On Friday 6th November 1914 the Bradford Daily Telegraph published a list of the first 1000 men to enlist in what was to become the 16th Battalion (1st Bradford Pals).
 
Listed here Surnames beginning F with further detail.
 
FAIRFAX, Frank – Minister
 
MIC: Chaplain R A Ch D
Address: United Methodist Church (Salem Circuit) Guernsey. (1929)
 
b. West Ham, Essex 1888. Son of Alfred and Lucy J Fairfax.
 
1911: Roskilly, St Keverne, Cornwall. Age 23 “Minister”
 
m. Evelyn May Pickard 15/10/14 Lion Chapel, Batley.
 
Service Records: 16/655 Enl. 22/9/14 Age 27 yrs 122 days. Minister b. West Ham, Essex. Discharged 24/6/15 “Having been nominated for an Acting Chaplaincy to the Forces for the period of the war.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: Not found.
 
d. u/k
 
FARLEY, Edward – Warehouseman
 
MIC: Pte 161 – Labour Corps 281446 Disch. 21.2.1918
 
b. Bradford.
 
1911: Not found.
 
Service Records: 16/161. Enl. 20/9/14 Age 22 Yrs 346 Days. Warehouseman b. Bradford. Posted Depot 6/8/16 T’fer DLI 20/2/17 T’fer Labour Corps 24/7/17. Disch. 21.2.18 392 (xvi) 1. Defective vision. 2. GSW L upper Arm + Deltoid
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 66 Percival Street, Bradford.
 
d. u/k
 
FARRAR, Sutcliffe – Warehouseman
 
MIC: Pte – Sgt 16/1052 – Class Z.
 
b. Bradford 15/9/1894. Son of Richardson and Mary Ann Farrar.
 
1911:  Not found
m. Ethel Armitage at Buttershaw 26/9/14 (day before he enlisted)
 
Service Records: 16/1052 Enl. 27/9/14 Age 20. Yrs 9 Days. Warehouseman b. Wibsey, Bradford. Disch. Z 1/3/19
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: Not found.
 
1973 Bradford. Age 79.
 
FARRAR, Charles – Traveller - DCM
 
MIC: Pte – Sgt 16/637 DCM – D of Wnds
 
b. Bradford 1894. Son of Alfred and Mary Louisa Farrar.
 
1911: Stoneleigh, Thornton, Bradford. Age 17 “Apprentice”
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: Not found
 
DCM Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has performed consistent goodwork throughout and has at all times set a splendid example. (13.2.17)
 
d. 2/3/1917
CWGC: FARRAR, CHARLES
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 637
Date of Death: 02/03/1917 Age: 23
Regiment: 16th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Awards: D C M
Cemetery: VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Alfred and Mary Louisa Farrar, of Thornton, Bradford.
 
FAULKNER, Edmund Quincy – Yarn Assistant
 
MIC: Pte 16/896 – Dis’d
 
b. Queensbury, Yorks 1897. Son of John M and Hannah E Faulkner
 
1911: Not found
 
Service Records: 16/896 Enlist. 24/9/14 Age 19 Yrs 52 Days. Yarn Assistant. b. Queensbury, Bradford. Posted Depot 7/7/16. Disch. 15/9/17 GSW neck, face, right arm + back. 5 West End, Queensbury.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: Not found.
 
d. Bradford 1958.  Age 62.
 
FAWTHORPE, Harold – Draper
Brother to 16/571 Harry Fawthorpe
 
MIC: Pte 16/642 – K in A
 
b. Bradford 1894. Son of Samuel and Emily Jane Fawthorpe.
 
1911: 52 New Cross Street, Bradford. Age 17 “Draper’s Apprentice”
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 14 Ellercroft Terrace, Bradford.
 
d. 1/7/1916
CWGC: FAWTHORPE, HAROLD
Rank: Private
Service No: 16/642
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 22
Regiment: "C" Coy. 16th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Samuel and Emily Jane Fawthorpe, of 14, Ellercroft Terrace, Bradford, Yorks.
 
FAWTHORPE, Harry – Draper’s Assistant
Brother to 16/642 Harold Fawthorpe.
 
MIC: Pte 16/571 – Dis’d
 
b. Son of Samuel and Emily Jane Fawthorpe.
 
1911: 53 New Cross Street, Bradford. Age 18 “Draper’s Apprentice”
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 14 Ellercroft Terrace, Bradford.
 
d. 22/11/1920
CWGC: FAWTHORPE, HARRY
Rank: Private
Service No: 16/571
Date of Death: 22/11/1920 Age: 28
Regiment: "C" Coy. 16th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Cemetery: BRADFORD (SCHOLEMOOR) CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Samuel and Emily J. Fawthorpe, of 14, Ellercroft Terrace, Legrams Lane, Bradford.
 
FEARNSIDES, Harry – Clerk
 
MIC: Sjt – Col Sgt 16/1007 Class Z 4.3.19
 
b. Bradford 1879.
 
m. Mary Elland 8/6/09 Dublin.
 
1911: in Ireland.
 
Service Records: 16/1007. Enl. 25/9/14 Age 35 Yrs 329 Days. Clerk b. Bradford. 24 Atlas Street, Bradford. Disch 4/3/19.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: Not found
 
d. u/k
 
FEATHER, Henry – Spinner
 
MIC: Cpl 16/387 – K in A
 
b. Keighley, Yorks.
 
1911: Not found
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: Not found
 
d. 27/2/1917
CWGC: FEATHER, H
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 16/387
Date of Death: 27/02/1917
Regiment: 16th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Cemetery: OWL TRENCH CEMETERY, HEBUTERNE
 
FENTON, Arthur - Waiter
 
MIC: Pte 16/239 - Dead
 
b. Wibsey, Bradford 1895. Son of Albert Fenton.
 
1911: 126 Newby Street, West Bowling, Bradford.
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 126 Newby Street, Bradford.
 
d. 1/7/1916
CWGC: FENTON, ARTHUR
Rank: Private
Service No: 16/239
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Regiment: 16th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
 
FENWICK, Arthur – Photographic Assistant.
 
MIC: Not found
 
b. Bradford 1892. Son of Alfred Fenwick.
 
1911: 5 Coleridge Place, Bradford. “Shop Assistant Photographer”
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: Not found.
 
d. u/k
 
FERGUSON, George – Fishmonger
 
MIC: Pte 16/906 – R/Berks. Regt  43798
 
b. u/k
 
1911: Not found.
 
Service Records: None found
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: Fergeson George AM. Pte Royal Berks.
 
d. u/k
 
FIRTH, Harry – Seal Finisher
 
MIC: Pte 16/200 – Class Z
 
b. u/k
 
1911: Not found
 
Service Records: None Found
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: Not found.
 
d. u/k
 
FIRTH, Herbert – Clerk
 
MIC: Pte 16/398 – RDC 86439
 
b. u/k
 
1911: Not found.
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 113 Marsh Street, Bradford. Pte 16 W Yorks.
 
d. u/k
 
FIRTH. Sydney – Clerk
 
MIC: Not found.
 
b. u/k
 
1911: Not found.
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: Not found.
 
d. u/k
 
FISHWICK, George Arthur – Dyer’s Labourer
 
MIC: Pte 16/343 – D of Wds
 
b. Bradford 1888. Son of Arthur and Jane A Fishwick.
 
m. 11/2/1911 Matilda Woodhead Lunn at St Andrew’s Bradford.
 
1911: 9 Topham Street, Bradford. Age 23 “Dyer”
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 9 Topham Street, Bradford.
 
d. 12/10/1916
CWGC: FISHWICK, G A
Rank: Private
Service No: 16/343
Date of Death: 12/10/1917
Regiment: 10th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Cemetery: SOLFERINO FARM CEMETERY
 
FISHWICK, John Charles – Presser
 
MIC: Cpl 16/58 – Dis’d
 
b. Bradford 1894. Son of George and Sarah Fishwick.
 
1911: 308 Girlington Road, Bradford. Age 17 “Dyer’s Labourer”
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 91 Girlington Road, Bradford.
 
d. Huddersfield 1963 Age 69.
 
FLETCHER, Edward – Dyer’s Labourer
 
MIC: Pte – Sgt 16/814 – Class Z
 
b. u/k
 
1911: Not found.
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 7 Whetley Street, Bradford. Sgt 1st W Yorks.
 
d. u/k
 
FLETCHER, John – Dyer’s Labourer
 
MIC: Pte 16/196 – Dis’d
 
b. Bradford 1884. Son of Enoch and Eliza Fletcher.
 
m. 11/6/1910 Maggie Salt. St. Clement’s, Bradford.
 
1911: 18 Webster Street, Bradford. Age 27 “Dyer’s Labourer”
 
Service Records: None found
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 18 Webster Street, Bradford.
 
d. u/k
 
FLOOD, Walter Lawrence – Warehouseman
 
MIC: Cpl 16/973 – Z Res 4.3.19
 
b. Bradford 1888. Son of George and Harriet Flood.
 
m. Bradford 2/1/1909. Mary Jane Cockroft.
 
1911: 14 Thursley Street, Bradford. Age 23 “Stuff and Woollen Warehouseman” Wife: Mary Jane Flood.
 
Service Records: 16/973. Enl. 25/9/14 Age 27 Yrs 189 Days. Warehouseman b. Bradford. Posted Depot 11/7/16. Disch. 4.3.19 31 Mavis Street, Bradford.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: Lawrence-31 Mavis Street, Bradford. Cpl 16 W Yorks.
 
d. u/k
 
FORDER, Alfred – Gardener
 
MIC: Pte 16/921 – Pres Dead
 
b. Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Son of James and Emily Forder.
 
1911: 99a Oak Lane, Manningham. Age 19 Grocer.
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 25 Thorncliffe Road, Bradford.
 
1/7/1916
CWGC: FORDER, ALFRED
Rank: Private
Service No: 16/921
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 24
Regiment: 16th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of James and Emily Forder, of 23, Thorncliffe Rd., Manningham, Bradford, Yorks.
 
FOSTER, Alfred – Motor Mechanic - DCM
 
MIC: Pte – WOII 16/599 DCM Cl Z Res
 
b. Bradford 1893.
 
1911: Not found.
 
Service Records: None found
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: Alfred H 38 Greenhill Place, Bradford. R Sgt Mjr 15/17 West Yorks. DCM.
 
DCM Citation: 16/599 CSM (A/RSM) A. Foster 15/17 Bn. (Bradford)
For consistent gallantry and devotion to duty during a period of three years in France. On one occasion, during a heavy enemy attack, when all officers of his company had become casualties, he assumed command of the company, led them though intense enemy fire, and organised the new position for defence. Later, when his company was subjected to intense artillery fire, with great coolness and disregard for danger, he attended to the wounded and organised their evacuation. (11.3.20)
 
d. u/k
 
FOSTER, Edwin – Clerk
 
MIC: Pte 16/530 – K in A
 
b. Halifax.
 
1911: Not Confirmed.
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 7 Pembroke Street, Bradford
 
d. 1/7/1916
CWGC: FOSTER, EDWIN
Rank: Private
Service No: 16/530
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Regiment: 16th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
 
FOSTER, Howard – Warp Dresser
 
MIC: Pte 16/479 – North’d Fusiliers 61367 – Class Z
 
b. u/k
 
1911: Not confirmed.
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: Not found.
 
d. u/k
 
FOULDS, Joseph – Surveyor & Architect Engineer
 
MIC: Sgt 16/1083 – Class Z
 
b. Bingley 1889. Son of Edward and Ester Mary Foulds.
 
1911: 80 Moorland Road, Bursley, Stoke on Trent. Age 22 “Architect & Surveyor”
 
Service Records: 16/1083. Enl. 3/11/14 Age 25 Yrs 321 Days. Surveyor & Engineer b. Bingley. Posted Depot 27/9/16. Transfer Class Z 19/2/19 Disability Claim “Shell Shock” Manor House, Bingley. Yorks.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: Not found
 
d. u/k
 
FOULDS, Milford Firth – Clerk
 
MIC: None found.
 
b. Bradford. 1886. Son of Ben and Annie Foulds.
 
1911: Newcastle City Lunatic Asylum. Age 24. “Male Attendant”
 
Service Records: 16/878 Enl. 24/9/14 Age 28 Yrs 139 Days. Clerk b. Bradford. Disch. 31.3.1915 392 (iii) (cc). Father Benjamin Foulds, 39 Hollings Terrace, Bradford. Milford suffering from Tuberculosis of Lungs.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: Not found.
 
d. 1915 Bradford. Age 29.
 
FOWLER, Crossley – Clerk
 
MIC: Pte 16/826 – Class Z
 
b. Bradford 1895. Son of Jim and Hannah Fowler.
 
1911: 69 Kershaw Street, Bradford. Age 16 Office Boy.
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 13 Battery Terrace, Bradford. Pte 16 W Yorks.
 
M. 31/3/1923 Emily Murgatroyd. At Leeds Road Baptist Chapel, Bradford.
 
d. Westmoreland 1973 Age 78.
 
FOWLER, Tom – Weftman
 
MIC: Pte 16/153 – Pte RDC 89322
 
b. Bradford 1897. Son of John William and Anne Elizabeth Fowler
 
1911: 70 Woodhall Road, Thornbury, Bradford. Age 14 “Bobbin Carrier in Spinning Mill”
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 17 Woodhall Road, Bradford.
 
d. u/k
 
FOX, Thomas Edwin – Auctioneers Clerk
 
MIC: Pte 16/39 – Class Z
 
b. Bradford 1895. Son of Edwin and Nellie Fox.
 
1911:2 Simes Street, Bradford. Age 15.
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 2 Simes Street, Westgate. Bradford.
 
m. Ethel May Wood 15/4/1922. St Phillips, Girlington.
 
d. Bradford 1980 Age 84.
 
FRANCE, William Henry – Seal Finisher
 
MIC: Pte 16/79 Class Z
 
b. Bradford 1892. Son of Brook and Hannah Ellen
 
1911: 22 Temple Street, Bradford. Age 19 “Finisher”
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 22 Temple Street, Bradford.
 
d. Bradford 1967. Age 75
 
FRANCIS, William – Dyer’s Clerk – M S M
 
MIC: Pte – Cpl – A/Sgt 16/301 MSM
 
b. u/k
 
1911: Not confirmed.
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 1 Southfield Square, Bradford. Sgt 16 W Yorks
 
d. u/k
 
FREEAR, Thomas Wharton - Woolcomber
 
MIC: Pte 16/356 – North’d Fusiliers 60838 – K in A
 
b. Steeton, Keighley. 1893. Son of John William and Alice Freear.
 
1911: 45a Preston Street, Bradford. Age 18 “Woolcomber”
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 28 Crampton Street, Bradford.
 
d. 24/10/1918
CWGC: FREEAR, T W
Rank: Private
Service No: 60838
Date of Death: 24/10/1918
Regiment: 9th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers
Cemetery: ROMERIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
 
FROST, Benjamin – Cashier
 
MIC: 956 – L C 527 Coy 339994 Disch. 23.12.18
 
b. u/k
 
1911: Not found.
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: Not found.
 
d. u/k
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