City of Leeds United in WW1

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



Below can be found details of the 151 men who were members of the Leeds Rifles Sergeants Mess the 7th and 8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment who gave their lives in World War One many of these men came from the City of Leeds. It can be found today in St Peters the Leeds Parish Church. Click Here for more details of the 7/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment.

Ashforth Frederick Vincent Company Quartermaster Sergeant 305742 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED 21/04/1918 Aged 34.  Born Sheffield 1884. Husband of Hannah Elizabeth Binks Married 1909. CWGC 85 Marine Parade Morecambe. 1911 Residence 9 Salisbury Terrace Armley Occupation Railway Clerk. Laid to Rest Bienvillers Military Cemetery France. Photo Available

ARCHER Benjamin Sergeant 305185 2/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 03/05/1917 Aged 20. Born Leeds 1897. Son of Thomas and Lily Hildrick Married 1897 St Luke Sheepscar. Enlisted Leeds 1605. Residence 1911 18 Ramsden Terrace Wintown Street Occupation  Errand Boy. 

Remembered on Arras Memorial France.

BALDWIN Clifford Lance Sergeant 1347 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 02/08/1916 Aged 23. Born Kirkstall 1893. Son of Walter and Mary Ann Clines Married Leeds 1885. CWGC/1911 Residence 38 Jermyn Street Kirkstall Road Kirkstall Occupation Labourer.  Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

BARNETT William Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant 203921 Yorkshire Regiment DIED at Home 08/10/1918 Aged 33. Born Buslingthorpe Leeds 1885. Son of Samuel and Ellen Rookledge Married St John Newton 1882. Husband of Ada Robinson Married St Peter Leeds 1908. CWGC 12 Westlock Terrace Stoney Rock Lane Burmantofts. 1911 Residence 37 Compton Row Harehills Occupation Moulder. Laid to Rest Harehills Cemetery Leeds. 

BATTERTON Robert Edward Sergeant 303016 2/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 20/11/1917 Aged 24. Born Halifax 1893. Son of Charles Edward and Martha Owens Married Halifax 1892. CWGC 16 Pearson Street Halifax. 1911 Residence 24 Cross Hills Occupatin Carpet Works. Husband of Bridget T Smith Married Halifax 1915. Enlisted Halifax West Riding Regiment 4378. Laid to Rest Orival Wood Cemetery Flesquieres France.

BANNISTER Albert Corporal 305578 D Company 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 03/09/1916 Aged 21.Born Horsforth. Son of Eli and Martha Hannah Pickard Married 1886 Horsforth CWGC/1911 Residence 13 Paradise Place Woodside Horsforth Occupation Finisher Dye Works Cloth. Enlisted Leeds 2442 Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

BEATTIE William James Sergeant 3/9756 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 20/07/1918 Aged 36. Born Eckington 1882 Husband of Alice Nelson Married Sheffield 1903. CWGC 21 Fawcett Street Sheffield. 1911 Residence Court 4 House 5 Kenyon Street Sheffield Occupation Stationary Engineman in a Builders Yard. Laid to Rest Jonchery -sur-Vesle British Cemetery Marne France. Originally laid to Rest Ecueil Farm Military Cemetery with 12 others moved after the war.

BENTLEY Charles Aris Sergeant 8261 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 14/10/1914 Aged 28. Born Nunhead London 01/12/1886. Son of Arthur and Sarah Ann Barrow Married 1881. 1911 Residence Private 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Connaught Barracks Rawal Pindi India. Landed France 08/09/1914. Laid to Rest Y Farm Military Cemetery Bois Grenier France.

BONSER James Sergeant 42070 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/09/1918 Aged 38. Born Nottingham 1880. Enlisted Nottingham Sherwood Foresters 69616. Remembered Vis-En-Artois Memorial France.

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BIRKILL Charles Company Serjeant Major 18/875 8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 20/07/1918 Aged 32. Born 1886 Bolton Wood Bradford. Son of Charles and Ellen. Husband of Annie Howson Married 23/12/1909 Bolton St James. 1911 No 120 Bolton Hall Road Bolton Woods Nr Bradford. Enlisted Bradford Landed Egypt 06/02/1915. Laid to Rest alongside 59 others mainly from the 8th Bn WYR in the middle of a cornfield at Cuitron British Cemetery Marfaux in 1923 exhumed and moved to Marfaux British Cemetery France.

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BROOK James Lance Sergeant 265355 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged ? Born Leeds Enlisted Leeds 2100. Landed France 15/04/1915. Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

BUTTERY Thomas Frederick Sergeant (4793) 306795 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 28/07 1918 Aged 25 AWARD: Military Medal. Born Bramley 1893. Son of Edward and Hannah. Husband of Elizabeth Ann Hobson Married Leeds 1915 CWGC 154 Low Fold Farnley. Laid to Rest Chambrecy British Cemetery Marne France.

CUSWORTH George Company Sergeant Major 265073 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED at Home 02/06/1919 Aged 25. AWARDS: D C M Croix De Guerre Belgium. Born Burley 1894. Son of Charles and Rebecca Married 1911 Residence 18 Hartwell Place Kirkstall Occupation Mechanic Labourer. Laid to Rest Leeds General Cemetery Beckett Street Burmantofts Leeds.

CHAPMAN George Sergeant 267467 2/6th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 03/05/1917 Aged 32. Born St Giles Northhamptonshire Son of Thomas and Sarah. Husband of Alice Mary CWGC 4 Leamington Terrace Long Road.

 Remembered Arras Memorial France.

CRAWFORD John Frederick Sergeant 266160 2/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 11/04/1917 Aged 41. Enlisted Leeds Husband of Emma Varley Married St Mary Quarry Hill 1897. Residence 1911, 18 Larchfield Street Hunslet Occupation House Painter. SON WILLIAM 25/04/1918 Remembered Arras Memorial France.

CHALONER Edward Percival Sergeant 307830 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 27/07/1917 Aged 35. Born York 1882 Son of and Eliza A. Husband of Margaret Rushworth Married 1906 Leeds Registered Building CWGC/1911 Residence 27 Highbury Place Far Headingley Occupation Wheel Turner Labourer Laid to Rest Coxyde Military Cemetery   Belgium.


COUSIN Sam Sergeant 2585 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED Leeds 16/03/1915 Aged 47. Born Arthington 1868. Son of  John and Sarah Ann Pawson Married 1867 St Peter Arthington. Husband of Edith Asquith Married 1896 St Mark Woodhouse. CWGC/1911 Residence 11 Cross Street Halton Occupation Gymnastic Instructor Remembered Lawnswood Cemetery Leeds.

COX Harold Sergeant 305820 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 22/08/1917 Aged 26. Born Hunslet 1891 Vol 9b Page 273. Son of William and Elizabeth Susan Pape Married 1870. 1911 Residence 2 Harlech Street Hunslet. Laid to Rest Longuenesse St Omer Souvenir Cemetery France.

CRYER Ernest Sergeant (3014) 201089 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/09/1918 Aged 29. Born Wortley 1888. Son of Jacob and Elizabeth Parkin Married Dewsbury 1873. Husband of Mary Ann Maguire Married Knaresbrough 1909. CWGC 25 Mayfield Terrace Harrogate. 1911 Residence 15 Willow Grove Bilton Harrogate Employed in the Post Office for 16 years. His brother Thomas also fell. Laid to Rest Vaulz Hill Cemetery France. 

Harrogate Herald -  01/09/1920 In ever-loving memory of my dearest husband, Sergeant Ernest Cryer  8th West Yorks, late 2/5th, who was killed in action September 1st, 1918 from his loving wife, Minnie and little son, Cyril  25 Mayfield Terrace Harrogate

Harrogate Herald -  31/08/1921 In loving memory of my dearest husband, Sergeant Ernest Cryer, 8th West Yorks, who was killed September 1st, 1918 from his loving wife Minnie and son Cyril, 25 Mayfield Terrace, Harrogate.

CHAMBERS Joseph Lance Sergeant 266612 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 16/04/1918 Aged 28. Son of Charles John and Ellen Mary Jennings Married Leeds 1873. Husband of Gladys Massey Married Leeds 1909. 1911 Residence 14 Sykes St Holbeck Occupation Stationary Boiler Stoker Cloth Factory. CWGC 2 New Lane Place New Lane Meadow Lane Holbeck. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

DALBY Richard Sergeant 2937 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 24/11/1915 Aged 40 Mentioned in Despatches. Son of Richard. Husband of Mary E. CWGC Church Street Hinton Street George Crewkerne Somerset. Landed France 15/04/1915. Laid to Rest Essex Farm Cemetery Belgium.

DENTON George Sergeant 1226 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 02/06/1915 Aged ? Born Burley. Landed France 16/04/1915. Laid to Rest Le Trou Aid Post CemeteryFleurbaix France.

DUKES Stanley Sergeant 2016 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 23/02/1917 Aged 25.True Family Name FOUNDBorn Scarborough 1894. Son of Fred and Susannah Dukes Found. CWGC 52 Compton Crescent Harehills Husband of Edith A Shaw Married Leeds 1914. Brother Norman Gave His Life 17/11/1917. Laid to Rest Harehills Cemetery Leeds.

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DRAKE Ernest 2763 Lance Sergeant "D" Company 1st/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 12/07/1916 Aged 24. Born Oakenshaw Bradford. Son of Issac and Emma CWGC 204 Parkside Road West Bowling Bradford. Laid to Rest Lonsdale Cemetery Authuille Somme France.


ELLYARD Roland Lance Sergeant 266732 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 26/03/1918 Aged 36. Born Leeds 1882. Son of Richard and Jane Stephenson Married Pickering 1871 Vol 9d Page 590. Husband of Louisa Morton Married 1905 St Matthew Little London. Residence 1911 49 Jubilee Street West Leeds Occupation Picture Framing And Gilding. Remembered Arras Memorial France.

EVERS Alfred Sergeant 306699 A Company 2/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 30/03/1918 Aged 34. Born Son of Thomas and Charlotte   Husband of Ruth CWGC  9 Cardigan Terrace Kirkstall Road Kirkstall Laid to Rest Etaples Military Cemetery France.

EWING Harry Storey Sergeant 240367 7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Attached Royal Fusiliers 578524 30/09/1919 Aged 30. Born Leeds 1889. Son of Edwin Cattow and Annie Storey Married 1889 Leeds Registered Building. Husband of Louisa Halliwell Married 1910 St Stephens Burmantofts  CWGC 37 Compton Row Harehills Residence 1911 21 East Grove Street Harehills Occupation Chemical Works. Landed France 15/04/1915. Laid to Rest Harehills Cemetery Leeds.

FEAR William Henry Company Sergeant Major 3940 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 14/07/1916 Aged 42. AWARD: Military Cross. Born St Martins Leicester 1874.(Christened William Harry) Son of Henry James and Caroline Cross. Husband of Alice Walker Married Leicester 1905. CWGC/Medal Index 2 Granby View Headingley. 1911 Residence 22 Meadow View Kirkstall Occupation Army Company Sergeant Instructor at Leeds University. Enlisted Leicester. Landed France 17/04/1915. Laid to Rest Blighty Valley Cemetery Somme France.

FENTON Herbert Regimental Sergeant Major (1610) 265102 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 16/04/1918 Aged 41.AWARDS:Distinguished Conduct Medal.Military Medal. Born Leeds 1877. Son of James and Elizabeth Barker Married 1864 St Peter Leeds. Husband of Emily Louise Jackson Married 1904 St John Newtown. CWGC 42 Leith Street Leeds. 1911 Residence 42 Ashton Mount Harehills Occupation Civil Service Postman. Landed France 15/04/1915. Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

FALKINGHAM Frederick John J. Acting Sergeant 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 25. Born Bradford 1892. Son of Frederick Ferdinand William and Sarah Elizabeth Hopkinson Married Bradford 1891. CWGC/1911 Residence 29 Bishop Street Manningham Bradford Occupation Pleasure Boatman. Enlisted Bradford. Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

FORD William Thomas Sergeant (1518) 265066 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 16/04/1918 Aged 23. Born Leeds 1894. Son of William Thomas and Elizabeth Taylor Married 1884 All Souls Leeds. CWGC 52 Leicester Grove. 1911 Residence 51 Leicester Place Occupation Butcher. Landed France 15/04/1915. Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.


FRANKLAND Walter Acting Sergeant 305335 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 31. Born Hunslet 1886. Son of James Randales and Ellen Elizabeth. CWGC/1911 Residence 13 Mary Street Holbeck Occupation General Labourer. Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

GAUNT Walter Sergeant 2329 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 26. Born 1890 Leeds. Son of Thomas and Jane Ann Bray Married 1888 St John Newton. 1911 5 Crosby Place Holbeck. Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

GARSIDE Walter Sergeant (4218) 306489 1/8th Bn Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 05/12/1917 Aged ?  Laid to Rest Perth Cemetery China Wall Ieper Belgium. Photo Available


GOWLAND Charles Edward Lance Sergeant 266016 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 28/07/1917 Aged 35. Born Leeds 1881. Son of George and Mary J Husband of Martha Jane Huggan Married Leeds 1905. Remarried 1919 to Levi Hill. CWGC 35 Edgar Street York Road. 1911 Residence12 Leicester Street South East Leeds Occupation Forge Mans Labourer. Laid to Rest Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery Belgium.

GOWER Thomas Henry Company Sergeant Major (2638) 305674 1/8th Bn Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 23/11/1917 Aged 24 Military Medal. Born Leeds 01/05/1893. Son of Thomas Henry and Susanna Marvel. Laid to Rest Rocquigny - Equancourt British Cemetery Somme France.

GRAY Henry Sergeant 265314 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 28/07/1917 Aged 24. Born Son of Henry and Sarah Ann  CWGC 17 Charlotte Street Holbeck. Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

GREEN Edgar Sergeant 305361 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 16/04/1918 Aged 27. Distinguished Conduct Medal. Born Sutton-in-Craven. Son of Joshua and Sarah E CWGC 2 Daisy Place Sutton-in-Craven Keighley. Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

HEALD Arthur Serjeant 656 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 16/08/1915 Aged 24. Born Woodhouse. Son of Thomas and Mary Jane Penrose Married 1875 St Thomas Leyland's. 1911 23 New Camp Road Mechanic. Landed France 15/04/1915. Laid to Rest Hospital Farm Cemetery Belgium.

HOUSTON James Serjeant 855 B Company 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 07/05/1915 Aged 23. Son of Robert Murray and Mary Catharine Silcock Married 1887 Bradford CWGC Riseholme Terrace Horsforth. Landed France 14/04/1915. Laid to Rest Aubers Ridge British Cemetery Aubers France.

HOLDEN Percy Serjeant 18/29 8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 20/07/1918 Aged 27.Born 1891 Bradford 1911 23 Bartle Mount Gt Horton Pork Butcher Laid to Rest Marfaux British Cemetery France.

HOLMES Charles Henry Serjeant 4286 3/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 30/01/1916 Aged 39.Born Leeds 1876. Son of Edward and Mary Ann Aston Married 1872 St Clement Sheepscar. Husband of Elizabeth Orme Married 1897 St John The Baptist New Wortley. Laid to Rest New Wortley Cemetery Leeds.

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HINCHCLIFFE John Percy Serjeant 305595 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 24/07/1917 Aged Born Normanton 1889. Son of John and Catherine Daley Married 1868. Husband of Florence Askins Married 1908 St Mary the Virgin Hunslet. Re Married to John Percy Brother Walter 1922 Hunslet District Registered Building 1911 Coal Miner 6 Maltby Place Hunslet. Enlisted Leeds 2475. Landed France 16/04/1915. Laid to Rest Mount Houn Military Cemetery Le Treport France. 

HURST Charles Henry Serjeant 2439 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 30/09/1916 Aged 30.Born 1886 Somerton Somerset. Son of Charles and Sarah Ann Riggs Married 1881 Bradford Peverell Dorset. Husband of Alice Halliwell Married 1908 Bolton. Residence 41 Rosebank Grove. Enlisted Leeds. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

IBBOTSON Harold Serjeant 305389 2/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 08/04/1918 Aged 24. Born Starbeck Near Harrogate Son of George and Helen Summers CWGC Otley. Husband of Kathleen C. CWGC The Bungalow Kempston Road Bedford. Remembered Arras Memorial France.

IBBETSON Frank Serjeant 1972 2/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 21/07/1916 Aged 25. Born 1891 Boundary Place Leeds. Son of Arthur and Emma Asquith Married 1888 St John The Evangelist Wortley. 1911 6 Malt Mill Yard North Leeds House Painter. Husband of Lillian Briggs Married 1912 St Mary the Virgin Hunslet. Landed France 15/04/1915. Remembered Arras Memorial France.

INGLIS Andrew Serjeant 307153 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 04/01/1918 Aged 28.Military Medal. Born Montrose Scotland. Son of David and Jane  Husband of Alice Fairbairn Married 1914 Gateshead Re married Gateshead 1920 to George A  Liddell CWGC 18 Argyle Street Gateshead. Enlisted Wallsend-on-Tyne Service Number 11130. Landed Balkans 11/07/1915. Laid to Rest Belgium Battery Corner Cemetery Belgium.

INGLEBY Harry Lance Serjeant 2771 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 01/08/1916 Aged 20.Distinguished Conduct Medal. Born 1896 Hunslet. Son of Robert H and Susannah Garratt Died 1891 Married 1888 St Matthew Holbeck. 1911 23 Moor View Road Hunslet Engineer. Landed France 15/04/1915. Laid to Rest Blighty Valley British Cemetery Authuille Wood France.

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JACKSON Fred Sergeant 201064 2/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 20/07/1918 Aged 28. Born Husband of  Ellen CWGC 5 Duncan Street New Park Harrogate. Remembered on Soissons Memorial Aisne France.

JACKSON Robert Sergeant 2804 2/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 23/02/1917 Aged 35. Son of William and Hannah Husband of Sarah Elizabeth CWGC 2 Algeria Street Beeston Hill Leeds.


KERBY John James Sergeant 6507 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 28/09/1916 Aged 33. Born Hoxton London 1883. Son of James and Mary Ann King. Husband of Alice Hannah Daltrey Married Hoxton 1906. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

KITCHEN Hugh Serjeant 265358 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 25. Born Horsforth. Son of Thomas CWGC 14 Fink Hill Horsforth. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

KNOWLES Joseph Herbert Lance Sergeant 265979 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 03/03/1917 Aged 34. Born Batley 1883. Husband of Maud Cliff Married 1906 St Matthew Little London. CWGC 22 Wolseley Road Burley. Laid to Rest Laventie Military Cemetery La Gorgue France.

LANG Mark Serjeant 306176 2/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 03/05/1917 Aged 33. Born 1884 Son of Mark and Mary Jane Symonds Married St Thomas Leylands Leeds 1873. Residence 1911 9 Pollard Street North Leeds Occupation Labourer. 

Remembered on Arras Memorial France.

LEONARD David Company Serjeant Major 265183 7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED 17/04/1920 Aged 39. Born 1881 Leeds. Son of Roger and Margaret Husband of Late Catherine (Kate) Haney Died 1917 Aged 35 Married 1906 Leeds Registered Building 1911 10 Cranberry Street Off York Road. Laid to Rest Leeds Roman Catholic Cemetery.

LIGHTFOOT Harry Serjeant 266959 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 03/05/1918 Aged 34. Military Medal. Born Sherburn In Elmet 1884 Son of Edward and Annie Spence. Husband of Emma Fleetwood Married 1907 St Clement Sheepscar CWGC 7 Haymount Square Newtown. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

LIMBERT George Serjeant 305664 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 27. Born Castleton Rochdale 1890. Son of George and Louisa. Brother Charles lived in Leeds Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

LODGE Harry Serjeant 27635 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 11/10/1918 Aged 40. Born Huddersfield. Son of Allen and Mary. Husband of Jennie CWGC 19 Sda Quarta Misida Malta. Laid to Rest Wellington Cemetery Rieux-en-Canbresis France.

LONGFIELD Percy Serjeant 1687 8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 20/12/1915 Aged 24. Son of Harry Pearce and Sarah Maria Gaunt Married 1890 St Matthew Little London. 1911 104 Blackman Lane. Enlisted 1909 Carlton Barracks Leeds. Laid to Rest Wimereux Communal Cemetery France. (Harry and Sarahs three sons all gave their lives  Sydney Pearce and Leonard Gaunt.)

MACDONALD Albert Serjeant 265031 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 30. Born Leeds 1887. Son of Henry and Hannah 1911, 20 Howarth Place Camp Road Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

MANN Joseph Birks Serjeant 305337 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 26/07/1917 Aged 23. Born 1894 Pudsey. Son of George Edwin and Annie Birks Married 1885 St Lawrence Pudsey CWGC 17 School Street Pudsey Enlisted Leeds. Laid to Rest Coxyde Military Cemetery Belgium.

MATHERS James Serjeant 5599 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 30/08/1918 Aged ?  Born Leeds. Enlisted Bradford. Laid to Rest St Sever Cemetery Extension Rouen France. 

MATHEWS John William Lance Serjeant 306715 2/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 25. Born Leeds 1892. Son of Charles and Agnes Mason Married 1880 All Saints Leeds. Laid to Rest Favreuil British Cemetery France.

MAWSON William Corporal 242964 1/6th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 29. Son of George William and Mary Peel. Husband of Edith Baldry Married 1913 St Michael Buslingthorpe re married 1925 St Mathias Burley to William Hesling. 1911 143 Buslingthorpe Lane Chrome Leather Finisher. CWGC 17 Melville Terrace Woodhouse. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

MARSDEN Ernest Lance Serjeant 2127 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW Northampton 20/09/1916 Aged 24. Born Leeds 1893. Son of Edward Wilby and Sarah Ann Middleton Married 1885 St Mathias Burley 1911 30 Kendal Place West Leeds. Laid to Rest Leeds General Cemetery Remembered Lawnswood Cemetery leeds.

MAZZA Joseph Lance Serjeant 305895 2/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 03/05/1917 Aged 25. Born Leeds 1892. Son of Rocca Ice Cream Vendor Born Italy 1848 and Annie Born Nottingham 1854.  Residence 11 Stainburn Square Meanwood. Remembered Arras Memorial France.

MISSETT John Thomas Serjeant 8217 C Company 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 17/07/1918 Aged 36. Born Son of John and Annie   Husband  of Margaret CWGC 9 Jonas Gate Bradford.

Laid to Rest Hagle Dump Cemetery Belgium.

MITCHELL Joseph Thomas Serjeant 265346 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 30. Born 1887 Son of Job and Mary Luddendenfoot Halifax. 1911 Patient at London County Lunatic Asylum Bexley.  Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

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MYERS David Fewster Company Serjeant Major 499 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 21/08/1915 Aged 30. Born Leeds 1885. Son of Launcelot and Harriet Jane Webb Married 1874 St Peter Leeds. Husband of Jemima C Wallace Married 1912 London. 1911 16 Ingleby Terrace New Wortley. Enlisted Leeds Landed France 16/04/1915. Laid to Rest Essex Farm Cemetery Belgium.

MOORE Tom Serjeant 9755 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 28/07/1918 KIA Aged 31. Born 1887 Wilsden Bradford. Enlisted Bradford. Laid to Rest Courmas British Cemetery France.

MOSS Herbert Serjeant 305385 1/5th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED POW 31/08/1918 Aged ? Laid to Rest Cologne Southern Cemetery Germany.

MULLINS Herbert Acting Serjeant 303017 2/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 21/11/1917 Aged 28. Born Rotherham. Son of John Richard and Florance Standage. Husband of Selena Robinson Married 1913 CWGC 85 Belmont Street. Enlisted Rotherham York and Lancaster Regiment 4020. Laid to Rest Neuville-Bourjonval British Cemetery France.

MULVANEY Thomas James Serjeant 265343 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 34.  Born 1883 Jutogh Bengal India. Son of James. 1911 23 Beverley View Off Lady Pit Lane Hunslet.  Enlisted Leeds. Laid to Rest Passchendaele New British Cemetery Belgium. 

NORTH William Serjeant 1476 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 29/05/1915 Aged 31.Born Leeds. Son of Frederick and Sarah Ann Lee Married 1880 St John Newton CWGC 28 Benson Street North Street. Laid to Rest The Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard France.

NORTHROP Harold 2nd Lieutenant 8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 22. Son of Joseph and Sarah Elizabeth Lumby Married 1886 CWGC 1 Sharp Row Littlemoor Road Pudsey. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

NOBLE Percy Henry Lance Serjeant 305184 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 20/07/1918 Aged 29. Born Beeston. Son of James and Matilda Pontefract Married 1988 St Peter Leeds CWGC 30 Barkly Terrace Beeston. Enlisted Leeds 1909.  Laid to Rest Marfaux British Cemetery France.

NOTT Bernard Tom Acting Lance Serjeant 305399 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 11/05/1917 Aged 20. Born Leeds. Son of Arthur William and Annie Elizabeth Smith Married 1890 Ledbury CWGC19 Studley Terrace Leopold Street. Laid to Rest Laventie Military Cemetery La Gorgue France.

OGDEN John Walter Serjeant 265766 2/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED 23/11/1917 Aged 42. Born Leeds 1877. Enlisted Leeds 2978.Son of John and  Elizabeth. Husband of Gertrude Faulkner Married 1902 Emmanuel Leeds CWGC 1 Wilton Grove Monkbridge Road Headingley. Motorman Leeds City Tramways. Laid to Rest St Pol Communal Cemetery Extension France.

OSBORNE Henry Serjeant 270012 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 36. Born Son of James and Emma J Thomas Married 1879 St Andrew Leeds CWGC 48 Portland Crescent. Husband of Emily Jane Thomas Married 1903 Leeds Registered Building CWGC 37 Prosperity Street. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

PATERSON George Redman Company Quartermaster Serjeant 305107 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 25/05/1918 Aged 21. Born Hunslet. Enlisted Leeds 1400.Son of Thomas and Jane Ann Redman Married 1896 Whitby.  Laid to Rest Doullens Communal Cemetery No 2 France.

PAWSON Percival Edwin Serjeant 266370 2/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 10/04/1917 Aged 31. Born Leeds 1886. Son of Alfred and Emma Haigh Married 1885 Leeds Registered Building 1911 1 Rochester Terrace Husband of Dora Temple Johnson Married 1912 Leeds Registered Building re married 1937 Leeds Registered Building George H Porritt. Enlisted Leeds 3784. Remembered Arras Memorial France.


PEMBERTON George William Serjeant 1918 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 13/08/1916 Aged 36. Military Medal. Born Easingwold. Enlisted Leeds. Husband of Maria Raistrick Married 1906 St Peter Bramley Re Married 1919 to Bertram Barratt St Peter Bramley CWGC 6 Riverside Terrace West Lynn King's Lynn Norfolk. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

PENNINGTON Frank Serjeant 265391 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 16/04/1918 Aged 33. Born 1885. Spofforth Enlisted Leeds. Son of George Francis and Sarah Ann 1911 11 Regent Park Avenue Estate Agents Clerk. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

PEACOCK Herbert Edward Company Serjeant Major 265079 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 16/04/1918 Aged 24. Award MSM Born Leeds 1894. Son of William Edmund Grossmith and Sarah Ann Hodgson Married 1876 St Stephen Burmantofts. 20 Bayswater Grove. Enlisted Leeds. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

PLACKETT Harry Serjeant 305413 A Company 1/6th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 25/04/1918 Aged 24. Born 1894 Moor Allerton. Son of William Chesterman and Anne 1911/CWGC 19 Avenue Crescent Harehills. Enlisted Leeds 2091. Landed France 16/04/1915. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

POWELL Walter Serjeant 2086 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 14/07/1916 KIA Aged 28. Born St Marks Leeds. Son of Walter and Selina 1911/CWGC 8 Beulah Grove Woodhouse Street Occupation Leather Worker Finisher. Enlisted Leeds. Laid to Rest Authuile Military Cemetery France.

PRIESTLEY John Serjeant 306639 2/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 22/11/1917 Aged 33. Born 1884. Rothwell Enlisted Leeds. Son of William and Eliza Hopton. Husband of Betty Taylor (Butler) Married 1906 Methodist New Connexion Chapel Hunslet. 1911 29 Ida View Stourton Coal Miner. Remembered Cambrai Memorial Louverval France. 

John Priestley Photo Courtesy of Diana Hawkins

PRIESTLEY Tom Acting Serjeant 17/238 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 16/07/1918 Aged 34. Born Bradford. Son of Sam and Mary Husband of Mary Elizabeth Fieldhouse Married 1907 Bradford. 1911/CWGC 54 Primrose Street Bradford Iron Founder. Enlisted Leeds. Laid to Rest Hagle Dump Cemetery Belgium.

REDDYHOFF Clifford Serjeant 306667 2/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 22/11/1917 Aged 21. Born Leeds 1897. Son of William and Mary Hannah Dilley Married 1896 St Michael's East Ardsley 1911/CWGC 18 Knowle View East Ardsley Wakefield. Remembered Cambrai Memorial Louverval France.

RHODES Herbert Serjeant 1746 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 13/09/1916 Aged 22.  Born Holbeck 1894. Son of Albert and Maria Eaddie Married St Peter with St Cuthbert Hunslet Moor 1891. 1911 Residence 17 Ashley Place Holbeck Occupation Engine Cleaner on Railway. CWGC of 2 Huntley Place Dewsbury Road Hunslet. Laid to Rest Caudrey The Old Communal Cemetery France. Brother Harry also gave his life. Both Remembered on St Peters War Memorial Dewsbury Road Leeds.

ROBINSON William Isaac Serjeant 265524 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 38.  Born 1879 St Georges Bristol. Son of Husband of Francis Vickers Married 1915 Leeds Registered Building. re married 1920 George Goodair Hunslet District Registered Building. Enlisted Leeds. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

ROBINSON E Unknown at this Time Can You Help.

SCHUTZ Clarence Serjeant 43 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 08/12/1915 Aged 30. Born Leeds Son of Alfred and Eliza Cook Married 1878 Leeds Registered Building. Husband of Harriet Elizabeth Rayton Married 1909 Methodist Chapel Woodhouse Street. CWGC 54 Bexley Terrace Harehills. Laid to Rest Essex Farm Cemetery Belgium.

SCOTT William Edward Company Serjeant Major 590 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 36. Born 1880 Kirkstall.  Son of William and Julia Ann 37 Rydal Place Holbeck. Husband of Maud Victoria Chadwick 1902 Leeds Registered Building. 1911 No 64 Sutherland Mount Harehills Bookmakers Clerk. Remarried 06/05/1916 Ethel Bradley Leeds St Peters (Leeds Parish Church) Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

SCHOLEY George Arnold 305701 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 04/08/1917 Aged 26. Born Maltby Rotherham 1891. Husband of Minnie Dacre Married 1912 Holy Trinity Rothwell. Laid to Rest Mount Houn Military Cemetery Le Treport France.

SILCOCK William 266945 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 14/04/1918 Aged 30. Born Son of Husband of Jane Ann Drury Married 1915 Christ Church Leeds. Re married 1922 St John The Baptist and St Barnabas Little Holbeck Milnes Priestley. CWGC 2 St James's Place Holbeck. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

SIMON Charles Richard Serjeant 193 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1915 Aged 26. Born Huddersfield. Son of William and Alice Watson Married 1885 St Mathias Burley. Husband of Ida Dunwell Married 1914 All Hallows with St Simon Leeds. CWGC 19 Carberry Road Burley. Laid to Rest Talana Farm Cemetery Belgium.

SIMONDS R Can You Help ?

SIMPSON William 268454 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 31/07/1917 Aged 31. Born 01/05/1886. Armley. Enlisted Leeds. Son of John and Sarah Ann. Husband of Clara Ann Smith Married 1907 St Chad Far Headingley CWGC 25 Sandford Road Kirkstall. 1911 54 Argie Road Leeds Post Man. Daughter Sylvia Laid to Rest Longuenesse St Omer Military Cemetery France.

SMITH T Can You Help ?

SMITH Sam 305430 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 03/09/1916 Aged 31. Born 1885 Scarborough. 1911 38 Hunslet Lane Leeds.  Enlisted Leeds. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

SMITH Alan 305618 2/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 28/03/1918 Aged 24. Born Wakefield. Son of Henry and Mary Elizabeth CWGC 202 Stanley Road Wakefield. Enlisted Leeds. Laid to Rest Gommecourt British Cemetery No 2 Hebuturne France.

SNOWDEN John E Lance Serjeant 265684 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 20/07/1917 Aged 23. Born 1893. Enlisted Leeds. Laid to Rest Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery Belgium. CHECK ARMLEY

SPENCER Robert Serjeant 266081 2/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 05/04/1917 Aged ?  Born ? Enlisted and Residence Bank Leeds. Laid to Rest H. A. C. Cemetery Ecoust-St Mein France.

SOUTHWARD W Can You Help ?

SPEIGHT Harry Serjeant 306265 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 28/07/1918 Aged 32. Distinguished Conduct Medal. Born Leeds 1886. Son of 1911 64 Greenwood Street Jack Lane Hunslet Butcher. Born Laid to Rest Chambrecy British Cemetery France.

STEER William Serjeant 62661 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 11/10/1918 Aged 31. Born 1887. Wath-on-Dearne. 1911 16 Cadman Street Wath On Dearne. Husband of Sarah E Allen remarried 1927 Leeds Registered Building Edmund T Hullin. 1913 St Margaret Leeds. Enlisted Pontefract 14/08/1915. York and Lancaster Regiment Transferred 11/09/1916. Pension to 10 Harold Grove Queens Road Leeds.  Laid to Rest Wellington Cemetery Rieux-en-Canbresis France.

STEAD William Mallinson C Q M S 800 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 15/07/1916 Aged SEE TADCASTER WEBSITE.

STEAD Harold Lance Serjeant 267619 2/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 22/11/1917 Aged ? Born Bradford Enlisted Bradford. Remembered Cambrai Memorial Louverval France.

STAVELEY Arthur Lance Serjeant 2666714 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 25/04/1918 Aged 19. Born Leeds. Son of Thomas Arthur and Margaret Ann Phillips Married 1889 St Andrew Leeds. CWGC 77 Christopher Street Burley Road. Enlisted Leeds 4315. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. 

TADMAN John Serjeant 305707 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 02/09/1918 Aged 29. Born 1889 Batley Enlisted Leeds. Husband of Gladys Muriel French Married Hull 1915. Laid to Rest Vaulx Hill Cemetery France.

TAYLOR William Hanson Check Headingley ??

TEVERSHAM Percy Thomas George Serjeant 9693 2/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/11/1917 Aged 32. Born 1885 Plumstead. Son of George and Kazia Husband of Annie L Stone Died 1922 Married 1912 Farnborough. Enlisted Dorchester Dorset 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment 6469. 1911 Alma Barracks Blackdown Farnborough Hampshire. Remembered Arras Memorial France.

TINDALL J Can You Help ?

THACKRAY John Serjeant 265862 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 11/10/1918 Aged ? (Spelt Thackwray on CWGC). Enlisted Leeds 3122. Laid to Rest Wellington Cemetery Rieux-En-Cambresis France. 


WALKER F Either Frank 265969  Frederick William 5417 or Frederick 9795

WALKER Edgar Serjeant 268262 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged ? Born Leeds Enlisted Leeds. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.


WHITE Arthur Serjeant 2051 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 15/08/1916 Aged 37. Born Hathersage Sheffield Husband of Nancy Haigh Married 1907 St Barnabas Holbeck Re married 1929 Harry Manning. CWGC 5 Spa Street Holbeck. Enlisted Leeds. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France

WILKINSON William Serjeant 359 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 19/06/1915 Aged 38. Born Hilderthorpe Bridlington. Husband of Emily J CWGC 27 Stanmore Road Laid to Rest Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension France.  

WILSON Edwin Edward Serjeant 265548 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 26. Born Leeds. Son of James and Jane Donnelly Married 1872 St Peter Leeds. 1911/CWGC 5 Weller Terrace. Enlisted Leeds. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

WILLIAMS James David Serjeant 8769 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 26. Born 1891 Tottenham Enlisted Ilford.  Husband of Elizabeth A Robson Married 1916. CWGC 28 Holly Avenue Whitley Bay Northumberland. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.


WILLIAMSON Ernest Serjeant 72715 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 21/09/1918 Aged 22. Born Clacton-on-Sea. Son of William. Enlisted York and Lancaster Regiment 05/02/1915 Longmoor Aged 19. Residence 242 Mitcham Lane Streatham London.  Laid to Rest Noyelles-sur-L'Escaut Communal Cemetery Extension France.

WOOD Henry Charles Serjeant 265217 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 31. Born 1886 Leeds. Enlisted Leeds. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

WOOD Allan Whitaker Serjeant 305024 2/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 03/05/1917 Aged 30. Born 1887. Leeds. Son of Charles Lupton and Sarah Ellen Fennell Married 1886. Enlisted Leeds. Remembered Arras Memorial France.

WOODHEAD Thomas Serjeant 265379 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 05/12/1917 Aged 24. Born 1893 Leeds. Son of Thomas and Ellen Abbott Married 1885 St Stephen Kirkstall. Husband of Ann Hill Married 1916 Leeds Registered Building. Enlisted Leeds Laid to Rest Poelcapelle Cemetery Belgium.



BROADLEY William Serjeant 3/7930 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 31/07/1915 Aged ?. Born  Leeds Enlisted Leeds Foster Son of Anne E Metcalf CWGC 31 Westfield Road. Laid to Rest Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium.


CHEATTER Francis William Lance Serjeant 2/6th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 19/05/1917 Aged 38. Born 1877 Leeds. Son of William and Matilda Blagg Married 1865. Husband of Ada Wedderspoon Married 1907 All Hallows with St Simon Leeds. 1911 16 St Michaels Terrace Headingley Commercial Traveller. Laid to Rest Horsforth Cemetery.

GAUNT Edward Second Lieutenant 5th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 28/091/1916 DOW Aged ? Enlisted Private 1414 WYR Landed France 15/04/1915 Remembered Thiepval Somme France

GILL Harry Company Serjeant Major 15/374 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 03/07/1916 Aged 37. Born  Leeds. Husband of Mary Elizabeth CWGC 43 Warrender Street Meanwood Road. Territorial Efficiency Medal. Served in the South African Campaign. Laid to Rest Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No1 France. 

POTTERTON Henry Second Lieutenant 6th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 13/12/1917 Aged 35. Born Knaresborough 1882 Son of Samuel and Catherine Mary CWGC Harrogate. Husband of Florence Clayton Married 1903 Knaresborough CWGC 57 Wellclose Terrace. Laid to Rest Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension France.

POTTS E Second Lieutenant Can You Help ? Could be Ernest Alexander Potts

PRESTON Henry Regimental Serjeant Major 15/1071 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged ? Born Enlisted Colsterdale Nr Ripon. Son of Laid to Rest Euston Road Cemetery Somme France.

THORNTON Robert Wilfred Sergeant 205503 29th Bn Durham Light Infantry KIA 12/10/1918 Aged 32. CWGC Son of the late Nellie. Enlisted Leeds West Yorkshire Regiment 268502. Laid to Rest Zantvoorde British Cemetery Belgium.

VINCE Walker William Company Serjeant Major 15/918 D Company 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 53. Born 1862 Cross Gates Son of George and Jane Enlisted Leeds. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Hodgson Married 1885 Leeds Registered Building. 1911/CWGC 33 Banstead Terrace Roundhay Road Railway Clerk. Remembered Thiepval Somme France. OLDEST LEEDS MAN KIA ?

WORTH James William Second Lieutenant 2/6th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 28/11/1917 Aged 26. Military Cross Distinguished Conduct Medal. Born Kirkstall Road 1892. Son of William and Martha Ann Holroyd Married 1881 Calverley CWGC 7 Burley Mills Kirkstall Road. Laid to Rest Rocquigny-Equancourt British Cemetery Manancourt France.

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