First World War Documents relating to Bradford

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This is a backup of the West Yorkshire Archive Service's "Off the Record" wiki from 2015. The live went offline in 2016 and remains unavailable.

The following source list was originally available only on paper in one of the West Yorkshire Archive Service offices. It may have been compiled many years ago and could be out of date. It was designed to act as a signpost to records of interest on a particular historical subject, but may relate only to one West Yorkshire district, or be an incomplete list of sources available. Please feel free to add or update with any additional information.

Bradford WW1 Records

War Memorials/ Rolls of Honour

Description of Document Date Catalogue Reference
Programme for the unveiling of the Bradford war memorial 1922 15D92
Papers relating to the Bradford Roll of Honour 1921 24D83
Wibsey Wesleyan Reform Chapel Roll of Honour 1918 30D87
Bradford Council Roll of Honour (alphabetical index cards) 1914-1918 7D91
Photographs from the Roll of Honour for Tennyson Place/ Tennyson Bethesda Chapel with names written on the back c1914 WYB105/1

Record Books/ Diaries/ Letters

Description of Document Date Catalogue Reference
Record book of medals, promotions etc for Lieutenant Harry Lee, rifleman in King's Royal Rifle Corps 1917-1918 DB39/C30/8
War Diary (copy) of J H Moore, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 1917-1918 67D84
Letter from Gilbert Robinson to his mother 1915 72D83
War Diary of Harry Smith (copy), Bradford 1916-1918 66D81
War Diary of Reg Fawcett (copy) 1918 WYB168/6/2
War Diary of Private Fred Conquest 18/553, 18th West Yorkshire Regiment (copy) 1915-1916 70D84
War Diary of John H Taylor of the 6th West Yorkshire Regiment (copy) 1915-1916 67D89
Notification to Mrs Sarah Briggs of 51 Norman Drive, Eccleshill of the death of Lance Corporal Henry Briggs of the 2/7th Duke of Wellington West Yorkshire Regiment 15 May 1917 94D85/5/1/8/1

War Hospitals

Description of Document Date Catalogue Reference
Autograph and photograph albums containing messages from and photographs of soldiers collected by Nurse Fender who worked at the Bradford War Hospital, now St Luke's Hospital 1916-1919 WYB239

War Graves

Description of Document Date Catalogue Reference
List of Commonwealth War Graves at Undercliffe Cemetery 1914-1918 82D91


Description of Document Date Catalogue Reference
Ralph Wilkinson of Buttershaw, papers and photographs from First World War Army Service and demobilisation 1917-1920 45D00

Regimental Histories

Description of Document Date Catalogue Reference
The Bradford Volunteer Artillery, published history and transcripts of documents 1914-1946 6D95