City of Leeds United in WW1

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


Far Headingley St Chads Church 


St Chads Church is situated on Otley Road Far Headingley. The Memorial Gardens are set back off Otley Road and were opened in 1930. The War Memorial was Dedicated in 1920. The WW1 plaque is on the left side of the wall and the WW2 plaque is on the right hand side.

The Memorial remembers 77 men from the parish of St Chads Far Headingley who gave their lives during the Great War. To access the men remembered on this memorial click on one of the three links below or scroll down the page.






                                                                   AIRLEE  -  HEWITT


AIRLIE James K Private 24436 2nd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 20. Born 1896 Hardgate Scotland. Son of  James and Jane. 1911/CWGC 2 Woodman Yard Otley Road Headingley Occupation Chemists Errand Boy. Remembered Thiepval Memorial France.

BAKER Charles William Rifleman S7212 1st Bn Rifle Brigade KIA 03/05/1915 Aged 24. Born Leeds 1891 Adopted by James and Florence England Residence 1911 no 19 Highbury Street Monk Bridge Road Headingley. Husband of Kathleen Marrion Holding Married Meanwood Holy Trinity Church 1912. Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium. Far Headingley St Chads Local Memorial.

BARRETT James Private S/440208 Royal Army Service Corps Died 19/02/1920 Aged 30. Son of Albert Edward and Elizabeth Lacy Married 1869 Holy Trinity Meanwood. Husband of Louisa W Deighton Married 1916 St Chads. 1911/CWGC 6 Highbury Place Monkbridge Road Headingley Occupation Butcher.


Laid to Rest St Chads Churchyard.

BRAGG Robert Charles Second Lieutenant A Battery 58th Brigade Royal Field Artillery DOW 02/09/1915 Aged 22. Born North Adelaide Australia. Son of Sir William Henry and Lady Gwendoline Todd CWGC The Royal Institution 21 Albemarle Street London. Sir William was the professor of physics at Leeds University from 1908 until 1913 when he took up the position of Pro Vice Chancellor of the University. He moved to London 30/09/1915. Roberts Father and Brother Sir William Lawrence were both awarded a Joint Nobel Prize for Physics in November 1915. This was awarded for their research into the formation of crystals by X Rays. Robert had served as a corporal in the King Edwards Australian Infantry before gaining his commission. He landed at Gallipoli 14/07/1915. Thank you for one of Roberts relatives who states "A few weeks after landing in Gallipoli, a dugout which Bob was occupying with another officer while censoring letters was hit by a Turkish shell. One of Bob's legs was blown off and the other severely damaged. He was evacuated to hospital but died the next day."


Remembered Helles Memorial Gallipoli Turkey.

BRADLEY James Leonard 35096 1st Bn West Yorkshire DIED at Home 25/06/1919 Aged 48.  Born Elvington Near York 1877. Husband of Emily Atkinson Married 1904.

Laid to Rest St Chads Churchyard

BRUCE George Leighton Gunner 2713 B Battery 245th Brigade Royal Field Artillery KIA 12/07/1916 Aged 19.  Born 29/03/1897 Headingley Baptised 02/05/1897 St Michaels Headingley. Son of George and Elizabeth Hislop Buchanan Married 1895 Leeds Registered Building. 1911/CWGC 11 Wilton Grove Headingley Occupation Office Boy. Laid to Rest Bouzincourt Communal Military Cemetery.

BURTON David Gunner 223156 17th Brigade Royal Field Artillery DOW 18/11/1917 Aged 28. Born Leeds. Son of John and Esther Dunn Married 1874 St Peter Leeds. Husband of Annie S Thompson Married 1914 Methodist Chapel Cardigan Road Burley. 1911/CWGC 6 Alexandra Road Occupation Master Butcher.

Laid to Rest Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery Manancourt France. 

BYE George Henry Corporal 39992 13th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment KIA 26/10/1917 Aged 34. Born 24/03/1883. Son of Henry and Isobel. Husband of Clarissa Matilda Gelderd Married 1913 St Silas Hunslet. 1911 Jack Lane Hunslet Occupation Insurance Agent  CWGC 17 Highbury Terrace Headingley. Enlisted York 10/06/1916 into the West Yorkshire Regiment 33868. Epitaph on Grave Reads "Until the Day Breaks"


 Laid to Rest Roclincourt Military Cemetery France.


 Sons of Rhodes Kennedy CWGC Solicitor LL.B. London. Secretary Leeds Chamber of Commerce 1923 and Rose Cullen Married 1886 Nottingham.

CALVERT Reginald Cullen Captain C Company 7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 15/07/1917 Aged 28. Born 03/04/1888 Headingley Baptised  29/05/1888 Headingley Hill Chapel. 1911 Charnwood 20 Hollies Lane Far Headingley Occupation Solicitor. Laid to Rest Puchevillers British Cemetery France.

CALVERT John Cyril Private 24702 13th Bn Canadian Infantry Quebec Regiment 22/04/1915 Aged 24. Born Headingley 28/08/1890. Son of Rhodes Kennedy Born Leeds 1858 and Rose Cullen Born Shardlow 1862 Married Nottingham 1886 CWGC of Charnwood Far Headingley Leeds. Enlisted Valcartier 23/09/1914. Johns brother  The 13th Bn was in area around St Julien at time of Johns death. John is Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Belgium. John is also Remembered on the Imperial Tabacco of Canada Limited. 

CALVERT Geoffrey Clifford Calvert Lieutenant 16th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry DIED 15/01/1919 Aged 25. Born Headingley 01/04/1894 Baptised 27/06/1894 Headingley Hill Chapel. 1911 at School New House Cottesmore House Oundle Northamptonshire.  Enlisted Otley 04/09/1914 as a Gunner into the 4th West Riding Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Commissioned 20/10/1914. Died of Typhoid and Pneumonia.

Photo Courtesy of James Pateman.

 Laid to Rest Maubeuge-Centre Cemetery France   

CARTLEDGE Charles Ashworth Second Lieutenant 5th Bn Northamptonshire Regiment 29/07/1916 Aged 34. Husband of Ethel C Snowden Married 1914 St Chads CWGC St. Lawrence Christchurch Road Cheltenham. Epitaph from his wife reads "At evening Time it Shall Be Light, Zechariah 14.7"

Laid to Rest Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension France. 

CHALONER Edward Percival Serjeant 307830 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 27/07/1917 Aged 35. Husband of Margaret Rushworth Married 1906 Leeds Registered Building. 1911/CWGC 27 Highbury Place Headingley Occupation Wheel Turner Labourer.

Laid to Rest Coxyde Military Cemetery Belgium. 

CHALTON George Douglas Private 354341 2nd/3rd Bn Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps DIED 28/10/1918 Aged 28. Born Darlington. Son of John Edward and Mary Elizabeth Cross CWGC 2  Edgerton Road West Park Leeds. Died of Pneumonia whilst a Prisoner of War.

With thanks to Douglas Chalton of Massachusetts USA.

Laid to Rest Cologne Southern Cemetery Germany.

CRAVEN Thomas Petty Officer Stoker  H.M.S. Hogue 154699 KIA Drowned 22/09/1914 Aged 45. Born Armley 09/06/1870. Son of John and Ann 1911 Residence 1 Parrot St Hull. Husband of Clara Macro Born Tottington Norfolk 1866. Married St Pancras London 1902. CWGC 28 St. Giles Lane Thetford Norfolk. Naval Record 1911 Residence Clara 104 C Block Guinness Buildings Draycot Avenue Chelsea. With Daughter Violet B 1904 and Son Thoman B 1907. Thomas Residence 1911 HMS Russell Malta Harbour. CWGC 22 years service Royal Navy 1 year R.F.R. Remembered St Chads Far Headingley.


Remembered Chatham Naval Memorial.


COOPER George Thomas Private 63416 2nd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 12/10/1918 Aged 22. Son of Arthur Walter and Annie Elizabeth Cooper, of 14, Highbury Terrace, Headingley. Laid to Rest Brebieres British Cemetery France.

DARBY Charles Frederick Able Seaman J/35968 H.M.S Iron Duke Died from Disease 07/11/1918Aged 19. Born Moortown 18/01/1899. Son of Harry and Sarah Lyons Married St John Moor Allerton 1892. Vol 9b Page 807. Naval Record Scotland Mill Cottage Adel. 1911 at School 27 Highbury Rd Headingley. Laid to Rest Dunfirmline Cemetery Scotland.

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DEACON John Private 306269 1/5th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 20/07/1918 Aged 20. Son of Charles and Lucy CWGC 21 Highbury Terrace Headingley. John was originally laid to rest with four others of the 1/5th Bn at Pevy German Cemetery. He was identified by his name on the cross and a disc and pay book on his body. the other four laid to rest with John at Pevy were:

SLATER Cyril Born Leeds. KEIGHTLEY Percy from Luton.  YOUNG Robert Elliott From Durham.  COGGON James William From Lincolnshire. all were Laid to Rest alongside John at Marfaux British Cemetery France.

DENISON John Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force DOW 13/04/1918 Aged 18. Born Leeds 1900. Son of Herbert and Clara Ambler Married 1987 St Peter Leeds Residence 24 North Grange Road Headingley.Shown as RAF on CWGC.


Laid to Rest Pernes British Cemetery France.

DENNY Geoffrey Arnold Private 26 Royal Army Medical Corps  DIED 22/12/1914 Aged 17. Born 25/03/1897 Baptised All Souls Leeds. Son of Frederick William and Mary Emily Arnold Married 1896 All Souls Leeds. 1911 Residence  9 Ashwood Villas Headingley.  Enlisted 13/08/1914 Died from Colitis inflammation of the bowel (Dysentery) 7th 1st/1st West Riding Casualty Clearing Station. Residence 158 Otley Road a Student. Landed France 30/10/1914.

With Thanks to G. Slater

Laid to Rest Merville Communal Cemetery France.

FAWCETT Geoffrey Lieutenant 8th Bn London Regiment Post Office Rifles KIA 14/06/1918 Aged 26. Born Moor Allerton 1892 Son of William and Mary Ellen Ambler Married 1891 St John Moor Allerton. 1911 Residence 263 Weetwood Gardens Headingley Occupation Law Student. Epitaph on Grave Reads " Beloved Now Are We, The Sons of God, I John 3.2"

Laid to Rest Contay British Cemetery Somme France.


 Son of George Henry and Amelia Elizabeth Gibson 1911 No 23 Blenheim Place. 

FIELD Francis Morgan Captain 7th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment 31/03/1918 Aged 24. Husband of  Beatrice Male Married 1917 Doncaster. Remembered Arras Memorial France. Occupation 1911 Shop Assistant. photo available.

FIELD Harry Ernest Private 40279 10th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers KIA 12/10/1918 Aged  30.  Occupation Cabinet Maker. Laid to Rest Neuvilly Communal Cemetery Extension France.

FOSTER John Bowden Second Lieutenant 7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 11/10/1918 Aged 37. Born Durham. Son of  Francis Frederick and Elizabeth Jane Bowden Married 1876. Husband of Violetta Holmes Married 1912 Leeds Registered Building Died Halifax 1957. CWGC of 62 King's Road Harrogate. Epitaph on Grave Reads "Time Heals But Memory Clings, From His Wife and Children"

Courtesy of Thelma Roddy

 Laid to Rest Wellington Cemetery Rieux-en-Canbresis France.

FOX George Guardsman 511 4th Bn Machine Gun Guards KIA 05/09/1917 Aged 24. Born Bilton Near Wetherby 05/09/1893. Son of John and Emily 1911/CWGC 36 Highbury Road Headingley Occupation Carter. Enlisted Leeds Coldstream Guards 14391. KIA on his 24th Birthday. Originally laid to rest with nine others from the Coldsteam Guards and reinterred in 1919.

Laid to Rest Artillery Wood Belgium.

HART Ernest Corporal 211886 Royal Air Force DIED at Home Pneumonia 02/10/1918 Aged 27. Son of Thomas Edwin and Alice Vause Married 1892 St Stephen Burmantofts. 1911 No 22 Highbury Terrace Headingley Occupation Drapers Assistant. Husband of  Louisa Hirst Married 1915 Methodist Chapel Monkbridge Road Meanwood CWGC Hessle House Grafton York. Louisa remarried in 1923 to Thomas Gudgeon at Oxford Place Chapel Oxford Place Leeds. Ernest Died at the Royal Airship Station Mullion Cornwall from Pneumonia.

Laid to Rest St Chads Far Headingley.

HESS Henry Second Lieutenant Adjutant 5th (Special Reserve Bn Attached 2nd Bn Middlesex Regiment DOW 28/10/1916 Aged 21. Son of Julius Born Germany and Stephanie Born California U.S.A. CWGC West Grove Moor Road Far Headingley.


 Laid to rest Grove Town Cemetery France.

HEWITT  David Private S/26315 6th Bn Cameron Highlanders KIA 28/04/1917 Aged 38. Born  Son of G and  CWGC 13 Thornville Grove Burley Leeds. Husband of Beatrice CWGC 6873 Molson Avenue Rosemount Montreal Canada.

Remembered on Arras Memorial France



                                                                       HIRSCH  -  SCOTT


HIRSCH David Philip Captain 4th Bn Yorkshire Regiment KIA 23/04/1917 Aged 20.  Son of Harry and Edith Brindley Married 1895. CWGC Weetwood Grove. 1911 at Wilaston School Nantwich Cheshire. David left his father £46.18 shillin

Award Victoria Cross CWGC STATES: An extract from "The London Gazette" dated 14th June, 1917, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in attack. Having arrived at the first objective, Capt. Hirsch, although already twice wounded, returned over fire-swept slopes to satisfy himself that the defensive flank was being established. Machine gun fire was so intense that it was necessary for him to be continuously up and down the line encouraging his men to dig and hold the position. He continued to encourage his men by standing on the parapet and steadying them in the face of machine gun fire and counter-attack until he was killed. His conduct throughout was a magnificent example of the greatest devotion to duty."


                                                                                  Remembered Arras Memorial France.

HORNER Karl Christian Captain (7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment) DOW 04/04/1917 Aged 20. Born Leeds 1897. Baptised St Georges Leeds 27/02/1898. Only Son of Charles Robert and Isabel Mary Lendrum Married 1893 Kilroon Cork Ireland. CWGC 18 Monkbridge Road Headingley. Enlisted 30/10/1914 into Royal Army Medical Corps 48. Commissioned into West Yorkshire Regiment 16/07/1915. Attended Leeds Grammar School.

Laid to Rest Avesnes-le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension France.

HOYLE Basil William Edmund Captain 9th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers KIA Festubert 25/09/1915 Aged 22. Born Leeds 1893. Son of Joshua Fielding Vicar of St Chad's in 1891 and Zoe Jane Thomson Married York 1891 CWGC of Thatcham Grange Newbury. In 1911 Basil was attending St Peters College Radley Abingdon. CWGC Undergraduate of Balliol College Oxford 1912-14. Remembered Loos Memorial France. CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO OF BASIL

HUGHES Frederick R Unknown Can You Help

JAMES Robert Kenneth Lieutenant 9th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry KIA 27/05/1918 Aged 21. Born Leeds 1897. Only Son of Robert Bright and Kate Atkinson Married 1895 Leeds Registered Building CWGC/1911 Darnleigh Far Headingley. Landed France 06/10/1916. Remembered Soissons Memorial France.

JENKINSON Sydney Private 15/522 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 20. Born Leeds 1896. Son of Charles Henry Forrest Married Annie Gertrude Cope 1904 Leyton London. 1911 Residence 18 Heathfield Terrace Headingley Occupation Woollen Clerk. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

JOHNSON Tom Guardsman 12618 2nd Bn Scots Guards KIA 27/06/1916 Aged 29.  1 Oddy Place Far Headingley.  

Laid to Rest Poperinghe New Military Cemetery Belgium. 

KING Percy James Church Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery KIA 24/10/1917 Aged 35. Born Leeds 1882. Son of James and Emily Jane Church Brasier Married St Simons Leeds 1874. Landed 16/04/1915 France 776127 Bombardier. Commissioned 21/07/1917. Medal Card Shows Sister Mrs Ethel Boyle at Alma Road Headingley. 


Laid to Rest La Clytte Cemetery Belgium.

KIRK Alfred Edward Morgan Lance Corporal 15/557 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA Aged 22. Born Forest Gate London 1894 Son of Alfred and Mary Rebecca Enlisted Leeds 1911 Residence 23 Burton Crescent Headingley Occupation Junior Clerk And Student.

Laid to Rest Serre Road Cemetery No.3 Somme France.

LAWRENCE Harry Lingard Born 07/04/1898 Baptised St Mathew Chapel Allerton. Son of Thomas and Sarah 1901 Chapel Allerton. No known service record can you help ?

LONDON William  nly one born leeds 1905. Father Gavin Married 1900 in Burley 1911 8 Albert Terrace Kirkstall. Can You Help ?

MADDRA Thomas Private 9th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 20/02/1918 Aged 37. Born South Milford 1881 Vol 9c Page 807. Son of Edward. and Fanny Winterburn Married 1874. Husband of Elizabeth McCarthy Married St Aiden Leeds 08/06/1908 Vol 9b Page 892. 1911 Residence 11 Penraevon Terrace Occupation Domestic Gardener.

Laid to Rest Cambrin Military Cemetery France.

MARCH William Mayking 34277 Lance Corporal 8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 10/06/1917 Aged 36. Son of Thomas and Emma Mayking Married 1877 St Michaels Buslingthorpe. Husband of Helen Elizabeth Shaw Married 1914 St Chads Headingley CWGC 1 Greenwood Mount Meanwood.


Laid to Rest Bienvillers Military Cemetery France. 

McKenna Daniel Born Carlisle 1868. Highbury Terrace Headingley. Discharged unfit. Died Leeds 1918 Laid to Rest Unknown.

OGDEN John Walter Serjeant 2/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED  23/11/1917 Aged 42. Son of John and Elizabeth. Husband of Gertrude Faulkner Married 1902 Emmanuel Church Leeds CWGC 1 Wilton Grove Monkbridge Road Headingley. 1911 Tramway Motorman Methley Mount Chapel Allerton. Laid to Rest St Pol Military Cemetery Extension France.

OLIVER Ernest 2/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED Pneumonia St James Hospital 05/03/1919 Aged 22. Son of John William and Emma. CWGC 5 Highbury Street Monkbridge Road Headingley. CWGC Wounded 28/07/1918.


 Laid to Rest Harehills Cemetery Leeds.

PARKER Alfred Louis Private 32399 D Company 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 30/03/1918 Aged 30. Husband of Mary Lizzie Snaith Married 1910 CWGC 18 Station Road Redcar. Mary remarried in 1922 to Thomas Lewis. Residence 1911 No 20 Highbury Street Far Headingley Occupation Cart Driver. Epitaph on Grave Reads " We Loved Him In Life, In Death Not Forgotten, Rest In Peace"   Laid to Rest St Pol Military Cemetery Extension France.

PATEMAN James Staff Serjeant Major R4/066299 4th Base Remount Depot Army Service Corps DIED 07/05/1917 Aged 63. Leeds Oldest Man. Born Horninghold Leicestershire. Son of William and Elizabeth Smith Married Blackfriars Leicestershire 1844. Husband of Marion Mason Married 1892 Norwich. CWGC 46 Cliff Mount Hyde Park. Landed France 04/04/1915. James actually wrote to the King to gain permission to go to France. Epitaph on Grave Reads "In Proud and Loving Memory of a Devoted Husband and Father".


 Laid to Rest Boulogne Eastern Cemetery France.

PATTINSON  Robert Arthur Rifleman 306468 8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 09/03/1919 Aged 45. Son of John and Jane Cummings Married 1853 Chester Le Street. Husband of Kate Winn Married 1894 St Cuthbert Hunslet. CWGC 12 Highbury Street Monkbridge Road Headingley.


 Laid to Rest St Chads Far Headingley.


Son of James William and Alice Morgan Married Islington 27/07/1877.

PAYNE James Victor Private 15/1355 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 01/09/1916 KIA Aged 19. Son  1911, 63 Tong Road New Wortley Occupation Apprentice at G & S Engraving. 

Laid to Rest Le Touret Military Cemetery Richebourg-L'Avoue France.

PAYNE Arthur Edgar Simpson 678894 116th Bn Canadian Infantry KIA 17/04/1918 Aged 31. Born St Helier Jersey 1888. March 1911 Landed Canada. Husband of Louisa Jane Ridewood Married 15/11/1916 St Jude Bradford. CWGC 13 Mellor Street Thorncliffe Road Bradford. Enlisted 31/01/1916 Ontario Residence Nobleton Ontario. Mother was at Monkbridge Road Headingley. Early morning of 17/04/1918 killed in trenches North of Lens by concussion of a shell that landed near by. Remembered St Chads Headingley. His brother also gave his life. Epitaph on Grave Reads  "Hereby Perceive We, The Love of God, He Laid Down His Life For Us, I John 3.16". Laid to Rest Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery France.

PEARSON William Too Many on Record Can You Help..

PETT George Walter Guardsman 8283 Scots Guards KIA 11/11/1914 Aged 20.  Born 1894 Baptised St Mathias Burley. Son of Alfred and Martha Walton Married 1892 Selby District CWGC 20 Livingstone Place Roundhay Road. 1911, no  5 Gledhow Terrace Roseville Road Warehouseman. Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium.

RATCLIFFE Charles Lance Corporal 2903 7th Bn Attached Trench Mortar Battery  DOW 17/12/1915 Aged 25. Born Bramham Son of James and Mary Jane Wharton Married 1890 St Chad Far Headingley. 1911/CWGC 6 Oddy Row Far Headingley Occupation Upholsterer. "Faithfull Until Death" Enlisted and served West Yorkshire Regiment.


Laid to Rest Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium.

ROBERTS Ernest Corporal R/38473 2nd/16th Bn London Regiment Queen's Westminster Rifles 01/05/1918 Aged 27. Born Dewsbury. Son of George and Elizabeth CWGC 8 Heathfield Terrace Far Headingley CWGC Employee at General Post Office Bradford. Enlisted London into the Royal Engineers 59806. Was then transferred Kings Royal Rifle Regiment. "Ever Remembered" Laid to Rest Jerusalem War Cemetery Israel.

ROBINSON Frederick William Private Royal Marines Medical Unit Attached Drake Bn DOW 23/04/1917 Aged 34 . Born 27/07/1883. Son of John and Jane Navy Record 3 Ellis Terrace Far Headingley. Frederick was at the Advanced Dressing Station 3rd RN Field Ambulance when he passed away. Enlisted 05/01/1915. Frederick was laid to rest in an isolated grave 1 1/4 Miles South West of Gavrelle France. Remembered  Arras Memorial France.

RUTHERFORD Mark Captain 9th Bn Tank Corps KIA 23/07/1918 Aged 34. Son of Mark and Isabella Barker Married 1871 Carlisle. CWGC Union Street Carmarthen Wales. Husband of Annie Addison Proudfoot Died 1915 Leeds Married 1912 Somerset. CWGC A solicitor. Mark was originally laid to rest at Le Foloise French Military Cemetery and was moved in 1924.


 Laid to Rest Roye New British Cemetery France.


Sons of Richard William and Jane Sumerscales Married 1881 St Mathias Burley Landlord ands landlady of Three Horse Shoes Public House Old Otley Road.

SCOTT Edward Sumerscales Company Serjeant Major 40948 24/27th Tyneside Irish Bn KIA 09/09/1917 Aged 27.  Distinguished Conduct Medal. Son of 1911No 98 Otley Road Far Headingley Occupation Assistant Publican Three Horse Shoes. Laid to Rest Hargicourt Military Cemetery France.

SCOTT George Robert Serjeant 114912 Scots Guards. DIED at Home 06/06/1919 Aged 26. Husband of Emily Clark Married 1916 St Michaels Buslingthorpe. 1911 Residence 98 Otley Old Road Far Headingley Occupation Assistant Publican Three Horse Shoes. Enlisted Caterham 1914. Landed France 01/04/1915 until 04/08/1917. Suffered a Gunshot wound to lower arm 31/07/1917 Treated Leeds General Infirmary this resulted in some limitation in right elbow. 28/09/1917 Military Medal London Gazette.


 Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

                                                                  SIBSON  -  WILLIAMS


SIBSON John William Private 32267 1st Bn Northumberland Fusiliers KIA 21/03/1917 Aged 33. Born Hunslet 1884 Vol 9b Page 295. Son of William and Mary Ann Key Married Horsforth 1880. CWGC 6 Hollin Place Far Headingley. 1901, 9 Hollin Place Far Headingley Occupation Grocers Assistant. Husband of Maria Watson Married Clitheroe 1912. CWGC Sear Head West Bradford Clitheroe. Remembered Arras Memorial.

SNOWDON Henry Frederick Lieutenant 1st Bn London Regiment KIA 06/06/1916 Aged 32. Born Clifford 1884. Son of Reverend   Richard Kemplay Died 1896 Ledsham Vicarage and Mary Louisa Wright Married 1775. Mary Remarried 1916 at St Chad Far Headingley to Fairfax Rhodes. In 1902 Henry tried unsuccessfully to join the Army attending Sandhurst. 1911 Henry lived at 122 Otley Road Occupation Solicitor.

Henry is remembered on a stained glass window inside St Chads.

Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

STABLES James Howard Lieutenant 1st Bn 8th Gurkha Rifles DOW 17/02/1917 Aged 21. Born Derby 1895. Son of  Reverend Walter Howard and Emily Morse CWGC Inverugie Haslemere Surrey sometime Vicar of St. Chads Leeds. Educated at Winchester and Christ Church. Oxford. Enlisted 6th Bn Hampshire Regiment 20/09/1914 Served in Indian North West Frontier Abbottabad then Iraq from August 1916. Reported Severley Wounded and Missing in Action after fighting at the capture of Sanna-I-Yat 17/02/1917 the prelude to the 2nd Battle of Kut

The cross below can be found inside St Chads Church. It is from James and dedicated the day he gave his life. It remembers his friends DEARMER Christopher from London a Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Air Service KIA 06/10/1915. Also DURRANT Humphrey Mercer Lancelot from Wetherby a Midshipman on the Queen Mary that sunk 06/061916. Both had attended naval school at Winchester in 1911.

Remembered Basra Memorial Iraq.

STEAD Harold Private 47494 2/8th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers KIA 21/03/1918 Aged 23. Born 05/12/1894 baptised St Mathews Chapel Allerton. Son of John William and Mary Jane Wrightson Married 1885 St Peter Leeds. 1911/CWGC 14 Highbury Road Headingley Cloth Packer. Remembered Pozieres Memorial France.

STEAD Wilfred Rifleman 39538 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED 14/11/1918 Aged 19. Born 04/07/1898 Adel. Son of  Charles and Hannah Maria Renton Married 1892 Holy Trinity Meanwood. 1911 at School The Lodge Belle Vue Adel. Brother Alf Married at St Chads in 1932. Originally laid to rest 03/11/1918 (at odds with those who died records and CWGC website) at Gembloux which is 46 minutes north east of Mons. In 1925 finally Laid to Rest at St. Symphorien Military Cemetery Near Mons Belgium.

SUTCLIFFE Oswald Second Lieutenant 4th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry KIA 03/11/1916 Aged 21. Born Rastrick Near Brighouse. Son of Frederick and Mary Ann Thompson. Landed France 28/06/1916. Oswald Aunt resided at 148 Otley Road Far Headingley. 1911 Oswald was at School in Warminster.

Below found in St Chads Church

When family's paid homage to their fallen sons on pain glass in churches, they nearly always ensured that their sons likeness was placed on a Saint in this case St Oswald. It is safe to assume from the photo above that the likeness below is that of Oswald.

Laid Rest Rest Hebuterne Military Cemetery France.

TELFORD George Shoeing Smith Corporal 99176 D Battery Royal Field Artillery KIA 12/04/1918 Aged 33. Born Wetherby 1885. Son of Tom and Alice Sutterton Married 1876 St James Wetherby. Husband of Laura Firth Married 1915 Leeds Registry Office. Laura Remarried 1921 to Harry Robinson. Remembered Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium.

THOMPSON William Private 17227 8th Bn West Riding Regiment KIA 14/09/1916 Aged 29. Son of John and Mary Husband of Zoe H Hopwood Married 1915 St Chad Far Headingley WGC 71 Highbury Terrace Headingley. 1911 no 5 Ellers Grove Occupation Warehouseman. Epitaph on Grave Reads "Also in Memory of 17228 Private H Thompson Duke of Wellingtons Regiment" in reference to Williams brother Harry Thompson who gave his life on the same day and is remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France. William was laid to rest alongside others from the West Riding Regiment many unknown one which could well have included his brother Harry. In 1919 he was finally Laid to Rest Lonsdale Cemetery Authuille France.

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.

WALLACE John Rifleman 305694 2/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 20/11/1917 Aged ?  Born Castle Bellingham Ireland. Originally laid to rest in a grave with two others from the West Yorkshires in 1919 finally Laid to Rest Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery Villers Plouich France.

WARDLE James Kenneth Lieutenant 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 30/04/1916 Aged 26. Son of James and Emily Wade Married 1896 St Chad Far Headingley 1911/CWGC Moor Cottage Cottage Road Far Headingley Occupation Surveyor Insurance Boy.  Epitaph Reads "Only Son of James and Emily Wardle of Far Headingley Leeds"

 Laid to Rest Beauval Communal Cemetery France. 

WATSON Mark Sanderson Second Lieutenant 4th Bn Highland Light Infantry KIA 11/01/1917 Aged 22. Born Chester 1895.  Son of Richard William and Isobel Sanderson Married 1894 Cockermouth. Address in will  7 Burton Crescent Headingley. Mark lost his life fighting at Khadairi Bend a heavily fortified town on the River Tigris North of Kut Iraq. It eventually fell on the 29/01/1917. Remembered Basra Memorial Iraq. 

WHEELHOUSE Arthur Serjeant 731 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 26/08/1916 Aged 34. Son of Wilson and Ellen CWGC Cottage Road Far Headingley. Epitaph on Grave Reads " He Gave His Life That We Might Live" 

Originally laid to rest Paisley Avenue Cemetery which was on the south side of Thiepval Wood after the war finally Laid to Rest Lonsdale Cemetery Authuille France.

WHORLEY Edward Guardsman 6246 1st Bn Scots Guards KIA 17/06/1917 Aged 30. Son of William and Eliza Ann Fox Married 1899 Leeds Registry Office. CWGC 9 Highbury Road Headingley. Husband of Jessie Jane Gissing Married 1909 Westlton Suffolk.  CWGC The Bungalow East Walk Scots Hall Westleton Suffolk. 1911 In the Scots Guards a Steward for the Earl of Northbrook at Stratton House

Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium.

WHITE Alfred William Stoker 1st Class SS/106882 15/10/1914 Aged 24. Born 22/12/1899 Bermondsey London. Son of Alfred Benjamin and Henrietta Clarke. Married CWGC 7 Highbury Terrace Headingley.

Remembered Chatham Naval Memorial.

WILLERTON George William Private 421225 C Company 11th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 28/10/1918 Aged 28. Son of George and Ellen Taylor Married 1888 St Mark Woodhouse. 1911 A Gardener at 1 Highbury Street Headingley. Epitaph on Grave Reads "He Died For Those He Loved" Laid to Rest Giavera British Cemetery Arcade Italy.

WILLERTON Harold Clark Private 11310 91st Company Machine Gun Corps KIA 26/10/1917 Aged 21. Born 1896 Leeds. Son of Henry and Mary 1911/CWGC 13 Moor Road Far Headingley Occupation Grocers Boy. Enlisted into West Yorkshire Regiment 23292. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

WILLIAMS Charles William Private 37878 17th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 01/09/1917 Aged 33.  Son of Frederick Williams and Clara Divers Married 1884 St Saviour Cross Green. CWGC of The Lodge Beverley Pateley Bridge Harrogate. 1911 Moor Road Dairy Headingley Milkman. Laid to Rest Tincourt New British Cemetery France.

NOBLE Frank Isaac Hubert Private 306314 1/5th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment  KIA 25/04/1918 Aged 21. Son of Charles Fredrick Died 1916 and Mary Jane Baker Died 1932 Lincoln Ontario Canada, Married 1883 Knaresborough CWGC 10 Marigold Street St Catherines Ontario Canada. Landed France 03/12/1915. Residence 1911 no 7 Venetian Place. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.