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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Bradford
Town
Bradford
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
89435

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Current location

In the foyer
Bradford Police Museum
Town Hall
Norfolk Gardens
Bradford
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD1 1UH
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 16359 32897
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Rectangular bronze-effect acrylic plaque. Beneath the Bradford City Police crest at top centre is the etched inscription in black lettering.
Inscription
In memory of the Bradford City Police officers who gave/ their lives serving in the military during both World Wars/ 1914-1918/ (names)/ 1939-1945/ (names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, Harry
Ambler, Granville
Appleyard, Benj. S
Ashworth, Abm
Baker, Albert
Barrass, Nicholas W
Bellamy, George
Charles, John
Coulson, Arthur
Cruise, John
See details for all 22 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename or initials, surname, manner and date of death
    Order of information: Listed alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, decorations, manner and date of death
    Order of information: Listed alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Acrylic
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
West Yorkshire Police
Reference
  • "Shot at Dawn", by Julian Putkowski & Julian Sykes (1998): records details of the Court Martial and execution of Private Arthur Wild of the 18th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (regimental number 18/356), who was executed on 5/9/1916, having formerly been a Constable in the Bradford City Police force, and who is named on the memorial.
  • Shipley Times and Express 3/9/1915 (page 6) listed the names of 70 members of the Bradford City Police who were serving in the armed forces, mentioning that one former policeman had already been killed in action, another two had died in hospital, four were Prisoners of War, and another man was wounded. The list of 70 names and their military units included most of the men who are named as casualties on the memorial. (Among those listed was P.C. Arthur Wild, who is the sole UK police officer known to have been shot at dawn).

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