City of Leeds United in WW1

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





Mill Hill Chapel War Memorial remembers 29 men who gave their lives in World War One. It is situated in the front courtyard overlooking Leeds City Square. The memorial remember's prominent men from the City at the time. Including the Lupton's cousins of Kate Middleton. Captain Hirsch a Victoria Cross winner and Private Sen J Nath an Indian lecturer at Leeds University who lost his life whilst serving with the Leeds Pals the 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment. Inside the Church can be found a memorial remembering the 125 parishioners who served during the Great War including the 29 men remembered on the memorial outside.       


                                                                      PHOTO COURTESY OF GRAHAM PICKLES  


BROWN H Major Yorkshire Regiment DSO MC Croix Du Guerre

CLIFFE A J H Major West Yorkshire Regiment


LUPTON Francis Ashford Major 8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment


LUPTON Maurice Captain 7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment


LUPTON Lional Martineau Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery.

LUPTON Charles Roger Captain Royal Air Force Cousin of 3 Brothers Lupton Remembered on Memorial in church.

HIRSCH David Philip Captain 4th Bn Yorkshire Regiment KIA 23/04/1917 Aged 20.  Son of Harry and Edith of Weetwood Grove.

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.

IRELAND Joseph Knowles Captain Royal Fusiliers

JACKSON Sidney Foster Lieutenant 7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment


SKELTON Frank Lieutenant 28th Squadron Royal Flying Corps 21/10/1917 Aged 19. 

DAVID Lionel Adolph David 2nd Lieutenant A Company 7th Bn Yorkshire Regiment

HALL G 2nd Lieutenant 2nd Bn Middlesex Regiment 23/10/1916. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

HESS Henry 2nd Lieutenant Adjutant of 5th Bn Attached 2nd Bn Middlesex Regiment

RICHARDSON Basil James 2nd Lieutenant 8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 

CONYERS William Serjeant 222 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 28.        



 BRINDLEY R Gunner 781208 Royal Field Artillery

DODGSON John Ernest Private 15/283 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment

FISHBURN Leonard Private 267077 2/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment

FLOWER Clifford Private (Driver) 835827 Royal Field Artillery

FORD George Private 3273 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 04/11/1915 Aged  Laid to Rest Essex Farm Cemetery Belgium.

GILDERDALE Charles Frederick Private 307030 2/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED 10/04/1917 Aged 37. 

GREAVES Allan Private 77901 R.A.M.C DOW 13/08/1917 Aged (Armley)

KITSON Wilfred Henry Private 53448 15t/17th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 02/05/1918 Aged 19.

POTTS Frederick Arthur Private 307718 1/8th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment KIA 04/10/1917 Aged 20.

NATH Sen Jogendra Private 15/795 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 22/05/1916 Aged 29. Born Calcutta India. Lecturer at Leeds University. Reported in YEP whilst having a gunshot wound attended to was hit again in his kneck and died instantly.



                                                           Laid to Rest Sucrerie Military Cemetery Colincamps Somme France.

STOCKWELL Ernest Private 1776 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 29/09/1915 Aged 19.

VICKERS Benjamin Poole Private 22169 Royal Lancashire Regiment 08/03/1917 Aged

WALKER H Private 201670 4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders 21/04/1917 Aged 20.

YATES James Pitt Private Canadian Highlanders See Canada Page 

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