Ernest A. Bradford, Jr., aged 19, was born on November 24, 1924, in Maryland. He resided in Baltimore, Maryland prior to the war. He enlisted in the Army on March 1, 1943, in Baltimore, Maryland. He was noted as being employed as a Filling Station Attendant and also as Single, with dependents. Ernest served as a Technician Fifth Grade, 202nd Engineer Combat Battalion, U.S. Army during World War II. He died in the "Line Of Duty" of a non-battle related incident on February 19, 1944, and was buried first in the Lisnabreeny Former American Military Cemetery in England. The cemetery closed in 1948 and his remains were exhumed and transferred. He is buried now in the Baltimore National Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA.