Saturday, 28 February 2015

City of Bradford - Roll of Honour 1914-1918

Bradford Local Studies is to be commended for making the City of Bradford Roll of Honour 1914-1918 available online. It's a basic, no frills, whack-it-up-on-flickr approach, but it works. There is no name indexing here but it is page indexed and fairly easy to find your way around. It's a shame that some of the detail on some of the pages has not been properly captured (or has been carelessly cropped) but nevertheless, the determined researcher will still find this a very useful resource, and all images can be downloaded.

The image above shows a typical page giving name, home address, rank and unit, date of enlistment and, if a casualty, date of death. It's a pity that the regimental number was not recorded, and of course there are many men who would have served in several units during the war, these additional units also not recorded.

Find your way around the site by first selecting the surname letter:

Having done so, hover over the images to find the correct surname range.

Well done, Bradford Local Studies for this unscientific but effective approach. This is a useful free resource.

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