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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Bradford
Town
Bradford
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
Maker
Mr Walter Williamson, F.R.I.B.A
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1st July 1922
    Attended by: Mayor of Bradford
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1st July 1922
    Attended by: Archdeacon of Bradford
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2029
Current location

Junction of Little Horton Lane and Morley Street
Morley Street
Bradford
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD5 0AB
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 16147 32828
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Circular base surmounted by cenotaph which is supported by bronze figures of a soldier and a sailor lunging forwards with fixed bayonets. Whole is set within a landscaped area with stone steps leading up to the cenotaph. RAF wings on the top two sides of the cenotaph. Wreath and garland surmounting a cross carved at the top of the front and rear face.
Inscription
(6 o'clock): PRO/ PATRIA/ MORI/ TO THE IMMORTAL HONOUR OF/ THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE/ CITY OF BRADFORD/ WHO SERVED THEIR KING AND EMPIRE/ 1914-1918 1939-1945/ AND IN OTHER CONFLICT/ IN PROUD AND/ GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE (Original Inscription): TO THE IMMORTAL HONOUR OF THE MEN/ OF THE CITY OF BRADFORD WHO SERVED/ THEIR KING AND EMPIRE IN THE GREAT/ WAR, 1914 - 1918 THIS MEMORIAL ERECTED/ BY THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS IS DEDICATED/ IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE,/ 1ST JULY, 1922/ UNVEILED BY ALDERMAN A. GADIE, J.P./ LIEUT-COL. T.F., LORD MAYOR 1920-21/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: height 4350mm, width 183mm
    Materials: Stone - Bolton Woods
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Bradford War Memorial, including steps, screen wall and terminal blocks
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
Date unknown : New dedicatory inscription put on the memorial to replace original. 1969: Bayonets deliberately bent and twisted when the memorial was cleaned soon afterwards they were not replaced. Instead, they are kept by the council and placed on the rifles for ceremonial occasions.
Costs

Site: C £2500

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Bradford City Council
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Bradford Bystander, vol 12, no 94, Bradford's Controversial Cenotaph by A H Robinson
  • Daily Mail, Wednesday 23 April 2008, The Liars of Bradford, page 66
  • Telegraph & Argus, page 10, Great way to recall our heroes
  • The Unveiling of the Bradford War Memorial, Sunday 1st July 1922 by Lt.-Col. Anthony Gadie, T.D.
  • Telegraph and Argus page 16, October 18 1999, A tribute
  • Metro Front pg Nov 13 2006, Remembrance Sunday: Another bloody day for British soldiers in Iraq, by Sarah Hills

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