Leeds WW1 War Memorials

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

LEEDS WW1 WAR MEMORIALS

HIS MAJESTYS ROYAL NAVY

The following section remembers men from Leeds who gave their lives serving in different branches of His Majesty's Royal Navy in World War One

The Royal Navy in WW1 played a major role in ensuring Britain was supplied with food and raw materials. Below can be seen the different  Royal Navy Components of which men from Leeds served and lost their lives. Men not only lost their lives on board ships or Submarines but during land based battles across the Western Front and Gallipoli Turkey.

The first losses of the First World War were not land based from the Army but at Sea with the Royal Navy. Indeed the first man from Leeds who lost his life in WW1 was a Seaman, Francis William Laverack Aged 19 his ship HMS Amphion hit a mine 31 Hours and 45 Minutes after war was declared on the 4th August 1914.                                                 

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ROYAL NAVY  1914    1915    1916    1917    1918   1919

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ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE

 

 ROYAL NAVAL VOLUNTEER RESERVE 

 

ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY

 

ROYAL NAVY SUBMARINES