THE final shot, the last shell, the ultimate bayonet thrust took place before the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918; but those wounded and maimed in the Great War continued to die long afterwards.

Estimates of the dead and wounded on both sides are put at more than 16.5m dead and 21.3m maimed and wounded. Some of those who were caught up in the war, who died as a result of it, are buried in Undercliffe Cemetery. A n illustrated booklet has been published mapping out their whereabouts in the graveyard and their biographies. Here are some of their stories.

The Barraclough brothers are indicative of many families in and around Bradford. They lived at home with their parents George and priscilla at 25 Fitzroy Road and attended Barkerend Primary School. Willie, Fred and Charles did what hundreds of other young men did in 1914 and joined up.

Private Willie Barraclough was a Bradford Pal, serving with the 18th Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment. He was killed on Easter Monday, 1916, at the age of 21.

Brother Fred, who served with the 10th Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment, the Green Howards, was given leave to attend Willie''s funeral. Three months later in July 1916 he died at University War Hospital in Southampton. He was 26 when he died from wounds suffered on the Somme in northern France.

Charles Barraclough also served with the Green Howards. Unlike his two brothers he survived the war and returned to West Yorkshire to carry on his work as a journeyman cooper or barrel-maker.

There was a fourth Barraclough boy, but he was not permitted to join up because the family had already given three sons to serve their country.

It was not uncommon for fathers and sons to volunteer, responding to the general feeling among men in Bradford that it was their duty to 'do their bit' at a time of national crisis.

Thomas and William Huggins are a case in point. Thomas, the father, was 43 when he enlisted with the 6th Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment in December, 1914. But following training he was discharged as medically unfit.

William, who joined the same battalion as his father in 1914 rose to the rank of sergeant and fought at Passchendaele, the third battle of Ypres in 1917, where the Allies and the Germans between them suffered more than half a million fatalities.

William Huggins survived the war and was awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as platoon commander.

But some young men did not believe in killing. Arthur and Harry Burrows were Quakers. There were three other brothers and two sisters.

In 1914 Harry and Authur did not volunteer. But two years into the war, with hundreds of thousands killed and badly wounded, conscription was brought in under the Military Service Act and they were drafted.

They refused to fight and became Conscientious Objectors. They were sentenced to hard labour in jails across the country. Yet their brother Fred Burrows, who joined the Army in 1909, was a career soldier who had no qualms, religious or otherwise, about killing for King and country.