Leeds WW1 War Memorials

Remembering those from Leeds who gave their lives in world war one.





ATKINSON Charles Henry Private 260036 C Company 1st/9th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 11/10/19018 Aged 20. Son of Arthur and Sarah Stead Married 1892 St Mary the Virgin Hunslet CWGC 28 Ashbourne Street Hillidge Road Hunslet. Laid to Rest Wellington Cemetery Rieux-en-Canbresis France. 

BENDELOW Edmund Private 11701 B Company 2nd Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers KIA 08/03/1915 Aged 19. Born Leeds 1896. Son of John William and Annie Hemming Married 1885 Emmanuel Church Woodhouse Lane Leeds. CWGC 12 Servia Terrace Cambridge Road. Was in Dublin at outbreak of war landed France 18/08/1914  saw action at Mons, Le Cateau and on the Aisne.

Laid to Rest Woods Cemetery Belgium.

BRIGHAM  John William Lance Corporal 8609 2nd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KKIA 18/12/1914 Aged 27. Born 1887 Leeds. 1901 30 Baker Street Leeds. 1911 Army in India. Son of Arthur and Mary Griffin Died 1893 Leeds Married 1886 Leeds Registered Building. Remembered Le Touret Memorial France. 

BRENNAN Edward Private 13894 7th Bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry KIA 28/09/1915 Aged 28. Son of Mary. Landed France 22/07/1915. Laid to Rest Estaires Comminal Cemetery France.


BAYLDON George Private 6134 3rd Bn Scots Guards DIED Gravesend 17/02/1916 Aged 30. Born Kirkstall 1886. Enlisted Leeds 17/07/1905 Aged 18 and 5 Months Old. Husband of Ann Mary Hayward Faulkner Married 1909 St George Hannover Square London. Ann remarried in 1918 Gravesend to Oliver S Firmin. Son George Born Leeds 1901, John Francis Born 1913 Gravesend and Daughter Elsie Born 1915 Died 1916 Gravesend. Landed France 07/10/1914. Discharged 27/08/1915. Died at Home Gravesend 1916. Remembered Leeds Roll of Honour. Not on CWGC.

BAYLDON Richard Private 3/8799 2nd Bn Northumberland Fusiliers DIED 26/05/1915 Aged 32. Born Kirkstall Leeds. Son of John Shorrocks and Martha Crossland CWGC 5 Belmont Place Chorley Lane. Landed France 15/01/1915. Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Belgium.

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BOLAND Joseph Private 268347 21st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 11/05/1917 Aged 32. Born 1885 Leeds. Son of Thomas and Annie Quigley Married 1883 Leeds Registered Building. Laid to Rest Brown Copse Cemetery Roeux France.

BURKE Edward Private 20551 8th Bn Kings Own Scottish Borderers KIA 14/05/1916 Aged 27. Born 1888 Leeds. Son of William Died Leeds 1902 and Mary. 1911 Residence 7 Ashton Avenue Harehills Boiler Stoker.

Laid to Rest Vermelles British Cemetery France.

BARRY Philip Edmund Corporal 265555 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 22. Son of Edmond and Mary Agnes Mills Married 1882 Leeds Registered Building CWGC 2 Grosvenor Crescent Blackman Lane. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

BOULBY John Otty Sapper 95523 106th Field Company Royal Engineers DOW 29/10/1915 Aged 32. Born Hartlepool 1883. Son of John Thomas and Annie Elizabeth Otty Married 1882 Wakefield. CWGC of the Fire Station Leeds. Husband of Jane Odonnell Married 1903 Holbeck District Registered Building CWGC 16 Willoughby Place Holbeck. 1911 17 Park Street Park Lane Police Constable. Landed France 29/09/1915. Laid to Rest Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension France.

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BATY Edward Leonard Corporal 19/171 12th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 13/04/1917 Aged 26. Born 1891 Leeds. Son of Edward and Emma Mary Sweting Married 1897 Knaresborough. 18 Wellclose Mount Clerk. Remembered Arras Memorial France.

BROOKE Sidney Private 9837 20th Hussars Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line KIA 27/01/1916 Aged 22.  Born 1894 Louth Lincolnshire Son of Charles J and Hannah Coppin Married 1872 Louth. 1901 Residing Thornhill Desbury. Sidney 1911 18 Travis Lacy Terrace Dewsbury. Remembered Loos Memorial France.

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BRYANS John Private 43215 13th bn Durham Light Infantry KIA 20/09/1917 Aged 31. Born 1886 Leeds. Son of John and Mary Brannan Married 1877 Leeds Registered Building 35 Buslingthorpe Lane. Husband of Hannah Jackson Married 1915 Leeds Registered Building Hannah Re married in 1923 Edgar Hopton St Peter Leeds. Enlisted into West Yorks Regiment 34399.  Laid to Rest La Laiterie Military Cemetery Belgium.

BURKE William Henry Private 36162 20th Bn Tyneside Scottish Northumberland Fusiliers DIED 27/04/1917 Aged 22. CWGC 66 Park Lane Leeds. Enlisted Leeds 24552 West Yorkshire Regiment. Remembered Arras Memorial France.

BENYON John Tarrant Private 51st Bn Northumberland Fusiliers DIED Prisoner of War 07/10/1919 Aged 19. Born Leeds 1900. Son of John and Annie riley Married 1887 St George Leeds. 1911 86 Westfield Road Headingley. Laid to Rest Cologne Southern Cemetery Germany.

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CONNELL Harold Serjeant 21424 2nd Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers DOW 14/12/1917 Aged 41. Born Leeds 1876. Son of James and Ellen Hanlon Married 1872 Leeds Registered Building. Husband of Mary Ann Callaghan Married 1900 Leeds Registered Building. 1911 Gas Fitter at 28 St Marks Street Woodhouse. Laid to Rest Tincourt New British Cemetery France.

CULLEN Wilfred Gunner 167607 224th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery DOW 17/10/1918 Aged 27. Born Leeds 1891. Son of Michael George and Mary Ann Day Married 1869 Liverpool CWGC Stainbeck Road Meanwood. 1911 Fruit Salesman 57 George Street North Leeds. Laid to Rest St. Aubert British Cemetery France.

CARROLL Peter Corporal 48373 2nd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 06/03/1917 Aged 30. Born Leeds 1887. Son of Peter and Margaret Brophy Married Leeds Registered Building 1877. 1911 20 Cato Street South East Leeds. Husband of Ethel Turner Married Leeds Registered Building 1912. Landed France 10/02/1915. Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

COLLIER William Private/Rifleman 2677 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 03/09/1916 Aged 18. Born 1898 Bramley. Son of John William and Annie Pilling Married 1889 All Saints Leeds. Landed France 16/04/1915. Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

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BROOKES Benjamin Lance Sergeant 403502 2nd/2nd West Riding Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps DOW 22/07/1918 Aged 43. Born 1875 Wolverhampton. Husband of Mary Ellen Hansbro Married 1905 Leeds Registered Building 1911 20 Bingley Street Leeds. Laid to Rest St Imoges Churchyard Marnes France.

DIAMOND Richard Private 7993 1st Bn Scots Guards DOW 06/11/1914 Aged 19. Born.  Son of Patrick and Mary CWGC 15 Howard Street Park Lane Fitter. Part of the Original BEF Landed France 13/08/1914 10 days after the outbreak of war. Richard will have taken part in action at Mons and was part of the retreat. Laid to Rest St Sever Cemetery Rouen France.

DONNELLEY (Donnelly) Stephen Private 15/285 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 28. Born Leeds 1888. 1911 40 Northfield Square Camp Road Waiter in a Public Houset. Laid to Rest Euston Road Cemetery Somme France.

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AUSTIN James Vincent Sapper 150720 1st Telegraph Construction Unit Inland Water Transport Royal Engineers Drowned 31/10/1916 Aged 30. Son of Thomas and Mary 18 Cross Flats Road Beeston. 1911 6 Trentham St Dewsbury Road. Enlisted 01/03/1916 Leeds Residence 81 Elland Road.  Laid to Rest Aire Communal Cemetery France.

ESSEX Henry George Private 31963 16th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 10/11/1916 Aged 19. Born Kingston Upon Hull Son of William Charles and Sarah Ann Shorrocks Married 1884 Leeds Registered Building CWGC 4 Bagby Street.

 Laid to Rest Sailly-au-Bois Military Cemetery France.

EAGIN Archibald Edgar Private 53953 8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 27/09/1918 Aged 19. Born 1899 Barnsley. Son of Frank Saunders and Hannah Mary Barnett Married 1889 Hereford.1911 13 Claremont Grove West Leeds. Laid to Rest Flesquieres British Cemetery France.

EVANS Frederick Henry Lieutenant 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 23. Son of Charles William and Katherine CWGC 8 Osborne Terrace Virginia Road. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. ( No Other F Evans Leeds Connection.)

EARL Clifford Private DM2/096837 Motor Company Royal Army Service Corps DIED at Sea 04/05/1917 Aged 36. Born 1881 Dewsbury. Son of John Thomas and Elizabeth Flanagan Married 1870 Dewsbury. Husband of Amelia Jane Lyons Married 1905 Leeds Registered Building. 1911 30 Back Hanover Street Park Lane Tailors Presser. Laid to Rest at Sea Remembered Savona Memorial Italy. 

FARLEY Patrick Private 28967 2nd Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry DIED 20/11/1918 Aged 25. Born Leeds 1893. Son of Thomas and Lizzy. 1911 15 Grange Street New Wortley Enlisted Leeds 24781 West Yorkshire Regiment. Laid to Rest Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery Extension France.


FLEMING Edward 3/10190 2nd Bn West Riding Regiment DOW 07/03/1915 Aged 19. Born Leeds 1896. Laid to Rest Bedford House Cemetery Belgium.

FORD Albert Edward Private 8463 2nd Bn Yorkshire Regiment KIA 22/10/1914 Aged ? Born Leeds. Landed France 05/10/1914. Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium.

FOWLER Jack Private 16067 9th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry DIED 30/09/1915 Aged 19. Born Kirkstall Son of Harry and Elizabeth Stockill.  Laid to Rest Le Treport Military Cemetery France.

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FORD Benjamin Private 7348 2nd Bn West Riding Regiment KIA 24/08/1914 Aged 31. Born 1883 Leeds. Son of Benjamin and Henrietta Ingham Married 1882 Leeds Registered Building. Husband of Catherine Maguire Married 29/06/1906 St Anne's Cathedral Leeds. Son Joseph Born 1909 Daughter Henrietta Born 1911. Residence 1911 6 Prussia St Off Lady Lane with Catherine's parents. Enlisted Leeds 10/01/1903. Placed on reserve 1906. Mobilised 05/08/1914 Halifax. Laid to Rest Hautrage Military Cemetery Belgium.

FARLEY James Private 10514 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 27/08/1918 Aged ? Remembered Vis-En-Artois Memorial France.

FOSTER Joseph Private 202232 1st Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers KIA 18/08/1918 Aged 19. Born Leeds. Son of James Robertshaw and Catherine Rouse Married 1894. CWGC 20 Little Queen Street West Street. Laid to Rest Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension Bailleul France.

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GALLIVAN Thomas Private 9812 3rd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 16/08/1915 Aged 19. Born Leeds. Son of Thomas and Mary. Residence 1911 9 Hanover View Leeds. Enlisted Leeds 1912. Died from Shrapnel Wound to the back Lille 14/10/1914. Laid to Rest Netley Military Cemetery.

GILLIGAN James Private 7647 2nd Bn West Riding Regiment KIA 11/11/1914 Aged 29. Born 1885 Hunslet. Son of Thomas and Sarah Bellhouse Married 1878 St Peter Leeds. Husband of Lillian Margaret Duffy Married 1909 St Josephs Hunslet. Remembered on Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium. (Brother Thomas Gave his Life See Below).

GILLIGAN Joseph Private 17035 9th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment KIA 28/09/1915 Aged Brother of Thomas Shown as James.

GILLIGAN Thomas Serjeant A/203 1st Bn Canadian Infantry Western Ontario Regiment KIA Messines 05/11/1915 Aged 38. Born Leeds 17/05/1879. Son of John and Winifred Kennen Married 1873 Leeds Registered Building CWGC of 4 Merry Street Wellington Street Leeds. Husband of Eva Enlisted Windsor Canada 12/01/1915.  Laid to Rest St Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery Belgium. (Brother Joseph KIA 28/09/1915.)

GALLAGHER Thomas Corporal 34234 6th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry KIA 09/04/1917 Aged 27. Son of Michael and Mary Ann Chappell Married 1874. CWGC 28 Lisbon Street Wellington Street. Husband of Ethel M Reynolds Married 1914 St Mathias Burley Ethel Remarried 1917 St Mathias Burley to Samuel Howard CWGC 6 Bell Square Greystone Street Kirkstall Road. CWGC Also served in China. Laid to Rest Tilloy British Cemetery Tilloy-les-Mofflaines France.

GREVILLE Peter Private 28756 12th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 17/08/1916 Aged 32. Born Leeds 1884. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

GALLI Francis Private 17/73 17th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 31/08/1917 Aged 28. Born 1889. Son of Peter and Jane. Laid to Rest Honnechy British Cemetery France.

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GOLESWORTHY Walter Charles Gunner 232480 D Battery 46th Brigade Royal Field Artillery 03/05/1918 Aged 28. Born 1890 Leeds. Son of Frederick G and Mary E Malone Married 1887 St Annes Cathedral Leeds. Husband of Hilda Yeadon Married St Anne's Cathedral 1913. CWGC 48 Quadrat Street Kirkstall Road. Laid to Rest Sandpits British Cemetery Fouquereuil France.

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GARDINER John Clement Corporal 1615 354th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery KIA 11/08/1918 Aged 37. Born Leeds. Enlisted Residence Birmingham. Laid to Rest Heath Cemetery Harbonnieres France. (Only One with Leeds Connection Can You Help.)


GAUGHAN Alfred DIED Lancaster 1915 Aged 23. Residence with family 1911 34 Grosvenor Place Occupation Clerk. No known Burial Site.

GAUGHAN Robert Private 12053 1st Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry KIA 08/05/1915 Aged 22. Son of Andrew and Ellen CWGC 32 Hessle Mount Hyde Park.  Landed France 15/01/1915. Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium.

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GARRITT John Crossland Second Lieutenant 7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Attached 1st/6th Bn Durham Light Infantry01/06/1918 Aged 22. Son of John and Mary E CWGC 18 Park Lane Laid to Rest Marfaux British Cemetery France.

GRINDELL Tom Private 201399 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 13/10/1918 Aged  Laid to Rest Selridge British Cemetery Montay France.