PEOPLE have been invited to an event to remember the sacrifices made by the Bradford Pals during the First World War.

Bradford Council will commemorate the 106th Anniversary of the sacrifice made by the men of the West Yorkshire Regiment including Bradford Pals during the First World War on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

A service will be held on Friday, July 1 at 11am at the memorial to the Bradford Pals in the Memorial Garden behind the Bradford Cenotaph.

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Martin Love and the Bradford WW1 Group President, Tricia Restorick, will be among the speakers.

The Last Post will be played by a member of the West Yorkshire Police Band followed by a minute’s silence and a wreath-laying ceremony.

Of the 1,400 Bradford Pals who went over the top at 7.30am on the morning of 1 July 1916, an estimated 917 became casualties, of which over 230 died on the battlefield or of wounds during the following days. Our Bradford Territorials in 6th Battalion West Yorks also had a torrid time on 1 July, losing their Commanding Officer (wounded) and Medical Officer, a former Bradford GP (killed) among many casualties.