City of Leeds United in WW1

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



I visited St Johns Church around the year 2000 and made a list of the names on Memorials within the Church. Unfortunately on my last visit the Church was locked as a result i have no Photographs of those remembered. 

Found below can be found the 41 men from the Parish of St Johns in Roundhay who gave their lives in world War One. 

A mosaic of names on either side of the alter was Unveiled and dedicated by General Sir Ivor Maxwell on 1st January 1922.



ISSOTT Alfred Vernon Private PLY/15924 H.M.S "Monmouth" Royal Marine Light Infantry Drowned 01/11/1914 at the Battle of Coronel Chile Aged 19. Born Leeds September 1895 Vol 9b Page 585. Son of Frederick Garnett Issott and Florence Fountain Married St Stephen and St Agnes Church Burmantofts September 1891 Vol 9b Page 667. Remembered on Plymouth Naval Memorial. St Johns Roundhay.

OTHER: North Leeds News December 1914 "A memorial Service was held last Thursday evening November the 26th for Alfred V Issott Private in the RMLI held at St Johns Church Roundhay. Pvt Issott perished on board HMS Monmouth lost during Naval action off Chile November 1st. A large congregation was in attendance representatives of the family including his father Inspector Issott of the Leeds City Police Force. Also represented were a large contingent of the RAMC of which he was a member before the war. The service was conducted by the Vicar T. C. Palmer"

IVES Kenneth Hill Second Lieutenant 8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Died at Home 09/12/1914 Aged 22. Born Leeds September 1892 Vol Page 525. Son of Alfred Edward and Beatrice Caroline Hill Married St Martin Potternewton December 1888 Vol 9b Page 773. CWGC Residence Greystones Roundhay. Brother Derrick Ives remembered on other Memorial Panel. Laid to Rest Lawnswood Cemetery. Remembered St Johns Roundhay. 

Commemorated in North Window (nearest entrance) in St John's Church Roundhay. Greystones, Roundhay died of pneumonia. 09/12/14 Aged 22. (Window. In grateful and loving memory of Kenneth Hill of the 8th West Yorkshire Regiment who died 9th December 1914 aged 22 years also of his brother Derrick Ives RA Sub Lieutenant HM Submarine H 10 who died January 1918 aged 21 years. They died in the service of their country)

CROWTHER Albert Gunner 1464 1st West Riding Brigade Royal Field Artillery Died of Wounds 2nd Battle of Ypres 24/05/1915 Aged 29. Born London 1886. Son of William and Mary Lived Bridlington in 1911. In 1911 Albert was a  Domestic Butler at Elmet hall Roundhay. Enlisted Leeds. Landed France 13/04/1915. Laid to Rest Sailly-sur-la-Lys Canadian Cemetery France. St Johns Roundhay.

HARTNELL Cuthbert Captain 8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Killed in trenches by a shell north of Hooge Belgium 16/07/1915 Aged 28. Born Leeds 26/08/1887 Vol 9b Page 473. Son of Wilson and Elizabeth Margaret Turnbull Giles.1911 Cuthbert was living with his family on Wetherby Road Roundhay Occupation Draughtsman Electrical. Enlisted Leeds 1914 Landed France 15/04/1915. It is my belief that Cuthbert was buried at St Jean Crossroads Cemetery which was moved to Irish Farm New Cemetery after the War. St Johns Roundhay.

Laid to Rest Irish Farm New Cemetery Belgium

FAWCETT William Anthony Private 12984 10th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment Killed at Battle of Loos 26/09/1915 Aged 22. Born Leeds December 1893 Vol 9b Page 431. Son of Anthony and Sarah Ann Twevetrees Married September 1877. Enlisted Leeds 07/09/1914. Occupation Gardener 5ft 11 inch tall. Landed France 10/09/1915.  Williams possesions were posted to his mother at Netherleigh Lodge Elmet Lane Roundhay 13/02/1923. Laid to Rest Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery British Extension France.

BECKWITH James Edwin Lance Corporal 3028 1st/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 08/12/1915 Aged 36. Born Leeds 1879 Vol 9b Page 488. Son of William Henry and Ellen Huggins Married Manchester 1864. Ellen passed away in 1886. 1911 Living with Cousin 32 Roscoe Street Roundahy Road Occupation Dining Room Waiter. Landed France 15/04/1915. Laid to Rest Essex Farm Cemetery Belgium. OTHER: Brother Harry Private 200227 1/4th Bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry KIA 21/10/1917 Aged 37 Ypres Reservoir Cemetery.  

CARLTON Edward Arthur Private 1st/14th Bn London Regiment London Scottish Killed in Action at Gommecourt Wood 01/07/1916 Aged 21. Born Leeds 1895 Vol 9a Page 544. Son of Edwin Arthur and Caroline Moxon Married March 1882 St Mathias Burley Leeds Vol 9a Page 365. Enlisted 04/12/1915 Residence Inglewood Oakwood Lane Roundhay. Landed France 06/06/1916 Joined 1st Bn 18/06/1916 reported missing 04/07/1916 and to have fallen since 01/07/1916. 

Laid to Rest Gommecourt British Cemetery No.2 Hebuterne France.

STEVENSON Frank Petty Officer Stoker H.M. Submarine E26 Royal Navy 06/07/1916 Aged 38. Born Sheffield CWGC Brother of Mrs. Nellie Oakes, of 51 Weston Street Sheffield. Awarded Africa General Service Medal (Somaliland Clasp).

MORTON John Stewart Corporal 15/664 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment. Born South Shields June 1892 Vol 10a Page 818. Son of Edward Percy and Florence Armitage Married South Shields June 1888 Vol 10a Page 934. 1891 living in Stanks Occupation Assistant Manager in a wholesale tailoring factory. Enlisted Leeds between September 1914 and July 1915. Landed Egypt 22/12/1915 Landed Marsailles France 08/03/1916. Laid to Rest Serre Road Cemetery No. 3 Puisieux.

SIMPSON James Hawthorne Lieutenant 1st/1st West Riding Field Company Royal Engineers Died of Wounds 03/07/1916 Aged 37. Born Hunslet September 1879 Vol 9b Page 329 Son of David and Louise Hawthorne Married Hunslet June 1877 Vol 9b Page 393. 1901 the family lived in High Road Roundhay parish of St Johns. 1911 James living in Scholes Occupation Commercial Traveller Selling Baby Carriages of which his father was a manufacturer of in 1901. Landed in Gallipoli Turkey July 1915. OTHER: Leeds Boys Modern.

Laid to Rest Auchonvillers Military Cemetery Somme France.

TATE John Edmund Private 24542 11th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 11/07/1916 Aged 21. Born Leeds 1895 Vol 9b Page 587.  Son of Samuel and Annie Snowden Married St John Moor Allerton 1889 Vol 9b Page 560. CWGC Lake Cottage Roundhay Laid to Rest Abbeville Communal Cemetery France

LAMBERT William Edward Private 447731 31st Bn Canadian Infantry Alberta Regtiment KIA 10/10/1916 Aged 29. Born Garforth 1887 Vol 9c Page 780. Son of William and Eliza Newill Married St George Leeds 1880 Vol 9b Page 520. 1911 Parents living on Wetherby Road Roundhay. Husband of Daisy K. Lambert of Beverly Alberta. Laid to Rest Etaples Military Cemetery France.

WALKER Benson Private 2nd Bn Manchester Regiment KIA 01/07/16 Aged 19. CWGC Son of Son of Elizabeth H. Laid to Rest Adanac Military Cemetery Miraumont Somme France.

JAMES Thomas Galloway Sergeant 15/514 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/16 Aged 26. Born Leeds 1890 Vol 9b Page George Outhwaite and Annie Galloway Married St Peter Leeds 1880. 1911 Residence Holmefield Wetherby Road Roundhay Occupation Woolan merchant in Fathers Business. In Church (Also sons of the aforesaid (George Outhwaite James) Frank Burton Died 02/02/1919 and Thomas Galloway KIA 01/07/1916.) Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

DAWSON Frederick Charles Blakeman Second Lieutenant 11th Bn Royal Fusiliers attached Honourable Artillery Company KIA 03/05/17 Aged 27. Son of William and Ellen Mary. Husband of Ida Gladys Peck Married St Johns Roundhay 1917 Vol 9b Page 507. CWGC Jackets Lane Northwood Middlesex Joined the University and Public Schools Brigade in August 1914. Obtained Commission in Royal Fusiliers October 1915. Landed France 30/03/1917. 

Remembered on Arras Memorial France.

HEMSWORTH John Bernard Sapper 223179 Royal Engineers DIED at Home 21/01/17 Aged 19. Born Huddersfield 1898 Vol 9a Page 343. Son of William and Emily Kitchingman Married Huddersfield 1899 Vol 9a Page 700. Residence 1911 6 Mint St Marsh Huddersfield at School. Laid to Rest Lindley St Stephen Churchyard Huddersfield.

REFFITT CHARLES BRIGDEN Gunner 133716 21st Company Royal Garrison Artillery DIED at Home 28/01/1917 Aged 41. Born Leeds 1876 Vol 9b Page 614. Son of John William and Mary Ellen Brigden Married Cuckfield Vol 2b Page 289. 1911 Residence 158 Woodsley Road (West Leeds) Living on own Means. Laid to Rest Lawnswood Cemetery Leeds.

CHAMBERLAYNE Arthur Second Lieutenant "D" Company 16th Bn Lancashire Regiment DOW 10/04/1917 Aged 22. Born Staylebridge 1894 Vol 8d Page 524. Son of Dr Edward and Lucy Margaret Loe Married St John The Evangelist Leeds 1888 Vol 9b Page 694. 1911 at Collage Epsom College Public School And Master's Houses. Laid to Rest Officers Section St Sever Cemetery Rouen France.

RALPHS Arthur (995) Second Lieutenant 12th Sqdn Royal Flying Corps KIA 23/04/1917 Aged 23. Born Leeds 1894 Vol 9b Page 579. Son of Andrew Thomas and Elizabeth Helen Nokes Married Leicester 1883 Vol 7a Page 392. Residence 1911 Fearnville Drive Roundhay Occupation Farmers Student. Landed France 05/03/1915. Enlisted Royal Field Artillery Commissioned 25/01/1916. Laid to Rest Feuchy Chapel Quarry Cemetery Wancourt France.   (Fearnville Drive, Roundhay - occupation: engineer - commission to 12th Kings (Liverpool) - Attested 5 Feb 1913 in RFA as Gunner no 993)

WARD John Private 300037 18th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 03/05/1917 Aged 37. Born 1878 Flaxby. Son of Willam and Hannah. Husband of Emily Bower Married St Mary Beeston 1904 Vol 9b Page 566. Residence 1911 Elmet Lane Roundhay Occuaption Coachman Domestic. CWGC 9 St. Luke's Terrace Beeston Hill. Remembered Arras Memorial France.

PINK Clifford Robson Private 305580 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 03/08/1917 Aged 21. Born Apperley Bridge 1896 Vol 9a Page 127. Son of Alfred and Annie Robson Married St Augustine Wrangthorne Hyde Park Leeds Vol 9b Page 698. Residence 1911 27 Ravenscar Place Errand Boy. Enlisted into West Yorkshires 2444. Landed France 16/04/1915. Laid to Rest Boulogne Eastern Cemetery France.

LECKENBY Ernest Rifleman 267172 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 28/07/1917 Aged 28. Born Leeds 1889 Vol 9b Page 542. Son of Frederick William and Susannah Ward Married St Chad's Far Headingley 1889 Vol 9b Page 458. CWGC 43 Dorset Terrace Harehills Lane. Remembered Nieuport Memorial Belgium.

HOLDER Willie Rifleman C/6186 12th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps 22/11/1917 Aged 25. Born Leeds 1892 Vol 9b Page 604. Son of William Thomas And Mary Beeforth (Died 1900) Married Leeds Registered Building 1887 Vol 9b Page 634. William Thomas remarried to Ethel Bake at St Johns Roundhay 1904. CWGC/1911 Residence Foxwood Farm Roundhay Occupation Horseman On Farm Farmers Son. Enlisted Leeds 04/07/1915. Landed France 02/05/1916. 16/09/1916 Gunshot Wound to neck. 14/06/1917 Wounded in Action sent to England. Laid to Rest Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension France. 

LUPTON Ronald Edward Driver 84138 13th Division H.Q Royal Engineers DOW 18/11/1917 Aged 21. Born Leeds 1896 Vol 9b Page 582. Son of Charles and Mary 1911 Residence 6 Ravenscar Place Occupation Grocer Errands Boy. Landed Middle East 21/12/1915.  Laid to Rest Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery Iraq.

CROSSLEY George Private 41986 10th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers DOW 15/10/1917 Aged 33. Born Pontefract 1883 Vol 9c Page 107. Husband of Helen Kellett Married St Mary the Virgin Hunslet 1910 Vol 9b Page 1911 Residence Oakwood Lane Roundhay OccupationGardener Domestic. CWGC 12 Hillidge Street Hunslet. Laid to Rest Menin Road South Military Cemetery Belgium.

IVES Derrick Sub Lieutenant HM Submarine H 10.Drowned North Sea 19/01/1918 Aged 21. Born Leeds December 1896 Vol 9b Page 506. Son of Alfred Edward and Beatrice Caroline Hill Married St Martin Potter Newton December 1888 Vol 9b Page 773. CWGC Residence Greystones Roundhay. Brother Kenneth Hill Ives remembered on other Memorial Panel. Chatham Naval Memorial. Remembered St Johns Roundhay.   

CHAPMAN Harry Corporal 14752 9th Bn Kings Only Yorkshire Light Infantry KIA 04/10/1917 Aged 24. (Brother of Charles Below) Born Leeds 1893 Vol 9b Page 424. Son of George and Louisa Williamson Married St Mary the Virgin Hunslet 1887 Vol 9b Page 398. 1911 Residence 36 Bellbrooke Avenue Roundhay Occupation Plumber Apprentice. Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

CHAPMAN Charles Edward Able Seaman J/43746 Royal Navy H.M.S. "Tartar." Died 17/06/1917 Aged 18. Brother of Harry Above. Born Holbeck 1899 Vol 9b Page 316. Son of George and Louisa Williamson Married St Mary the Virgin Hunslet 1887 Vol 9b Page 398. 1911 Residence 36 Bellbrooke Avenue Roundhay Remembered on Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

GAMBLE Albert Victor Private 28584 9th Bn Yorkshire Regiment DOW 09/04/1917 Aged 37. Born Cookridge 1881 Vol 9b Page 534. Son of Albert Robert and Harriet Ann Thornton Married St Peter Leeds 1885 Vol 9b Page 619. CWGC of Cookridge. Husband of Ethel Wilson Married St Clement Sheepscar 1902 Vol 9b Page 893. 1911 Residence 7 Cowper Avenue Ashley Road Occupation Insuarance Agent. CWGC 10 Lowery Terrace Lytham Road Blackpool. Laid to Rest Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium. 

FAIRBROTHER Richard Royston Sergeant 21105 6th Inniskilling Dragoons KIA 01/04/1918 Aged 35. Born Ballincollig Cork Ireland 1883. Son of Richard and Arabella Milnes Fairbrother Married St Peter Leeds 1880 Vol 9b Page 656. Arebella Living in 1911 at 22 Leopold Street Desciribed as Army Pensioner. Richard 1911 Residence Mhow Central India Serving in A Squadron 6th Inniskilling Dragoons. Landed France 16/12/1914. Remembered on Pozieres Memorial France. and Ireland Casualties of World War One

DIMBLEBY Frank Private 50433 1st/8th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers KIA 04/04/18 Aged 19. Born Holbeck 1891 Vol 9b Page 301. Son of Henry and Ada Harrison Married St Peter's Church Conisbrough 1891 Vol 9c Page 893. Residence 1911 4 Ashley Avenue Ashley Road at School. Remembered on Arras Memorial France.

JEFFERSON Henry Herbert (Harry) Private 19472 7th Bn Suffolk Regiment KIA 17/05/1918 Aged 21. Born Leeds 1896 Vol 9b Page 569. Son of Herbert Atkinson and Ethel Mary Thomas Married St Peter with St Cuthbert Hunslet Moor 1896 Vol 9b Page 346. 1911 Residence Clio Menai Straits Bangor Wales royal Naval Training School. Enlisted Bradford into 20th Bn Hussars Regiment 8531. Landed France 26/08/1914.  Remembered on Pozieres Memorial Somme France.

LUPTON Charles Roger Captain 205th Squadron Royal Air Force KIA near Amiens 09/05/1918 Aged 19 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross and Bar. Born Leeds 27/07/1898 Vol 9b Page 578. Son of Charles Lupton D.L., O.B.E., and Katharine Ashton Married Stockport 1888 Vol 8a Page 177. Was in Royal Naval Air Service learned to Fly in a Maurice Farman Biplane at the Royal Naval Air Station Eastbourne 14/09/1916. Earned his wings 07/03/1917. AWARDED D.S.C 20/12/1917 For Conspicuous gallentry and devotion to duty in a bombing raid on Thourout Railway Station and Varsennarre Aerodrome 25/10/1917, and earned a Bar to his D.S.C in March 1918 for Skill in leading Bombing Formations. Laid to Rest Vignacourt British Cemetery Somme France. (Great Uncle of Kate Middleton Engaged to William Windsor heir to the Throne son of Princess Diana )

BEECHAM Jesse Private 44776 8th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment KIA 21/09/18 Aged 36. Born Leeds 1882 Vol 9b Page 533. Son of John George and Emelia Hamphire Married Leeds 1868 Vol 9b Page 364. Husband of Harriet Annie Edon Married St Clement Sheepscar 1907 Vol 9b Page 955. Residence 1911 28 Sandhurst Place Occupation Commercial Traveller. Enlisted Leeds into Army Veterinary Corps 2nd London Regiment 26364. CWGC 21 Belle Vue Avenue Roundhay. Remembered on Vis-En-Artois Memorial France.

TAYLOR William To be Researched.

RUMSEY Reginald English Captain Royal Air Force 09/12/18 Aged 28. ? To be Researched.

WORRALL Herbert Second Lieutenant 1st/6th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 25/04/1918 Aged 22. Born Roundhay 1896 Vol 9b Page 485. Son of Henry and Harriett 1911 Residence 23 Lascelles Terrace Occuption Gardener Domestic shown as Born 1885. Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

CUCKSON Alfred Private M2/103431 Army Service Corps 6th G.H.Q. Reserve Mechanical Transport Company DIED 08/11/1918 Aged 28.  Born Woolsington 1890 Vol 10b Page 291. Son of Fred and Lidia. Husband of Caroline E Leuty Married St Jude Potteryfield Hunslet 1914 Vol 9b Page 911. Residence 1911 Shadwell Lane Occupation Butcher. Landed France 12/08/1915. CWGC 16 Academy Street Hunslet Lane. Laid to Rest Don Communal Cemetery Annoeullin France.

LINFOOT James (Jim) Private 1st/6th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 25/04/1918 Aged 22. Born Shadwell 1896 Vol 9a Page 121. Son of Reginald and Lavinia Nettleton Married Shadwell Vol 9a Page 236. Husband of Martha Hotchkin Married Leeds Registered Building March 1918 Vol 9b Page 745. Residence 1911 Dutch Barn Cottages Roundhay Occupation Errand Boy. Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

JAMES Frank Burton Private 15/513 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Died at Home 11/02/1919 Vol 9b Page 698 Aged 27.Brother Thomas Remembered on other Panel in church. Born Leeds 1892 Vol 9b Page 607. Son of George Outhwaite and Annie Galloway Married St Peter Leeds 1880 Vol 9b Page 596. 1911 Residence Holmefield Wetherby Road Roundhay Occupation Woolen Merchant And Maker Of Horse Clothing in Fathers Business. Enlisted into Leeds Pals Leeds Town Hall 11/09/1914. Egypt 06/12/1915 France 08/03/1916. Shell Shock 16/07/1916. Taken to etaples then home to England on Hospital Ship Newhaven. Discharged 17/07/1916 Due to no longer being physically fit for war service.Reported that knocked over by a shell and from that time became quiet in manner, no interest in suroundings unsociable somewhat depressed.  Laid to Rest St John Churchyard Roundhay.

BAIRSTOW Thomas Henry Sapper 398843 67th Field Company Royal Engineers 07/02/1919 Aged 35. Born Roundhay 1884 Vol 9b Page 556. Son of Thomas and Ada Mary Woodhouse Married St John Roundhay 1875 Vol 9b Page 806a. CWGC Parents Residence 462 Oakwood Parade Roundhay. Husband of Mary Benson Married Leeds Registered Building 1907 Vol 9b Page 721. 1911 Residence 7 Conway Terrace Harehills Leeds Occupation Plasterer Builders. Laid to Rest Denain Communal Cemetery France.