City of Leeds United in WW1

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




Below can be found details of the 45 men remembered on the Meanwood War Memorial found on Memorial Drive off Green Road Meanwood. The memorial was dedicated by Walter Rowley in remembrance of his nephew who lost his lifeat Villers Bretonneux in France. The Yorkshire Evening Post published in 2009 details of the new dedication of the memorial CLICK ON  YEP 



ARMITAGE John Henry Regimental Serjeant Major 5245 9th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers DOW 23/03/1918 Aged 34. Born Leeds December 1883 Vol 9b Page 464. Son of John Henry and Margaret Chambers. Husband of Nellie Smith Married Holy Trinity Meanwood 1910. CWGC 16 Greenwood Mount Meanwood. 1911 14 Monkbridge Grove Meanwood Occupation Wheelwright Enlisted Leeds. Medal index states Landed France 15/07/1915. Laid to Rest Bac Du Sud British Cemetery Bailleulval France. 


BAKER Charles William Rifleman S/7212 1st Bn Royal Fusiliers Rifle Brigade KIA 03/05/1915 Aged 24. Born Leeds 1891. Adopted Son of James and Florence England. 1911 Occupation Van Man in laundrey Residence 19 Highbury Street Far Headingley. Remembered on Ypres Menin Gate Belgium.

BARBER George Frederick Private PO/899(S) 1st Royal Marine Bn Royal Navy Royal Marine Light Infantry 27/11/1915 Aged 29.Born Leeds 1886. Son of George and Ada 1911 Residence Chapel Lane Meanwood. Occupation Insurance Inspector. Sister Katherine CWGC 50 Green Road Meanwood. Laid to Rest Redoubt Cemetery Helles Turkey. 
BATESON Joseph Private 21/664 21st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 30/09/1917 Aged 26. Born Leeds 1891.   Son of John Darnley and Hannah Lynch Married 1884. Husband of Lily Dobson Married Holy Trinity Meanwood 1916 CWGC 3 Brick Row Meanwood. 1911 46 Parkside Road Meanwood Occupation Skinner Labourer Felmonger. Laid to Rest Baird Cottage Cemetery Ypres Belgium.

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CLAYTON William Arthur Corporal O/13156 Royal Army Ordnance Corps DIED at home Aged. Born Leeds 1887. Son of Stephen and Mary Agnes Died 1902. Stephen remarried 1903 to Jane Elizabeth Bailey. 1911 5 Bennett Road Headingley Occupation Clerk with Step Mum and Brothers George Edgar Albert Redvers. Husband of Hilda Hirst Married 1913 Meanwood Methodist Chapel Monkbridge Road CWGC 3 Albert Grove Moor Road Far Headingley. Laid to Rest Meanwood Holy Trinity Churchyard.

CLIFF Herbert Theodore Major 3rd Bn Attached 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 13/10/1914 Aged 39. Born Wortley 1875 Son of William Dewhirst and Elizabeth Wade Married Halifax 1860. Husband of Alice Mary Trinder Married 1912 Walton on Thames CWGC 2 Crescent Mansions Chelsea London. One son Anthony Dewhirst Born 1913. A keen sportsman Herbert played for the Yorkshire Gentlemen Cricket Club which played its games at Wigginton Road York. Served in South Africa Boar War. Went to France end of September 1914.
COOK Clifford Rifleman 4547 2nd/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 31/01/1917 Aged 37. Born Leeds 1883. Son of Sarah Ann. Residence 1911 57 Greenwood Mount Meanwood Occupation worker in a wool yard. Laid to Rest Sailly-au-Bois Military Cemetery France. 
CORKER Harry Riley Private 12476 10th Bn Wesh Fusiliers KIA 17/02/1916 Aged 30. Born Leeds 1886. Son of John and Fanny a Publican in Kirkgate 1901 and Poulton le Fylde in 1911. Enlisted Rhyl Married 1914. Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Belgium.
DOBSON Joseph Garner Gunner 82149 D Battery 50th Brigade Royal Field Artillery KIA 24/10/1915 Aged 20 Born Leeds 1894  Son of John Rennie and Matilda Garner Married Leeds 1874. 1911 Residence 12 Greenwood Mount Meanwood Road Meanwood Occupation Iron Moulder. Enlisted LeedsLanded France 11/05/1915 Laid to Rest Divisional Cemetery 2kms West of Ypres Belgium  (ALBERT DOBSON CWGC LAWNSWOOD)

DOVE Walter Private 10675 1st Bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry KIA 14/05/1915 Aged 29. Born 1886 Meanwood. Son of Charles and Martha Beck Married Leeds 1873. 1911 Residence 14 Amberley Terrace Meanwood Occupation Drapers Assistant. Killed in Action second battle of Ypres. Remembered on Menin Gate Ypres Belgium.


GOLDTHORPE Eric Gunner Driver 142877 95th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery KIA 19/08/1917 Aged 31  Born Holbeck 1886. Son of William and Alice Schofield Married Hunslet 1870. Husband of Laura Kettlewell Married 1911 Holy Trinity Church Meanwood. Daughter Laura Born 1915. Landed France 04/09/1915 CWGC 8 Gordon Terrace Meanwood.  Laid to Rest Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery Belgium.

GRAY Harry Private 71939 64th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps KIA 21/04/1918 Aged 35.Born 1882 Hatton Warwick. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Scarfe Married Warwick 1881 Died 1887. Harry Enlisted 25/10/1915 at Kings Cross London. Residence Argyle Sqaure Kings Cross. Occupation Clerk Midland Hotels. Posted France July 1915. Egypt February, March 1916, before returning to Marsailles April 1916. 1920 Family at 22 Gorden Terrace Meanwood Laid to Rest The Huts Cemetery near Ypres Belgium. 

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.

HUNT Richard Henry Private 21575 1st Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry KIA 01/10/1915 Aged 20.Born Meanwood 1895. Son of Edward Henry and Annie Bosworth Married Burton Upon Trent 1884. 1911 Residence 578 Meanwood Road Meanwood Occupation Retired Framer. Landed France 02/05/1915. Remembered on Loos Memorial France.

HUTCHINSON Tom Private 15/264 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 26.Born Aiskew 1889.  Son of Elizabeth. Husband of Susannah Kirk Married Holy Trinity Meanwood 1914. 1911 Residence Elmet Hall Roundhay Occupation Domestic Gardener. Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France.


 KELL Thomas Speight Private 6513 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 25/09/1916 Aged 20.Born Leeds 1896 Son of Joseph Alfred and Amelia Mary Hamilton Married St Clement Sheepscar 1895. 1911 Residence 1 Monkbridge Grove Meanwood Occupation Milk Deliverer. Enlisted Leeds into 11th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 23782. Laid to Rest Puchevillers British Cemetery Somme France.

KERSHAW Frank Private 28265 9th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 17/01/1917 Aged 37.Born Leeds 1880. Son of James Arthur and Etty Robinson Married St George Leeds 1878. CWGC/1911 Residence 25 Brudenell Grove Headingley Occupation Clerk. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

KIRK John Robert Private 15/1245 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 03/05/1917 Aged 24. Born Meanwood 1893. Son of Henry and Mary Atkinson Married Holy Trinity Meanwood 1884 CWGC 8 Hustlers Row Meanwood 1911 Elmet Hall Roundhay Occupation Domestic Gardener. Worked with Tom Hutchinson remembered on this memorial.  Went to Egypt 22/12/1915. Remembered Arras Memorial.


LAVERACK Tom Private 4047 D Company 11th Bn Australian Infantry KIA  03/05/1917 Aged 19. Born Leeds 1898. Son of Henry and Emily Dean Married St John The Evangelist 1888. CWGC 7 Cliffdale Grove Meanwood Road. Enlisted 04/08/1915. Landed Marseilles France 06/04/1916. February to March 1916 Hospital in Rouen with Flu. On 03/05/1917 at 03.45 am Tom along with his Bn advanced East of Bullecourt Village (Details Found Here) Private G. P Owen 6800 reported that he had seen Tom with a bad head and shoulder wound only being recognised by his papers, having been killed by a shell along with 2nd Lt V. B. Daniel, and  Pvt J. L. Slavin  M. M. and Pvt G. R. Henderson.  (Australian Red Cross)  He went on to say that all four were buried in a military grave, though others reported that they were just covered on the trench parapet. Remembered on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial France. Australian War Memorial Canberra Panel 63 and Meanwood Memorila Drive Green Road Leeds.

MAKIN Edward Private 42787 2/7th Bn Manchester Regiment KIA 08/10/1917 Aged 19 Born Aldershot 1898. Son of Edward and Minnie Elizabeth 1911 Residence Moorfield House Stonegate Road Moortown. Enlisted Leeds 29/05/1916 Training Bn 22328 Residence 6 Monkbridge Place Meanwood Chauffeurs  Assistant. Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. Moor Allerton War Memorial. Brother of Arthur Levitt Above)

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MAXWELL Arthur Lance Corporal 3921 9th Lancers Queen's Royal Household Cavalry KIA 30/08/1914 Aged 20  Born Meanwood. Son of George Ernest and Margaret Saville Married 1892 St Matthew Chapel Allerton. 1911 Residence 1 Parkside Road Meanwood Occupation Groom. Landed France 15/08/1914. CWGC Stainbeck Road Meanwood. Laid to Rest Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension Aisne France.

MAXWELL William Private 4492 B Squadron 9th Lancers Queen's Household Cavalry DOW 11/05/1915 Aged 22.  Born Leeds 1893. 1911 Residence 1 Parkside Road Meanwood Occupation Fitter. Laid to Rest Hazebrouk Communal Cemetery France. 


MIRANDE Ernest Albert Private 24324 Labour Corps KIA 19/11/1917 Aged 36. Born Battersea 1881. Son of Alfred and Eliza Pepper Married 1863. Husband of Hannah Fitton Married Blackpool 1912. Enlisted Leeds 19/02/1916 Lincolnshire Regiment 33900. Residence 53 Greenwood Mount Meanwood Occupation Painter. Landed France 12/03/1917 CWGC 13 Rawcliffe Street South Shore Blackpool. Laid to Rest Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station Cemetery Belgium.

MORGAN Albert Edward Private S/43167 2nd Bn Seaforth Highlanders KIA 11/04/1917 Aged 19.Born Nottingham 1898 Vol 7b Page 307. Son of George and Alice. CWGC 10 Green Road Meanwood. Laid to Rest Brown's Copse Cemetery Roeux France.


                                            PAWSON Edward Stanley Private 16658 1st Bn Hampshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 29. Born Leeds 1887. Son of Edward and Caroline Potts Kilvington Married Bradford 1877 CWGC/1911 8 Green Row Meanwood Husband of Emma Impey Married Holy Trinity Meanwood 1911. Emma remarried to Willie Pickard in 1919. Enlisted Leeds 11th Reserve Cavalry Regiment 17013. CWGC 37A Saynor Lane Hunslet. Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France


PLATT George Corporal 14772 9th Bn Leicestershire Regiment KIA 14/07/1916 Aged 27.Born Castleton 1889. Son of Samuel James and Maria Rawling Married Leeds Registered Building 1874. 1901 Living with Mother Maria High Mill  Gargrave. Father Samuel 1901 a Boarder Exley Terrace Parkside Road Meanwood. Enlisted Leicester 17/09/1914 Occupation Leather Dresser. Lance Corporal 28/04/1915. Admitted hospital 04/03/1916 wound left leg Etaples. CWGC 32 Bentley Grove Mcanwood. Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France. 

PLATT Herbert Private 40031 12th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment 04/05/1917 Aged 20. Born Milnrow 1896. Enlisted Leeds 6th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 23880. 01/12/1916 wounded sent to Ward 8 New Military Hospital Rugeley Camp Cannock Chase where Georges personal belongings were sent. Remembered on Arras Memorial France  

POTTS Thomas Private 37780 17th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 28/10/1917 Aged 32. Born Leeds 1886. Son of James and Adelaide Kay Married St Peter Leeds 1872. Husband of Nellie Marshall Married St Michael Buslingthorpe 1912. 1911 Residence  198 Camp Road Occupation House Painter. CWGC 16 Bentley Lane Meanwood. Laid to Rest Dozinghem Military Cemetery Belgium.

POWYS Geoffrey Mapleton Lieutenant 8th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers 19/06/1917 Aged 20. Born Meanwood 1896. Son of The Reverand Horace Annesley and Jessie Mapleton Married Holy Trinity Meanwood 1880. 1911 Residence Meanwood Vicarage (Holy Trinity Church). CWGC 10 Hollin Lane Far Headingley. Laid to Rest Derry House Cemetery No 2 Belgium. 

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SMART Harry Private 49126 27th Tyneside Irish Bn Northumberland Fusiliers KIA 28/04/1917 Aged 19. Born Son of John Ford Smart and Emily CWGC Wood Nook Upper Meanwood. Enlisted into West Yorkshire Regiment 29439. Laid to Rest Brown's Copse Cemetery Roeux France. 


STEAD Wilfred Rifleman 39538 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED 14/04/1918 Aged 20. Born Adel 1898. Son of Charles and Hannah Maria Renton Married St John The Baptist Adel 1892. Sister Alice 1911 Meanwood Park Occupation Servant hence reason on memorial. Laid to Rest St. Symphorien Military Cemetery Belgium. 

STIRK Samuel Private 73111 188th Company Machine Gun Corps KIA 26/10/1916 Aged 23. Born Meanwood 1894 Son of Joseph and Sarah Amy Phyllis Married Holy Trinity Meanwood 1881. 1911 Residence 54 Parkside Road Meanwood Occupation Labourer Stone Quarries. Enlisted Leeds 31/08/1914 Yorkshire Light Infantry 11496. CWGC 54 Parkside Road Meanwood. Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium


 STOCKS Walter James Private 17/144 17th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 24/02/1916 Aged Born Leeds 1895 Son of Robert Leopold and Clara Annie Turner Married St Clement Sheepscar Leeds 1891. Clara remarried 1910 Joseph Charles Impey. Residence 1911 21 Monkbridge Street Meanwood Occupation Errand Boy. Laid to Rest Rue-du-Bacquerot No 1 Military Cemetery Laventie France.

TEMPLE Rowland Private 518 1st Bn Northumberland Fusiliers DOW 24/10/1914 Aged 34.Born Meanwood 1880. Son of John Thomas and Lucy Rowbotham Married St Peter Leeds 1882. Husband of Florence Elizabeth Dresser Married  All Souls Leeds 1908. 1911 Residence 2 Ridge Buildings Meanwood Road Occupation Rough Wood Cutter. Landed France 31/08/1914. Laid to Rest Boulogne Eastern Cemetery France.

WIGGINS Arthur Private 11940 4th Bn The King's Liverpool Regiment KIA 15/07/1916 Aged 24. Born Leeds 1891. Son of George and Harriet Ann Turner Married St Mary Quarry Hill Leeds 1891 1911 Residence 12 Monkbridge Place Meanwood Occupation Skate Lad Skating Wire. Landed France 19/09/1914. Laid to Rest Flatiron Copse Cemetery Mametz Somme France.

Two J. Wilson in Meanwood in CWGC.
WILSON James Rifleman 2/8th Bn London Regiment Son of Travis Harrison and Annie Elizabeth CWGC 4 Monkbridge Terrace Meanwood.
WILSON Jesse Sergeant 1/7th Bn Cheshire Regiment Husband of Alice E. Wilson CWGC 3 Procters Terrace Meanwood Road.
WOOD Stanley Private 60845 15/17th West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 19/07/1918 Aged 19. Born Meanwood 1899 Son of George William and Sarah Ann Oddy Married Holy Trinity Meanwood 1876. CWGC/1911 Residence 5 Oddys Fold Parkside Road Meanwood. Enlisted York into Yorkshire Hussars 331181. Laid to Rest Merville Communal Cemetery Extension France.
WORTH Rowland Private 40863 16th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 27/02/1917 Aged 39.Born Meanwood 1877  Son of Joel and Elizabeth Moses Married Holy Trinity Meanwood 1864. Husband of Mary Louisa E Tillson Married 1902 Leeds Registered Building. 1911 Residence 1 Tannery Square Meanwood Occupation Leather Warehouse Man. Laid to Rest Gommecourt British Cemetery No 2 Hebuterne France. 
WORMALD Harry Driver 108852 160th Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery DIED 14/09/1917 Aged 28. Born 1889 Son of George and Elizabeth Taylor Married St Stephen Burmantofts 1873. Husband of Nellie Speight Married Holy Trinity Meanwood 23/09/1911. Nelly remarried to John Sharp 1919. 1911 Residence 8 Wharfedale Mount Occupation Boot Riveter. Enlisted Leeds 07/08/1916 Residence 16 Monkbridge Terrace Meanwood. Landed Salonica Greece 18/04/1917. Accidental Drowned Salonica Laid to Rest Struma Military Cemetery Greece. (Origanily called Kilo 71 Military Cemetery.