Discover if your ancestors from Bradford West Yorkshire, who fought in World War One, served with the Bradford Pals

Each record is a transcript.

The majority of the information here has been compiled from service records, the Soldiers Died in the Great War database and medal index cards.

All records will have at least one image (the average is four per record)

The amount of information listed varies, but the Bradford Pals records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:

  • Name
  • Soldier Number
  • Rank
  • Date Arrived Overseas
  • Place Arrived Overseas
  • If Killed
  • Date of Death
  • How Died
  • Where Born
  • When Enlisted

These records will allow you to discover, perhaps for the first time, which battalion your relative served in (information not given on medal records).

The Bradford Pals were officially the 16th and 18th (Service) Battalions of The West Yorkshire Regiment. The Pals Regiments were the brainchild of Lord Derby, allowing young men to serve with their friends, neighbours, work colleagues or even team mates.

These records list approximately 2,500 men who made up the original members in 1914.