City of Leeds United in WW1

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





COOK Arthur Gunner Royal Navy Born Trimdon Durham 1895. Son of John and Jane Ann Residence 32 Cemetery Road Beeston Hill. Arthur trained at the Royal Naval Training Establishment Shotley Near Ipswich in 1911. Brother of John Remembered below.

COOK John Private (Lance Corporal) 16696 York and Lancaster Regiment Died of Wounds 30/09/1918 Aged 25. Born Trimdon Durham. Son of John and Jane Ann Residence 32 Cemetery Road Beeston Hill Occupation Grocer Assistant. Landed France 27/08/1915. Laid to Rest Dranoutre Military Cemetery Belgium.

DENNIS Walter Private 2618 18th Hussars KIA 16/05/1915 Aged 24. Born Son of John William and Lucy Kitson. CWGC 38 Tilbury Mount Elland Road Holbeck. 1911, 18th Hussars based at Aliwal Military Barracks Aliwal Barracks South Tidworth Hampshire


Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium.

FIRTH Mathew Private 2373 Officers Training Corps Born Leeds April 1896. Son of Mathew and Enlisted Leeds 26/05/1915 into West Riding Brigade Royal Field Artillery Residence 109 Lodge Lane Beeston Hill. Landed Le Harve 05/01/1917. Discharged 07/07/1919 Residence 14 Fewstone Street Beeston Hill. Husband of Dorothy Stead Father Walter Married Beeston Hill Wesleyan Church 05/04/1920. Survived the War.

GOODMAN Alfred Telegraphist Royal Navy. Born Leeds 1897. Son of Alfred and Sarah. 1911 34 Recretion Place Elland Road Holbeck.  Survived the war. Brother of Harry Below.

GOODMAN Harry Driver M/35079 612th Military Transport Company Royal Army Medical Corps Died 10/05/1920 Aged 26. Born Leeds 1894. Son of Alfred and Sarah Shires Married St Thomas Leeds Leylands 1881. 1911 34 Recreation Place Elland Road Holbeck Occupation Umbrella Maker. Laid to Rest Sedgley All Saints Churchyard East Extension Staffordshire.

GUY Harold Neasdon Private Royal Army Medical Corps.  Born Hunslet 1896. Son of Stephen and Clara. Husband of Mary Ragan Married Holbeck 1920. There was a Guy family living in Barton Mount Beeston Hill Holbeck in 1901.  Harold N Guy 40897 served in Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

HAINSWORTH Arthur Private 2nd North Lancashire Regiment. Born Pudsey 1884 Residence 22 Buckton Street Beeston Hill. Husband of Mary Ellen Taylor Married Rochdale 1906. Survived the War.

HAIST John Corporal (Sergeant) 15/412 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Leeds Pals DOW 03/05/1917 Aged 27. Born Hunslet 1890. Son of James and Annie Plowman Married 14/02/1888 Hunslet Baptist Chapel. Trained Colsterdale Landed Egypt 22/12/1915. Would have fought in the Somme offensive 01/07/1916. Residence 59 Rydall Place Holbeck.


 Remembered on Arras Memorial Somme France.

HOWSON George Private 1270 Royal Army Medical Corps 8th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers 15076 DOW 01/10/1916 Aged 19. Born Leeds 1897. Son of John and Hannah CWGC 14 Hills Yard Meadow Lane Holbeck. Landed Balkans 11/11/1915. 1911  George Howson Aged 80 Residing 8 Stewart Place Beeston Hill. Laid to Rest Puchevillers British Cemetery France.

McGREGOR Clarence Duncan Private 1675 Royal Army Medical Corps Enlisted Leeds 14th April 1913 Into Territorial Army Occupation Butcher Residence 1 Cranbrook Avenue Beeston Hill. Aged 16 Born 19/03/1897. Landed Le Harve 14/04/1915. Discharged 27/04/1919. Husband of Dorothy Irene Miller Married Hunslet 1922. Died June 1978 Wakefield.

PROCTOR Thomas Edward Corporal 792 Royal Field Artillery. Born Holbeck 1894. Son of Fred and Emily Lawrence Married 1893 Holy Trinity Armley Hall. 1911 Residence 20 Tilbury Terrace Elland Road Occupation Joiner. Landed 17/04/1915 France. Transferred Labour Corps 444956 Discharged 07/03/1919. Married Edith Welbourne 1916 St Matthew Holbeck.

PUCOCK H Private Royal Army Medical Corps

ROBINSON J C Private Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 

WORLEY Thomas William Private Bn West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Leeds 1874 Son of Edward and Sarah Franklin. Husband of Sarah Ann Makin Married 1894 St Jude Potteryfield. Daughter Mary Mary Married 1930 St Luke Beeston Hill. Survived the War. Died Leeds 1953.

DAVIS A F Private West Yorkshire Regiment 

ROBINSON G Private Scottish Borderers 

SMITH A West Yorkshire Regiment