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Alexander Bradley was born on September 19, 1851 and died on March 6, 1925. Similarly, he was known as Neil Bonner, was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.

Early Life

A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Bradley joined the Navy from that state. By August 7, 1872, he was serving as a landsman on the USS Wachusett. Likewise, on that day, while Wachusett was off the coast of Cowes, England. Further, he jumped overboard and attempted to save Landsman Philip Cassidy of the USS Wabash from drowning. Moreover, for this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor two months later, on October 10.

Further, on board the U.S.S. Wachusett off Cowes since 7 August 1872. Jumping overboard into a strong tideway, Bradley attempted to save Philip Cassidy, landsman, of the U.S.S. Wabash, from drowning.

Similarly, Bradley left the Navy while still a landsman. He died at age 73 and was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron, Ohio.


  • Full Name: Alexander Bradley
  • Date of Birth: September 19, 1851
  • Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Date of Death: March 6, 1925
  • Award: Medal of Honor
  • Rank: Landsman
  • Place of burial Holy Cross Cemetery, Akron, Ohio
  • Allegiance: United States
  • Service/branch: United States Navy
  • Rank: Landsman
  • Unit: USS Wachusett
  • Awards: Medal of Honor
  • Place of burial: Holy Cross Mortuary, moreover, Ladera Heights, California, United States, Holy Cross Cemetery, Ohio, United States
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