R. H. Goddard, Jos. Brown, Messrs. A. O. Dawson and P. Amos (United Insurance Company), Mr. John Reid (John Reid and Son), Mr. Q. L. Monk (Norton. Smith and Co.), Messrs. J. Q. Lamb. A. Kemp, W. H. Horsfield, Charles Robinson (United Australia party). Mr. W. A. Miller (T.A.P. Electoral Conference), Captain J. R. Stringer (Sydney Harbour Trust Commissioners, Messrs. C. E. P. Robberds. W. E. and R. E. Clapin, W. Berry Smith, E. Douglas, Charles Hoare, E. S. Pratt, E. A. Newton, 0. D. Burns. S. C. Pinnington. P. A. Towse, R. Leigh, B. W. Loder. Travers Black. R. Minter. V. R. Litchfield. E. Pike. E. E. Falllck, P. O. Plckburn. J. O. Martin. R. L. Patrick. A. G. Sturrack, C. J. Roberts, R. T. Minchin. W. P. Devereaux, A. J. Wilson, T. Waddell, W. O. P. Andrew J. G. Yates, W. P. Gale (trustee. Public Library), J. Lee, and many others.

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'Bradly, Edward Penn (1863–1932)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 25 February 2024.

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17 December, 1863
Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


1932 (aged ~ 68)
Concord, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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