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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Wakefield
Town
Wakefield
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
97392

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Current location

Catalogue number WYP/BR/A124/169
127
West Yorkshire History Centre (West Yorkshire Archive Service)
Kirkgate
Wakefield
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF1 1JG
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 33671 20451
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Bradford City Police HQ
    Town Hall
    Centenary Square
    Bradford
    Bradford
    West Yorkshire
    BD1 1HY
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SE 16365 32895
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Large rectangular printed Roll of Honour (which is now unframed), at the top of which is the Bradford City crest flanked by two pairs of Allied nations' flags (those of Britain and France, and of Belgium and Russia). Beneath the dedicatory inscription, the names of Bradford City Police officers who enlisted in WW1 and the military units in which they served are listed in two columns. Those who were killed in action or died in military service are annotated on the Roll with an asterisk. (N.B. There are some discrepancies between the information on this Roll of Honour and the details of casualties recorded on the Bradford City Police WW1/WW2 Memorial Board - for which see our record 89435: some officers who were listed on the Roll of Honour as having died in WW1 were omitted from the Board, and some officers listed on the Board as having died in WW1 were omitted from the Roll of Honour of those who had enlisted).
Inscription
Bradford City Police/ EUROPEAN WAR/ Members of the Force who served their Country, valiantly/ upholding the honour of the British Empire against the/ violation of International Treaties, and the oppression of/ smaller European States./ Roll of Honour/ Name, Regiment etc/ (names)/ *Killed or Died whilst serving.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, Harry
Abbott, William E
Abbott, Willie
Alexander, Louis
Ambler, Granville
Amos, Charles W
Andrews, Charles
Appleyard, Benjamin S
Appleyard, Walter
Appleyard, William A
See details for all 186 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 186
    Served and returned: 169
    Died: 17
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, 2nd initial, military unit, whether killed/died
    Order of information: Names are listed alphabetically by surname, in two columns
Components
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Paper
Listing information
Condition
History
The Roll of Honour was among documents that West Yorkshire Police deposited with West Yorkshire Archive Service (on date unknown to IWM), and is now held by them under reference WYP/BR/A124/169.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
West Yorkshire Archive Services
Reference
  • Shipley Times and Express 3/9/1915 reported: 'POLICEMEN WITH THE COLOURS. Bradford City Force Roll of Honour. No fewer than 70 members of the Bradford City Police Force (15 per cent of the total number) have responded to the call of King and Country. One has been killed in action, two have died in hospital, another has been wounded, and four have been made prisoners of war. The following is the full list of names:...' www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0001711/19150903/119/0006 [The names of additional officers who enlisted later in the War were subsequently added to the Roll of Honour].
  • The completed Roll of Honour (dated c1920) is now held at the Wakefield branch of the West Yorkshire Archive Service, under reference WYP/BR/A124/169, see www.catalogue.wyjs.org.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=WYPBR/8/4/3&pos=30

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