City of Leeds United in WW1

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

 ALF COOKE LTD Printers Crown Point Hunslet

Found at the Back of Leeds Parish Church the Memorial remembers 17 men who were employed by Alf Cooke.


Alfred Cook Crown Point Factory Hunslet 1930. Courtesy of Britain From Above Click Here

ALDERSON George Rifleman 2753 1/7th  Born Harrogate? Enlisted Leeds. Laid to Rest Essex Farm Cemetery Belgium.

BAILEY H Three On record Leeds Connection and One Laid to Rest Canadian Lawnswood Cemetery Leeds. Can You Help

BECKWITH Harry  Private 76339 91st Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps KIA 17/08/1916 Aged 28. Son of Walter and Ruth Clapham Married 1887 St Jude Potteryfield. 1911 Residence 9 Norfolk Street Lithographer in Printers.  Husband of Ada Briggs Married 1912 St Mary the Virgin Hunslet remarried 1920 St Mary the Virgin Hunslet, to Harry  Ledsham CWGC 6 Bessbrook Street Church Street Hunslet. Enlisted  Leeds 3 Edgware Avenue Roundhay Road. Occupation Printer Laid to Rest Beuvry Communal Cemetery Extension France. Four on Record Harry only one Occupation Printer and Connection Hunslet location of Alf Cooke.

DIXON F Three on Record Frank  Fred  and Frederick Can You Help.

DIXON George 10403 or DIXON George 242428 

GARDNER James Smith Born Leeds 1879.

HINCHCLIFFE G W No further Details Could Be this Man Unknown.

O’GRADY Thomas 24986 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW Prisoner of War 26/06/1916 Aged 25. Born 1891 Hunslet. Son of John and Sophia Beevers Married 1876 Bradford. 1911 9 Ashley Street Hunslet Printers Cutter. Husband of Mary A Moore Married 1915 Leeds Registered Building. Laid to Rest Hamburg Cemetery Germany.

PAGE H Three choices Hubert R/6040 or Harry A/204573 or Herbert John 36161 Can You Help

SKIRROW Arthur Lieutenant 13th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment KIA Born Son of William and Emily  Husband of Nellie Dora CWGC 34 St. Michaels Lane Headingley 1911 10 Grosvenor Place Lithographie Artist. SEE HEADINGLEY.

SMITH H Too Many on Record Can You Help

TODD C Can You Help

TOWNSLEY Arthur Private 41896 12/13th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers KIA 26/03/1918 Aged 33. Born 1886 Brandycarr. Son of William and Jane Oldridge Married 1865 Methley 1911 4 Cross Longley Street Hunslet Labourer in Printers. Husband of Annie Thackrah Married 1915 Methodist Chapel Waterloo Road Hunslet and Methodist School Clothier Street Hunslet Annie remarried in 1920 St Silas Hunslet to Thomas Dobson CWGC 9 Mordale Street Hunslet. Enlisted Leeds West Yorkshire Regiment 32660. Remembered Pozieres Memorial France.

WARR George Harrington Gerald Private 407040 Royal Army Medical Corps DIED Pneumonia 07/11/1918 Aged 23. Born 1895 Andover Wiltshire. Son of George Moss and Mary Ann B Married 1890 Nottingham CWGC of 22 Bond Road Barnsley. Enlisted Leeds 18/08/1914 Occupation Alfred Cooke Ltd Printing & Packaging Hunslet Road Hunslet Designer in advertising. Landed France 01/11/1914. Operating Room Attendant 25/08/1916. Service Record Died No 30 Casualty Clearing Station Aubigny France. Reported by Officer Commanding 30 CCS Disease was contracted whilst on active service and aggravated by conditions of which he was working at the time. Laid to Rest Ligny-St. Flochel British Cemetery Averdoingt France. (Site of 7th Casualty Clearing Station)

WHITAKER Samuel Private 38817 25th Tyneside Irish Bn Northumberland Fusiliers DOW 18/10/1916 Aged 29. Born Hunslet. Son of William Mellor and Sarah Hannah Evans Married 1884 Holy Trinity Rothwell 1911/CWGC 2 Oakes Terrace Anchor Street Hunslet. Occupation Lithographer in Printers. Enlisted Leeds West Yorkshire Regiment 25636. Laid to Rest Cemetery Trois-Arbres Steenwerck France.

WILKINSON Alfred Private 4435 D Company 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 03/07/1916 Aged 37. Son of John William and Ellen. Laid to Rest Puchevillers British Cemetery France.

WOOD Benjamin Frederick Private 15/1011 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 21. Son of Benjamin and Sarah Ann CWGC 12 Beckett Street Burmantofts. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.