City of Leeds United in WW1

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

                                                                                 LEEDS WW1 WAR MEMORIALS


The following section is a list of 12 men remembered on a printed memorial in the Church. The names were taken from the parish magazine at the time of their deaths.

BALDERSTON Roy Private 32387 1st Bn Welsh Regiment KIA 02/10/1915 Aged 21. Born 1894 Leeds. Baptised 21/02/1894 St Hilda's. Son of Richard and Beatrice Eliza Potter Married 1890 St Mary the Virgin Hunslet CWGC Poole Mount Cross Gates. 1911 Roy was living at Garden House Osmondthorpe Rope Maker. Landed France 06/07/1915.


                                                                                    Remembered Loos Memorial France.

BLAKEY Harry 31/05/1915 No Record Found However two Brothers James Henry 26/10/1917 and Walter 15/05/1918 of Copperfield Grove Cross Green are Remembered on CWGC.

MACHAN Edgar Able Seaman J/20116 HMS Invinceble KIA 31/05/1916 Aged 20. Born Leeds 09/04/1896. Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Kellett Married 1881 St Peter Leeds. CWGC/Navy Record 41 Ellerby Street Easy Road Leeds. KIA at Battle of Jutland. Hit three times and sank at 06.30 she took 90 seconds to go down. Out of 1026 Officers and Men only 7 men survived.  Remembered Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

NOWLAND Louis Able Seaman J/19324 HMS Queen Mary KIA 31/05/1916 Aged 19. Born Leeds 06/01/1897. Son of Tom and Lucy Fletcher Married St Hilda's 1896 CWGC 45 Spring Close Street Sussex Street Hunslet. Enlisted 1912 took part in battles of Heligoland Bight and the Dogger. HMS Queen Mary sank at 16:26 during the Battle of Jutland when She exploded after a direct hit on her magazine out of 2,000 lives only 20 survived. Remembered Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

SENIOR George Private 22918 10/11th Bn Highland Light Infantry DOW 13/07/1916 Aged ? Born Newport Monmouthshire. Enlisted Leeds.  Laid to Rest Longuenesse St Omar Souvenir Cemetery France. There were two Brothers named Senior KIA in World War One of 159 Cross Green Lane. One was born in Newport however was not named George. Other married in St Hilda's to Louie Robinson in 1908. (William)

MALLINSON STEAD William Company Quartermaster Serjeant 800 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 15/07/1916 Aged 53. Born 1863 Healaugh near Tadcaster. Son of William and Lydia Mallinson Married 1840 St Marks Woodhouse. Husband of Elizabeth Hearn Married 1886. Laid to Rest Authuile Military Cemetery France. Also Remembered Leds Rifles Sergeant's Mess Memorial Found in Leeds Parish Church.

TURNER Albert Ernest Private 21058 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 12/10/1916 Aged 19. Son of Albert and Mary CWGC 16 Cross Green Crescent Cross Green Lane. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

NOWLAND Ernest Rifleman 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 27. Baptised 05/01/1890 St Hilda's. Son of George and Mary Jane Pulleyn Married 1875 Selby. Enlisted September 1914. General Labourer 33 Hugo Street Cross Green Lane. Landed France Decemebr 1914. Saw action at Neuve Chappell, Somme and Passchendaele KIA Battle of Poelcapelle Belgium. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

HOYLE Clarence Private 32652 8th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment KIA 12/10/1917 Aged 19. Baptised 29/05/1898 St Hilda's. Son of Haley and Rachel Calverley Married 1889 St Hilda's 1911/CWGC 4 St Hilda's Crescent Cross Green. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

BROWN John William Gunner 776038 B Battery Royal Field Artillery DOW 27/09/1918 Aged 20. Son of William and Mary Jane Ellis Married 1886 St Peter's Leeds. 1911/CWGC 11 Dial Terrace Easy Road. John was a Butcher Boy. Laid to Rest Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery Haucourt France.

HOLLINGWORTH Leonard Private 920312nd Bn Durham Light Infantry 18/09/1918 Aged 18. Baptised 06/12/1899 St Hilda's. Son of James and Eleanor Brown Married 1887 St Peter with St Cuthbert Hunslet CWGC Cross Green Grove Cross Green Lane. Enlisted West Yorkshire Regiment 55172. Laid To Rest Trefcon British Cemetery Caulaincourt France.

WILDE Frederick Company Serjeant Major 7991 2nd Bn York and Lancaster Regiment KIA 21/03/1918 Aged 32. Born 1885 Baptised 09/06/1899 St Hilda's Church. Son of Tom and Mary Ann Husband of Margaret Ellen Forrest Married 31/07/1909 St Hilda's Church by Reverend  J.S Willomott. CWGC 11 Copperfield Place Cross Green Lane.  Enlisted Leeds 6/10/1904 Leeds. Described as 5ft 8 Inches Tall, Chest size of 32 inches, weighed 122 Pounds. 1911 13 St Hildas Avenue working in a sewerage works. 08/09/1911 Frederick was appointed a 2nd Class Constable in C Division of Leeds City Police. He resigned in 1913. Called up August 1914. Landed France 27/10/1914. 13/07/1915 Promoted to Serjeant.  17/06/1916  During Grenade throwing practice a Private Johnson of the Durham Light Infantry was receiving instructions from Frederick when he threw the grenade. Unfortunately it exploded injuring Frederick and two others. He was admitted 167th Field Hospital Bomb Wounds to Jaw, Left Arm and Right Shoulder. At the court of enquiry no blame was attached to Frederick. Sent back to England until December 1917 when he was promoted to Company Serjeant Major on leave until early 1918. Margaret received a pension of 25/5 from 14/10/1918, received his medals 28/04/1921. Residence at 15 St Hilda's Mount. She filled out her details at St Hilda's Clergy house 22/08/1919 which was witnessed and signed by the minister. CWGC Mentions Late of Canada I cannot find any details regarding him moving to Canada did Margaret wife ? 


                                                                        Remembered Arras Memorial France.