City of Leeds United in WW1

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

Thank You to Rodger Driver who has sent a list of names that was found in the Camp Road Baptist Church History Book that he possesses. Unfortunately there are no photographs of a memorial however the excellent Leeds City Counsel website LEODIS has one remaining photograph of the Chapel after it was closed. The Chapel was situated between Little London and Woodhouse hence the reason to be placed in the Woodhouse section of this site. CLICK HERE to view

BARBER Clifford Private 265527 1st/7th West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Leeds December 1895 Vol 9a Page 465. Son of George and Annie Pordington Clifford Married Leeds June 1891. 1911 Residence 21 Servia Place Cambridge Road Woodhouse Occupation Printer. 5 sisters Maud Lily Alice and Edith. Enlisted Leeds Service Number 2603 Landed France 15/04/1915. KIA 24/02/1918 Aged 22. Laid to Rest Dochy Farm New British Cemetery Langemark-Poelkapelle. Belgium.

DOWNIE  Benjamin Lance Corporal 19037 6th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment KIA 28/09/1917 Aged 21. Born Leeds March 1896 Vol 9b Page 497. Son of Robert and Mary McConell Duff Married Leeds Registered Building 1890 Vol 9b Page 976. CWGC/1911 Residence 9 Livinia Street Camp Road Meanwood Occupation Printer. Enlisted Leeds Yorkshire Light Infantry 15972 prewsumably with his brother Andrew in 1915. Andrew served in the West Yorkshire Regiment 37216.  Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

DURRANT James William Private 31351 53rd Labour Corps DOW 11/11/1917 Aged 39. Born Leeds 1878 Vol 9b Page 480. Son of John and Elizabeth Lucas Married St Jude Potteryfield 1869 Vol 9b Page 367.Husband of Lily Harrison Married St George Leeds 1901 Vol 9b Page 899. CWGC/1911 Residence 31 Claro Avenue Servia Road Woodhouse Occupation Salesman Hardware Toys Fancy Goods. Enlisted into Lincolnshire Regiment 39312.  Laid to Rest Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium.

HARRIS Ernest Private 21448 9th Bn "B" Company West Yorkshire Regiment DIED Tuberculosis 30/10/1916 Aged 37.Born Leeds 1879 Vol 9b Page 534. Son of Robert and Maria Johnson. Enlisted 01/06/1915 Residence 14 Eldon Place Woodhouse Leeds Occupation Labourer. Mediteranean 29/009/1915 to 12/06/1916. Wounded 01/12/1915. Went to Egypt May 19166 diagnosed with Pulmanary Tuberculosis Discharged due to Sickness 01/07/1916.  Laid to Rest Bolton Heaton Cemetery Lancashire. 

JOHNSON  Frank Rifleman Private 2644 1st/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 20. Born Woodhouse Leeds 1895. Son of Joseph and Louisa Gill Married St Peter Leeds 1889 Vol 9b Page 668. Residence 1911 63 Hillary Street Occupation Mechanic Motor in a Garage. Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France. 

MORTON Sydney Lance Corporal 40830 16th Bn Manchester Regiment DIED Aged 19. Born Leeds 1897 Vol 9b Page 569. Son of Harry and Alice Jefferson Married 1894 St Clement Sheepscar Vol 9b Page 803. CWGC 23 Alfred Cross Street Meanwood Road. 1911 Residence 30 Oatland Street Meanwood Road Occupation Errand Boy at a Grocers. Enlisted West Yorkshire Regiment 1853. Laid to Rest Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery Saulty France.  

NOTT Frederick Lance Corporal 21927 1st Bn Yorkshire Regiment DIED 22/03/1918 Aged 28. Born Leeds 1889 Vol 9b Page 507.  Son of Samuel and Louisa Butterfield Married St Alban the Martyr Leeds 1890 Vol 9b Page 632.  1911 Residence 12 Oatland Place Meanwood Road Occupation Shop Assistant. Husband of Minnie Cheetham Married Leeds Registered Building 1915 Vol 9b Page 1219. CWGC 17 Winfield Road Blackman Lane Leeds. Enlisted Colsterdale 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 1116. Laid to Rest Rawalpindi War Cemetery Pakistan.

PICKUP Fred Herbert Private 15/1094 15th Bn "C" Company West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 10/06/1916 Aged 37. Born Whitwood near Normanton 1879 Vol 9c Page 14. Son of Henry and Sarah Jane Peel Married Kirkstall District Registered Building 1862. Husband of Lelia Baker Marriott Married St Matthew Holbeck 1910. Residence 6 Duxbury Place Leeds Occupation Storekeeper. Landed Egypt 22/12/1915. Laid to Rest Sucrerie Military Cemetery Somme Colincamps France.

POTTS Thomas Private 37780 17th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 28/10/1917 Aged 31. Born Leeds 1886 Vol 9b Page 409. Son of James and Adelaide Kay Married St Peters Leeds 1872 Vol 9b Page 545. Husband of Nellie Marshall Married St Michael Buslingthorpe 1912 Vol 9b Page 659. CWGC 16 Bentley Lane Meanwood. Residence 1911 Living with Brothers at 198 Camp Road Meanwood Occupation House Painter.

 Laid to Rest Dozinghem Military Cemetery Belgium.

ROBINSON Frank Private 307376 5th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Died 13/02/1919 Aged 23 Vol 9a Page 125. Enlisted into 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 2662 then 6197. Only Frank Robinson in Leeds Roll of Honour. Laid to Rest Ripon Cemetery North Yorkshire.

THORPE Thomas William Private 23774 2nd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 20. Born Leeds. Son of Joseph and Mary. 1911 Residence 2 Woerth Place. CWGC 30 Well Close View Chapeltown. Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France. 

WHITE Norman Private 19740 2nd Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers DIED 30/07/1916 Aged 19. Born Leeds Dec 1897 Vol 9b Page 573. Son of David Norman Died Sep 1925 and Ada Graham Married Leeds Registered Building 1897 Vol 9b Page 933. CWGC 57 Mexboro Drive Chapeltown Road. Enlisted Leeds 17/07/1915, Height 5ft 5 Inches tall, Weight 110 lbs, Occupation Tailor. Posted France 26/05/1916. Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France.