Leeds WW1 War Memorials

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

LEEDS WW1 WAR MEMORIALS

AUSTRALIAN ROLL OF HONOUR

Below are details of the 79 men from Leeds who gave their lives fighting for the

Australian Armed Services during World War One 

ARCHBELL Walter William Private 3005A 8th Bn Australian Infantry KIA in the Field Belgium 25/10/1917 Aged 33. Born Leeds 1884. Son of Spencer and Hanna Medcalfe Married 1876 Leeds. In 1901 the family Lived in Holbeck Leeds. Married to Beatrice Ripley Resided at 106 Rupert Street Collingwood Victoria they had one Son Allen Walter. Enlisted Melbourne 19/07/1915. Landed in France 31/03/1916. Page 11 Service record in writing "Buried N E of Zonnebeke SH28"  Remembered on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 52.  Roll of Honour

ATKINSON Ernest Private 61811 Australian Army Medical Corps Died at 02.30 of Influenza and Pneumonia 03/03/1919 Aged 19. Born Holbeck 27/07/1899. Son of Albert Edward and Amelia Fenton Married St Matthew Little London 1897. Enlisted 27/05/1918 Melbourne Occupation Engineering. Died at Tidworth Military Hospital England. Laid to Rest by Chaplain J. T Webb  05/03/1919 with full military honours coffin was draped with Australian flag carried to graveside on a gun carriage supported by a firing party of six. Attended by His Brother Private W. Atkinson 7323 15th Field Ambulance Australian Infantry. Laid to Rest Tidworth Military Cemetery. Australian War Memorial Canberra 182. Roll of Honour.

BALL John Thomas Private 2871 51st Bn Australian Infantry Died of Alcoholic Poisening 06/07/1918 Aged 37. Born Leeds 1880. Son of John H and Annie Husband of Jane married around 1900/1901. 1911 Living at 17 Fleece Lane Leeds Occupation Boatman. Went to Australia same year. Occupation Australia farm hand previousley served in England in 68th Bn Durham Light Infantry. Enlisted Blackboy Hill West Australia 10/07/1916 Residence 14 Lansdowne Street Jolimont Western Australia. Landed Davenport 10/01/1917 Hospitalised 31 days with VD went to Etaples 23/05/1917 to unit one month later. Died of 06/07/1918. Laid to Rest by Reverend T H. Justice at Daours Communal Cemetery Extension Somme France. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 152.

BARR Andrew Private 569 15th Bn Australian Infantry KIA 08/08/1915 Aged 33. Born Howden. Son of James and Mary. Attended Blackman Road Council School Leeds. Went to Australia 1910 sister Edith Mary resided at North Park Road Roundhay Leeds. Enlisted Brisbane 15/10/1914 Occupation Gas Stoker. Wounded ANZAC Cove Gunshot Wound right shoulder 15/05/1915. Remembered Lone Pine Memorial Galipoli Turkey and Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 74.  

BAYLIFF John George Gunner 35270 10th Brigade 39th Bn Australian Field Artillery KIA 08/08/1918 Aged 19. Born Bramley  1899. Son of John William and Clara Turner Married St Peters Church Leeds 1897. John had a sister Clara Maud Born 1897 Died British Columbia Canada 1973. In 1901 the family were living at 22 Bath Avenue Bramley Leeds. Enlisted Perth 09/08/1916, he gave his fathers address as Millerfield Post office Alberta Canada. Just after 15.00 hrs on 08/08/1918 near Chippily Wood John volunteered along with Sydney John Dutton to retrieve Driver William Gorden Morrissey and Driver Leslie Victor Chandler  who had been hit (Red Cross), John and Sydney were both killed outright by a shell as they assist their comrades. They were all buried by Headquarter Staff at Vaire-Sous-Corbie Communal Cemetery Somme France. (Australian Red Cross)  Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 16 Roll of Honour

BETTS Samuel 2197 Sapper 8th Field Company Australian Engineers KIA 19/07/1916 Aged 18. Born Leeds 1898. Son of Samuel and Eliza Cottingham Married Basford 1884. Had one sister Nellie Born 1885. In 1901 the family were living in Sheepscar Street Leeds. Samuels father was a brushmaker. Samuel Enlisted Melbourne 27/11/1914. Wounded at Gallipoli 15/05/1915. At Fleurbaix on the 19/07/1916 he was killed by an incendiery shell, Sapper J T McDermott reported seeing Samuel after and reported that he was badly burned and buried near the Light Railway behind Mine Avenue  The family were living at 48 Brownhill Crescent Harehills Lane Leeds when Samuel lost his life. Remembered on War Memorial: Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 23 (Australian Red Cross)  Roll of Honour

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Laid to Rest in Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery Flerbaix France.

BIGGLESTON Thomas Private 7111 16th Bn Australian Infantry 28/09/1917 Aged 31. Born Leeds 1884. Son of William and Elizabeth Ann Featherstone Married Medway 1876. In 1881 William Thomas father was living with his brother in Chapeltown Leeds. Occupation Engine Driver. Enlisted Black Boy Hill near Perth  27/11/1916 resided at Collie. Landed Etaples France 27/05/1917. Reported to have been Killed by a shell whilst in the trench near Passchendaele and buried with others who lost their lives near where he fell.  (Eyewitness Account) Red Cross  Remembered on Ypres Menine Gate Memorial Belgium. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 78. Roll of Honour

BOLTON Henry Sergeant 590 16th Bn Australian Infantry KIA 12/08/1916 Aged 32. Born Leeds 12/03/1884   Service Record Enlisted 25/09/1914 Occupation Engine Driver. Promoted Sergeant 14/08/1915. Killed at Pozieres Australian Red Cross Two reports one that he was killed by a shell whilst sleeping, the other that he was killed by a shell in the communication trench. Remembered on Villers-Bretonneux  Memorial Somme France and Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 78. Roll of Honour

BOND James Private 7612 5th Bn Australian Pioneers KIA 24/04/1918 Aged 39. Born Leeds 1869. Son of James Elisha and Sarah Ann Patrick Married St Saviour Cross Green Leeds 1868. In 1881 James was living with his grandparents in Garforth Leeds. Address of Mother given as 11 Danby Street Cromwell Street Newtown (Burmantofts). One sister Ada Smith of 15 Pape Street Cromwell Street Leeds. Previously  served 18 months in Royal Navy. Enlisted Mitcham South Australia 23/04/1917. Landed Le Harve France 03/03/1918. Reported to have been buried in an isolated grave 1/2 mile South east of Fouilloy 1 mile South of Corbie. James was reburied in Crucifix Corner Cemetery Villers-Bretonneux France. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 174. Roll of Honour

BONHAM Alfred Edmund Private 3759 7th Company Australian Machine Gun Corps DOW 04/10/1917 Aged 20. Born Leeds 1897. Son of William James and Emily Marie Thompson Married Kensington March 1886. Alfreds Father owned an Hotel on Harrogate Road Harewood. One Sister Gertrude and one Brother Jack Montague. Enlisted New South Wales 13/09/ 1915. Landed France 27/05/1917.  Reported that Alfred died of wounds before reaching the clearing station and was buried at Zonnebecke Belgium. His body was lost and he is Remembered on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 177 Roll of Honour

BONTOFT Percy George Private 45 A Company 32nd Bn Australian Infantry KIA 20/07/1916 Aged 19. Born Leeds 1897. Son of George and Lucy Jane Frost Married Lincoln 1882. Enlisted Keswick South Australia 20/07/1915. Landed MarsaillesFrance 23/06/1916. Reported Missing on the 19/07/1916. Private W. H Collins stated the following "I knew him well and last saw him on 19/07/1916 at night in no mans land at Fleurbaix. I spoke to him, he said a machine gun had got him. He was very badly wounded and lying down." Percy had been seen hit around 18.00 hrs on the 19/06/1916 and when the observers went back the land was all ploughed up. (Red Cross) In July 1925 Percys father was informed that during excavation work in the neighbourhood of Mouquet Farm Belgium, that the remains of Percy were found being identified by his dog tag.  Remembered on the Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 120 Roll of Honour

Bedford House Cemetery Ypres Belgium.

BOURKE James Private 1513 3rd Bn Australian Infantry Died of Wounds 14/08/1915 onboard "SS Guildford Castle" Aged 27.  Born Leeds Enlisted 28/08/1914 Residence Kensington Sydney Occupation Labourer. Mortally Wounded by bomb between 07/12/08/1915. His aunt was Mrs Williamson living at 2 Prospect Street Hunslet at the time of his death. Remembered on Lone Pine Memorial Galipoli Turkey and Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 35. Buried at Sea. Roll of Honour

BOWEN Herbert William Corporal 1149 D Company 19th Bn Australian Infantry KIA 11/08/1918 Aged 30.  Military Medal Page 54 London Gazette 14/05/1919. Born Sydney. Enlsisted 08/03/1915. Wounded in Action France 28/07/1916 Multiple Gun Shot Wounds Right Thigh transferred to Leeds 2nd Northern General Hospital. Son of John Tulip Bowen and Margaret Hannah Soulsby Married March 1880. Married Isabel Sawyer 23rd March 1917 at Leeds Registry Office, Address of Isabel given as 8 Doris Avenue Stoney Rock Lane Leeds. On the 11/08/1918 aged 30 during an attack at Rainecourt East of Amiens, Herbert was awarded the Military Medal for rushing a Snipers Position, it was reported that he was accompinied by Sgt Hall and Herbert was severley wounded about 12 yards from the enemys position. Sgt John Hall 1392 KIA 03/10/1918 threw a bomb killing two Germans and capturing three others he was also awarded the MM 14/05/1919. At 06.00 hrs on the 11/08/1918 at Framerville a Runner Pvt H. S. Doohan 3796 saw Herbert walking with an injured arm towards the first aid post, he had to walk through an orchard that was being heavily shelled at the time, one can only presume this is where Herbert lost his life.  In 1922 Isabel was living in Redfern Sydney New South Wales. Australian War Memorial Canberra  Roll of Honour

Remembered on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial France.

BOWKETT John Henry Private 1412 13th Company Australian Machine Gun Corps DOW Aged 11/06/1917 Aged 21. Born Erdington Birmingham 1895. Son of Henry and Harriett Augustine Maintenant Born Paris France, they Married at St Saviour Southwark London 1884. John had a Brother Thomas William and a sister Mary Margaret Born 1897 who was killed in the second explosion at Barnbow Ordanance factory Cross Gates Leeds on the 21/03/1917. Enlisted 16/11/1914  Foster Victoria. Wounded in Action 09/06/1917 suffered a fractured skull, passed away at the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station Bailleul.Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 177.  Roll of Honour

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 Laid to Rest by Chaplain H. Vine in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension Nord France. 

BROWN Francis Cecil Private 3212 55th Bn Australian Infantry KIA 04/07/1918 Aged 28. Born Leeds 1890. Son of William and Emma Atkinson Married Knaresborough 1889. Family Resided in 1914 at No 2 Seaforth Avenue Harehills. Enlisted Sydney 29/10/1915. Trained Helipolis near Cairo Egypt. Landed Le Harve France 23/11/1917. Wounded Gun Shot wound right thigh 02/04/1917 Hospitalised in Eastbourne. Laid to Rest Franvillers Communal Cemetery Somme France. Australian War Memorial Canberra. Roll of Honour

BROWNRIDGE Joseph 1843 Private 59th Bn Australian Infantry KIA Battle Fromelles 19/07/1916 Aged 21. Born Leeds 1894. Son of Tom William and Sophia Guthrie Married Leeds Registered Building 1891. 1916 resided at 366 York Road Leeds. Enlisted 21/12/1914  Residence Traralgon Victoria Occupation Farm laberour. Red Cross statements claim Joseph was shot near Flear Beux. Remembered V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial Fromelles France Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 160. Roll of Honour  Red Cross

BROUGHTON Alfred 1981 Private 39th Bn Australian Infantry KIA Etrecourt 30/09/1918 Aged 27. Born Hunslet 1892. Son of Joseph William and Sarah Ann Hugill Married Hartlepool 1880. Enlisted 22/05/1915 Adelaide Occupation Baker. Wounded Gunshot to forearm at Flerbeux Battle of Fromelles France. Wounded once in March 1917 Gunshot wound to buttock and shoulder and again in October 1917 at Ypres whilst carrying out fatigues. Gun shot wound right hip this time taken to hospital in Whalley England. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 120.  Roll of Honour 

Remembered on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Somme France.

BUCKLE Arthur Private 4370 A Company 19th Bn Australian Infantry KIA Bullecourt 03/05/1917 Aged 25. Born Holbeck 1892. Son of Francis Stead and Sarah Jane. Enlisted 04/10/1915 Residence Balmain Sydney Occupation Engineers Pattern Maker. Nicknamed Alex. Wounded Gun shot wound to thigh Ypres sector 04/10/1916. Arthur was described as being one of the best scouts in the battalion and was paired with Tom Duffy. He was seen on the ground after being shot.  Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 88. Red Cross Roll of Honour.

Remembered on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Somme France.

BULMER Clarence Patterson 5829 Sapper 3rd Company Australian Tunnelling Corps DIED 16/01/1919 Aged 38. Born Clarence Bulmeer Patterson Bramley 1881. Son of Henry and Isalala. Enlisted 21/02/1916 Townsville Queensland. Medically Discharged 04/01/1918 due to dabability, reported on medical that was in dug out that was shelled and blown in. (Shell Shock)  Service Record. Died Cairns Hospital Acute Hepatitis from Gas Poisoning. Laid to Rest Cairns Cemetery Queensland Australia. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 26.

BUNNAGE Wilfred Charles 4433 Private 47th Bn Australian Infantry KIA 06/08/1916 Aged 22. Born Armley 1894. Son of William Mason Bunnage and Sarah Elizabeth Coles Married Peterbrough 1892. Went to Australia 1913 Occupation Cabinet Maker French Polisher Residence Mount Morgan Rockhampton Queensland. Enlisted 30/08/1915 Queensland. Service Record Page 7 states Buried 500 yards NE of Poziers ?? 57D. SE. X5A. R35C. Martinpunch. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 143. Roll of Honour

Remembered on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Somme France. 

CAMPBELL Charles Douglas Private 14478 14th Field Ambulance Australian Army Medical Corps KIA 23/09/1917 Aged 27. Born Leeds 1890. Son of William and Annie Best Married 1889 St John The Evangelist Church Leeds. Address of family 23 Bristol Road Camp Road Meanwood Leeds. Enlisted Liverpool New South Wales 29/12/1915. Landed France 01/11/1916 Charles appears to have had a girfriend in Australia a Miss M Cullen 16 Cecilly Street Sydney. Obituary was placed in Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 20/10/1917. Laid to Rest by Rev D. M. Salmon Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 182.  Roll of Honour

CHAPMAN Lupton Private 4767 43rd Bn Australian Infantry DOW ? 01/06/1918 Aged 40. Born Pudsey September 1878. Son of Allin and Emma Lupton. Husband of Kathleen Maguire Married 1897. Lupton had four sons and two daughters. Occupation Gardener went to Australia 1913. Enlisted 23/12/1916. Landed France 24/12/1917. At 22.30hrs on the 31st May 1918 Lupton left his trench with eight other men to take part on a raid on German trenches to the left of Villiers Brettoneaux, it was reported by Lance Corporal Day that he was seen jumping into the German trench and was not seen again along with three other men. The following evening the 1st June 1918 a party was sent out into no mans land but no trace of Lupton or the other men were found. It was assumed at the time that they had been taken prisoner. Two of the three men were Private John Eugene Curtis and Corporal William Hamley Healey. Also reported that he Died Multiple Gun Shot Wounds abdomen 17th Casualty Clearing Station Poperinghe Belgium. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 136. Roll of Honour  Red Cross

Remembered on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Somme France.

CLEMONS Arthur John Lance Corporal 1832 A Company 40th Bn Australian Infantry DOW 06/02/1917 Aged 37. Born 1880 Headingley. Son of George Henry and Katherine Sparshall Oxley Married 1874. Enlisted 25/05/1916 King Island Tasmania. Landed France 23/11/1916. Recieved Fatal Gun Shot Wound to the Head and Shoulder on 31/01/1917. Arthurs personal effects Dog Tags, 2 Pictures, Pen Knife, Torch etc were sent to his father in Ilkley England. Laid to Rest by Rev G. K. Laker 28/02/1917 Trois Arbres Cemetery Steenwerck France. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 132.  Roll of Honour 

CORKER Harry Trooper 252 "B" Squadron 10th Australian Light Horse DOW at Sea 10/08/1915 Aged 27. Born Bootle Liverpool 1888. Son of William and Ellen Hulme Married December 1886. Were living at 3 Bentley Grove Meanwood Leeds in 1915. Harry attended Meanwood Church School. Emigrated Australia 1911. Enlisted Claremont Western Australia 19/10/1914. One Brother William won the Military Medal after serving in the 4th Austaralin Infantry, he reported that is other brother name unknown was with Harry when he was wounded. His service record shows Harry was severly injured by gunshot wounds to the abdomin and spine on the 10/08/1915. He was sent to 15th General Hospital Alexandria Egypt Harrys Cousin was the Drector of Defence for Melbourne W. E. Hulme. DOW on board Hospital Ship Asturias Buried at Sea Remembered on the The Lone Pine Memorial Gallipoli Turkey.Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 7.  Roll of Honour

ELAM Wilfred Lance Corporal 1543 2nd Bn Australian Infantry KIA 09/04/1917 Aged 23. Son of Louis and Polly  CWGC 30 Raincliffe Road York Road Leeds. Went to Australia 1913. Enlisted 24/12/1914 Occupation Farmer. Left Sydney 11/02/1915 onboard HMAT Seang Choon. Landed at Gallipoli 25/04/1915. Brother Horace 13th Bn Yorkshire Regiment KIA 13/04/1918 . Laid to Rest Hermies Hill British Cemetery France Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 32 Roll of Honour

ELLIOTT James 1696 Private 37th Bn Australian Infantry KIA 04/10/1917 Aged 27 Born Armley 1890 . Son of Parker and Annie Roberts Married 1890 Holy Trinity Armley Hall. 1891 Censucs shown with his mothers parents in Armley. Attended St Michaels Headingley. Foster Parents John and Mary Wilkinson living 1901 at 14 Granby Road Headingley. Enlisted 07/02/1916. Left Melbourne 27/05/1916 onboard HMAT Ascanius.  Remembered at Ypres Menin Gate Belgium Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 128.  Roll of Honour

ELLIS Arthur Henry 3125 Lance Corporal 58th Bn Australian Infantry KIA FleurBaix Attack at Fromelles 19/07/1916 Aged 20. 

Born New Wortley 27/09/1895. Son of Darc and Elizabeth Wood Married St Bartholomew Armley 1893. CWGC 35 Stanley Street South Warrnambool Victoria. Enlisted Melbourne 16/07/1915 Occupation Factory Hand Left Melbourne onboard RMS Osterley 29/09/1915 For Alexandria then onto Marsailles.  More than one Red Cross witness stated that they saw Arthur Lose his life whilst digging a communication trench in no mans land by Shell fire. A Sergeant C. Clarke 2260 reported that Arthur was shot by a machine gun around 2 am Arthur was reported to have thrown up his arms and shouted "Im Gone". Reported that Arthur was laid to rest in Fleurbaix Cemetery his Service record confirms he was laid to rest in the vacinity of FleurBaix.  Red Cross Statements. A sad note is in the service record Darcy Arthurs father asks twice for his sons effects which were not forthcoming, he recieved his sons medals in 1922.  Remembered V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial Fromelles France Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 165. Roll Honour 

EVANS Herbert Lance Corporal 6545 B Company 25th Bn Australian Infantry shot around 03.30hrs near the Aerodrome at Villers-Bretonneux 04/07/1918 Aged 34. Born Chapletown. Son of Thomas William and Ellen Prince Married Leeds Registered Building 1877. Went to Australia Aged two. Enlisted Brisbane 10/06/1916. Occupation School Teacher Residence Lakes Creek Rockhampton Queensland. Left Sydney 07/02/1917 onboard HMAT Wiltshire. Brother William Occupation Journalist Pittsworth Sentinel Queensland Australia.  (Australian Red Cross Details) Collection of notes whilst in England (Here) Lost his life along with Private Edwin Dixson Laid to Rest originaly at Vaire Wood Cemetery before being reinterned at Crucifix Corner Cemetery Villers-Bretonneux France. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 104.  Roll of Honour

FENWICK Basil Middleton 109 Sergeant A Squadron 10th Western Australian Light Horse Regiment KIA 07/08/1915 Aged 30. Born Pool Otley Son of Went to Australia 1910 Occupation Surveyer Enlisted Perth Father Residence 26 Park Row Leeds. KIA Russels Top Walkers Ridge ANZAC Cove Remembered Lone Pine Memorial Gallipoli Turkey Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 160.  Roll of Honour  Service Record.

FOX Walter Private 2902 55th Bn Australian Infantry KIA 01/09/1918 Aged 36.  Born Marshall Row Garforth September 1882 Vol 9c Page 775. Son of George and Mary Smith Born Kippax 1851 who Married Garforth December 1877 Vol 9c Page 1095. Mary Died George remarried to Rachel Pickard at Bradford in September 1898 Vol 9b Page 248. Walter in his will bequested his belongings to his father and step mother living at 18 Regent Road Horsforth Leeds. One Sister Violetta. Arrived Australia 04/09/1912 Occupation Engine Driver. Enlisted Sydney 18/09/19 Occupation Engineer. Landed Le Harve France 21/11/1917. KIA by Shell fire on the attack on Peronne Village Somme. March 1919 reported that Walter had been buried in an isolated Grave Bank and Broadgauge Railway half mile North of Peronne. Exhumed after the war Laid to Rest Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension France. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 160.  Roll of Honour Service Record. Red Cross.

GILDERDALE William Henry Sapper 1935 2nd Field Company Australian Engineers DIED 02/06/1920 Aged 46. (possibly from infection caught in Egypt.) Born Farnley Leeds 1875 Husband of Martha 108 Wortley Road. Enlisted Melbourne 08/07/1915 Richmond Hotel Church Street Richmond Victoria. Left Sydney on board HMAT Port Lincoln 14/10/1915. Egypt 1916 suffered from severe stomach problems causing major weight loss. Discharged 27/04/1917 Permanently unfit for War Service at Home or Abroard. He had a Tatoo of a nude women over a map of Australia, intended to move back to Leeds to 23 Lodge Avenue Tong Road Armley. Laid to Rest Leeds Upper and Lower Wortley Cemetery. Not Remembered on Australian War Memorial Canberra.

GLEDHILL Alfred Bernard Private 1557 (1465) 46th Bn Australian Infantry KIA 13/08/1916 near Pozierres France. Born Leeds 1888. Son of Richard Younge and Emily Mann Married Ovenden 1879 . Enlisted under the Alias name of Alfred Bernard Hammill (1465) the surname of his sister Florence who he lived with for a short time after she was married as recorded in a letter from her in his service record. Left Plymouth Uk for Australia On board S.S. Liguria. Enlisted Melbourne 14/10/1914. Left Melbourne on board HMAT Runic 19/02/1915. Landed Gallipoli 08/05/1915. Wounded two fingers and Left hand 18/05/1915. Landed Marsailles France 08/06/1916. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 141.  Roll of Honour 

Remembered on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Somme France. 

GOODSON Arthur Godfrey 2nd Lieutenant 24th Bn Australian Infantry KIA at Pozieres on 03/08/1916 Aged 30.

Born Bramley 12/06/1886. Son of James and Elizabeth Lockley Married Leeds 1880. Family were living at 38 Chapel Lane Armley Leeds in 1915. Attended Leeds University Husband of Ada Craig Baird of Learmouth Victoria. Enlisted Melbourne 14/06/1915. He embarked with the 9th Reinforcements on 16 February 1916. Prior to enlistment a science master at Scotch College Melbourne. Laid to Rest Pozieres British Cemetery Ovillers-La-Boisselle France. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 101.  Roll of Honour Remembered Armley Park War Memorial.

GRAYSON Alfred Private 5709 11th Bn Australian Infantry Force Killed in Action 12/04/1917 Aged 28. Born Leeds 1889. Son of William and Emily Lawson Married St John The Evangelist 1889. Lived Headingley in 1901. Enlisted 19/06/1916 Occupation Fitter. Left Freemantle Onboard HMAT Ajana 15/07/1916. Parents lived Meanwood Farm Torbay Denmark Line Albany Western Australia. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 62 Roll of Honour

Remembered Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Somme France 

HARGREAVES Herbert Private 237 17th Bn A Company 3rd Platoon Australian Infantry KIA by Shell fire Windmill Pozieres 26/07/1916 Aged 29. Born Armley Son of James and Emma Roll of Honour 12 Domestic Street Holbeck.  Husband of Agnes Emma Mary  CWGC 56 Mullens Street Balmain New South Wales. Went to Australia 1909. Enlisted 18/02/1915 Sydney Occupation Plumber. Left Sydney onboard HMAT Themistocles 12/05/1915. Red Cross witness reported Bert was killed in a communication trench by a shell behind the windmill at Pozieres and buried near by reported by Reverand W E Dexter 06/03/1917.  Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 82. Roll Honour

Remembered on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Somme France

HARGREAVES Henry Bean Private 3061 26th Bn A Company Australian Infantry KIA 05/08/1916 Aged 26. Born Chapel Allerton 1890 Leeds. Son of Frank and Mary Ann of Hawthorn Mount Chapel Allerton Leeds. Enlisted Saltern Queensland 18/08/1915.  Landed France 25/04/1916. Killed in Action on an attack on the German trenches at Pozierres, one report stated saw Harry being baynoted in the German trenches another that he was killed by a shell in no mans land. (Australian Red Cross)  Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 107.

Remembered on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Somme France. 

HARRISON  Ernest Private 3358 1st Australian Pioneers DOW 02/10/1917 Aged 23. Born Leeds  Enlisted Sydney 16/10/1916 Occupation Carpenter. Son of Herbert and Emma. Husband of Elsie Cox of 27 Rochester Street Homebush Sydney Married Strathfield, New South Wales 04/03/1916. Daughter Winifred Born Sydney 1917. Left Sydney on board HMAT Beltana 25/11/1916.  Red Cross witnesses state seen his grave at Belgium Battery Corner Cemetery Confirmed by Brother in Law. Hit by Shell at Glencorse Wood taken to Canadian dressing station at Hooge DOW 22.00 hours Gun Shot Wound Left Leg Right Thigh and Head. Laid to Rest by Chaplain Captain Archer at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 171. 

HARVEY Ernest Private 5575 19th Bn Australian Infantry KIA 20/09/1917 Aged 39 8 months. Born Leeds 1878 Son of Joseph and Sarah E Beumont Married St Mark Woodhouse Leeds 1875. Ernest Went to Australia in 1913. Father settled at 54 Shuddel Avenue Toronto Canada. Spent nine years at sea before settling in Australia. Served in Robin Hood Rifles Nottingham. Uncle Reverand Ralph Harvey lived in Cork Ireland. Enlisted 29/02/1916 Occupation Fancy Leather Dresser Residence Bay Street Botany Sydney. Left Sydney on board HMAT Euripides 09/09/1916. Landed Plymouth 26/10/1916. Went to france 07/03/1917. Reported in Service Record to have been Buried at Beuewarde Ridge East of Ypres. Remembered Menin Gate Ypres Belgium Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 88.

HAYTON George William Sapper 9884 9th Field Company Australian Engineers KIA 31/05/1917 Aged 30. Born Methley Near Leeds. Husband of Rebecca M Wicks remarried as Marsh. Enlisted Rosebury Park 20/03/1916. Occupation Fitter.  Residence 40 Albert Street Newtown Sydney. Left Sydney on Board His Majesty's Australian Troopship Ajana 05/07/1916. Red Cross statements recorded that George was building a place for bombs when he was killed by a shell at the corner of Westminster Trench and Ontario Trench at Dead Horse corner Plugstreet a Private W Davies 9856 described carrying George to Charing Cross Dressing Station and placing a very good cross over his grave Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 24. 

Laid to Rest Strand Military Cemetery Belgium (Troops knew The Strand cemetery as Charing Cross Cemetery) 

HEAL John Thomas Lieutenant 43rd Bn Australian Infantry KIA 31/07/1917 Aged 29.  Born Hunslet 1917. Son of Thomas Cobbledick and Mary Chambers Married Burton 1874. Husband of Charlotte Elizabeth Cave Married Bramley  1911. Daughter's Kathleen Born Hunslet 1912, and Jean Address in 1917 84 Garnett Rd Dewsbury Road. Enlisted Perth 10/11/1915. Landed Etaples France 21/04/1917. Promoted to Lieutenant 08/06/1917. Wounded in Action Gun Shot Wound to the Buttock and Leg 16/06/1917. Remembered on Ypres Menine Gate Memorial Belgium. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 136

HOWARD Herbert Richard Corporal 1559 6th Bn C Company Australian Infantry KIA 08/05/1915 Aged 32. Born Harleston Norfolk 1884. Son of Richard and Mary Ann Jobling Married 1882. Husband of Henrietta who was living at 11 North Hall Row Burley Road Leeds Will shows West lodge Stainbeck Lane Chapel Allerton Leeds. Went to Australia 1911 Occupation Miner. Enlisted Melbourne 14/12/1914. Left Melbourne 15/02/1915 onboard HMAT Runic. Remembered Helles Memorial Turkey. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 47. 

KAY Henry Lieutenant 50th Bn Australian Infantry KIA 24/04/1918 Aged 32. Born Leeds Husband of Margaret Ann Enlisted Adelaide 08/09/1915 Occupation Motor Mechanic. Left Adelaide onboard HMAT Seang Bee 13/07/1916 Residence 21 Kenilworth Avenue Norwood. 15/11/1916 at Flers received splinters in face. Sgt D Smith reported Henry lost his life on an advance near Villers-Bretonneux whilst trying to cross barbed wire by machine gun fire. (Reported buried at Map referance Sheet 62D 1/40,000. - U. 4. a. 4. 9) / Page 64/65 Service Record) 15/04/1920 Reported that Henry was exhumed and laid to rest Adelaide British Cemetery South of Corbie. Australian Roll of Honour Canbera Panel 159. Roll of Honour   PHOTO Group Portrait 50th Bn taken March 1918 Locre Belgium Henry 2nd Right Bottom row.

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KEMP George Private 1101 25th Bn Australian Infantry Died of Gunshot wound to the head at Hill 971 Anzac Gallipoli 17/10/1915 Aged 25.  Born Leeds 1890. Remarried after Ada died to Agnes Jane Bailey in Salford 1894. Arrived Australia in 1908. Enlisted Liverpool New South Wales. Laid to Rest Alexandria Burial Ground by a Major Dawson. After the war George was moved to Embarkation Pier Cemetery Gallipoli Turkey and is remembered on Special Memorial B 80. Australian Roll of Honour Canbera Panel 105. Roll of Honour

LADLAY Edgar Private 147 A Company 9th Bn Australian Infantry KIA 02/05/1915 Aged 24.  Born Preston March 1891. Son of John William and Sarah Ann of 11 Roundhay Mount Leeds. Arrived Australia with his brother William in 1913 Occupation Farmer. Enlisted Enoggera Queensland 14/09/1914. On the 25/04/1915 at 04.30 hrs Edgar was part of the first ANZAC landings at Shrapnel Gulley Gaba Tepe Gallipoli. Remembered on Lone Pine Memorial Gallipoli.  Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 56.

LAVERACK Tom Private 4047 "D" Company 11th Bn Australian Infantry KIA East of Bullecourt Village 03/05/1917 Aged 19.Born Leeds 1898. Son of Henry and Emily Dean Married St John The Evangelist 1888. CWGC 7 Cliffdale Grove Meanwood Road. Enlisted 04/08/1915. Landed Marseilles France 06/04/1916. February to March 1916 Hospital in Rouen with Flu. On 03/05/1917 at 03.45 am Tom along with his Bn advanced East of Bullecourt Village (Details Found Here)  Private G. P Owen 6800 reported that he had seen Tom with a bad head and shoulder wound only being recognised by his papers, having been killed by a shell along with 2nd Lt V. B. Daniel, and  Pvt J. L. Slavin  M. M. and Pvt G. R. Henderson.   (Australian Red Cross)  He went on to say that all four were buried in a military grave, though others reported that they were just covered on the trench parapet. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 63 and Meanwood Memorial Drive Green Road Leed.s  Remembered on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial France.

LEYTON Joseph Private 3851 49th Bn Australian Infantry DOW 07/06/1919 Aged 31. Born Hunslet 1888 Vol 9b Page 254. Enlisted 13/09/1915 Occupation Farmer. Left Brisbane onboard HMAT Wandilla 31/01/1916. Discharged late 1916 Diabetes. Niece Harriett Leeson Brudenell Road Hyde Park Leeds Laid to Rest Brisbane Central Cemetery Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 148.

MARKS Maurice (Morris) Private 7099 35th Bn Australian Infantry KIA Vaire Wood 08/08/1918 Aged 18. Born Leeds 1900. Son of Barnett a Tailors Machinest Born Russia 1875 and Kate Born Manchester 1878 CWGC Main Road Thirroul New South Wales. 1901 Living in Enfield Place in the Sheepscar Leylands district of Leeds. Went to Australia 1910. Enlisted East Sydney Recruiting Office 167 William Street Darlinghurst New South Wales 08/06/1917 Bantam Reinforcement Unit described as Roman Catholic with Dark Hair, Blue Eyes 5ft 2 inches Tall. Discharged due to being too young lying about age and parents not giving consent. Strong possibility Army found that Morris was Jewish it was illegal for Russian descendants to enlist. Re joined 30/07/1918. Left Melbourne landed Liverpool on board Nestor 28/02/1918. Wounded in Action 08/08/1918 Private Madden 7101 Reported he saw Morris hit at 04.30 by shrapnel in the back and knee. Laid to Rest 09/08/1918 By Reverend Pugh at Vaire Wood British Cemetery Plot 14. Morris was moved in 1919 Remembered on the Australian page on this site and Australian Roll of Honour Canbera Panel 125.  Service Record  Red Cross.

Laid to Rest Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery.

MARSDEN  John Burley Lieutenant D Company 33rd Bn Australian Infantry KIA Hanger Wood 30/03/1918 Aged 32. Born Armley Leeds 1885. Son of John William and Rose  Husband of Blanche Barker Married St Bartholomew Armley Leeds 1909.  Enlisted Armidale New South Wales 13/03/1916. Residence Young Street Lambton Newcastle New South Wales. Reported that he was shot through the head by a sniper, also reports he was hit in the chest by machine gun fire, and buried 500 yards east of the village of Cachy. Reports also state buried along with many others on the edge of Hangard Wood. Australian Roll of Honour Canbera Panel 122. Armley War Memorial Leeds.  Red Cross statements.

MARSLAND George (Not John) Albert Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class 8274 H.M.A.S/M."AE1" on loan from Royal Navy RN/270573 Drowned 14/09/1914 Aged 33. Born Hunslet 1881. Son of John and Annie Toon married March 1887 Vol 9b Page 605. Husband of Nellie Louise Griffiths Leybourne Married Davenport 1902. George was part of the crew that was on the first Australian Submarine loaned from the Royal Navy. Submarine "AE1" was Lost off German New Guinea Africa 14/09/1914. Researchers have been looking for the wreck Remembered on Plymouth War Memorial. http://www.submarineae1.org.au/history.htm .

METCALFE William Private 6058 2nd Bn Australian Infantry KIA 04/10/1917 Aged 33. Born Leeds. Son of James William and Enlisted 06/03/1916 Bathurst New South Wales. Left Sydney onboard HMAT Wiltshire 22/08/1916. Occupation French policsher Residence Pretoria-Parade Hornsby New South Wales. 09/04/1917 Gun Shot Wound Right Thigh sent to 1st Birmingham War Hospital..  Remembered on Ypres Menin Gate Belgium Australian Roll of Honour Canbera Panel 33.

MILLER Joseph Sergeant 3984 B Company 21st Bn Australian Infantry KIA  28/08/1916 Aged 35.

Joseph states in his service record that he was born in Leeds and is age was 34 hence is inclusion. The CWGC  record shows "Son of Samuel and Sarah Miller. Husband of Nellie Robin (formerly Miller), of 145, New Queens Road. Bombay, India. Born at Sunderland" ? Joseph gave his occupation as CID Inspector in Bombay India, having served 15 years imperial service. Joseph Enlisted Melbourne  09/10/1915. Landed Marsailles 13/05/1916, Sergeant 01/06/1916. Red Cross witnesses stated that Joseph went missing on the 26/08/1916, however reports suggest he took part in the attack on the 28/08/1916 on Mouquet Farm near the Thiepval Memorial. It was reported that all officers had been killed and Joseph led the men up the hill where he was seen to fall into a German trench either being hit by a bomb or bullet. In September 1916 Joseph name was published by the Army Corps Commander for the good work Joseph had carried out at  Pozieres. KIA at Mouquet Farm Somme. Remembered on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial France, Australian Roll of Honour Canbera Panel 94.   

MOFFAT Edward Bombardier 930 1st Brigade Australian Field Artillery Died Influenza Pneumonia (Spanish Flu) 4th Southern General Hospital Plymouth 28/10/1918 Aged 26. Born Leeds 1892. Son of John Patterson Hogg and Mary Howard Married Leeds 1889. 1911 Edward was living 12 Clarendon Place Headingley, Occupation Insurance Clerk. Enlisted St Kilda Victoria 18/08/1914 14 days after war was declared. Left Melbourne 20/10/1914 onboard HMAT Shropshire. 20/05/1915 Gun shot wound to head at Gallipoli. Taken to Alexandria Egypt posted back to Gallipoli in September, suffered from Gastritis sent to hospital at island of Lemnos. Contracted Jaundice on way back to England, however it appears Edward spent time at Etaples France before moving to weymouth whrere he was taken on strength. Edward was due to leave for Australia for outstanding leave accrued from 1914 on the 13/10/1918 at Le Harve but disembarked on the 14/10/1918 at St Budeaux. In February 1969 the curater for Edwards brother Frank Alan Moffat applied for details of Edwards death Certificate, as it was believed Edward had died at on the 08/10/1918. Edwards service record shows he was laid to rest at Eggbuckland Cemetery Plymouth Grave Ref 4478 Class C by Reverend father W G Harris, and that the coffin was elm with brass fittings. Full military honours were given with a bugelar and firing party as well as pallbearers. Edwards coffin was draped in the Union Flag with many wreaths. The funeral was attended by Edwards mother two sisters and Edwards Fiancee Miss Strickland and fellow soldiers from the St Bordeaux Rest Camp Plymouth. The last post was sounded at the graveside and the AIF were to place an Oak Cross over the grave. The CWGC site states Plymouth Efford Cemetery. Australian Roll of Honour Canbera Panel 11.

NICHOLSON  Andrew Private 1956 24th Bn Australian Infantry KIA 06/11/1916 Aged 24. Born Knaresbrough 1894.  Enlisted Born Son of  Enlisted Melbourne 16/05/1916. Left Melbourne 26/08/1915. Onboard HMAT Anchises Occupation Miner. Friend Hannah Griffiths Napier Street Stawell Victoria recieved his belongings and medals.. Reported Buried in Vacinity of Flers. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 102. 

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OLDFIELD Thomas Henry Private 1245 23rd Bn Australian Infantry KIA Bullecourt France 03/05/1917 Aged 25. Born Hunslet 1892. Son of Thomas and Mary Ann. Educated Knaresborough. Enlisted Echuca Victoria 06/03/1915. Occupation Grocers Apprentice. Harefield Hospital Gun shot wound Left thigh  02/09/1916. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 100.


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PEACOCK John Arthur 6317 4th Bn Australian Infantry KIA Bullecourt 05/05/1917 Aged 31. Born Leeds 19/01/1886  Baptised 18/08/1886. Leeds Parish Church (St Peters) . Son of Thomas Gibson and Annie Binns Married St Stephens Burmatofts Leeds 02/05/1881. Trained at the Wellington Foundry leeds a fitter on Iron Machinary. Went to Australia 1911. His Mother lived in Askham Richard near York. Enlisted Sydney 16/03/1916 Residence Ellis's Coffee Palace King Street Sydney. Left Sydney Onboard HMAT Euripides 09/09/1916. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 41. Roll of Honour

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PEARSON  Ernest Private 3895 19th Bn Australian Infantry Killed by a shell 12/04/1918 Aged 42. Born Leeds 1875. Son of Jacob Spedney Pearson and Charlotte Elizabeth Thompson Married St Thomas Church The Leylands (The Leeds Jewish area at the turn of the century around Regent Street) June 1867 Vol 9b Page 581. 1881 The family lived in Bilton near Harrogate. Ernest went to Australia Aged 15. Residence "Leeds" Laycock Street Neutral Bay North Sydney. Enlisted Holdsworthy Sydney New South Wales 01/11/1915 Occupation Storeman. Left Sydney onbaord HMAT Runic 20/01/1916. Landed Marsailles 03/04/1916 and was sent to the training camp at Etaples near Bolougne. 06/08/1916 wounded in action at Pozieres gun shot wounds to left thigh and wrist (Severe) 3inch piece of shell removed from wrist. Open wound on thigh. sent to St Lukes Hospital Halifax. Ernest went to Harefield and then to Weymouth in August 1916. After training at a signal school he went back to France in 12/03/1918. Marched back into Battalion 17/03/1918 went on Rest in Boves France 12/04/1918. Australian Red Cross: Signaller S W Roberts reported that he was in Boves Town Hall 100 yards from Ernest when a high volocity shell landed on Ernest killing him instantly. Roberts went on to say that Ernest was tall with a gaunt face and slow of speech. He had been the signaller instructor in Wiltshire England and said Ernest was awaiting papers to go home. (OTHER Ernest will shows all his belongings to go to his mother if not,to his sister Nellie Moor Married to Frederick Christopher Moor in services she had rendered to his mother. In 1922 Four photographs of Ernest resting place were sent to his family. Laid to Rest Boves West Communal Cemetery Somme France. Remembered on the Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 89.

PICKLES Norman Stanley Private 2004 13th Company Australian Machine Gun Corps KIA 15/08/1916 Aged 21. Born Leeds 1895. Son of John William and Lavinia Levitt. Went to Australia around 1913. Educated Leeds High School. Enlisted 11th Battalion 28/01/1915 Geraldton Western Australia Occupation Accountant Residence 62 Chirchill Avenue Subiaco. Left Fremantle onboard HMAT Hororata 29/04/1915. Posted Dardenelles Gallipoli 29/04/1915 Sick due to deafness at Gallipoli sent back to Cardiff 17/10/1915. Transferred to 50th Battalion Tel Al Kebir Egypt 14/05/1916. Landed Marsailles 14/06/1916. Transferred 13th Bn Machine Gun Company in France 29/07/1916. KIA The battle for Mouquet Farm Somme.  Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 179.

Remembered Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Somme France.

RICHARDSON  Harry Private 4782 21st Bn Australian Infantry KIA Baupaume 20/03/1917 Aged 38 Brother Thomas Mentioned below Gave His Life Also a Nephew. Born Hunslet. Son of Frank and Meranda  Husband of Annie Elizabeth CWGC 13 Beatrice Street Yarraville Victoria. Went to Australia 1899. Enlisted Occupation Bottle Maker. private R. L. Smith 4798 reported that Harry was hit in the back by machine gun fire on the advance of Bapaume, his brother in law Company Sergeant Major Jackson 559 reported he had heard Harry was shot by a sniper and buried under a tree where he fell. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 94. Red Cross 

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RICHARDSON Thomas Lance Corporal (5412) 5729 14th Bn Australian Infantry DOW 08/08/1918 Aged 28. Born Saville Town Dewsbury. Brother of Harry Mantioined above. Attended School at Hunslet parish Church. Went to Australia 1907. Enlisted Melbourne 22/02/1916. Occupation Labourer Residence 275 Hyde Street Yarnville Victoria. Left Melbourne onboard HMAT Port Lincoln 04/05/1916. Wounded 08/08/1918 sent to 13th Australian Field Ambulance. DOW penetrating Gun Shot Abdomen Laid to Rest Fouilloy Communal Cemetery Somme France Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 73.  Roll of Honour 

SALTER John Private 1816 10th Bn Australian Infantry Force KIA 16/06/1915 Aged 29. Born Leeds 1886. Son of Charles and Henrietta Broughton Married St Andrew Church Leeds June 1874. (Roll of Honour Family lived 55 Albert Terrace Cardigan Road Headingley) John attended Belle Vue Road School and was a Sapper in The Royal Engineers (TA) in Leeds. He went to Australia around 1912. Enlisted 10/12/1914 at Adelaide he was living in the Hackney district of Adelaide occupation Train Driver. Left Adelaide onboard HMAT Port Lincoln 01/04/1915. Laid to Rest Beach Cemetery ANZAC Gallipoli Turkey. Remembered on the Australian War Memorial Panel 60.

SHAW James Lance Corporal 489 15th Bn Australian Infantry KIA 10/05/1915 Aged 35. Born Dewsbury. Son of William and Ruth. Husband of Jessie Collins Married Leeds Registered Building 1908. CWGC 11 Warrel's Grove Bramley Leeds. Enlisted 10/10/1914 Brisbane Queensland Occupation Clerk. Left Melbourne onboard HMAT Ceramic 22/12/1914. Landed Gallipoli 12/04/1915. Remembered Lone Pine Memorial Gallipoli Turkey Australian War Memorial Panel 77.

SHAW George Appleby Driver 2689 6th Australian Field Artillery Brigade KIA Messines 15/06/1917 Aged 30. Born Armley 1887. Son of William Cass and Emily Wade. Husband of Clara Avery Married 1909 Bramley and Holbeck District Registered Building.  CWGC "Glenardara" Peel Street Kew Victoria Australia.Attended Armley Council School went to Australia 1912. Spent two years in the Yorkshire Reserve Battalion. His Brother in Law Private George Avery  Gave his Life in 1916. Enlisted 22/06/1915 Melbourne Occupation Blacksmith Residence Richmond Melbourne Victoria. Left Melbourne 15/09/1915 onboard SS Makarini.  Red Cross  Gunner H. T. Baxter 1433 described how George was in a trench when a shell landed causing wounds to his head and shoulder. Gunner R. M Scott described how he held George in his arms and that he died almost immediatley and he never spoke. He went on to say that a Methodist Padre officiated over his grave. Laid to Rest London Rifle Brigade Cemetery near Ploegsteert Belgium. Australian War Memorial Panel 14.

SHERGOLD Reginald Joseph Beauchamp Lance Corporal 206 1st Field Ambulance Australian Army Medical Corps KIA 16/05/1917 Aged 23. Born Leeds 1893. Son of the Rev. Frank Shergold and Emily Shergold, of Kingston-on-Thames. Laid to Rest Kingston-Upon-Thames Cemetery England Australian War Memorial Panel

SIMPSON Thomas Gladstone Sergeant 831 26th Company Australian Army Service Corps DIED Hurdcott Wiltshire Concussion of Brain 18/02/1918 Aged 37. Born 1880 Son of William and Sarah Ann Goodwill 8 Waterloo Terrrace Bramley.  Husband of Ellie  CWGC Carnarvon Western Australia. Enlisted Blackboy Hill 17/08/1914. Went to Gallipoli via Alexandra Egypt on HMT Suffolk. Promoted Sergeant 15/08/1915. In 1916 attached to training department Larkhill England. To Le Harve from Folkestone onboard SS Arundale 02/02/1917. Sent to Fovant district Wiltshire November 1917. Reported that on the 17/02/1918 the horse Thomas was driving had bolted throwing him off and causing the cart to hit an obstrucction resulting in concussion of the brain. Laid to Rest with full Military Honours last post being sounded by Rev J Hinton Knowles 23/02/1918 St Peters Churchyard Bramley in the Family Grave Number 13 Row 17. Attended by parent brothers and sisters. Bramley War Memorial Roll Australian War Memorial Panel Service Record

STABLER Christopher Private 3270 3rd Bn D Company Australian Infantry KIA Paschendale 04/10/1917 Aged 21. Born Leeds Son of Henry and Maria Ann Went to Australia late 1911. Sister Sara Ann Dixon Sydney New South Wales. Enlisted Holdsworthy New South Wales 14/09/1915 Lied about his age stating he was nearly 22. Residence with sister Glenlea Fletcher Street Woolhara New South Wales. Wounded in Action France 18/08/1916 Gun shot wounds to Arm severe on 21/08/1917 sent to Northern General Hospital Sheffield. Back to France early 1917. Corporal E R Henry 938 reported that 3 miles west of Westhoek Ridge the company were attached to a party of engineers and were making there way to dig strong posts on the front line when Christopher was hit and killed instantaneously. On 02/12/19122 Medals were sent to his father Henry at Number 6 Whitby Place Dewsbury Road Leeds. Remembered on Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 38. Service Record

STOCKS Ernest Gunner 533 14th Brigade B Company Australian Field Artillery KIA 14/10/1917 Aged 22. Born Bretton near Wakefield 1895. Son of Frederick William and Elizabeth Ann Adamson (formerly Stocks) CWGC 10 Jameson Street Meanwood Road Leeds. Enlisted Brisbane Queensland  12/07/1915 Occupation Labourer. Left Melbourne onboard HMAT Wandilla 09/11/1915. Mothers address was 53 Sweet Street Holbeck Leeds. 11/03/1916 Rank changed from Bugler to Private.  Red Cross Statements Cpl W. J. Birchmore 2091 saw a shell hit Ernest in the face and killing him outright he stitched him up in a blanket. Ernest in his will gave 20 pounds to Herbert Stocks who lived in Rhodesia. 20 Pounds to his sister Amy who was living at 53 Sweet Street Holbeck. 20 pounds to Miss Evelyn Powell of 77 Hillary Street Leeds. Remainder of his effects left to his mother. Laid to Rest (Ypres Reservoir North Cemetery (Prison)) Ypres Reservoir Cemetery Belgium. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 14.

STRAKER George Private 1429 (1300) 1st Bn Australian Infantry DOW at Sea  26/04/1915 Aged 29.Born Leeds 1885. Son of John and Sarah Ann Crossley Married St Stephen Burmantofts 1876. CWGC 8 Weller Avenue Burmantofts. Attended York Road Council School. Went to Australia 1912. Enlisted Sydney 07/11/1914. Left Sydney onboard HMAT Seang Bee 11/02/1815 Occupation Iron Turner. Injured 25/04/1915 Gallipoli. Buried at Sea onboard H.M.H.S. Gascon by Chaplain W. J. Chaplin. Remembered Lone Pine Memorial Gallipoli Turkey.  Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 31. 

SUGDEN Norman Private 2488 A Company 56th Bn Australian Infantry DOW  21/09/1918 Aged 26. Born Cleckheaton. Son of Benjamin Jowett B and Lavinia Grimshaw Married St Michael Buslingthorpe 1888. No 107 Cardigan Road Headingley. Husband of Florrie Mennell Married Methodist Church Cardigan Lane Burley 02/03/1918 CWGC 47 Burley Lodge Road Leeds. Enlisted Sydney 03/04/1916. Left Sydney onboard HMAT Aeneas 30/09/1916 Occupation Labourer. Red cross witness reported seeing Norman watching a 10 pounder firing when an enemy shell landed and Norman was hit by shrapnel. Admitted to 12 General Hospital Rouen  09/09/1918  Photos of Normans Grave were sent to Florrie in Leeds. As far as i am aware she never remarried and passed away in Leeds in 1971. DOW to Chest and thigh 08.30 am. Laid to Rest 22/09/1018 St Sever Cemetery Extension Rouen France. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 163. 

TIBBS Walter Private 946 D Company 8th Bn Australian Infantry KIA 25/04/1915 Aged 18. Born Hunslet 1897. Son of Charles Walter and Eleanor Holdsworth Married St Peter with St Cuthbert Hunslet Moor 1896. CWGC 17 Tulip Street Hunslet. Enlisted Broadmeadows Victoria 21/08/1914, lied about his age being only 17 Walter gave his age as 22. Occupation Farmer. His roll of Honour describes him as being an excellent violinist who was educated at Castleford Secoundary School. Embarked for Alexandria Egypt 05/04/1915 onboard HMAS Glan McGillvary. In 1917 Walters Mother recieved his personal effects. Laid to rest Artillery Road West Cemetery before being reintered at Shell Green Cemetery Gallipoli Turkey. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 54

VALLETTE Louis Private 3515 50th Bn Australian Infantry Killed in Action 25/04/1918 Aged 45. Born Leeds 1873. Son of James and Mary Louis. Spent 8 years in the West Yorkshire Regiment seeing action in South Africa at Ladysmith Tugula Heights amongst others, he attained five bars on the Queens South African Medal and two bars on the King s South African Medal. Emigrated around 1904 to Australia. Enlisted 19/07/1915 Keswick South Australia. Occupation Joiner. Next of Kin Brother Philip 58 Leicester Grove Blackman Lane Leeds. Wounded Gun shot wound left thigh France September 1916 transferred to Harefield Hospital England. In 1917 Loyis suffered from Dermatitus and was transferred to Tidworth. Landed back in France 24/12/1917. Laid to Rest Crucifix Corner Cemetery Villers-Bretonneux France. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 151.

VAUGHAN Derwent Radcliffe Lance Corporal 1754A B Company 50th Bn Australian Infantry DOW 11/06/1917 Aged 37.  Born Leeds 1880. Son of William Thomas and Priscilla Tyndale. Husband of Fanny Wilson Petch Married Beverley 1904. They had three children. Enlisted Adelaide 14/03/1916 residence Cheltenham Street Loxton River Murray. Landed France 01/04/1916. Volunteered Stretcher Bearer August 1916. Pvt Carr 2827 Reported that Derwent was nicknamed "Crawford" and that he had died of wounds at Neuve Eglise Hospital. This was confirmed by others who stated that on the 10/06/1917 Derwent was injured by a shell. His wife purchased copys of photos of Derwents Grave no pictures are available today. Laid to Rest St. Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery Belgium. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 151.

VICKRAGE Thomas Private 2019 B Company 29th Bn Australian Infantry KIA 29/07/1916 Aged 21.Born Armley 1895. Enlisted 30/04/1915 Perth Letter of consent under 21 given by Father Thomas Saunders and Mother Harriett Firn Married June 1890 Leeds. Trained as a Signaller at Lemnes Greece on 29/12/1915. Landed in Marseilles 31/03/1916. Eyewitness account states Killed by Shell at 23.00 hrs crossing no mans land at Pozieres Alongside Leonard  O'loughlin 2018 Aged 18 and Minnatt ?. (Red Cross Detail)  Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel.

Remembered Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Somme France 

WATSON  HUMPHREY JOHN FLETCHER Lieutenant 3rd Bn Australian Infantry KIA 04/10/1917 Aged 39. Born Headingley 09/05/1881 Son of the late Pilfold Fletcher Watson and Mary Ann Miller Watson. Married 1864 Marleybone . Pilfold Remarried in 1896 at Chorlton to Alice Bath Spencer. Enlisted Geraldtown Western Australia 12/08/1915. Landed France 07/04/1916. Three Severe Gunshot Wounds to left Thigh and Head 22/07/1916. Etaples France 24/02/1917. A memorial Cross was placed in Row B of Aeroplane British Cemetery Ypres Belgium. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel

WELSHMAN Alfred Charles Private (Signaller) 186 44th Bn Australian Infantry KIA Messines Ridge 08/06/1917 Aged 20. Born Bramley 1897. Son of John and Annie Louisa Hollands Married Gloucester 1879. Enlisted Perth Western Australia 04/12/1915 Residence Harvest road North Fremantle Occupation Apprentice Moulder. Left Fremantle onboard HMAT Suevic 06/06/1916. Service Record Reports was Buried by Revereand A. A Mills. Remembered on Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 139.

WHITEHEAD William Harold Private 2978 5th Field Ambulance Australian Army Medical Corps Died 28/10/1915 Aged 28. Born Leeds 1887. Son of William and Elizabeth Ann Grisdale Married St Peters Church Leeds 1869. Enlisted Sydney 03/04/1915 Left Sydney on board HMAT Ajana 31/05/1915 Occupation Clerk Brother lived West Moreland House Stanningley Road Upper Armley Leeds. 24/09/1915 hospital ANZAC whilst  being sent back to England from Gallipoli became seriuosly ill with Dysentery and sent to Malta. Laid to Rest Pieta Military Cemetery Malta by Reverend M.A Ferren. William was buried alongside British Servicemen Private James Milldoon  of Wolverhampton King's Own Scottish Borderers and Private Robert Gunn Born Glasgow 1896 Manchester Regiment Click for PHOTO of Grave. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 184.

WOOD John Reginald Lieutenant 2nd Bn Australian Machine Gun Corps KIA 20/08/1918 Aged 22 AWARD DCM. Son of Robert and Mary Ann Wood, of "Roslea," Healesville West, Victoria, Australia. Native of Leeds, England. Laid to Rest Daours Communal Cemetery Extension Somme France. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel  

WOOD Alfred Private 6834 11th Bn Australian Infantry KIA 06/05/1917 Aged 34. Born Son of Joseph and Harriet  Husband of Sarah J CWGC Washington Street Victoria Park Western Australia. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel

Remembered on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Somme France. 

WORMALD Arthur James Private 7831 11th Bn Australian Infantry KIA 23/08/1918 Aged 26. Born Leeds Son of William Thompson and  Eva  Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel.

Laid to Rest Heath Cemetery Harbonnieres Somme France.  

WORTH Ernest Private 6898 27th Bn Australian Infantry KIA 09/08/1918 Aged 35. Born Leeds. Son of James and Sarah Husband of Emily  CWGC Mason Street North Fremantle Western Australia. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel.

Laid to Rest Heath Cemetery Harbonnieres Somme France.