City of Leeds United in WW1

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

                                                                                                  LEEDS WW1 WAR MEMORIALS



EMMOTT Clifford Lance Corporal 3536 21st Empress of India's Lancers DIED 12/12/1917 Aged 24. Son of John Southward Died 1896 and Annie Crossland Married 1888 St Mathias Burley remarried 1901 Charles Earle Walker Leeds Registered Building CWGC 14 Stanmore Hill Burley Hill. Laid to Rest Nowshera Military Cemetery Peshawar Pakistan Remembered Delhi Memorial India Gate Delhi India.

DOUGLAS Bryce Lieutenant 101st Indian Grenadier's 13/11/1917 Aged 19.  Born 1898 Scarborough Baptised Whitkirk St MARYS 12/03/1898. Son of Dr. Norman Gladstone Douglas Medical student 1891 in Edinburgh Died 1891 Scarborough Aged 32 and Mary Caroline Clegg Married 1890 Stockport CWGC The Manor House Whitkirk. 1901 27 Prince of Wales Avenue Scarborough. 1911 a Pupil Grammar School Worcester Street Bromsgrove. His brother Norman Sholto learned to fly in 1914 at Bristol and served in the Royal Naval Air Service aboard HMS Ark Royal landing at Gallipoli 1915. Laid to Rest Ramleh War Cemetery Israel.

STABLES James Howard Lieutenant 1st Bn 8th Gurkha 17/02/1918 Aged 21.Born Derby 1895. Son of Reverend William Howard CWGC Sometime Vicar of St. Chad's Headingley and Harriett Emily Morse Married 1889 Notingham CWGC Inverugie Haslemere Surrey. CWGC Educated at Winchester and Christ Church Oxford. Enlisted 6th Hampshire Regiment 29/09/1914 Served India Commissioned 01/08/1915. Reported Missing Severely Wounded at Sannaiyat in Battle of Hai salient, Dahra Bend and the Shumran Peninsula. Remembered Basra Memorial Iraq. St Chads Headingley.

WHITAKER Gilbert Captain Indian Defence Force Died Namtu Burma 19/12/1918 Aged 34. Born 16/05/1884 Leeds.. Son of Fred Hamilton and Annie Backhouse Atkinson. Husband of Zaira Mattevitch Married Georgia 1913. Their Daughter Mafalda Selena a nurse with Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Drowned on Board SS Khedive Ismail 12/02/1944.Torpedoed by Japanese Submarine I27.  She was part of a convoy when attacked and sank in three minutes. Many survivers were killed when the submarine positioned itself under the survivors. HMS Palidin took the decision that the subamarine had to be destroyed to protect the rest of the convoy. two and a half hours later the submarine was sunk. in total 1,220 men and 77 women from Khedive Ismail were lost many who had survived the initial attack.  Unknown where Gilbert was Laid to Rest.