City of Leeds United in WW1

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



Situated in the Grounds of St Johns Church on Harrogate Road the Memorial Cross remembering the 31 men of Moor Allerton who gave their lives in World War One. Unveiled by Colonel Albert Edward Kirk Commanding Officer of the Leeds Rifles and Reverend Godwin Birchenough on the 8th October 1921. The cross was designed by Herbert Ambler and constructed by J. T. Wright Ltd. of Leeds.



BENNETT Frederick George Private 15/1201 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 20. Born Leeds 1895 Vol 9b Page 532. Son of George and Alice Gudgeon Married St Peter Leeds 1893  CWGC/1911 Residence 10 Granby Grove Headingley Occupation Golf Assistant.

Laid to Rest Serre Road Cemetery Somme France.

BUCKBOROUGH Percy Private 10914 Labour Corps 22nd Labour Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED 13/06/1917 Aged 20. Born Harewood 1897 Vol 9a Page 132. Son of James and Rowina Crisp Married Rugby 1893 Vol 6d Page 533. 1911 Residence Bank End Farm Arthington at School. Enlisted Leeds into West Yorkshire Regiment Service Numbers 26934 and 30330. Laid to Rest Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium.

CARR Charles Private M2/175944 Army Service Corps 65th Division Mechanical Transport Company 10/09/1918 Aged 24.Born Hunslet 1894 Vol 9b Page 258. Son of George Rogers and Mary Ellen 1911 Residence 13 Claremont Drive Headingley Occupation Rope And Cover Maker. CWGC Shadwell Lane Moortown. Laid to Rest Terlincthun British Cemetery Wimille Boulogne France.

CLARKSON Norris Rifleman R/14668 12th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps DIED POW Giessen Germany 18/07/1918 Aged 21.Born Bramley 19/09/1896 Vol 9b Page 346. Son of Alfred William and Sophie Wilson Married Leeds Registered Building 1896. CWGC King Lane Alwoodley Moortown Enlisted Leeds 20/07/1915. Residence Foxwood Cottage North Lane Roundhay Occupation Clerk. Qualified as first class signaller 22/02/1916. Reported to have died at a working camp in a foundry at Holgappelen.   Laid to Rest Cologne Southern Cemetery Germany.

CLOUGH George William Sergeant 390596 9th Bn Queen Victoria's Rifles London Regiment 16/08/1917 Aged 31. Born Armley 1886 Vol 9b Page 401. Son of Joseph and Rhoda Roberts Married 1882 Vol 9b Page 472. Husband of Mabel Dodson Married 1915 Vol 9b Page 1207. CWGC 117 Harrogate Road Moortown. Laid to Rest Tyne Cot Cemetery Belgium.

COATES Fred Private 24499 2nd Bn West Riding Regiment DOW 05/09/1917 Aged 36.Born Oakworth 1882. Son of Robert and Elizabeth. Husband of Emily Williams Married Oakworth 1908 Vol 9a Page 352. Residence 1911 9 Greenwood Mount Meanwood Occupation Domestic Gardener. Enlisted Leeds 05/06/1916 into Yorkshire Regiment 32461. Residence Moorfield Lodge StoneGate Road Moortown. Landed France 21/10/1916. Transferred to West Riding Regiment 06/11/1916. Gunshot Wound to neck 11/04/1917. Admitted to Hospital Le Treport 13/04/1917. sent to England 04/05/1917 to 29/07/1917 back to France. Laid to Rest Grevillers British Cemetery France.


COOPER Henry Douglas Private CH/19509 1st Royal Marine Bn Royal Naval Division Royal Marine Light Infantry KIA 23/10/1916 Aged 20. Born Osgodby near Selby 1896 Vol 9c Page 914. Son of Robert John and Betsy Douglas Married 1889 Vol 9d Page 192. 1911 Residence 6 Providence Square Moortown at School. Enlisted 09/12/1914. Landed Gallipoli Turkey 08/08/1915. Laid to Rest Knightsbridge Cemetery Mesnil-Martinsart France.

COOPER James Wallace Rifleman 2795 8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 09/05/1915 Aged 20. Born Osgodby near Selby 1894 Vol 9c Page 907. 1911 Residence 6 Providence Square Moortown Occupation Gardener. Landed France 16/04/1915.  Laid to Rest Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension France

DIMERY George Wentworth Second Lieutenant 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED London 04/04/1917 Vol 1c Page 228 Aged 29.Born Shadwell 1887 Vol 9a Page 122. Son of Frederick George and Alice Ellen Dando Married Married Bedminster 1883 Vol 5c Page 1119. 1911 Residence Industrial School For Boys Moortown Lane Shadwell Occupation Clerk. Father was School Superintendant. Enlisted Leeds Town Hall 05/09/1914. Medal Index states Lance Corporal 15/278. Landed with "B" Company Egypt 22/12/1915. Commisioned 09/01/1917. Died from injuries sustained in Mills Bomb grenade training. Laid to Rest St John Moor Allerton Leeds.

FARRAR Ramsden Private 3189 Yorkshire Dragoons Yeomanry DIED Knaresbrough 17/09/1916 Vol 9a Page 125 Aged 28. Born Leeds 1888 Vol 9b Page 452. Son of Ramsden and Sarah Elizabeth Moss Married St Peter Leeds 1911 Vol 9b Page 605. Residence 1911 26 Methley Drive Chapeltown Occupation Sign Writer. Landed France 20/07/1915. CWGC Residence 22 Leopold Terrace Chapeltown. Laid to Rest St John Moor Allerton Leeds. 

HAIGH  George Able Seaman R/1777 Hood Bn Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve KIA at Le Barque-Thilloy when reported DOW 26/08/1918 Aged 21.Born Wigton nr Shadwell 16/10/1896 Vol 9a Page 118. Son of Arthur and Sarah Ellen Grundy Married St John Moor Allerton 1884 Vol 9b Page 598. 1911 Residence Sawwood House Thorner Occupation Working In Farm Dairy. Army reserve 09/12/1915 Landed France 15/06/1917 Gassed invalidsed back to England 20/03/1918. Rejoined Bn 23/08/1918. CWGC Rose Villa Slade Hill Moortown. Remembered on Vis-En-Artois Memorial France.


HOLDERNESS Arthur Private 401294 59th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps KIA 08/06/1918 Aged 22. Born Newtown Leeds 1896 Vol 9b Page 590. Son of Arthur and Emma Oglesby Married St Aidan Leeds 1895 Vol 9b Page 755. 1911 Residence 4 Springfield Terrace Shadwell Lane Moortown Occupation Tapper Tacker Boot Manufacturer. Laid to Rest Marfaux British Cemetery Marne France.

HOLLAND William Rawlinson Garside (Military Cross) Second Lieutenant 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Attached 50th Trench Mortar Battery DOW 08/09/1917 Aged 24. Born Alsager 1893 Vol 8a Page 342. Son of William and Sarah Garside Married 1879 Vol 6b Page 261. CWGC " of Ingleside Alsager Cheshire. Enlisted Leeds 05/12/1915 West Yorkshire Regiment 89th Training Reserve Battalion 24333. Residence 25 Roman Grove Roundhay Occupation Bank Clerk. Landed France 13/12/1916. Laid to Rest Sunken Road Cemetery Fampoux France.

Awarded Military Cross London Gazette 16/08/1917  "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in handling his mortar battery with great skill and coolness during a critical time, when the enemy were threatening to rush our position. His mortars were under heavy shell fire in the front line, and inflicted great loss on the attacking enemy."

JOHNSON Alfred Private DM2/209535 820th Company Army Service Corps DIED 13/12/1917 Aged 21.Born Moortown 1897 Vol 9b Page 281. Son of Walter Henry and Jane Elizabeth Hartley Married St John The Baptist Adel 1880 Vol 9a Page 199. 1911 Residence, Street Lane Moortown Occupation Office Boy. Laid to Rest Mikra British Cemetery Kalamaria Salonika Greece. 


JOYCE Henry Arthur Bandsman 19697 A Squadron 2nd Dragoon Guards KIA Messines 31/10/1914 Aged 32. Born 05/06/1882 Rensmore Baarracks Castlegar Galway. Son of John Gould Born Bangalore India a Bandsmaster Died 1908 and Jane Harriett Audsley Married 1874 Farnham. CWGC  Bradley Terrace Moortown. Husband of Ivy Gertrude Poulton Married 25/12/1909 Holy Trinity Hounslow CWGC 69 High Street Hounslow Middlesex. 1911 in Army at Aldershot 1st Cavalry Brigade 2nd Dragoon Guards Wellington Lines Aldershot. Landed France 16/09/1914. Henry was KIA at the Battle of Messines between Messines and the Comines Canal on the evening of the 30th October when the Bavarian Corps made an attack on the british positions. Details of the Battle and Henrys involvement can be found here a map of the battle below. henry is also Remembered in the Ireland Casualty's Remembrance Book in Dublin.


                                                         Joyce boy bugler

                                                        henry arthur joyce 2

                                                                   Photos Courtesy of Relative Jane Harris 

                                                                 Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Belgium.

MAKIN Arthur Levitt Lance Sergeant 306239 2/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 10/04/1917 Aged 23. Born Leeds 1894 Vol 9b Page 546. Son of Edward and Minnie Elizabeth 1911 Residence Moorfield House Stonegate Road Moortown Occupation Under Gardiner. Landed France 18/11/1915. (Brother of Edward Below) 

Remembered on Arras Memorial France.

MAKIN Edward Private 42787 2/7th Bn Manchester Regiment KIA 08/10/1917 Aged 19.(Brother of Arhur Levitt Above) Born Aldershot 1898 Vol 2a Page 125. Son of Edward and Minnie Elizabeth 1911 Residence Moorfield House Stonegate Road Moortown at School. Enlisted Leeds 29/05/1916 Training Bn 22328. Residence 6 Monkbridge Place Meanwood Occupation Chauffers Assistant. Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

NAYLOR Reginald Bolton Private 36772 16th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED London 08/06/1917 Vol 9b Page 268 Aged 20. Born Leeds 1897 Vol 9b Page 534. Son of Edwin and Miriam Bolton Married All Souls Leeds 1894 Vol 9b Page 603. 1911 Residence 36 Walmsley Road Cardigan Road Headingley Occupation Solicitors Office Boy. Laid to Rest St John Moor Allerton Leeds.

NOBLE Arthur Gunner L/5762 "A" Battery 58th Brigade Royal Field Artillery KIA 26/08/1917 Aged 22. Born Leeds 1895 Vol 9b Page 544. Son of Walter and Mary Jane Earle Married 1891 Vol 9a Page 185. 1911 Residence Harrogate Road Moortown Occupation Work in Garden.


Laid to Rest New Irish Farm Cemetery Belgium.

PALEY Lawrence 17/237 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 27/03/1918 Aged 20. Born Alwoodley 1898 Vol 9a Page 117. Son of John Robert and Annie. CWGC/1911 Residence Emville Farm Emville Avenue Slade Hill Moortown at School Remembered on Arras Memorial France.

PALEY Walter Private 205927 477th Agricultural Company Labour Corps DIED Stamford 25/03/1918 Vol 7a Page 406 Aged 21. Born Alwoodley 1896 Vol 9a Page 121. Son of John Robert and Annie. CWGC/1911 Residence Emville Farm Emville Avenue Slade Hill Moortown Occupation Caddie Allwoodley Golf Links. Husband of Matilda L Price Married St Edmund Roundhay 1916 Vol 9b Page 821. Laid to Rest St John Moor Allerton.

PARKER James Stanley Lieutenant 7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 24.Born Leeds 1893 Vol 9b Page 683. Son of James and Clara 1911 Residence Bentcliffe House Street Lane Moortown Occupation Salesman. SERVICE RECORD Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

POUNDER  Benjamin William Lieutenant 1/5th Bn West Riding Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 25. Born Holbeck 1892 Vol 9b Page 336. Son of Benjamin and Sarah Buckley Married 1890 Vol 8b Page 961. 1911 Residence Sandhill Lane Moortown Student. Landed France 03/11/1915. CWGC/Medal Index Wayside Killinghall Harrogate. Laid to Rest White House Cemetery St Jean-Les-Ypres Belgium.

SAYNOR William Lance Corporal 15/1351 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 45. Born Alwoodley 1871 Son of George and Caroline 1911 Residence Shadwell Lane Moortown Occupation Butcher. Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

SCRUTON John Private 76273 22nd Bn Durham Light Infantry DOW 26/04/1918 Aged 19.Born Wigton nr Shadwell 1899 Vol 9a Page 130. Son of John Thomas and Jannet Emby Married  1911 Residence Allwoodley Gates Moortown at School. SERVICE RECORD Laid to Rest Crouy British Cemetery Crouy-Sur Somme France.


VYNER George Ernest Private 4/8364 11th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 18/07/1916 Aged 24. Brother of Willie Below. Born Shadwell 1892 Vol 9b Page 110. Son of William Pawson and Annie. 1911 Residence 67 Northbrook Street Chapel Allerton Occupation Domestic Gardener. CWGC Shadwell Grange Moortown. Laid to Rest St Sever Rouen France.

VYNER Willie Gunner 79163 "Y" 25th Trench Mortar Battery Royal Field Artillery KIA 18/01/1917 Aged 19. Brother of George Ernest Above. Born Potternewton 1897 Vol 9b Page 578. SERVICE RECORD 

Laid to Rest Berks Cemetery Extension Belgium. 

WILSON Rowland Lee Private 1904 26th Bn Royal Fusiliers KIA 18/09/1916 Aged 21. Born Leeds 1895 Vol 9b Page 451. Son of William Edwin and Elizabeth Lee Married Leeds Registered Building 1894. 1911 Residence 259 Roundhay Road. Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

WOODHOUSE Archibald Bradley Able Seaman London Z/1198 Hawke Bn Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 13/11/1916 Aged 21. Born Lambeth 1897 Vol 1d Page 458. Son of William Bradley and Mary Ann O'Donnell Married St Giles 1894. 1911 at Public School in Bedford. Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France. (Buried on the 15th day near Q.17.b.4.4. in the German 2nd Line.