City of Leeds United in WW1

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






APPLEYARD Arthur Stead or Arthur Stephen both lived Armley/Bramley District. 

ARCHER Clifford  Othwick  Private 66955 Royal Army Medical Corps DIED Epsom Surrey 07.00 hrs 11/04/1917 Aged 21. Son of James William and Emily Othwick. 1911 49 Simpson Grove Armley Occupation Shipping Agent's Clark. Died Horton war Hospital of Meningitis. Laid to Rest Wortley New Cemetery.

ARMITAGE Ernest George Second Lieutenant 4th Special Company Royal Engineers KIA 14/07/1918 Aged 21.Born Hunslet 1897. Son of Benjamin and Clara Tattersall Married St Peters Leeds 1890. CWGC 17 Athlone Terrace Armley Occupation Tannery Clerk. Enlisted Leeds Highland Infantry Division 5904. Commissioned 17/10/1917. Laid to Rest Sucrerie Cemetery Ablain-St. Nazaire France. (Misspelled on War Memorial)

AUDAER Ernest Clifford Second Lieutenant 15th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers 1st Salford Battalion KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 24. Born Armley 114/02/1892. Son of Walter Walker and Clara Cuthbert Married St Lukes Sheepscar Leeds 1892. CWGC James Crescent Tong Road Armley.  Occupation Dentist. Entered France 15/06/1916  Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France

BARKER Ernest F Unknown

BARSTOW Maurice William Lance Corporal 2324 London Regiment Finsbury Rifles DOW 16/09/1915 Aged 22.  Born 1893 Armley 1911 Son of William H and Elizabeth A 94 Bertram Road Hendon London Occupation Clerk. Maurice was at Gallipoli when wounded and either passed away on a Hospital Ship or in a Hospital on the island of Mudros. Laid to Rest East Mudros Military Cemetery Mudros Greece. PHOTO OF GRAVE

BOYES Frank Corporal 11632 8th Bn West Riding Regiment KIA 09/08/1915 Aged 16. Born 11/05/1899 Bramley Vol 9B Page 347. Son of Arthur Spence and Fanny Siddal Married 1895 St Andrew Bruntcliffe. Frank will have lied about his age to enlist. Landed Gallipoli 07/07/1915. Remembered Helles Memorial Gallipoli Turkey.

BRIGHT Norman Henry Lance Corporal 6273 D Company 1/4th Bn  Lincolnshire Regiment 15/101/1915 Aged 21. Son of the Reverend William Henry and Amelia Sleep CWGC 6 Crosby Road West Bridgford  Nottingham. Born Ebbw Vale Wales Educated at Keighley Grammar School and West Leeds High School. Clerk in the Union of London and Smith's Bank Lincoln. 1911 West Park Street Dewsbury Occupation Bank Clerk.


Laid to Rest Chocques Military Cemetery France.

BROADBENT Arthur Gunner 194811 Royal Field Artillery KIA 25/04/1918 Aged 21. Distinguished Conduct Medal.   Son of C S and S.A CWGC Whitehall House Wortley. Laid to Rest Daours Communal Cemetery Extension France.

BROADBENT Oscar Beckstein Private 38012 Royal Army Medical Corps KIA 04/10/1917 Aged Born Mirfield 1893 Son of Howard and Henriette Clara Kathleen Beckstein  1911 23 St Peters Mount Bramley Occupation  Junior Draughtsman. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

CHAPMAN Eric Corporal 2209 C Company 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 22/09/1917 Aged 20. Born Leeds 1896. Son of Frederick and Julia Anne Brown Married 1879 CWGC River View Llangollen Denbighshire. 1911 4 Whingate Armley Occupation Insurance Clerk. Laid to Rest Essex Farm Cemetery Belgium. Also Remembered Armley war Memorial Gotts Park St Bartholomew Armley.

COE Harold Glover Private 16/130 16th Bn  West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged  Born Pudsey 1897 Son of fred and Sarah Hannah 1911 Oakroyd Lidget Hill Pudsey Student Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

COLLIER George Second Lieutenant 8th Division Bn Machine Gun Corps 09/08/1918 Aged 22. Eldest son of James William and Annie CWGC 31 Middle Cross Street Armley. Laid to Rest Aubigny Communal Extension France.

COX George B Unknown...

EMMETT Willie Rifleman 226123 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 09/10/1917 Aged 22.  Son of Thomas and Grace CWGC 24 Warrels Place Bramley. Laid to Rest Poelcapple British Cemetery Belgium. 

FARRAR Thomas Ovington Born 1897 Wakefield. Son of John H and Annie 1911 No 2 Evelyn Place Amberley Road Armley at School. Military Unknown can you help...

FOX Dick Company Quartermaster Serjeant 15255 A Company King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 24/08/1916 Aged 21. Son of Richard and Margaret Mary CWGC Brighton Cottage Bramley. Laid to Rest Dive Copse Cemetery  Sailly-le-Sec Somme France.

GREAVES Allan Private 77901 45th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps DOW 19.15 Hrs 13/08/1917 Aged 20. Born Armley 1898. Son of Allan and Annie Hainsworth Married 1887 Bramley and Holbeck District Registered Building CWGC 6 Conference Road Armley. Enlisted Leeds 03/11/1915 Occupation Clerk. Landed France 12/04/1916 from Southampton. Wounded in Action Gunshot wound to right knee 31/07/1917. Died at 19:15 in No1 Hospital Rouen. Laid to Rest St. Sever Cemetery Extension Rouen France. Also Gotts Park Armley.

HARGRAVE Ernest Born Horsforth Son of Robert Walker and Clara Enlisted Leeds 25/05/1916 Residence 5 Morris Grove Kirkstall Occupation Clothiers Assistant. Recieved injuries 31/07/1917 Died at Craigleath Military Hospital Edinburgh the Medical report by Lieutenant David Wallace stated the following : Gun Shot Wound in right thigh, lower abdomin and Right Temple. The head wound was very sceptic and pus was building up so it was decided to operate. This was done on 06/09/1916 and fragments of bone were removed exposing the base of the brain, although no brain matter came away with the discharge. A small pocket of pus was remeoved and antiseptic used was chloryde and ethyl. On awakening Ernest complained of having a severe headache, this pain grew steadily worse and he died 20 hours later. Probably it was meningitis with thrombosis no autopsy was carried out.  Laid to Rest St Stephens Kirkstall. Remembered Kirkstall War Memorial as is his  Brother Horace.

HOGG Godfrey Graves 202147 Private 2/4th Bn Leicestershire Regiment KIA 24/03/1918 Aged 21. Born 1897 Bramley. Son of Frederick and Alice Mary. Remembered Arras Memorial France. 

JOHNSON Louis Private S/29753 Royal Army Veterinary Corps DIED Exeter 26/09/1918 Aged 23. Born Skipton. Son of Louis and Martha Hannah Hawkins Married 1891 Skipton 12 Armley Lodge Road. Laid to Rest Armley Cemetery Leeds. Remembered Gotts Park Armley War Memorial St Bartholomew Armley.

JONES John E Unknown Can You Help there is a Evan John Jones.

MOORE Edgar Lance Corporal 15/663 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 22.  Born Ravensthorpe Residence was in Leeds when he enlisted. Son of Alfred and Helena W CWGC Thorndene Lonsdale Avenue Bare Lane Morecambe. Remembered Thiepval memorial Somme France.


MUFF John Ewart Lance Corporal 35315 11th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED at Home 01/07/1917 Aged 23. 1911 Son of John and Mary 46 Conference Whingate Armley. Laid to Rest Armley Cemetery.

SANDS Percival Private TR5/127484 7th Bn Training Reserve DIED 12/11/1918 Aged 18. Son of George and Eleanor Robinson Married 1898 St Clement Sheepscar CWGC 9 Salisbury Terrace Armley Lodge Road. Died Military Hospital Ripon. Laid to Rest Armley Cemetery Leeds. Also Remembered Gotts Park St Bartholomew Armley.

TATE James Leonard Private 534930 1st/15th Bn London Regiment KIA 04/04/1918 Aged 19. Born Horsforth. Son of John William and Eleanor Abbott Married 1896 CWGC 7 Salisbury View Armley. Remembered Pozieres Memorial France.

TODD Horace Private 50242 1/8th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers KIA 25/03/1918 Aged 19. Son of John Rennison and Harriett Hayes Married St Peters Leeds Parish Church 1880 John remarried in 1907 to Annie Eliza Bland 1911 at School Station House Arthington. Horace was origanily laid to rest in a trench grave at Sapignies German Cemetery and was reburied along with the other 10 men he laid next to. Laid to Rest Douchy-les-Ayette British Cemetery France.

WADE Sydney? Unknown Can You Help..

WARD Lawrence Biltcliffe Private 268234 11th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 22/07/1917 Aged 22. Born Pudsey. Son of Jim and Lillie CWGC Dumont Surmingdale Road Bickley Kent. Laid to Rest Larchwood Railway Cutting Cemetery Belgium. PHOTO OF GRAVE


WEBSTER Michael Harold Lieutenant 13th Bn Attached 16th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 22. Born Keighley 1894. Son of Richard and Mary Ann Willis Married 1891 Aysgarth. Enlisted Highland Light Infantry 22878. Landed France 23/08/1915. Father at 3 The Hollies Tong Road Armley. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. Also Gotts Park St Bartholomew Armley.

WEBSTER Mathew Willis Bombardier 795547 62nd Division Ammunition Column Royal Field Artillery KIA 15/03/1918 Aged 21. Born Armley. Son of Richard and Mary Ann Willis Married 1891 Aysgarth. CWGC 3 The Hollies Wesley Road Armley. Remembered Gotts Park St Bartholomew Armley.



                                                                Laid to Rest Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension France. 

WESTMORELAND Ernest 2nd Lieutenant 80th Squadron Royal Flying Corps DOW 19/02/1918 Aged 18. Born 15/03/1899 Rose and Crown Public House New Wortley Baptised St Bartholomew's Armley Son of John Thomas and Susannah Bradshaw 1911 at School Prospect House Stanningley Road Armley. Enlisted into RFC 3rd Airman 76724 gaining his commission 08/08/1917. Originally laid to rest in trench grave by the Germans. He was identified by the position of the crosses and he was between four other men there were no other means of identification. Finally Laid to Rest 1921 Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery Fleurbaix France.

WHITELEY Leonard Ratcliffe Lance Corporal 15/975 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 23. Son of Edward and Julia Frances Ratcliffe Married 1872 St George Leeds. Husband of Phyllis K Davy Married 1915 St Matthew Chapel Allerton. Leonard was laid to rest in a trench grave in Longueval 57d k29 c.7.0 he was identified by his Tags and a watch he was wearing in 1921 Leonard was finally Laid to Rest Thistle Dump Cemetery France.

WILSON Harry Rudolph Bombardier 202085 X 66th Trench Mortar Battery Royal Field Artillery DOW 08/08/1917 Aged 21. Born Horsforth.  Son of Arthur and Isabella Dinah CWGC Glenroyde  Lee Lane Horsforth. Laid to Rest Coxyde Military Cemetery Belgium. PHOTO OF GRAVE

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