City of Leeds United in WW1

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

                                                                                       LEEDS WW1 WAR MEMORIALS



                                                                                         DURRANT - INMAN 


 DURRANT John Unknown Can You Help A John Durrant from Leeds went to America 1912 Died 1964.

                                                                                 ELLIOTT BROTHERS

ELLIOTT Ernest Private S/20153 1st Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 03/01/1919 Aged 24. Born Armley 1894. Son of John and Mary 12 Salisbury Grove Armley Occupation Clerk. Enlisted Leeds Royal Army Medical Corps 70806. Laid to Rest Haider Pasha Cemetery Istanbul Turkey. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)
ELLIOTT Fred Private 33235 1/5th Bn King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment DOW 30/11/1917 Aged 30. Born Armley 24/03/1887 Baptised Armley Holy Trinity Church 17/04/1887. Son of John and Mary Ann. Remembered Cambrai Memorial Louverval France. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)
ESCRIIT Albert Died Leeds 1925
FEATHER Harry Signaller/Saddler 32256 150th Battery Royal Field Artillery KIA 14/04/1918 Aged 21. Son of John and Emma CWGC 6 Cardigan Terrace Kirkstall Road. Laid to Rest Morbecque British Cemetery France.
FRYER Albert Victor Lance Corporal 371147 2/8th Bn London Regiment Post Office Rifles DOW 14/12/1917 Aged 30.
                                                            Laid to Rest Mendinghem Military Cemetery Belgium.


                                                                                        FOXTON - GUY        


FOXTON Herbert Lance Corporal 15/350 2nd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 31/07/1916 Aged 24. Son of Richard and Emily Dickson Married 1883 CWGC Dringhouses York. CWGC States Member of the firm Foxton Brothers and Company Town Street Mills Armley Enlisted Leeds Pals September 1914. In 1918 Will and effects of £113.00 left to his father. Herberts address given as 9 Aberdeen Grove Armley. Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Belgium.

FOLEY Thomas HMS Narbrough 60 Salisbury Road Armley. (JANUARY 1918) CLICK HERE  (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

FOSTER Claud Private 41867 8th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers KIA 08/10/1918 Aged 31. Born Throstel Nest Pannel 1887. Son of Thomas Hornshaw Died 1913 and Alice Chambers Married 1886. Husband of Selina Catherine Bishop Married 1909 Methodist Church Wesley Road Armley CWGC 6 Aviary View Armley. Laid to Rest Naves Communal Cemetery Extension France. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

GARNETT Harry Lance Corporal 307481 C Company 2/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 27/03/1918 Aged 25. Born Armley 1892. Son of William and Martha Ainscough Married 1888 St Peter Leeds 58 Arnket Grove Place Armley Hairdresser. Husband of Olive Watson Married 1913 St Peter Bramley Daughters Blanche 1914 Lillian 1915.  Remembered Arras Memorial France. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

GARNETT Ernest Signaller 174562 405th Battery 37th Brigade Royal Field Artillery 27/12/1918 Aged 30. Born Son of Walter and Annie Married 2 Winchester Mount Armley. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Slater Married Knaresborough 1909. CWGC 50 Denmark Street Harrogate Laid to Rest Kantara War Memorial Cemetery Egypt. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park) GOOGLE MAP.

GATEHOUSE  Walter RAF No 2 Aircraft Repair Depot  27 Harrow Street Whingate Terrace Armley. CLICK HERE SCROLL DOWN PAGE. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

GOODSON Arthur Godfrey 24th Bn Australian Infantry Learmouth Victoria Australia. CLICK HERE SCROLL DOWN PAGE. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

GUY Robert Private 18176 1st Bn Kings Own Scottish Borderers KIA 28/07/1916 Aged 31. Born Armley 1885. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Harrison Married 1883. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Hart Married Christ Church Armley 1907. A prisoner in Armley in 1911. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)



GRUNWELL William Bombardier 790044 460th Battery 15th Brigade Royal Field Artillery DOW 12/10/1917 Aged 21. Born Son of Richard and Martha Oddy Married 1883 St Marks Woodhouse. 22 Filey Street Armley. Laid to Rest Mont Huon Military Cemetery Le Treport France. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

 HALL John Samuel

HALL William Newsom 2nd Bn Canadian Infantry CLICK HERE SCROLL DOWN. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

HANSON Frank Freeman Private 15409 1st Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers DOW 19/01/1916 Aged 28. Born Armley 1888. Son of Job and Rebecca Eleanor Parker. 1911 1 Lawrel Villas Armley Clerk in a Brewery. Laid to Rest Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)

HARRISON Fred Swayne Private 39022 Lancashire Fusiliers KIA Passchendaele 16/01/1918 Aged 27. Husband of Elsie Gertrude Neale Married 1916 St Bartholomew's CWGC 16a Harehills Road Harehills. Fred left Elsie £1172.00 in his will. Address shown as 4 Stanningley Road Armley.



                                               Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

HARRISON William Edward Gunner 143536 182nd Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery 18/10/1918 Aged 35. Born 1883 Marton with Grafton Yorkshire Son of Sarah Ann (Married John Holmes 1886 Spofforth) Husband of Elizabeth Dwyer Married 1908 St Bartholomew Armley CWGC 10 Elsworth Place Armley. 1911 44 Primrose Road Beckett Street Laid to Rest Highland Cemetery Le Cateau France. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park)  GOOGLE MAP.

HARWOOD James Harry Private 25694 6th Bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry KIA 23/07/1916 Aged 20. Born Leeds 1896. 1911 66 Tower Lane. Laid to Rest Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery Arras France. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park Alongside his two brothers who also gave their lives in World War One. Not many parents in Leeds lost three sons.

HARWOOD Alfred Private 21874 Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry DOW 16/09/1916 Aged 25. Born Leeds 1896. Son of Alfred and Edith Maria Johnson Married 1881 St Andrew Leeds. Husband of Amy Brown Married 1910 Holy Trinity Armley Hall. Amy re married in 1927 to Harry Allison at Bramley & Holbeck Registered Building CWGC 2 Barleycorn Yard Town Street Armley. Brother of James Harry Remembered Below.

HARWOOD Joseph Private 36891 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 28/05/1917 Aged 28. Born Armley 1889. Brother of Alfred Above. Husband of Edith Oakley Married St Bartholomew Armley 1913. Edith Re Married 1917 to James Gray at St Bartholomew Armley. Laid to Rest Maroc British Cemetery Grenay France.

HATFIELD Benjamin Lance Corporal 17768 11th Bn Notts and Derby Regiment LIA 01/07/1916 Aged 35. Son of Joseph and Priscilla Duffield Married 1876 Hunslet District Registered Building CWGC 14 Privilege Street Wortley. 


                                             Laid to Rest Serre Road Cemetery No 2 Somme France.


HAIGH Edward Towler Private 23393 6th Bn Loyal North Lancashire Regiment KIA 15/02/1915 Aged 18. I believe that the CWGC are incorrect its TOWLER NOT FOWLER. Born Armley 1897. Baptised St Bartholomew Armley 1899. Son of Alfred and Emily Towler Married 1887 St John The Evangelist Leeds. 1911 48 Town Street Armley Errand Boy. Laid to Rest Amara War Cemetery Iraq.

HALDENBY William Guardsman 15858 1st Bn Scots Guards KIA 14/10/1917 Aged 36. Born Burmantofts 1881. Son of William and Elizabeth. Husband of Mary Ann Wright Married 1905 St Bartholomew Armley. 1911 Residence Ravensthorpe. Laid to Rest Bleuet Farm Belgium. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park) 

HARLAND John George Only one on record from Newcastle. Unknown

HEMSLEY Horace Private 39511 2nd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED POW 28/11/1917 Aged 32. Born Bradford Son of Thomas and Sarah Taylor Married 1891 St Luke Beeston Hill. Husband of Elizabeth Ann Kaye Married 1905 Bramley and Holbeck District Registered Building CWGC 17 Britannia Place Tong Road Armley.  Laid to Rest Hamburg Cemetery Germany. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park) 

HELSTRIP Herbert Guardsman 8381 2nd Bn Scots Guards DIED POW 21/12/1917 Aged 27. Born Armley 1890. Son of Walter and Clara Crowther Married 1878 St Peter Leeds. 1911 5 Salisbury Avenue Armley. Landed France 07/10/1914.  Laid to Rest Cologne Southern Cemetery Germany.

HOLDEN Herbert Private 31151 1st Bn East Yorkshire Regiment KIA 25/09/1916 Aged 26. Born  Son of Ben and Elizabeth CWGC 4 Cardwell Place Main Road Armley. 1911/1915 4 Cardwell Terrace Armley Enlisted Leeds 15/12/1915 West Yorkshire Regiment 25101 Occupation Painter Landed Le Harve 22/06/1916. Transferred to East Yorkshires 14/09/1916. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park) 

HUFFINGLEY HUFFINLEY Albert Private 1669 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 24/05/1915 Aged 19. Born 1896 New Wortley. Son of Lawrence and Elizabeth Vasey Married 1892 St Peter Leeds. CWGC 52 Cardigan View Kirkstall Road 1911 2 Eyres Place Armley. Laid to Rest Estaires Communal Cemetery France. 

HOWARD Thomas Private 403060 1st/2nd West Riding Field Ambulance R.A.M.C DOW24/03/1918 Aged Born Hunslet. Laid to Rest Nine Elms British Cemetery Belgium. (Also Remembered Armley War Memorial Gotts Park) 

 INMAN John Unknown Can You Help