Check with the local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) chapters, he might have been a member and his membership card may have some details of service. Was the position of "City Solicitor" a politican one, did he have to be voted in to office? The City or County records might have a "bio" on him that may have been required to file as a candidtate for office. Check the local papers as during the war "local boys" were sometimes given a mention as to when they left, if they came home on leave etc. The SSA death index has a James Bradley b. July 16, 1912 card issued in MA d. Jan 1957. The 1920 census has his middle initial as J. (James J. Bradley age 7). The NARA suffered a fire in the 1970's so even if you had his service # and other information his WWII records still might not be available. If he used his VA or G.I.Bill benefits after returning home the Veterans Adminstration(VA) might have information or copies of service. Check with the local office to see what they can tell you and if they can help. If he went to law school after the war using G.I.Benefits, his school might have information.