City of Leeds United in WW1

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

LEEDS WW1 WAR MEMORIALS

St Cyprians with St James Harehills

The memorial remembers 62 men from Leeds who gave their lives in World War One. The Memorial was moved after St James church was demolished in ?? The Memorial is very difficult to read as the weather has taken its toll however as many men as possible have been identified.

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Leeds Intelligencer 23rd January 1923 

A LEEDS CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL. ANOTHER CITY CROSS.

Memorial in the form of cross of Aberdeen granite, erected outside St. James's Church, New York Street, Leeds, to commemorate the sacrifice of 68 men of the parish who fell tho war, was unveiled yesterday afternoon by Lieut.-Col. J. Duffield, father of the Vicar (the Rev. John Duffield). impressive service, attended crowded congregation, was held the Church, and the Vicar of Leeds (tjie Rev. Bernard Heywood) gave address. was our duty, he said, deliberately to set ourselves remember that we wore living in some measure comfort and liberty indeed, perhaps, if many of us were living at all it was because men like those whose names were on the Cross stood between us and the enemy in the dark days of war. This generation must never forget that their lives were bought at a price. He was glad there were many such memorials to which people could give a mental salute as they passed by. He never thought of the buried in our churchyards or cemeteries as if they were in a churchyard or cemetery. They were not they were living somewhere else. remembering those who had passed on, let us give thought also to the living. No one could be happy so long as any of those who stood between us and the enemy were wanting the price of a meal. The hymn " For all the Saints " was being sung, clergy, choir, and congregation filed out of the church and took up positions surrounding the memorial. Here Lieut.-Cot. Duffield, describing himself as a comparatively humble soldier of an Irish regiment," gave which said that many of the men who died went forth not a professional soldier, like himself, but simply perform a wholly act. After the gallant officer had withdrawn the Union Jack which covered the memorial. "The Last Post" was sounded by a couple of buglers, and the National Anthem was sung. Subsequently many relatives of the deceased men laid wreaths at the foot of the memorial. The vicar of the parish (the Rev. J. Duffield. C.F.) and curate (the Rev. H. L. Henderson) took part the service

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ALLMAN - HEMSWORTH


MAJORITY OF MEN STILL TO BE RESEARCHED.

ALLMAN Thomas Private 17935 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 13/10/1915 Aged 40. Born 04/03/1875 Baptised St Saviours. Son of John and Jane Farrar. Husband of Mary Fenton Married  CWGC 15 Bertha View Richmond Hill. 1911 at 98 St Peters Street Lodging House Keeper. " He Died For Those He Loved" Laid to Rest Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery Belgium. 

ATKINSON Charles Henry 260036  C Company 1/6th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 11/10/1918 Aged 20. Son of Arthur and Sarah CWGC Ashbourne Street Hillidge Road Hunslet. "Duty Called" Laid to Rest Wellington Cemetery Rieux en Canbresis France.

ATKINSON ATKINSON G ATKINSON George Minto Acting Serjeant 27206 Corps of Royal Engineers DOW 29/08/18 Aged M.M. Born Leeds

ANDERSON H

BELL W

BEST W

BROWN Benjamin Driver 204843 311th Brigade Ammunition Column Royal Field Artillery KIA 31/10/1917 Aged 25. Son of Thomas and Mary . Husband of Alice Dwan Married 30/06/1915  St Stephen and St Agnes  Burmantofts. Alice remarried in 1919 at  St Clement, Sheepscar to George Gilley. 1911/ CWGC 16 Shakespeare Place Burmantofts Milk Dealer. Benjamin was laid to rest where he fell and identified by his Disc in 1919 Laid to Rest Dochy Farm Cemetery Belgium. PHOTO ON ANCESTORY

CHEETHAM Herbert Lieutenant Attached 146 th Trench Mortar Battery 1/6th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 20. Born 15/04/1897. Baptised St Peters Leeds. Son of Arthur and Margaret Alice Carr. 1911/CWGC 20 Roundhay Grove Harehills Lane. Attended Leeds Grammar School. Originally laid to rest at Waterloo Farm Cemetery Passchendaele North East of Gravenstafel . In 1920 identified by his officers book and two stars on his uniform finally Laid to Rest Tyne Cot Cemetery Belgium.

CLARKSON A

COATES Charles Murray Private 33114 31 st Bn Northumberland Fusiliers DIED at Home 31/08/1916 Aged 23. Baptised All Hallows Leeds. Son of Tom Charles and Eliza Hannah Pullan Married 1891 Emmanuel Leeds. 1911 at L223 Goodman Terrace Hunslet Road Butchers Assistant. Laid to Rest Holbeck Cemetery Leeds.

DAY BROTHERS

Sons of Edward and Sarah Ann CWGC Westfield Cottage Black Road Pontefract Lane Osmondthorpe.

DAY Ernest Private 37521 16th Bn Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 21/07/1917 Aged 19. Laid to Rest La Targette British Cemetery Neuville St Vaast France.

DAY Herbert Gunner 140890 129th Battery 42nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery DOW 06/05/1917 Aged 22. Laid to Rest Etaples Military Cemetery France.

DICKINSON W

DOVE Albert Legay Sapper 108976 Corps of Royal Engineers DOW Gunshot Abdoman 09/03/1917 Aged 39.  Born Middleton on the Wolds 1878. Son of John Sellars and Mary Simpson. 1911 Living with sister Grace 47 Conway Street North East Leeds Occupation Joiner. Enlisted Leeds 11/12/1915 79 Beckett Street Aged 36 5 months father John Railway Street Middleton on Wolds. Most of Brothers sisters still living Middleton on the Wolds however Brother Fred was residing Chapletown Road Leeds sister Grace had married William Isaac and was residing at Stoney Rock Road Leeds. Albert's Nephew Frank son of Brother George Tom was KIA 28/07/1915. All medals (1921) personal effects were sent to Alberts sister Leila. Remembered Basra Memorial Iraq.

ELLIOTT J

FENTON R

FISH John

GREENSMITH Turner

HAYES Jesse Son of Mrs. CWGC 3 Plato Street York Road Leeds

HEMSWORTH H

HOBSON - HAY

HOBSON  David Sergeant 12870 9th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry KIA 09/04/1917 Aged Born Leeds Son of Laid to Rest Wancourt British Cemetery France.

HODGSON Samuel

HODGSON  A

JOHNSON M

JONES E

KENNY J E

KIRKBY H

KNOWLESON W

LAWTON F

LAWRENCE J H

LAYTON  Charles Edwin see Details Royal Navy 26th November 1914 HMS Bulwark 1914.

LEIGH Tom

LONGDON C D check surname and initials

LUNT  James DIED

MASON Tom Born Accrington

MALSEY M C check name

MASON  Charles Henry Born USA

MATHEWS J W

MOODY John Watson

HAY C

MORTON - WHEELER

MORTON Arthur

PARKER F

RHODES W

ROLLINSON J C

RUSSELL George Adam

Remembered on Loos Memorial Loos-en-Gohelle France.

SEWELL D

SUNLEY A  Private 241840 Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 25/05/1918 Aged 28. Born Son of

Laid to rest Bienvillers Military Cemetery France.

STABLES J

TEMPEST N

THOMPSON L

TEBBS E

WAINWRIGHT T

WALKER T

WALLIS W

WILLIAMS F

WINDSOR H

WHITELOW Harry

Remembered Arras Memorial France.

WICKS Herbert Lance Corporal S/27055 Royal Highlanders Died Leeds after Discharge Aged 40 Vol 9b Page 90.

WHEELER Harry