City of Leeds United in WW1

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

                                                                                    LEEDS WW1 WAR MEMORIALS




 ATKINSON Frederick Walker

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 Clerk in a Tannery. Enlisted Leeds Highland Infantry Division 5904. Commissioned 17/10/1917. Laid to Rest Sucrerie Cemetery Ablain-St. Nazaire France. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

ARNOLD George Private 15843 11th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 20/09/17 Aged 24. Born 1894 Armley. Baptised Armley Hall Holy Trinity 27/09/1894. Son of Thomas Walter Died 1906 and Eliza Jane Claypham Died 1905 Married St John Moor Allerton 1881. Residence 1911 16 Club Row Pinfold Lane Armley Occupation Iron Driller Living with Brother. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

ASHBY Sidney Ordinary Seaman J/19260 HMS Fomidable Drowned 01/01/1915 Aged 18. SEE 1915 ROYAL NAVY CLICK HERE (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

AUDAER Ernest Clifford Second Lieutenant 15th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers 1st Salford Bn 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. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

BRADSTOCK Harold Corporal 265737 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 03/09/1916 Aged 20. Born Bramley 1896. Son of Edward John R and Eleanor Tyler Married at St George Hanover Square London. Residence 1911, 45 Tong Road Bramley Occupation Apprentice Electrical Engineers fitter. Enlisted Leeds Original Service Number 2944. Landed France 15/04/1915. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

BACON Harold Staff Sergeant S4/128153 C Company 1st/15th Bn London Regiment KIA 02/09/1918 Aged 24. Military Service Medal.  Born Armley 1895. Son of John William and Clara Eliza Hill Married St Peters Leeds 1883. Enlisted Leeds 13/09/1915 Occupation Clerk. Residence 91 Hall Road Armley. Landed France 21/09/1915. Remembered on Vis-en-Artois Memorial France. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

BARRACLOUGH Ellis Private 18393 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916. Born Churwell 1889. Son of John Henry and Ellen Ellis Married Dewsbury 1880. Husband of Sarah Jane Batty Married at St Bartholomew Armley 1912. Sarah Remarried 1917 to Frederik Pearse Bramley and Holbeck District Registered Building. 1911, 42 Holdforth Street Wortley. Occupation Municipal labourer. Enlisted Leeds March 1915. Landed France 13/07/1915 Fought at Ypres, and Fricourt which saw some of the heaviest fighting on the Somme, Laid to Rest in one of the four big graves for the 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Fricourt New Military Cemetery Somme France. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

BARRACLOUGH Frank Private 41084 8th Bn King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment KIA 27/09/1918 Aged 19. Born Armley 1899. Son of William and Elizabeth Bisby Married 1892 St Bartholomew Armley. Enlisted Leeds. 1911 Residence 9 Cayton Street Armley. Remembered on Vis-en-Artois Memorial France. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

BARKER Alfred Fitter 156664 123rd Battery Royal Field Artillery KIA 29/09/1917 Aged 24. Born Armley 1893. Son of James and Alma Dockray Married 1884 St Peters Church Leeds. Residence 5 Aviary View Armley Frame Fitter In Ironworks. Laid to Rest Locre Hospice Cemetery Belgium. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park alongside his brother John Edward DOW 04/06/1916 Aged 25)

BASTIDE Charles (Charley) Private 3827 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 10/07/1916 Aged 27. Son of Louis and Ada Mary Escritt Married 1887 St Matthias Burley. Husband of Emily B Swift Married  1910 Bramley Registry office. 1911 10 Neil Street Armley Road Iron Moulder. Landed France 03/12/1915. Laid to rest Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery extension France.

BEECROFT Walter Private 57400 14th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers KIA 27/10/1917 AGED 32. Born Leeds. Son of Albion and Sarah Lawton Married St Peter 1877. Enlisted Leeds into Royal Engineers Service Number 179877. Residence 10 Beech Terrace Bramley Occupation Plate Dresser. Husband of Louisa Ross Married 1915 at St Bartholomews Church Armley. Rememberd on Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

BELL John Scott Second Lieutenant 15th Field Company Royal Engineers KIA 01/08/1917 Aged 27. Born Glasgow Scotland 1890. Son of John Scott and Sarah McKillep. Residence 1911 at 12 Laurel Terrace Armley Occupation as Student Engineer. Member of Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Enlisted 15/05/1915 Leeds into 223rd Field Company Royal Engineers Service Number 98534. Posted to Mediteranean 20/12/1915, promoted to Corporal 15/01/1916 then Sergeant 25/03/1916 Commissioned 23/02/1917. Laid to Rest in Hooge Crater Cemetery Belgium. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

  BELL Charles Henry

 BENNETT Charles (A Charles Henry on Armley War Memorial)

BEASLEY Charles Thomas Private 60815 25th Tyneside Irish Bn Northumberland Fusiliers KIA 11/04/1918 Aged 39. Born Armley 28/10/1879. Son of George and Clara Mawson Married at St Peter Church Leeds June 1879. Husband of Florence Bolland Coates Married at St Bartholomew Church Armley 1901. 1911 1 Geranium Street Holbeck. Enlisted Leeds into West Yorkshire Regiment 38642. Remembered Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park. Irelands Memorial Records published 1923.)

BRIGGS Edward Bugler S/11375 1st Bn Rifle Brigade KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 20. Born Leeds 23/09/1895. Son of Joe and Adelaide Rawling Married Hunslet District Registered Building 1893. Enlisted Leeds 29/09/1914 Royal Army Medical Corps 38011. Landed France 13/07/1915, appointed Bugler 26/07/1915. Medals to be sent to his mother Adelaide remarried to Thomas Rochford St Matthew Holbeck 1902. Residence 1911 18 Strawberry Mount Occupation Assisted Fire Wood Business. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

BILTON Parkinson Rifleman 306017 2/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA Cambrai 22/11/1917 Aged 24. Born Armley 1893. Son of Mathew Parkinson and Margaret Thompson Married St Peters Gildersome 1885. Enlisted Leeds 14/08/1914 Service Number 10624 6th Bn Yorkshire Regiment Described as being 5ft 3inches Blue eyes. Discharged unlikely to make a soldier. Residence 1911 22 Cricketers Street Armley Occupation Brick maker. Re Enlisted January 1915 saw action Ypres and the Somme.   ( National Roll of Great War/CWGC 4 Barnet Terrace Tong Road Armley, "He passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self sacrifice") Remembered on Cambrai Memorial Louverval France. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park alongside brother George KIA 23/03/1918 Aged 23)  

BINKS George Either 307091  or 202202  Born Armley 1893. Son of Joseph and Sarah Jane Booker Married St Peters Church Leeds 1893. Enlisted Leeds. Residence 1911 Prince of Wales Hotel Town Street Armley. Occupation Shipping Clerk. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park) 

BOYLE Frederick Sergeant 82793 Number 3 Bn Machine Gun Corps KIA 22/03/1918 Aged 26. Born Darlington 1892. Son of Thomas and Mary Jane. Husband of Nellie Russell Married St Bartholomew Armley 1916. Residence 1911 31 Brooklyn Place Armley Occupation Warehouseman Clothiers. Enlisted Leeds 06/08/1914 Service Number 1889 Rifleman 8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment. Landed Le Harve France 25/04/1915. Wounded Gun Shot Wound to Ankle 23/05/1915. Sent to England for treatment. Transferred Machine Gun Corps and promoted Sergeant 1916. Landed back in France 26/04/1917.  Nellie gave address in 1918 as 26 Kilburn Road Wortley. Laid to Rest Ham British Cemetery Muille-Villette France. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

BOYES Douglas Rifleman R/3348721st Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps DOW 27/03/1918 Aged 33. Born Bradford 1885. 1911 Residence 48 Bayswater Row Harehills Occupation Drapers Assistant. Son of George Edward and Mary Elizabeth Speight Married Bradford 1876. Husband of Esther Elizabeth Turner Married 11/08/1913 St Bartholomew. Enlisted Leeds. Laid to Rest Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension France. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

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BROWN George Gunner 80726 29th Division Royal Field Artillery 23/101/1915 Aged 20. Son of George and Ann E CWGC 10 Empress Street Whingate Road Armley. 1907 St Bartholomew George Married Hannah Hewson. Remembered Mikra Memorial Greece. (Further research needed.

BODDY James Herbert Barker Private 38563 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 03/05/1917 Aged 19. Born Cheriton Folkestone 1898. Son of Louisa Remmaried to Edward Poll in 1914. Residence 1911 8 Marsden Street Wortley. Brother Robert W Born in India 1900 and Sister Ethel M Born India 1902, James father was probably in the Army. Enlisted Leeds. Remembered on Arras Memorial France. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

BROADBENT Clifford Private 5295 D Company 1st/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 12/09/1916 Aged 21. Born Bramley 1895. Son of Samuel and Francis Frankland Married All Hallows with St Simon Leeds 1888. 1911/CWGC 20 Ellis Square Theaker Lane Armley Occupation Grocers Assistant. Laid to Rest Ste Marie Cemetery Le Harve France. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

BROGDEN George Henry Private 23428 9th Bn Yorkshire Regiment KIA 08/08/1916 Aged 25. Born Leeds 1891 Son of Arthur Edward and Emma Baldwin Married Leeds 1885. Residence 1911, 56 Theaker Lane Armley Occupation Mill Hand Fettler. Landed France 05/12/1915. Laid to Rest Pozieres British Cemetery Ovillers-La Boisselle France. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

BUTTERS George Augustus Private 62812 7th Field Ambulance R.A.M.C. KIA 22/03/1918 Aged 22. Born 1896 East Dereham Norfolk Son of Arthur Augustus and Julia Drew CWGC 1 Lewis Place Oldfield Lane Wortley. 1911 21 Highfield Crescent Wortley. Gravestone "In The Hearts of Those He Left Behind" Laid to Rest Bucquoy Road Ficheux France. 

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BUTTERWORTH Archibald Corporal 15/1574 11th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 20/09/1917 Aged 23. Award Military Medal. Born Otley 04/02/1894. Son of and Lucy Enlisted Colsterdale Leeds Pals 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 1914. Nephew of Eliza M 22 Dewhurst Street Tong Road Armley. Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

BUTTERWORTH William Brook Private 24493 2nd Bn West Riding Regiment KIA 03/05/1917. Born Yeadon 1883. Son of Joseph Brook and Ada. Husband of Jane Ann Rogers Married St Bartholomew Armley 03/09/1903. Enlisted Leeds 14/07/1916 Yorkshire Regiment Service Number 32496. Residence 1 Pennant Place Armley Occupation Bricklayer. Landed France 20/10/1916.  Laid to Rest 19/05/1917 Brown's Copse Cemetery Roeux France. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

BUCKLE Henderson Private 18762 9th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 13/06/1917 Aged 34. Born Bramley 05/05/1883. Son of Joseph and Hannah Henderson Married St Peter Leeds 1873. Hannah Remarried to George Ellis in 1899 Bramley and Holbeck District Registered Building. Husband of Edith Johnson Married 1907 St Peter Bramley. 1911 2 Bramley Terrace Bramley Occupation Railway Shunter. Two daughters Annie Camm and Elsie. Landed Gallipoli 21/09/1915.  Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)