City of Leeds United in WW1

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

                                                                                         LEEDS WW1 WAR MEMORIALS





BURWIN Frank Private 19086 8th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers DOW 26/09/1916 Aged 28. Born 1888 Bradford. Son of Isaac and Martha Ann Wilby Married 1874 Halifax. Husband of Evelyn Gough Married 1910 St Peters Leeds 1911, 13 Leamington Street Armley Brass Driller. Evelyn remarried in 1928 to Charles Stubley. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

Bell Harry Private 17/805 2nd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 16/08/1917. Born Leeds. Enlisted Leeds. 1911 Census a Harry Bell Aged 43 Living at 20 Bramley Place Bramley. Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. (Also Remembered Armley war Memorial Gotts Park)

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)

CHAPMAN Arthur Allsop Lieutenant 7thBn Attached 9th Bn West Riding Regiment KIA 25/04/1917 Aged 21. Born Great Gonerby Grantham Lincolnshire 1895. Son of Henry a Schoolmaster and Sabina Allsop Married 1888. CWGC 20 Athlone Grove Armley. (Originally Laid to Rest Feuchy Chapel Quarry Cemetery Feuchy 200 Metres from where Arthur now lies) Laid to Rest Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery Wancourt France. (Also Remembered Armley war Memorial Gotts Park)

 CARRIS William Unknown can you help no detail CWGC possibly passed away after war.

CHADWICK Louis Private 54150 18th Bn Canadian Infantry Western Ontario Regiment KIA 15/09/1916 Aged Born Bramley Leeds 21/01/1879. It could be a resided in a French speaking part of Canada and used the name Louis as he was christened Lewes. Son of William Born Baildon 1855 and Ann Jane Driver Born Leeds 1856. Married Leeds 1876. CWGC of 10 Church Road Armley Leeds. 1901 census Louis is shown as living at Wellington Barracks London. Landed Quebec 1911. Enlisted Canada 16/12/1914 On his Attestation papers he served three years in the Scots Guards.  Reported to have been buried at Martinpuich Somme M.31.b.3.6. Remembered Vimy Memorial France. (Also Remembered Armley war Memorial Gotts Park)

CARTER Harry Pioneer 24019 331st Company Royal Engineers (Road Making in France) Born Armley 1879. Son of Fred and Lily. Husband of Florrie Juckes Married St Bartholomew Armley 21/01/1916. 1911 Residence 10 Oriental Street Armley. Occupation Carman Barman. Enlisted 03/12/1915. Admitted to hospital with TB March 1918. Discharged 27/05/1918. Died of Wounds at home 1919. Not known where Laid to Rest. (Also Remembered Armley war Memorial Gotts Park)

CARTER William Cuthbertson Private 41806 10th Bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry DOW 25/10/1917 Aged 28. Born Leeds 1889. Son of Richard and Mary Ann Cuthbertson Married St Matthew Little London Leeds 1883. Husband of Emily Howitt Married 1913 St Bartholomew Armley CWGC 4 Southfield Place Tong Road Armley. Emily Remarried in 1923 to Percy C Barber at Holy Trinity Armley Hall. Laid to Rest Etaples Military Cemetery France. (Also Remembered Armley war Memorial Gotts Park)

CAMPBELL John Reginald S Private 20008 9th Bn Essex Regiment KIA 09/04/1917 Aged 19.Born Armley 1897. Son of John Marks and Mary Whitham Married All Hallows with St Simon Leeds 1896. 1911 Residence 28 Main Street Armley Occupation Grocers Boy. Enlisted Royal Horse and Field Artillery 32758. (Also Remembered Armley war Memorial Gotts Park)

 Remembered Arras Memorial France





CALVERT Herbert Private 34482 18th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 03/05/1917 Aged 37. Born Holbeck 29/11/1879. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Parkinson Married Hunslet 1874 CWGC 5 Normanton place Holbeck Leeds. Husband of Margaret Frances Pinkney Married St Bartholomew Church Armley 06/07/1908. CWGC 89 Simpson Street Armley. 1911 7 Allerton Terrace Kirkstall Road Occupation Newspaper Hawker. (Also Remembered Armley war Memorial Gotts Park)

Remembered Arras Memorial France.


                                                                                  CHADWICK - CROFTON 



CHADWICK Frederick William Private 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 36865 26/06/1917 Aged 21. Born Leeds Son of Alfred and Mary Ann Kirby Married 1896 Holy Trinity Armley Hall CWGC  7 Abbott Road Armley. Enlisted York August 1915. National Roll of Great War Severely wounded Arras 25/06/1917. "Thinking that remembrance, though unspoken, may reach him where he sleeps." Laid to Rest Etaples Military Cemetery France. (Also Remembered Armley war Memorial Gotts Park)

CHILD Kenneth Hearne Brother of Wilfred I have no idea what the connection to Armley these two boys have 

CLOUGH George William Serjeant 390596 9th Bn London Regiment KIA 16/08/1917 Aged 31. Son of Joseph and Rhoda Roberts Married 1882 Bramley and Holbeck District Registered Building. Husband of Mabel Dodson Married 1915 CWGC 117 Harrogate Road Moortown. Laid to Rest Tyne Cot Cemetery Belgium.

CHILD Wilfred

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.

COLBY Clifford      

CROWTHER James Can You Help

COOTE Walter Corporal 6188 1st Bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Son 05/01/1915 Aged 33. Son of Frederick and Maria Pickersgill Married 1877 Pontefract 1911 Residence 6 Malmesbury Street Wortley Occupation Postman. 23 Percy Street Tong Road Armley given after war when is estate of £26.00 went to his mum Maria. Laid to Rest Wulverghem Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery Belgium.

COLDHAM Harold Dan Pioneer 98378 87th Field Company Royal Engineers DOW 26/10/1917 Aged 20. Born Hachford Bridge Essex. Son of Alice Hart CWGC Hatfield Peverel Witham Essex. 1911 Residence with Uncle at 21 Genoa Road Wortley Occupation Labourer. Enlisted Leeds. Landed Egypt 29/12/1915. Laid to Rest Duisans British Cemetery Etrun France. 

COLLETT Albert Edward T/327134 665th H.T. Company Army Service Corps Spanish Flu Royal Herbert Hospital Woolwich 09/11/1918 Aged 31. Born Armley August 1887. Son of Albert and Mary Ellen Lawton Died 1910, Married 1883 Leeds Registered Building. Husband of Margaret Hunter McDonald Married 05/09/1909 St Bartholomew Armley. CWGC 67 Esplanade Kaiti Gisborne New Zealand. Enlisted Leeds 06/12/1915 Residence 39 Parsonage View Tong Road Armley Occupation Tram Driver Leeds Corporation Tramways. Landed Le Harve 10/09/1917 onboard SS Londonderry. In 1918 Margaret was still living in England. Laid to Rest Upper and Lower Wortley Cemetery Leeds. GOOGLE MAP Also Remembered Armley war Memorial Gotts Park)

COX William Able Seaman H.M.S. Vanguard 09/07/1917 Aged 21. CLICK HERE. (Also Remembered Armley war Memorial Gotts Park)

CROFTON George 3/8508 Private 9th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 14/09/1916 Aged 25. Born Armley 1891. Son of George Frederick and Sarah. George re married in 1898.  Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.  (Also Armley war Memorial Gotts Park)                                                                 

                                                                             DALBY - DOWNING


DALBY Richard Alfred Serjeant 2937 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 24/11/1915 Aged 40. Son of Richard and Mary E CWGC Mentioned in Dispatches, Church Street Hinton St George Crewkerne Somerset. Married 1901 Mary Lewis St Clements Little London. 1911 1 Highthorne Grove Armley. Landed France 15/04/1915. Laid to Rest Essex Farm Cemetery Belgium.



DALTON Noel One on record no relation to Armley ?

DAWSON Robert Gunner 165580 30/04/1917 A Battery 62nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery Aged 26. Born Son of William and Martha E Rigg Married 1889. Husband of Annie Sykes Married 1916 St Bartholomew Armley CWGC 33 Salisbury Grove Armley. Laid to Rest Bunyans Cemetery Tilloy-les-Mofflaines France. (Also Remembered Armley war Memorial Gotts Park)

D'ARCY George Arthur Private 34431 9th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment KIA 09/06/1917 Aged 20. Born Armley 1897. Son of Charles and Sarah Chaffer Married 1894 St Matthew Little London Leeds. CWGC 11 Ramsey Street Hall Lane Armley. Enlisted Leeds West Yorkshire Regiment 34431. Remembered Menin Gate Memorial Ypres Belgium. (Also Remembered Armley war Memorial Gotts Park)

DAVEY Samuel Edgar Sergeant 13093 15/17th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 19/07/1918 Aged Military Medal. Born Armley 1895. Son of Samuel and Charlotte Beecroft Married 1874 St Peter Leeds 1911 4 Aviary View Armley. (Also Remembered Armley war Memorial Gotts Park)

Remembered Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium. Spelled DAVY CWGC.
DIXON George or DIXON George
DIXON Walter Private 235455 Lincolnshire Regiment KIA 21/03/1918 Aged ?  Enlisted Leeds 1996 West Yorkshire Regiment. Remembered Pozieres Memorial France.
DIXON Joseph Edward Rifleman 5154 2/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 17/02/1917 Aged  Born Son of George and Charlotte CWGC 20 Cheltenham Street Tong Road Armley. Enlisted Leeds. (Also Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)
Laid to Rest Auchonvillers Military Cemetery Somme France.
DINSDALE Herbert James Private /8224 9th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 28/08/1917 Aged 22. Born 1895 Pocklington. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Hodgson Married York 1883. 1911 Residence 13 Garfield Avenue Armley Road. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. 
DOWNING Tom Private 8861 2nd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 11/03/1915 Aged 26. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Ann Prince Married 1881 St Peters Leeds. CWGC Silver Boyd Terrace Wortley. Laid to Rest Merville Communal Cemetery France.