City of Leeds United in WW1

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


                                                                                       LEEDS WW1 WAR MEMORIALS



Below can be found details of the 75 men from the Parish of St Peters otherwise known as Leeds Parish Church

                                                                           ACKROYD - FERNEY


ACKROYD Mathew Private 315644 36th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers KIA 14/10/1918 Aged 43. Born Mill Street Bank 19/08/1876. Baptised St Peters Leeds Parish Church 18/11/1877. Son of William a Tailor and Mary Ann Taylor Married St Stephen Burmantofts 1874. Husband of Han26/06/1916d Sawyer. Roll of honour states: Mathew enlisted in January 1916 going to France in the May seeing action at Amiens Baupaume and was wounded at Cambrai where he passed away from his wounds.

Remembered on Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium.

ALLEN Fred Private 15/94 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 21/09/1916 Aged 22. Born 17/01/1894 Leeds. Baptised St Peters Leeds Parish Church 14/04/1894. Son of Alfred and Alice Malthouse Married 1894 St Peter Leeds. 1911 Residence 7 Leather Street off East Street S E Leeds. Occupation General Labourer in a Cloth Mill. Enlisted into the Leeds Pals in September 1914. Saw action at the Somme with the 15th Bn WYR before being relocated to the 1st Bn WYR. Landed France 16/04/1916. Epitaph on Grave "One of the Best, Loved by All, From his Ever Loving Parents" to Rest Etaples Military Cemetery France. 

BALDWIN Harry Private 105144 5th Bn Canadian Infantry Saskatchewan Regiment KIA Courcelette Somme 10/09/1916 Aged 19. Born Leeds 10/10/1896 Baptised St Peter Hunslet Moor 08/11/1896. Son of Albert Edward Acaster Born Leeds 1876 and Sarah Ann Eunice Rhodes Born Leeds 1874 Married 1896 St Mary the Virgin Hunslet. 1911 No 11 Compton Place employed by Sellers a Pawn Brokers on Roundhay Road. arrived Quebec 10/08/1912. Enlisted St Paula Parish Hall Regina Canada 08/11/1915. Harry was 5ft 8 half inches tall of fair complexion with Brown Eyes and Brown Hair Occupation farmer. 08/05/1916 arrived in Liverpool aboard the SS Olympic.28/06/1916 landed in France. In Harrys pay book on page 20 he gave a last will and testament dated 26/06/1916 "In the event of my death I give the whole of my property and effects to my mother. CWGC 28 Conway Mount Harehills. Remembered Vimy Memorial France.

HARRY BALDWIN (Courtesy of Veterans Affairs Canada)

BARKER Frank Rifleman 7756 2nd Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps KIA Battle of Aisne 17/09/1914 Aged 28. Born Sandhurst Street Leeds 12/10/1885. Baptised Leeds Parish Church 01/11/1895. Son of Noah and Sarah Moody Married St Peter Leeds 1872. Enlisted Leeds 12/12/1906 Aged 18 Years 11 Months Occupation Iron Turner. 1911 Residence New Barracks Alverstoke Gosport Hampshire Occupation 1st Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Religion Church of England. Height 5ft 3 1/2 Inches 34 inch chest Tall Dark Brown Eyes and Hair Dark Complexion. Landed Le Harve 13/04/1914. Record states Died from Injuries Recieved in Action. When Frank was reported KIA in the YEP 22/10/1914 a single man of address of 24 Gibson Street Burmantofts employed as a Railway man at Marsh Lane station. Laid to Rest Vendresse British Cemetery Aisne France.
BATTY Fred Private 268430 6th Bn West Riding Regiment DOW 12/04/1918 Aged 30. Born Leeds 20/05/1888. Baptised 13/09/1890 St Peters Parish Church. Son of Rockley and Hannah Parker Married St Mary Quarry Hill 1876. Husband of Ann Eliza Hobson Married 1909 Leeds Registered Building Vol 9b Page 948. son Horace Born 1913 and Alice Born 1916. CWGC 23 Sydenham Place Domestic Street Holbeck. Residence 1911, 13 Burmantofts Street Leeds Occupation Carter.
Laid to Rest Aire Communal Cemetery France.
BICKERSTETH Stanley Morris Lieutenant "B" Company 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 25. Born The Vicarage Belvedere Kent 1891 Vol 2a Page 460. Son of Samuel the Vicar of Leeds and Ella Cholora F Monier Williams Married Oxford 1891 Vol 3a Page 1015. Educated St Davids School Reigate Rugby. Graduated Christ Church Oxford. Visiting his brother in South Africa when war broke out he came home to Leeds and Enlisted August 1914 at Leeds Town Hall into the Leeds Pals Business Battalion. Landed Egypt 06/12/1915. Lost his life leading "B" Company on the attack on Serre. Stanley lay in the field where he fell until the spring of 1917 when the battlefields were cleared. Stanley left £129.12 Shillings to his father.
 Lieut Stanley Morris Bickersteth
 Laid to Rest Queens Cemetery Puisieux Pas de Calais France.
BROUGH Gilbert Charles Lance Corporal 17683 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 07/08/1916 Aged 22. Born Leeds 26/06/1894. Baptised 22/07/1894 All Souls Leeds. Son of Charley and Alice Walmsley Married 1893 All Souls Leeds Vol 9b Page 697. CWGC 102 Harberton Road Upper Holloway London. 1911 Residence 11 Broomfield Terrace Headingley at High School.

Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France.
BROWN  Thomas Private 10074 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA Battle of Aisne 25/09/1914 Aged 20. Born Leeds 1894 Brother of John CWGC records 16 Lower Cross Street Bank Leeds. Originally laid to rest alongside Bandsman George Peak 1st West Yorkshires Aged 24 from Huddersfield at Soissons he was recognised by a stamp of his service number on his on his boots and a label in his jacket before being Laid to Rest Montcornet Military Cemetery Aisne France.
BURNLEY Herbert Lance Corporal 15/160 "B" Company 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 27. Born Huddersfield 05/02/1889 Baptised 24/03/1889 St Andrews Huddersfield. Son of Walter and Fanny Jackson Married Batley All Saints 1873. CWGC/1911 Residence 15 Sisters Villas Garforth Occupation Municipal Clerk For Leeds City Council. (YEP 1916) Reported to have been killed by shell fire He was an old choir boy at St Peters Leeds Parish Church and was a member of the Garforth Golf Club. Enlisted Leeds Town Hall September 1914 Landed Egypt 06/12/1915. Laid To Rest Euston Road Cemetery Colin Camps Somme France. Photo Available
BURWELL Robert ? No Record Found on CWGC.  A Robert was Baptised St Peters Leeds Parish Church 16/12/1897. Lived around the Richmond Hill area Leeds. served in the East Yorkshire Regiment. His brother John Edward was KIA fighting with the Canadian Forces in 1917.   TO BE RESEARCHED.
CLYNES John Private 25448 9th Bn Yorkshire Regiment KIA 21/03/1918 Aged 21. Born Leeds 17/02/1897. Baptised 20/03/1897 St Saviours. Son of John and Mary Alice CWGC /1911 Residence 58 Richmond Road East Leeds Occupation Boot Trade. The family placed obituaries in the YEP for the next two years remembering John.
Sleep on dear Brother In a Far off Land
In a Grave we may never see
But as long as life and memory last,
We will remember  
Laid to Rest Canada Farm Cemetery Belgium. Photo Available
CRAVEN Thomas unsure can you help Thomas Henry Watson Craven KIA 22/10/1914. Thomas Henry Craven 22/10/1916. Thomas Craven Born Armley Navy. 
CRESWICK William Sergeant 776830 "C" Bty. 245th Brigade Royal Field Artillery DOW 08/03/1918 Aged 26 MILITARY MEDAL. Born Leeds 09/01/1892 Vol 9b Page 375. Baptised 26/06/1892 St Peters Leeds Parish Church. Son of Bartholomew and Ann Kendall Married 1891 St Peter Leeds Vol 9b Page 600. 1911 Residence 10 Weller Avenue North East Leeds Occupation Apprentice Printer. Landed France 13/04/1915. Laid to Rest Wimereux Communal Cemetery France.
CULLINGWORTH John Private 68393 "A" Company 2/4th Bn London Regiment Royal Fusiliers KIA 26/10/1917 Aged 19. Born Leeds 22/02/1898 Vol 9b Page 483. Baptised St Peters Leeds Parish Church. Son of Leonard and Amelia Jane Edward Married Leeds Registered Building 1895 Vol 9b Page 858. Residence 1911 3 Westlock Terrace Burmantofts Occupation Errand Boy For Clothing Maker. Enlisted Leeds into Royal Flying Corps Air Machanic 23568. Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.
DAVY Albert Private 140574 8th Bn Machine Gun Corps KIA 27/05/1918 Aged 23. Born Leeds 1895. Son of William Huby and Jane Mountain Married Keighley 1875. CWGC/1911 No 2 Temple View Terrace Pontefract Lane Leeds Occupation Joiner. Enlisted Leeds into West Yorkshire Regiment 3376. Remembered on Soissons Memorial Aisne France.

DAWSON  John Robert Gunner 166341 "A" Bty. 62nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery KIA 30/04/1917 Aged 26. Born Son of William and Mary Elizabeth Cunningham Married Spalding 1882. Husband of Annie Maria Taylor Married 1890. CWGC 33 Salisbury Grove Armley. Laid to Rest Bunyans Cemetery Tilloy-les-Mofflaines France.  

DRURY  Arthur Private 41529 "D" Company 14th Bn The King's Liverpool Regiment KIA Salonika 04/05/1917 Aged 42. Born Leeds 20/03/1875. Baptised 03/07/1875 St Peters Leeds Parish Church. Son of Samuel Ellison and Emma Chappell Married Leeds 1872. CWGC/1911 251 York Road Leeds Occupation Foreman Textile Warehouseman. Enlisted Manchester into Manchester Regiment 4914. The family placed an obituary in the YEP 1n 1919 including dear friend Cissie one can only assume this was Arthurs fiancé girl friend.

For Health and Home the Glorious Dead

Gave Proudly that which Heroes Give

When Duty called and Danger Led 

They Died Nobly that we Might Live. 



Laid to Rest Karasouli Military Cemetery Greece.

DWYER James Michael Lance Corporal 18835 9th Bn Royal Fusiliers KIA 30/11/1917 Aged 21. Born Leeds 02/08/1896. Baptised 09/09/1896 St Peters Leeds Parish Church. Son of Michael and Margaret Blakey Married St Peter Leeds 1891. CWGC /1911 Residence Living with Brother Harry and Mother Margaret at 11 Cotton Street Mill Street Leeds Occupation Lead Slayer. Remembered on Cambrai Memorial Louverval France.

FERNEY Charles Driver 47792 12th Division Signal Company Royal Engineers DOW 06/03/1917 Aged 28. Born Leeds 1889 Vol 9b Page 428. Son of Thomas and Venus Midgley Ellis Married 1883 St Peter Leeds Vol 9b Page 723. CWGC/1911 Residence 4 Great Garden Street Burmantofts Occupation Brushmaker. Enlisted Middlesbrough. Landed France 30/05/1915. Reported in Leeds Mercury to have passed away in a field hospital. 
Photo Available 
Laid to Rest Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery Arras France

                                                                          FLEMING - LYNCH


FLEMING Samuel George Private 47362 22nd Bn Tyneside Scottish Northumberland Fusiliers DOW 10/04/1917 Aged 19. Born Leeds 23/09/1897 Vol 9b Page 441. Baptised St Stephens Burmantofts. Son of Robert and Nellie Hansom Married 1897 St Stephen and St Agnes Burmantofts Vol 9b Page 696. CWGC/1911 Residence 25 Nippett Mount Burmantofts. Occupation Errand Boy. A year later four obituary's were placed for Samuel one from his grandparents which read. Enlisted into West Yorkshire Regiment 29102. A year later four obituaries were made to Samuel one being from his grandparents 

One of Gods Fairest

One of Englands Bravest. 

Laid to Rest Etaples Military Cemetery France. 

FLETCHER George Private 23925 9th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged ?  Laid to Rest Poelcapelle British Cemetery Belgium. Photo Available BWGC. OR. FLETCHER George A Private 37587 9th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 27/08/1917 Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. Mother Resided Scarcroft. This could be the the same man ! obituary for 1919 remember George A who was KIA 09/10/1917. brother Albert Sister Annie. MORE RESEARCH REQUIRED.

FOXCROFT John Private 15/349 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 19. Born Leeds 28/11/1896 Baptised 29/05/1904 St Peters Leeds Parish Church. Son of John William Landlord of Hyde Park Pub Leeds and Alice Jane B Collinson Married 1877 St Matthew Little London Leeds Vol 9b Page 626. All six of their sons served in WW1. 1911 Residence 31 Marsh Lane Leeds at School. Enlisted Leeds Landed Egypt 22/12/1915. John was observed injured on the battle field by his brother Harold one can presume they went over the top together as was the order a man had to leave any one who fell and carry on. John was found at map coordinates 57d. K29. c 72. 80 and Laid to Rest Serre Road Cemetery No2 Somme France. 

GELDER James Nicholas Company Sergeant Major 13013 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 26. Born Leeds 04/11/1899 Baptised St Johns 019/01/1890 1889. Son of James and Elizabeth Lamb Married St Michael Headingley 1888 Vol 9b Husband of Ann Nichols Married St Johns Leeds 20/04/1913. CWGC 14 Lincoln Mount Beckett Street Occupation Grocer Shop Assistant. Landed France 13/07/1915.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Laid To Rest Fricourt New Military Cemetery Somme France.

GOULDEN John Robert Goulden Private DM2/097226 960th Company Army Service Corps DIED 09/12/1917 Aged 46. Born Leeds 1871 Vol 9b Page 422. Son of John Robert and Emily. Husband of Elizabeth Mary Ransom Married St Saviours Brighton 29/08/1908 Vol 2a Page 625. CWGC/1911 Residence 53 Vere Road Brighton Occupation Electrical Fitter. Enlisted Leeds 13/05/1915 Residence 21 Hilary Streeet Leeds. Died from Dysentry at 38th General Hospital Port Said Egypt. His son was shot down over Kiel Germany in 1942. Laid to Rest Port Said War Memorial Cemetery Egypt.

HALEY Arthur Lee Company Quartermaster Sergeant T4/210417 Army Service Corps DIED Chorlton 09/04/1918 Aged 42. Born Leeds 1886 Vol 9b Page 673. Son of Jack and Kate Lee Married Husband of Olive M Vince Married Vol 9b Page 829. Enlsted Leeds December 1914 Residence 28 Norwood Place Victoria Place Headingley Occupation Accountant Clerk. Remembered on Screen Wall Lawnswood Cemetery Leeds.

HALL George Henry Acting Corporal 18305 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 06/07/1917 Aged 38. Born Leeds 09/03/1879 Vol 9b Page 516. Baptised St Peters Leeds Parish Church 06/06/181879. Son of George Henry and Hannah Gill Married St Peter Leeds Parish Church 1862 Vol 9b Page 440. 1911 Living with sister Elizabeth who was a caretaker of a church club St Peters ? at 9 Bowling Green Yard Leeds Occupation Boot Finisher. Landed France 20/07/1915. A year after George gave his life the family placed an obituary in the YEP. Laid to Rest Maroc British Cemetery Grenay France. Photo Available

HUNTER John Henry Private 15/488 C Company 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 28. Born Leeds 02/11/1888 Vol 9b Page 467 Baptised St Peters Church 29/12/1888. Son of Thomas and Ann Wright Married 1888 St Peter Leeds Vol 9b Page 469. Residence 1911 34 Compton Street a mechanical turner. YEP reported employed before outbreak of war Leeds sand and gravel company resided 80 Seaforth Road Harehills. Enlisted Town Hall Leeds Landed Egypt 22/12/1915. John left money to his mother Ann sisters Ethel and Annie.


Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

JACKSON Arthur Private 106811 10th Bn Notts and Derby Regiment Sherwood Foresters DOW 19/09/1918 Aged 19. Born Barnsley 1899. Son of Joseph George E and Annie Fisher Married Barnsley 1885 Vol 9c Page 190. CWGC 98 Stratford Street Beeston. 1911 Residence Park Avenue Knaresborough at School. Laid to Rest Thilloy Road Cemetery Beaulencourt France.

JENNINS Henry Second Lieutenant 8th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment KIA 12/11/1916 Aged 26. Born Leeds 1890 Vol 9b Page 512. Son of Henry Hopwood and Fanny Teale Married St Matthew Little London 1885 Vol 9b Page 584. Husband of Marie H Youd Married Chiswick 1916 Vol 3a Page 301. CWGC Lynwood 9 Wavendon Avenue Chiswick London. 1911 Residence 180 Chapeltown Road Occupation Mechanical Engineer. Enlisted 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 15/522 Corporal. Laid to Rest Bancourt British Cemetery France.

KAY  Tom Driver 84661 9th Division Ammunition Column Royal Field Artillery DOW 07/07/1916 Aged 23. Born 31/07/1892 Leeds. Baptised 11/09/1892 St Peters Leeds Parish Church. Son of Charles Died 1913 and Maria Blakeney Died 1913 Married St Stephens Burmantofts 16/08/1879. Residence 1911 No 26 Mabgate Occupation Boot Repairer Apprentice for his father. YEP 15/07/1916 "Was a boot repairer in business with his brother Robert in Oak Road Wortley. His sister Martha Claughton was residing at 15 Jubilee Terrace Woodhouse. Tom Landed France 12/05/1915. His Brother Robert was also KIA 20/07/1916 serving with the Royal Medical Corps 44866 he lies at peace 10 miles from Tom at Morlencourt British Cemetery No1 (Photo) His sister placed obituary for both brothers in the following years after their deaths 

 "Our brothers answered the country call,

and gave their lives for one and all,

Some day some time, my eyes shall see,

Those dear faces kept in memory."

Laid to Rest Peronne Road Cemetery Maricourt Somme France.

KENT Charles Private 3/8694 2nd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 10/03/1915 Aged 21. Born Marleybone London. Son of Son of William Henry and Catherine Helen Lowman Married Pancres 1888 Vol 1b Page 26. Enlisted Leeds CWGC 3 Elton Street Lower Broughton Salford. 1911 Residence 71 Stoney Rock Road Burmantofts Occupation Cutter in Cloth. Landed France 05/11/1914 an Old Contemptable. Remembered on Le Touret Memorial France.

LAIRD George Private 3/8622 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 31/10/1914 Aged 18. Born Leeds 1896 Vol 9b Page 432. Son of John and Louisa Hardwick Married Leeds 1885 Registered Building Vol 9b Page 781.CWGC/1911 Residence 46 Cranberry Street York Road Occupation Fish Hawker. Enlisted Leeds. Landed France 24/09/1914. Remembered Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium.  

LANDRETH  Harold Private 24633 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 26/01/1917 Aged 23. Born Leeds 1893 Vol 9b Page 411. Son of William and Eliza Ann Benson Married St Silas Hunslet 1884 Vol 9b Page 431. Eliza Ann remarried to Jesse Lynch in 1898. In 1911 Harold was living with his mother and step father at 8 Cross Green Grove under the surname of Lynch Occupation Printer Letter Press. CWGC 38 Tyas Grove Osmondthorpe. Laid to Rest Cambrin Churchyard Extension France.

LEWIS Frederick Richard Private "B" Company 15/587 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW at Sea 05/07/1916 Aged 22. Born Rothwell Baptised Holy Trinity Rothwell 14/01/1894. Son of Richard Henry and Alice Brown Married 1893 Holy Trinity Rothwell Vol 9b Page 469. CWGC 49 Woodview Road Dewsbury Road. 1911 Residence 95 Stratford Street Dewsbury Road Hunslet Occupation Bank Clerk Yorkshire Bank Dewsbury Road. Frederick was Choir Boy at St Peters Leeds Parish Church. Enlisted 05/09/1914 Leeds Town Hall A memorial service was held at St Peters Leeds Parish Church before Frederick was Laid to Rest 12/07/1916 Holbeck Cemetery Leeds. photo 8/7/16 13/07/16

LINGLEY Frank Private/Rifleman 26648 2/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 10/04/1917 Aged 30. Born Leeds 1887 Vol 9b Page 437. Son of John William and Alice Redhead Married 1884 St Silas Hunslet Vol 9b Page 328. 1911 Residence 10 Weller View, Stoney Rock Lane Burmantofts Occupation Compositor. Remembered on Arras Memorial France.


Both brothers were remembered by their father when in 1923 he set up the Wilfred and Thomas Denison Lumb Memorial Fund at Leeds University. The fund was to be spent on books printed not later than 250 years before the date of purchase. It was reported that many rare French books had already been purchased enriching the collection.

LUMB Thomas Denison Private 2011 "A" Squadron Yorkshire Hussars Yeomanry KIA 25/05/1915 Aged 22. Born Headingley11/11/1892 Vol 9b Page 565. Baptised 23/02/1893 St Michaels Headingley. Son of George Denison Lumb Solicitor and Elizabeth Margaret Atkinson Married St Peter Leeds 1885 Vol 9b Page 626. Attended Leeds Grammar School 1903-1910. 1911 Residence 31 Lyddon Terrace West Leeds. Landed France 17/04/1915. Thomas was studying agriculture at Leeds University when war broke out. In a report from a soldier at the front in the Leeds Mercury Thomas was nicknamed "Dusty" and was a Rugby Union player for the Headingley club side. Thomas left his father £147.15 Shillings. Also remembered Leeds Grammar School.


Remembered on Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium.  

LUMB Wilfred Denison Private "A" Company 15/603 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 03/07/1916 Aged 26. Brother of Thomas mentioned above. Born 06/11/1899 Baptised St Michaels Headingley 16/01/1890. Attended Leeds Grammar School 1900-1907. In 1911 Wilfred was working as a Bank Clerk residing at 66 Abbey Foregate Shrewsbury.  Enlisted Leeds September 1914. Landed Egypt 22/12/1915. Wilfred left £1559, 4 Shillings to his father George Denison. Also Remembered Leeds Grammer School. Laid to Rest Bertrancourt Military Cemetery Somme France. Photo Available

LYNCH Frederick William Lance Corporal 39283 21st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 21/03/1918 Aged 38. Born Leeds 1879 Vol 9b Page 432. Son of Frederick and Angelina Farrar Married St Peters Leeds 1874 Vol 9b Page 664. Husband of Edith Martha Ann Bickerdike Married St Peters Leeds 1907 Vol 9b Page 822.  CWGC 222 Harehills Avenue Roundhay Road Leeds. 1911 Residence 37 Sandhurst Grove Harehills Occupation Signwriter. Laid to Rest Duisans British Cemetery Etrun France.

                                                                          MARKINSON - SMITH

MARKINSON William Edward Private 360044 11th Bn Royal Fusiliers KIA 30/08/1918 Aged 27.Born Leeds 1890 Vol 9b Page 457. Son of John and Emma Isabella Rogerson Married 1888 St Peter Leeds Vol 9b Page 658. Husband of Maria Doolan Married Leeds Registered Building 1911 Vol 9b Page 544. CWGC 19 Union Street Vicar Lane Leeds. 1911 Residence 9 Cross Burmantofts Street Burmantoft Occupation Under Presser Tailoring. Children Marian 1911, Jane 1913, Lucy 1915. Laid to Rest Combles Communal Cemetery Extension Somme France.

MASSEY Robert Private 8007 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 20/09/1914 Aged 28. Born Seacroft 1886 Vol 9b Page 57. Son of William and Ruth Nevison Married St Peter Leeds 1884 Vol 9b Page Husband of Ethel Jackson Married St Peter 1913 Vol 9b Page 637. Ethel Remarried to Charles Rider in 1917. 1911 Residence Connaught Barracks Rawal Pindi Punjab India Occupation 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment. Landed BEF 08/09/1914. Remembered on La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial Seine-et-Marne France.

MEESON Arthur Lance Corporal 15/633 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 23. Born Roundhay 1892 Vol 9b Page 483. Son of Walter Stainton a teacher of music and Eliza Elizabeth Nockles Married Shoreditch 1888 Vol 1c Page 215. CWGC/1911 Residence Oban Villas 89 Leopold Street Chapletown. Occupation Clerk Municipal Office Leeds. Landed Egypt 12/12/1915. Arthur left £102.8 shilling to his father. 



         Laid to Rest Serre Road No 1 Cemetery Somme France. 

MILLS Aubrey Private T/241679 5th Bn Buffs East Kent Regiment KIA 11/02/1917 Aged 27. Born Leeds Son of James and Martha Annie Husband of Matilda Jane Martin Married 1915 Deal Vol 9b Page 3348. Matilda remarried to Arthur H Lilly in 1923. CWGC 6 South Road Kingsdown Deal Kent. 1911 Residence Royal Forest Hotel Bracknell Berkshire Occupation Hotel Porter. Laid to Rest Amara War Cemetery Iraq. CHECK ANSCETORY FAMILY TREE BROTHER OF ALFRED.

MILLS Alfred Lance Corporal 18313 5th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 22. Born Leeds 1895 Vol 9b Page 419. Laid to Rest Tyne Cot Cemetery Belgium. Landed Balkans 23/08/1915. BROTHER OF AUBREY


MILNES Edmund Able Seaman SS/1312 H.M.S. Good Hope Royal Navy DROWNED 01/11/1914 Aged 26. Brother of Jesse Remembered Below. Born Leeds 1888 Vol 9b Page 431. Son of William and Harriet Eliza CWGC 46 Haymount Street Newtown Leeds. 1901 On board H.M.S. Royal Oak in Malta. Edmund drowned in the Battle of Coronel Chile. Remembered on Portsmouth Memorial.

MILNES Jesse Able Seaman 206965 H.M.S.Hogue Royal Navy DROWNED 22/09/1914 Aged 31. Brother of Edmund Remembered Above. Born Leeds 1882 Vol 9b Page 451. Husband of Daisy Jenny Young Married Kent 1907 Vol 2a Page 1416. CWGC 12 Moorehouse Terrace Newtown Leeds.

MITCHELL Charles Henry Second Lieutenant "A" Company 1st/6th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 03/09/1916 Aged 25. Born Newry County Down. Son of Charles and Emily Augusta Stevenson Married Leeds 1890 Vol 9b Page 650. Enlisted Leeds 22/01/1915 Royal Engineers Local Dispatch Rider 32284. Residence 148 Chapletown Road Occupation Motor Cyclist. 10/03/1915 discharged to take Commision in West Yorkshire Regiment. Laid to Rest Mill Road Cemetery Thiepval Somme France.

NICHOLSON Thomas 60714 Corporal 5th Bn Tyneside Irish Northumberland Fusiliers DOW 19/05/1918 Aged 28. Born Leeds 1890. Son of Thomas and Mary Ann.  CWGC 18 Old Hall Street Burmantofts. Enlisted Leeds West Yorkshire Regiment 37534. Laid to Rest Becket Street Cemetery Burmantofts Leeds.

 ONEILL William Either William 

 ORANGE Thomas Died at Home Hunslet Aged 38.

SCHOFIELD George Rifleman Private 1729 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 02/07/1916 Aged 22. Born 25/06/1894 Burmantofts. Baptised St Stephens Burmnantofts 23/06/1895. Son of John William and Hannah 1911 Residence 21 Melrose Street Beckett Street Occupation Greaser for Railway Company. Landed France 16/04/1915. Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France.
SHUTT John Edward Gunner 775615 "C" Battery 310th Brigade Royal Field Artillery DOW 07/04/1917 Aged 21. Born Son of Charles and Emily Hainsworth Married St Mary the Virgin, Hunslet 1884 Vol 9b Page 368. CWGC/1911 Residence 8 Roseville Road Roundhay Road Occupation Book Binders Apprentice. Brother Harry also KIA. Remembered on Arras Memorial France. Photo Available

SIMMONS George Private 21313 7th Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers.KIA 11/05/1916 Aged ? Landed France 11/12/1915. Those who Died Born and Enlisted Leeds. Two George Simmons in Leeds Residence 1911 6 Dorset Terrace Born Leeds 1888 and 2 Procters Terrace Born Leeds 1893. Remembered on Loos Memorial France.

SIMPSON John Private SS/1430 6th Cavalery Brigade H.Q Royal Army Service Corps Died 05/11/1914. Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium.

SHANN Thomas Ernest Sergeant 75085 Communication Signal Company North Palestine Royal Engineers DIED at Home 26/02/1919 Aged 43. Born 1875 Vol 9b Page 133. Son of William and Hannah Dawson Married 1864 Vol 9c Page 778. Husband of Minnie Busfield Thompson Married Knaresbrough 1902 Vol 9a Page 185. CWGC 15 Hessle Mount Leeds. Remembered Lawnswood Cemetery Leeds.

SINGLETON Thomas Private 629 21st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 19/12/1916 Aged 24. Born Leeds 1892. Son of Joseph and Ada Simpson Married Leeds 1890 Vol 9b Page 666. CWGC/1911 Residence 7 Argyle Street Burmantofts Occupation Compositor. Laid to Rest Grove Town Cemetery Meaulte Somme France.

SMITH Joseph Duncan Private/Rifleman 3282 7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 28/05/1915 Aged 41. Born Leeds 1874. Son of James and Ann E Whittles Married St John The Baptist New Wortley 1870. Husband of Sarah Ann Marsh Married 1895 St Stephen and St Agnes Burmantofts. Landed France 16/04/1915. Laid to Rest Estaires Communal Cemetery and Exrension France. 

                                                                      SNOWDEN - YATES


SNOWDEN Herbert Pioneer 83972 No 8 Depot Company Royal Engineers DIED at Home 17/02/1916 Aged 29. Born Leeds 1887 Vol 9b Page 526. Son of Robert and Ellen Husband of Mary Elizabeth Taylor Married 1908 St Augustine Wrangthorne Leeds Vol 9b Page 988. Mary remmaried to Arthur Brooke 1919. CWGC 18 Woodhouse Cliff Hyde Park. Residence 1911 6 Annie Terrace Holbeck Occupation Engine Cleaner. Laid to Rest St Marks Woodhouse Cemetery Leeds. 

SPEECHLEY Arthur Private/Rifleman 30627 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/09/1918 Aged 40. Born Leeds 1878 Vol 9b Page 486. Son of Benjamin and Mary A Married St Peter Leeds 1863 Vol 9b Page 488. Husband of Alice Hinchliffe Married St Aidan Leeds 1903 Vol 9b Page 513. 1911 Residence 31 Hill Street North Leeds Laid to Rest Vaulx Hill Cemetery France.

SPENCER Samuel Mark Corporal R/10396 12th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps KIA 18/09/1916 Aged 22. Born Leeds 1894 Vol 9b Page 400. Son of Harry and Matilda Johnson Married St Peter Leeds 1876 Vol 9b Page 600. Landed France 21/07/1915. Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France. OTHER: Brother Charles lost his life 30/07/1915 Aged 25. Enlisted Leeds 31/03/1915 7th Bn KRRC Residence Armley Occupation Glass Beveller.


STEAD Ernest Private 7268 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 20/09/1914 Aged 29. Born Leeds 1885. Son of Thomas and Annie Elizabeth Woodthorpe Married St George Leeds 1876. Husband of Florence Taylor Married 1911 St Peters Leeds Vol 9b Page 634. 1911 Residence 41 Musgrave Fold Leeds Occupation Tram Conductor Leeds City Transport. Landed France 08/09/1914. Laid to Rest Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension Aisne France.

SUNDERLAND Edward Arthur Private 21261 12th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers KIA 31/03/1917 Aged 45. Born Leeds 1872 Vol 9b Page 406. Baptised 20/02/1872 St Peters Leeds Parish Church. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Price Married St Saviour Cross Green 1861 Vol 9b Page 457. Husband of Elizabeth Longfellow Married 1897 St Peter Leeds Parish Church Vol 9b Page 489. Residence 1911/CWGC 7 Easy Terrace Easy Road Leeds Occupation Nail Cutter. Sons Herbert Price and Harry. Landed France 13/07/1915. Edward was laid to rest by the Germans map reference 51b. P. 4. a. 2. 5. at Etaing Communal German Burial Cemetery. Laid to Rest Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery Haucourt France.

SWITHENBANK Ralph Private 238045 12/13th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers DOW 22/08/1918 Aged 20. Born Pudsey 1898 Vol 9b Page 234. Son of James and Jane Driver Married 1883 Vol 9b Page 235. CWGC/1911 Residence 44 Hough Side Road Pudsey at School. Laid to Rest Bagneux British Cemetery Gezaincourt Somme France.

TAYLOR Edward Private 8033 2nd Bn Canadian Infantry Eastern Ontario Regiment DOW 25/04/1915 Aged 22. Born Leeds 19/02/1893 Vol 9b Page 585. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Kinsey Married 1890 St Peter Leeds Vol 9b Page 677. 1911 Residence 5 Keplar Grove Kirkstall Occupation Fireman Stationary Engine. Enlisted Valcartier 22/09/1914 Aged 30 Yrs 4 Months. Laid to Rest Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery France. ATTESTATION Papers.

THICKETT Walter Duncan Private 1485 8th Bn Canadian Infantry Manitoba Regiment KIA 24/05/1915 Aged 31. Born Leeds 19/07/1884. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Ann Duncan Married 1871 Leeds Registered Building Vol 9b Page 693. Residence CrossGates 1911 Residence 18 Lascelles Terrace Leeds Enlisted Valcartier 27/08/1914 Aged 30yrs. Laid to Rest Chocques Military Cemetery France. ATTESTATION Papers.

WAINWRIGHT William Sergeant 9227 11th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers KIA 26/04/1916 Aged ? Born Leeds. Landed France 25/09/1915.  Remembered on Arras Memorial France. Photo Available
WELLER (Wheller) Ronald Frederick Samuel 41293 1st Bn King's Own Royal Lancashire Regiment KIA 17/06/1918 Aged 18. Born Worcester Dec 1899. Son of John and Selina Mary Elizabeth 1911/CWGC 1 Reginald View Chapeltown Laid to Rest Mont-Bernanchon British Cemetery Gonnehem France.
WHITE A Canadian Unknown.
WILLEY Thomas Arthur Raymond Robert Ellicott Second Lieutenant "D" Company 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 01/07/1916 Aged 19. Born Leeds 1897 Vol 9b Page 566. Baptised 20/01/1897 St Augustines Wrangthorn Leeds. Son of Arthur W Occupation Solicitor and Alice Marshall Married St Mathias Burley 1892. CWGC Calverley Chambers Victoria Square Leeds. Residence 1911 Pupil at Roscoes College Harrogate and Harrow School. Enlisted as a private into the Leeds Pals at Leeds Town Hall September 1914, he gained his commission six months later. It was reported that he was the best Boxer in the Battalion at his weight. Thomas led D battalion alongside C battalion at 07.25 a Corporal James Thompson reporting in the Leeds Intelligencer said Thomas had told the boys that they were leading point and that he would be at the head of the point and would most likely get bent. Thompson went on to say that before they got out of the trench they lost nine boys in the trench. He described how they all climbed the ladder and walked towards no mans land after a few feet he heard a shell burst behind him, hitting him in the left arm and then another in front blowing a hole in his hand before he laid in a trench for hours.
              Thomas is Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France. Photo YEP 07/07/1916.
WILLIAMS H Either Harry 17th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment. Harry Royal Field Artillery.
WILCHER Harold Second Lieutenant 2nd Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry DOW 05/07/1916 Aged 23. Born Greenwich 1893 Vol 1d Page 1175. Son of Louis Faithorn and Elizabeth Maria Williams Married Greenwich 1889 Vol 1d Page 1448. CWGC Elladene 183 Kirkstall Lane Headingley. Enlisted as Private into the Royal Army Medical Corps Service Number 56. Landed France 29/10/1915. Harolds brother Leslie Reginald Victor of the Royal Field Artillery Died of the Spanish flu in Cologne Germany where he lies at peace today. Laid to Rest Heilly Station Cemetery Mericourt-l'Abbe Somme France.
WILSON George Harold Gunner 95872 81st Battery Royal Field Artillery KIA 26/09/1917 Aged 28. Military Medal. Born Leeds 1889 Vol 9b Page 499. Son of George and Emma Landed France 20/05/1915.Laid to Rest Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery and Extension Ieper Belgium.Photo Available
WOOD B Either Bertram or Benjamin Frederick. Both 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Both KIA 01/07/1916.
WOODCOCK John Private 32601 8th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment KIA 07/06/1917 Aged 32. Born Leeds Vol 9b Page 456. Son of Joseph and Annie Elizabeth Wilks Married 1876 St Peter Leeds Vol 9b Page 614. CWGC 41 Lower Town Street Bramley. Husband of Ethal Byrom Married St Peters Leeds 1911 Vol 9b Page 771. Remembered on Ypres Menin Gate Belgium.
YATES Reginald Private 24115 12th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 23/07/1916 Aged 21. Born Leeds 1895 Vol 9b Page 456. Son of James and Eliza Bateman Married St John The Evangelist Leeds 1885. Residence 1911 No 73 Victoria Grove South East Leeds Occupation Wall Paper Packer. Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France.


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