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 O with further detail.
 
O’BRIEN, John Allen – Commission Agent
 
MIC:  Pte 16/669 Disch. 9/10/17
 
b.   Keighley 1886. Son of John and Maggie O’Brian/Brien
 
1911:  42 Turkey Street, Keighley. Age 25 Moulder (Loom maker)
 
Service Records: None found
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: No
 
d. u/k
 
O’BRIEN, William Mark – Commission Agent
 
MIC:  None found.
 
b. Keighley 1890. Son of John and Maggie O’Brian/Brien
 
1911: 42 Turkey Street, Keighley. Age 21 Moulder (Loom Maker)
 
Service Records:  None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: Not found.
 
d. u/k
 
O’CONNOR, Charles – Packing Case Maker
 
MIC: Pte – L/Cpl 16/151 Disch.
 
b. Bradford 1872. Son of John and Ann O’Connor.
 
m. Bradford 1898 to Margaret Hughes.
 
1911:  37 Earl Street, Bradford. Age 39. Packing Case Maker. Father of seven children.
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 37 Earl Street, Bradford. L/Cpl 16 W Yorks. enlisted 20/9/14.
 
d. u/k
 
O’DONNELL, Bernard – Dyer’s Labourer
 
MIC: Pte Yorkshire Regt. 21951.
 
b.   Bradford 1895. Son of James and Hannah O’Donnell.
 
1911:  142 College Road, Bradford. Age 16. Mill Jobber.
 
Service Records: None found
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 142 College Road, Manchester Road, Bradford. 1st Yorkshires.
 
d. u/k
 
O’NEILL, John – Dyer’s Labourer
 
MIC: Pte – Cpl 16/785 – East Yorks Cpl 58878 – Class Z
 
b.   Bradford 1882.
 
m. Bradford 1904 to Annie Beecroft.
 
1911:  100 Chassum Street, Bradford. Age 29 Cotton Warp Dyer.
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 17 Chassum Street, Bradford. Cpl 16 W Yorks. 23/9/14
 
d. u/k
 
O’SULLIVAN, James – French Master
 
MIC: None found.
 
b.  u/k
 
1911: Not found.
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: Not found.
 
d. u/k
 
OATES, Walter Vernon – Clerk
 
MIC: No overseas service.
 
b. Halifax 1886. Son of Harry Peel and Sarah H Oates. 
 
1911:  1378 Leeds Road, Bradford. Age 25. Accountant Clerk.
 
Service Records: 16/377 e. 21/9/14 Age 29 years 45 days b. Halifax. Transferred Training Bn – A/Sgt 3/11/1916.  Father Harry Peel Oates, 1378 Leeds Road, Bradford. Discharged with TB 28/3/1917. TR 5/76111. SWB 156431.
Pension 16/377 – No overseas Service.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: Not found.
 
d. Bradford 1919. Age 33.
 
ODDY, Alfred Edward – Clerk
 
MIC:  CSM 16/19 – 2 Lt W Yorks. Commissioned 25/6/1918. Died 27/9/1918.
Widow Mrs A E Oddy, 798 Woodborough Road, Nottingham.
 
b.   Salford, Lancashire 1880.
 
1911:  42 Fryston Place, Bradford. Age 31. Bookkeeper.
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 37 Chapman Street, Laisterdyke. 2 Lt 1/6 West Yorks. MSM.  Died 17/9/1918.
 
d. 29/9/1918
CWGC: ODDY, A E
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 29/09/1918
Regiment/Service: 8th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Cemetery: RUYAULCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY
 
OGDEN, Charles William – Warp Twister
 
MIC:  Pte 692 – RDC Pte 79867.
 
b.   Keighley 1890.
 
1911:  Not found.
 
Service Records: 16/692 e. 23/9/14 Age 24 years 115 days. Warp twister.
16 Protection Company. 7 Distribution Bn, 163 RDC. Disch to 6 Parker Street, Crosshills, Nr Keighley.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour:  Not found.
 
d. u/k
 
OLDFIELD, Harry Bateman – Butcher
 
MIC: Pte 16/933 Disch.
 
b.   Bradford 1890 Son of Jacob and Selina Oldfield.
 
1911:  9 & 11 Campbell Street, Laisterdyke. Age 21. Warehouseman
 
m. St Mary’s Laisterdyke 15/11/1913.
 
Service Records: 16/933 e. 24/9/14 age 24 years 253 days. Butcher b. Bradford.
Discharged 28/8/1917 to 15 Pearce Street, Laisterdyke. GSW left arm and forearm. “in action overseas” 1916.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 15 Peace Street, Bowling.
 
d. Norwich 1975 Age 85.
 
OSWALD, Harold – Warehouseman
 
MIC: Pte 808 – Labour Corps 364794 Disch. 12/12/17
 
b.   Nelson, Lancashire 1890. Son of John and Elizabeth Oswald.
 
1911:  20 Newburn Road, Great Horton. Age 15. Errand Boy (Warehouse) Stuff Merchants.
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 29 Copthorne Street, Bradford.
 
d. u/k
 
OWEN, George William – Woolsorter
 
MIC: Cpl 16/97 – 2 Lt MGC
46 Sharow Street, Bradford.
 
b.  Bradford 23/12/1892. Son of Thomas and Susannah Owen
 
1911:  9 Exeter Street, Off Otley Road, Bradford. Age 18 Apprentice to Woolsorter.
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 46 Sharow Street, Bradford. Lt 31st MGC.
 
d. Bradford 1977. Age 85.
 
OXTOBY, Reginald Rycroft – Textile Designer
(OATSBY in Telegraph list.)
 
MIC: Pte 16/433 Class Z.
 
b.  Bradford 1892. Son of Thomas and Clara Oxtoby.
 
1911:  5 Easby Road, Bradford. Age 19 Manufacturing Apprentice.
 
Service Records: None found.
 
Bradford Roll of Honour: 5 Easby Street, Bradford. Pte 16 W Yorks.
 
m. Keighley 1920 to Francis Maud Darling.
 
d. Calder 1950. Age 59.
  
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