City of Leeds United in WW1

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






ASH Leonard Lance Serjeant 1642 3rd Dragoon Guards DOW 11/04/1917 Aged 26. Born 1891 Baptised 13/03/1892 St Clement Sheepscar Leeds. Son of Henry Died 1896 Leeds and Martha Diggle Married 1884 Pontefract CWGC 33 Grace Street Park Lane. 1911 1st Cavalry Brigade 3rd Dragoon Guards Wellington Lines Aldershot. Laid to Rest Tilloy British Cemetery Tilloy-les-Mofflaines France.

BAGSHAW Albert Private 76299 2nd Bn Durham Light Infantry KIA 25/04/1918 Aged 18. Born Leeds. Son of Walter Hepworth and Mary Ann Married 1896 St Silas Hunslet CWGC 8 Lambert's Yard Briggate. Enlisted Leeds 1917 Occupation Electro Plater Lied about Aged to Enlist 18 Years 4 Months Old Given by Albert. Remembered Pozieres Memorial France. 

BELL Albert (Alfred) William Private 19001 1st Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers DOW 11/08/1915 Aged 24. Born 1892 Leeds. Son of Joseph Henry and Mary M Briggs Married 1879 St George Leeds 1911 27 Fountain Street Park Lane Errand Lad. Husband of Lily Hartley Married 1914 Leeds Registered Building CWGC 35 Fountain Street Park Lane. Lily Re Married 1920 to William Warrior 1911 27 Fountain Street Park Lane Errand Lad. Enlisted Leeds Formerly 2121 Highland Light Infantry. Laid to Rest Hill 10 Cemetery Gallipoli Turkey.

BODDY Frank Weldon Serjeant 9124 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 21/03/1918 Aged 29. Born 1888 Thirsk Son of Richard Died 1913 Leeds and Louisa Eden Married 1884 Thirsk CWGC 27 Grace Street Leeds. Residence at Enlistment Leeds. 1911 Sobraon Barracks Circular Road Colchester Carpenter. Remembered Arras Memorial France.

BURROW Wilfred Private 15/1317 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 26. Born 1889 Hunslet. Son of John and Charlotte Hutchinson Married 1872 St Peter with St Cuthbert Hunslet Moor. 1911 16 Pearson Terrace Kirkstall. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

CHAMBERS Fred Can You help

CLARKE Robert Little Private 15/1180 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 31. Born 1885 Wanlockhead Dumfriesshire Scotland. Son of William and Helen Little Married at Berryholes Durrisdeer Dumfriesshire Scotland. Colsterdale Residence at time 29 Queen St LochMaben Dumfries Scotland. 1901 Robert Resident at 1 Norval Place Grocers Assistant. 1906 Left Glasgow for Canada 1906. His brother Walter Enlisted March 1916 Winnipeg 922041 13th Bn Canadian Infantry. Returned 1927 Married Lily Died 1977. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. 

CONLON Robert Ernest Private 21482 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 12/10/1916 Aged 31. Born 1885 Liverpool Son of Edward and Rose Emma Long Married 1876 Crookham Christ Church Surrey 1891 66 Binks Street Armley. Husband of Clara E Cluderay Married 1908 St Matthew Holbeck 1911 31 Castle Street West Leeds Labourer in a Soap factory. Laid to Test Bancourt British Cemetery France.

DAVIS William Cresswell Private 15/267 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 40. Born 1876 Brecon Wales. Son of William and Elizabeth Clowes Married 1871 Beverley 1901 19 Ella Street. CWGC 7 Blenheim Place Blackman Lane Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. 


DRAYCOTT Benjamin Rifleman 306229 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 07/04/1917 Aged 26. Born Son of Benjamin and Sarah Sanderson Married 1886 Scarborough National Roll of Honour /1911/CWGC 5 Cross Lisbon Street West Street Porter in a Hotel. Award Military Medal National Roll of Honour Leeds Vol 7 States  "Bravery at Battle of Bullecourt Arras Saving life of his officer and bringing in the wounded" Battle of Bullecourt Arras officially started 10/04/1017. CLICK HERE FOR MAP Enlisted Leeds 1915. Laid to Rest H.A.C. Cemetery Ecoust-St. Mein France.

DRAYCOTT Ernest Private 16900 13th Company Machine Gun Corps Kia Battle of Thiepval 13/09/1916 Aged 23.Born 26/10/1892 Leeds Baptised St Pauls Leeds. Son of Benjamin and Sarah Sanderson Married 1886 Scarborough National Roll of Honour Leeds Vol 7 States: Mobilised Kings Own Scottish Borderers 11220 August 1914 took part in Battle of Mons and retreat. Saw action at LA Basee Loos and Arras Injured twice. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France

DONLEY Thomas Private 10264 2nd Bn West Riding Regiment DIED 05/05/1915 Aged Born 1883 Leeds. Son of William and Mary Mcmanus Married 1871 Leeds Registered Building. Husband of Elizabeth Wray Married 1908 Bramley and Holbeck District Registered Building 1911 5 Airedale Count Off Cartle Street Drayman. Elizabeth re married 1920 Edward W Pitts Leeds Registered Building. Landed France 15/12/1914.

 Laid to Rest Divisional Cemetery Belgium.

EASBY Norman Grant Private 71697 146th Company Machine Gun Corps 09/10/1917 Aged 21. Born Leeds Baptised 31/01/1897 Emmanuel Leeds.  Son of James Pickersgill and Emily Grant Married 1894 Emmanuel Leeds 1911. CWGC 9 Camden Terrace Compositor Apprentice. Enlisted Leeds West Yorkshire Regiment 5218. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. 

IGGLESTON Charles Unknown can you help ?

GILLING Arthur Private M2/265987 Military Transport Royal Army Service Corps DIED 17/11/1920 Aged 43. Born 1879 Hull Son of John and Margaret. Husband of Harriet Leighton Clark Married 24/09/1910 Holy trinity Church Leeds. CWGC Denison Hall Cottage Kendal Lane. Laid to Rest Lawnswood Cemetery Leeds.

GREVILLE Peter Private 28756 12th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 17/08/1916 Aged 32. Born 1884 Leeds. No Other Details Available. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. 


HALL Harold Private 350295 15th Bn Highland Light Infantry DOW 03/04/1918 Aged 22. Born Leeds. Son of Shelah and Catherine Hamilton Married 1886 St Peter Leeds 1911 Queens Court Suttle Street Off Wellingten Street Occupation Coal Merchants Assistant. Laid to Rest Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No1 France. 

HALL Willis 40871 2nd Bn Cameronians Scottish Rifles DIED at Home Warrington Vol 8c Page 229 21/04/1917 Aged 26. Born 1891 Leeds. Enlisted Kings Own Scottish Borderers 21184. Laid to Rest Beckett Street Cemetery Leeds.

HARTSORN (HARTSHORN) George Private 17/3232 17th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 24/10/1917 Aged ? Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

HAWKSHAW Christopher Hall Private 44820 7th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment 22/03/1918 Aged 19. Born 13/02/1899 Leeds. Son of Wilfred and Mary Elizabeth Hall Married 1892. Leeds Registered Building CWGC of 9 Bridge End. Brother Driver Alfred Shires DIED 17/02/1919 Aged 24 Laid to Rest Harehills Cemetery Leeds. Remembered Arras Memorial France


HOBSON Charles Private 8706 2nd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED 04/02/1915 Aged 26. Born 1889 Leeds. 1911 West Yorkshire Regiment Sobraon Barracks Circular Road Colchester. Son of James and Emma Pearson Married 1866 St Peter Leeds. Laid to Rest Wimereux Communal Cemetery France

HURTLEY Tom Trousdale 401345 1st/1st West Riding Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps DOW 24/03/1918 Aged 24. Born 08/05/1893 Leeds Baptised 04/06/1893 St Paul Leeds. Son of Thomas and Florence Mary Cullingworth Married 1892 St Paul Leeds CWGC Berkstone Reservoir Hill Headingley. 1911 173 Hyde Park Road Tailors Cuter. 1918 Left Effects Valued at £162. 13s. 1d. to Father Thomas Wholesale Clothier. Laid to Rest Etaples Military Cemetery France.

JACKSON Wilson Private 202588 2/5th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 27/11/1918 Aged 36. Born 31/10/1882 Bramley. Son of George and Mary Hick Married 1879 St Phillip Leeds. Husband of Louise Tingle Married 1905 St John The Baptist New Wortley. Enlisted 11/09/1916 Leeds 24 Vinery View York Road Assurance Agent. Left Folkestone 16/03/1917 Landed Calais in Field 20/01/1917. Bronchitis then trench Fever March, April 1917. Wakefield August 1918 Effects Valued at £297.1s. 3d. to Wife Louise.

Remembered Cambrai Memorial Louverval France.

LEAK Wilfred Lance Corporal 8934 A Company 9th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers 22/03/1918 Aged 25. Born 1892 Dudley Hill Bradford. 1911 Leighton Lane Tailoring Score. Son of Edward and Amelia Ann CWGC 13 Rosebank Grove Woodsly Road. Laid to Rest Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery Bailleulval France

LING Charles Joseph 16554 3rd Bn Coldstream Guards DOW Aged 25. Born 1892 Leeds.Son of Philip Charles and Mary Jane Lancaster Married 1887 St Clements Church Leeds CWGC 39 Newtown Thetford. 1911 21 Russell Street Leeds Clerk Tailoring.

 Laid to Rest Mendinghem Military Cemetery Belgium

LOWE Fred Too Many on Record can You Help.

MARR William Private 21657 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 47. Son of James and Selina Husband of Frances Sigston Married 09/12/1893 St Paul Leeds CWGC 46 St. Matthias Place Burley. 1911 6 Well Court Off West Street Out of Work. Laid to Rest Dantzig Alley British Cemetery France.

PEARSON William Rifleman 3442 2nd Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps DIED at Home 11/11/1914 Aged 33. Born 1885 Leeds. 1911 New Barracks Gosport Landed France 20/09/1914. Laid to Rest Norwich Cemetery Norfolk.

RHODES Barclay Private 12459 2nd Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry KIA 06/03/1915 Aged 19. Born 1895 Saltaire. Son of Thomas Henry and Isabel Barclay CWGC 35 Parkfield Mount Beeston. 1911 30 Cross Flatts Grove Beeston Roving Lad in Worsted Mill. Landed France 26/01/1915. Remembered Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium

ROTHWELL Arthur Rifleman 1560 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 26/06/1915 Aged 17. Born 23/02/1898 Leeds. Son of Joseph and Adelaide Rawlinson Married 1897 St Stephen and St Agnes Burmantofts CWGC 71 Cameron Place. Laid to Rest Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension France.

SCHOLES Frederick Walter Second Lieutenant 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 03/05/1917 Aged 28. Award D.C.M ? Born Leeds 1889. Son of Francis and Mary A. Husband of Annie Silk Married 1917 Leeds. Remembered Arras Memorial France.

SHAW Benjamin Beattie Private 201069 1/4th Bn Welsh Regiment KIA 26/03/1917 Aged 22. Born 1895 Wakefield. Enlisted Carmarthen. Son of Annie Louisa CWGC 8 Well Street Castle Street. Remembered Jerusalem Memorial Israel.

SHIRES William Private 20953 King's Own Scottish Borderers DIED at Home 10/10/1917 Aged 29. Son of Thomas and Husband of Elizabeth. Landed France 28/10/1915 Discharged 16/04/1917. Laid to Rest Leeds General Cemetery Woodhouse Remembered Lawnswood Cemetery Leeds.

SUGGITT WILLIAM Arthur Private 40283 9th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/12/1916 Aged  Born Leeds Enlisted Leeds. Son of Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

WADSWORTH William Rifleman 202925 20th Bn Rifle Brigade DIED 24/10/1917 Aged 43. Born 1874 Leeds. Son of Samuel and Clara Hartley Married 1871 St Peter Leeds 1891 No 5 Rawson Avenue Hunslet. Husband of Lily Crabtree Married 11/07/1887 St Matthias Burley 1911 Residence 9 Upper Fountain Street Albion Street Occupation in a Boot Factory. Enlisted 07/12/1915 Leeds 7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 2456. Laid to Rest Cairo War Memorial Cemetery Egypt.

WALKER A Too many on Record Unknown Can You Help ?

WELLS William Choice of Two  

1)  Corporal 2863 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/03/1916 Aged ? Born Sunderland Enlisted Leeds Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

2) Private 2023 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/05/1915 Aged ? Born Leeds Enlisted Leeds. Remembered Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium.

WILLEY Arthur  Too many on Record Can You Help ?

WORFOLK Charles Only One I can find on record Born Leeds 1909 Can You Help ?