City of Leeds United in WW1

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


Brunswick Methodist Chapel

Brunswick Methodist Chapel War Memorial can be found in the Gardens of the Yorkshire Bank Merrion Way Leeds. The memorial remembers 29 men from the City of Leeds who gave their lives in World War One.



                                                                     ARCHER - JAKEMAN


ARCHER Benjamin Sergeant 305185 2/8th West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 03/05/17 Aged 21.Born Leeds 1898. Son of Thomas and Lillie Hildrick Married St Luke Sheepscar. Enlisted Leeds. Residence 1911 Ramsden Terrrace Wintown Street. Remembered on Arras Memorial France. KIA Second Battle of Bullecourt (Battle of Arras) 

BARRAND Arthur Private 40112 6/7th Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers KIA 11/04/1917 Aged 31. Born 12 Barclay Street 14/11/1885. Son of Robert Died 1916 and Mary Crawshaw Died 1909 Married 1876 St Clement Sheepscar. Enlisted 04/03/1916 Leeds 26359 West Yorkshire Regiment 10 Sheepscar Grove Benson Street Builders Stock Keeper. Landed France 30/06/1916. Transferred Royal Scots 10/09/1916. Wounded in Action 10/10/1916 Hospital Rouen then posted to Etaples. Laid to Rest Orange Trench Cemetery Monchy-le-Preux France. KIA First Battle of Bullecourt (Battle of Arras) OTHER: Details Service Record. Brother George served in RAMC.

BINNS Edwin Private 45335 Highland Light Infantry KIA 09/10/1918 Aged  Enlisted Leeds 36813 West Yorkshire Regiment 

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CLEMENT John Henry Private 24533 16th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 13/11/1916 Aged 22. Born 1894 Sheffield. Son of Herbert and Priscilla Gertrude Bennett Married 1889 Leeds Registered Building CWGC 5 Fifth Court Jack Lane Dewsbury Road. Laid to Rest Euston Road Cemetery Colincamps Somme France. 

COOKE Wilfred Henry Private 90004 48th Company Machine Gun Corps KIA 12/08/1917 Aged 28. Born 1889 Sheffield. Son of Frederick and Mary Elizabeth Law Married Sheffield 1886. Husband of Mary Margaret Richardson Married 1908 Leeds Registry Office. 1911 No 6 Clay Pit Street Camp Road Occupation warehouseman in wholesale clothing factory. Laid to Rest Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery Belgium.

CROFT Cyril Raymond Lance Corporal 266368 8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 20/07/1918 Aged 32. Born 1886 Alford Lincolnshire. Son of Husband of Nellie Wilson Married 1908 Brunswick Methodist Chapel Lovell Park Road 30 Grosvenor Terrace Blackman Lane. Laid to Rest Marfaux British Cemetery Marne France.


FORD Thomas Private 7409 2nd Bn West Riding Regiment Died of Wounds 23/10/1914 Aged 39. Born 1875 Leeds. Son of James and Mary A  Husband of Elvina Parnell Married St Johns Newtown Leeds December 1900. CWGC  7 Darby Street Green Road Newtown (Now Burmantofts). 1911 No 9 Moorehouse Avenue Occupation Boot Finisher. Enlisted Leeds. Thomas was an old contemptable being part of the British Expeditionary Force that landed Le Harve France 14/08/1914. Thomas fought at the Battle of the Marne, the Battle of the Aisne, the Battle for La Bassee and the first Battle of Ypres where he was possibly fataly wounded. MAP OF BATTLES. Remembered Le Touret Memorial France. OTHER:  Distinguished Conduct Medal.

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HANSON Charles Fred Private 203157 9th Bn Seaforth Highlanders KIA 26/03/1918 Aged 19. Born Leeds 1899. Son of Robert and Elizabeth A Chadwick Married 1890 St John Newtown (Burmantofts).

HARDCASTLE Alfred Bernard Private 41793 21st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 16/06/1917 Aged 30. Born Leeds 1887. Son of Thomas Alfred and Frances Bray Married St Clements Sheepscar 1884. Husband of Ethel Dickinson Married 1909 St Martins Potter Newton. Laid to Rest St Nicolas British Cemetery Arras France.

HEWORTH Edgar Barrow 33128 16th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 07/09/1917 Aged 31.Born 1886 Leeds. Son of John William and Elizabeth Smith Married 1873 St Peters Leeds 1911 48 Sheepscar Street Occupation Slater. Husband of Mary Lillian Hanson Married 1913 CWGC 37 Marshall Street Holbeck. Laid to Rest Mendinghem Military Cemetery Belgium. (Attached Labour Corps 12804 DOW Clearing Station Proven Belgium OTHER Shown as Barronon Official records Christened Barrow.)

HORSFALL Marmaduke Private 202248 1st Bn Leicestershire Regiment KIA 19/09/1918 Aged 20. Born Leeds 1898. Son of Henry Died 1898 and Ethel M Rhodes Married 1896 St Jude Potteryfield Hunslet. 1901/1911 living with Mother and Grandparents John Wilkinson and Sarah Jane Rhodes 15 Nile Street North Street Leyland district of Leeds (Jewish Quarter). 28/08/1913 Enlisted Leeds West Yorkshires (TA) Enlistment officer Francis Lupton. Landed France 15/04/1915 Gassed January 1918 transferred to Leicestershire Regiment. (KIA Holnon Wood Battle of Epehy) Laid to Rest Chapelle British Cemetery Holnon Aisne France.

JAKEMAN Charles  a choice of two Born Newtown 1911 31 Hillside Street



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MAWSON David Private 65074 9th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry KIA 04/09/1918 Aged 33. Born 1885 Leeds. Son of Alfred and Eliza Husband of Martha A Sanderson Married 1912 St Matthew Little London.

MORTIMER George Harold 15/658 Private 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 25. Born 1891 Bramley.

MORTIMER William Private 40184 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Died of Wounds 26/11/1916 Aged 25. Born 1891 Leeds. Son of William and Sarah Richmond Married 1889 St Peter Walton near Wetherby. 1911 Residence 27 Nippet Place Burmantofts Occupation Grocery Shop Assistant.

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PRESTON William Gascoigne Private 35091 24th Bn Tyneside Irish Northumberland Fusiliers Died 28/04/1917 Aged 19. Born 1898 Leeds. Son of Albert and Clara Gascoigne Married 1895 St Mary the Blessed Virgin Garforth. Enlisted Leeds West Yorkshire Regiment 38012.

PURNELL Herbert William Sergeant 20754 6th Bn Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 35. Born 1882 Scarborough. Son of John and Alice  Married 1873. Husband of Alice Hopper Married 1915 Brunswick Methodist Chapel. 1911 Occupation Assistent Clerk In Company House Drapery House at Marshall Snelgrove Ltd 11 Bond Street.

RUSSELL Fred Private 55664 2/4th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment KIA 26/08/1918 Aged 19. Born 1899. Son of Albert and Emma Whitehouse Married St Johns Newtown. 1911 family living 13 Lincoln Road Newtown. Enlisted Leeds 29/11/1915 Aged 17 yrs 2 mths Fred lied about his age by one year 32170 West Yorkshire Regiment.  Religion Wesleyan. Height 5ft 3 inches chest 34 inches. Residence 52 Hill Street Newtown (Burmantofts) Occupation Turner. 05/06/1918 Posted to 3rd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 7777. Whitley Bay 09/07/1918. Posted York and Lancaster Regiment 08/08/1918. Remembered on Vis-en-Artois Memorial France. OTHER: Brother James William  Gave His Life 15/09/1916 Aged 21. Possibly Albert. Two other F Russell in records Fred  Frank Sydney both holbeck. 

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STENDELL George Frederick Private 1270 C Company 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 25. Born 1891 Nottingham. Son of Thomas George Died Leeds 1905 and Elizabeth Gosney Married 1887 St John The Evangelist CWGC 2 Morpher Grove Clay Pit Lane. 1911 Morpeth Grove Occupation Butcher. Landed Egypt 22/12/1915. Laid to Rest in May 1917 when the battlefields were cleared at Serre Road Cemetery No 1 Somme France.

TAYLOR Oliver Private 23874 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 21. Born Leeds 1896 Son of James and Lucy Thorns Married 1878 Leeds Registered Building CWGC 51 Green Road Newtown. 1911 Occupation tailors errand boy. Laid to Rest Dantzig Alley British Cemetery Mametz Somme France OTHER:KIA at Fricourt Battle of Somme possibly buried at Hare Lane Cemetery Fricourt along with 48 other men from the 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment and moved to Mametz after the war.

THORPE Thomas William Private M2/130749 595th Company 17th Motor Ambulance Convoy RAMC 31/05/1916 Aged 50. Born 1866 North Ormsby. Son of John and Mary CWGC 15 Burmantofts . Husband of Mary Ann Orme Married 07/05/1890 St Stephens Parish Church Burmantofts. Residence 1911 68 Bayswater Place Roundhay Road Occupation Automobile Engineer Repairer. Enlisted 01/10/1915 Grove Park London. Posted Mediteranean 24/10/1915. Died from Dysentery at No 1 Casualty Station Salonika. Laid to Rest Salonika Lembet Road Military Cemetery Greece. 

WEBSTER Herbert William Born Leeds March 1887 Vol 9b Page 455.

TAYLOR Herbert Lance Corporal 301771 1/8th Bn Durham Light Infantry Died Prisoner of War Germany in Roll of honour)