City of Leeds United in WW1

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



This section remembers the 133 men from Leeds of the Jewish faith who gave their lives in World war one. The majority of these men lived in the Leylands area of Leeds close to Leeds City Centre. The first man with a Leeds connection serving in the British Army to be Killed in Action on the first day of fighting around the city of Mons on the 23rd August 1914 was a Leeds Jew whos family were from the Leyland's district Private Jack Saunders Aged 32 of the Northumberland Fusiliers. see below. Loius Harris was the last British soldier to be shot for desertion on the 07/11/1918 aged just 23 (see below) This is ironic as during the first world war Leeds saw some of the worst rioting towards any Jewish community in England. It was felt wrongly, that Jews were not patriotic and that they had allegiances to their home land of Russia and the Germans. In fact those with Polish or Russian origins were not allowed to enlist until well into the war. Many did enlist and in one such case at least 500 were reported to have marched in full uniform from the Leyland's district to Leeds City Centre to show a strength of allegiance to the Country and crown.


Corporal 34185 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Pals) KIA 03/08/1917 Aged 21. Born Leeds 1896 (Known as Michael) Son of Wolfe Born Jerborg Kovna Russia (Kaunas Lithuania) 1861 naturilsed as a British Subject 1904 and Rebbecca (Rachel) Barnett Born Jerburg Kovna Russia (Kaunas Lithuania)  1863 Married 1881. Residence 1911 No 5 Morrell Street North Leeds. Remembered Arras Memorial France.


Private 25351 2nd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 29/05/1918 Aged 28. Born Leeds 1890. Son of Marks Born Kovna Russia (Kaunas Lithuania) 1860 and Betsie Moses Born Kovna Russia (Kaunas Lithuania)1861. Came to Leeds Between 1882 and 1885. Residence 1911 No 5 Merrion Street Leylands. British Book of Jewry 14 Merrion Street.

Remembered Soissons Memorial France.


Private 242689 1/6th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 20. CWGC Son of Hyman and Betsy CWGC 18 Wordsworth Street Bootle Liverpool. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. 

ANNENBERG Isreal (Elijah)

Private 41506 17th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 17/04/1917 Aged 19. Born York 1898. Son of Barnet Born Poland 1837 Died Aged 68 York 1905 and Sarah Duckston Born Byesk Poland 1874 Married 1898 Old Central Hebrew Synagogue Victoria Road Leeds. Laid to Rest Nesle Community Cemetery Somme France. British Book of Jewry 23 Enfield Road Roundhay Road.


Private 301392 2/10th Bn Royal Scots DOW 29/10/1918 Aged 24. Son of Abraham and ?  Enlisted Leeds 03/1916 into Yorkshire Regiment Residence 18 Exmouth Street Camp Road Occupation Tailor. Attended Lady Lane Synagogue. Transferred 14/04/1916 to Royal Scots. 27/10/1918 admitted to 337 Field Hospital Gunshot Wounds to the Abdomen. Was part of the British Expeditionary force that was sent to help the White Russians during their revolution. Laid to Rest Semenovka Bereznik Cemetery Extension Russia Remembered Archangel Allied Cemetery Russia.


 Sapper 476450 461st West Riding Field Coy Corps of Royal Engineers DOW 07/06/1918 Aged 32. Born Russia 1886. Husband of Leah Maseur Born Russia 1888 Married 1903 Died Leeds 1936. Residence 1911 No 8  Thompson Street Strangeways Manchester Occupation Presser. CWGC 27 Canon Street Regent Street Leeds. British Book of Jewry 61 Concord Street. The Son of Israel and Leah gave his life in WW2 Aged 25 CLICK HERE

 Laid to Rest Bienvillers Military Cemetery France.

BAKER (Backer) Nathan

 Private (5085) 267228  1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 04/09/1917 Aged 23. Born Leeds 1894. Son of Simon Born Russia 1873 and Rosey Landa Born Russia 1875 Married 1893 New Briggate Synagogue Chapletown Road. Residence 1911 No 19 Claremont Place Occupation Sewing Machine Tailor. Laid to Rest Grevillers British Cemetery France. (British Book of Jewry 19 Claremont Place Claypit Lane)

BARBACK Maurice (Morris) 

Private 51694 Royal Scots Fusiliers KIA 19/08/1918 Aged 19. Born Leeds. CWGC Son of Lazarus (Levi) Born Romania 1859 and Sarah Kontili Born Romania 1869, Married Berlad Rumania 1885.  Residence 1901 No 79 Byron Street Sheepscar Street. CWGC 282 High Street Glasgow  Enlisted Glasgow 17/05/1917 Aged 18 Years 1 Month Occupation Clerk. Religion Jewish. Landed Calais 31/03/1918. Maurice had joined the Middlesex Regiment, however this regiment did not accept Foreign Alians and Maurice was classed as Rumanian. It was pointed out that Romania was part of the Allied pact, as a result Maurice was accepted into the Royal Scots Fusiliers on the condition that this matter was not placed on his attestation papers. However the details were placed on his Medals Record.

 Laid to Rest Meteren Military Cemetery France.


Private 532898 15th Bn London Regiment KIA 07/06/1917 Aged ? Born Leeds Enlisted Finsbury London. Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Belgium.  (British Book of Jewry 19 Enfield Grove Roundhay Road)

BENJAMIN Harry Simon 

Private 12029 7th Bn Norfolk Regiment DOW 09/05/1917 Aged 24. Born Leylands Leeds 1893. Son of Lewis Born Swansea 1867 and Sophie Born Germany 1870. Residence 1911 No 24 Grove Terrace Camp Road Occupation Tailors Machinist. CWGC 24 Grove Terrace Camp Road. Landed France 30/05/1915. Laid to Rest Duisans British Cemetery Etrun France. (British Book of Jewry 24 Grove Terrace)

BENJAMIN Keber (Akiba) 

Private (32321) 53793 10th Bn West Yorkshire KIA 23/04/1917 Aged 28. Born Leeds 1888 Son of Morris Born Poland 1853 and Rosa Born Poland 1855. British Book of Jewry 3 Lovell Place.

Remembered Arras Memorial France.


Private 29444 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 21/03/1918 Aged 21. Born Leeds 1897 Son of Hyman Born Russia 1874 and Leah Born Russia 1874. Residence 1901 18 Imperial Street Sheepscar Leeds.

Remembered Arras Memorial France.


Private J/6983 39th Jewish Bn Royal Fusiliers City of London Regiment DIED 24/10/1918 Aged 40.CWGC Born Russia 1878. Son of Harris and Betsy. Husband of Cecilia (Cissie) Married 1902 New Briggate Synagogue Chapletown Road. CWGC 69 Benson Street North Street. Laid to Rest Gaza War Cemetery Israel and Palestine. (British Book of Jewry 3 Cowper Street)


Lance Corporal 3425 2/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA nr Beaumont Hamel 04/07/1917 Aged 19. Born Leeds 1898. Son of Harris Born Russia 1872 and Sophia Lazarus Born Manchester 1872 Married 1895. Enlisted August 1915. CWGC 10 Metz Place Camp Road. Laid to Rest Vaulx Hill Cemetery France. (British Book of Jewry 10 Metz place.)

BERSON William

Private 18156 13th Bn Essex Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 31. Born Leeds 1885. Son of Myer Born Poland 1856 Died Spencer Place 1922 and Rachel Blashkey Born Russia 1859. Landed France 17/11/1915. (British Book of Jewry 77 North Street.)


    Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery Souchez France.


Private J/332 38th Jewish Bn Royal Fusiliers City of London Regiment Died 17/10/1918 Aged 27. Born Leeds 1892. Son of Nathan Born Russia 1865 Died 1933 and Sarah Zillpah Born Russia 1861 Died Leeds 1933. Residence 1911 No 4 Claremont Place Clay Pit Lane. Occupation Sewing Machinist Tailoring. Laid to Rest Alexandria Chatby Jewish Cemetery No 3 Egypt. (British Book of Jewry 58 Roseville Street)


Gunner 1440 O Battery 5th Brigade Royal Horse Artillery DOW 01/06/1918 Aged 23. Born Mile End London 1889. Landed France 25/05/1915. Son of Isaac and Julia CWGC 85 St. Ann's Road Stamford Hill London. Native of Bristol. Laid to Rest Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension Somme France. (British Book of Jewry 43 George Avenue)


 Lance Corporal 331622 9th Bn Highland Light Infantry KIA 27/05/1917 Aged 21. Born 1896 Leeds. Son of Isaac and Anne both Born Russia CWGC 27 Apsley Place Glasgow. 1901 18 Lion Street Newtown Leeds Father was a Tailors Presser. Enlisted Glasgow. Remembered Arras Memorial France. Remembered Jewish Ex Serviceman's War memorial Glasgow See Diamond Brothers Below. 

BOAM Charlie

 Private 32647 (34880) 8th Bn York and Lancashire Regiment KIA 25/05/1917 Aged 20. Born Russia 1897. Son of Hyman and Rose 1919 Residence 11 Vandyke Street Regent Street Leylands. Brother David and Jacob Sisters Jane and Betsy. Enlisted York 16/06/1916 Residence 48 Coubourgh Street Occupation Tailor. Served West Yorkshires 21181. On the 18/01/1918 Charlies items were sent to his father Hyman, this included 2 Discs a photo and a Jewish Testament.  (British Book of Jewry 11 Vandyke Street) (CWGC STATES BAUM)


                                        Laid to Rest Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Belgium.  


BREM Jacob

7243 13th Bn Labour Corps DOW 19/06/1917 Aged 24. Born 1893 Leeds. Son of Lois (Lewis) and Jane Noodle Married Leeds Registry Building 189131 Tandyke Street Sheepscar Both Russian Subjects. Husband of Leah Harwich Born 1891 Leeds Enlisted Glasgow Seaforth Highlanders Fusiliers 18830. Laid to Rest Mendinghem Military Cemetery Belgium. Remembered Jewish Ex Serviceman's War memorial Glasgow See Diamond Brothers Below.    (British Book of Jewry 6 Carlton Court Glasgow)

BRODIE Maurice

Corporal 195728 Durham Light Infantry to Labour Corps Died Seacroft Hospital 06/12/1917 Aged 27. Born Leeds 1890. Only son of Rabbi Samuel Born Lugzahra Russia 1845 and Cecilia Levinson Born Yualbsy Russia 1860 Died 1933 Married 1880 Jews Synagogue Belgrave Street. CWGC/Enlistment 32 Elmwood Street. 11/12/1915. Discharged 12/11/1917 Lung Disease. Laid to Rest Leeds Geldard Road English Hebrew Cemetery (British Book of Jewry 32 Elmwood Street)


l Private (5213) 307067 12th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 07/06/1917 Aged 25. Born Leeds. Son of Solomon Born Russia 1861 and Hettie Born Russia 1861. CWGC/1911 62 Grafton Street. Brosgall family living in Leeds 1911 no Will on record. British Book of Jewry 62 Grafton Street. RAH ANCESTORY CONTACT

Laid to Rest Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery Arras France.


Private 307060 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 26/03/1918 Aged 27. Born Leeds 1891. Son ofJulius Born Russia 1869 Died Leeds 1905. and Rebbecca Born Russia 1865. 1911 Census 57 Luke Street North Street Leeds. Remembered Arras Memorial France. (British Book of Jewry 57 St Luke Street) Next door to Myer Tompofski 55 Luke Street lost his life 27/09/1918.

COHEN Abraham

Private 25070 24/27th Tyneside Irish Bn Northumberland Fusiliers KIA 23/10/1917. Born Leeds. Enlisted Richmand 26598 Yorkshire Regiment. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. (British Book of Jewry 66 Byron Street )

COHEN  Abraham

Lance Corporal 14347 2nd Welsh Refit DOW 06/03/1919. Born Leeds. Enlisted Llanelly. Laid to Rest New Farnley Jewish Cemetery Leeds. (British Book of Jewry 163 York Street)


Private 23891 1st Lincoln Labour Company Died 03/01/1919 Aged 22. Son of Rose Enlisted 26/02/1917 Residence at Enlistment British Book of Jewry  39 Busfield Street Regent Street Occupation Presser. Abe was 5ft 4.5 inches tall. Discharged due to Tuberculoses 30/06/1919 1st Eastern General Hospital Cambridge. Can you help ?

COHEN Adolphus Broadfield 

Lieutenant 17th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 22/07/1917 Aged 24. Born Leeds June 1893 Vol 9b Page 582. Husband of Betty Mary Veronica Pinchard Married Birmingham March 1917. Landed France 31/01/1916. Betty remarried to F. L Mcnaughton in 1919 and was living at Wood Lane Ruislip Middlesex. Laid to Rest St Sever Cemetery Rouen France.

COHEN Benjamin

Private 26196 21st Bn Manchester Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 19Born Leylands Leeds 1897 Vol 9b Page 464. Son of Philip Born Letutheron 1870 and Yeta Born Letutheron 1873. Enlisted Manchester Residence 1911 8 Harris Street Strangeways Cheetham. CWGC 146 Broughton Street Cheetham. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.


Private 9998 1st Bn Cheshire Regiment 01/06/1915 Aged 18. Enlisted Chester 01/07/1914 Aged 17 Occupation Tailor. Son of Max and Rose of 39 Busfield Street Regent Street. Brother (Israel) Jack Sister Sarah. Harry was 5ft 2 3/4 inches tall Grey Eyes Brown hair and had a Buffalo Bill Tattoo on his right forearm. Left Southampton 25/01/1915.


Remembered Menin Gate Memorial Belgium. (British Book of Jewry 34 Busfield Street)


Private 24008 (4797) 2nd Bn West Riding Regiment KIA 29/08/1918 Aged 23. Born 1896. Son of Joseph and Goldy Brogofsky Married 1891 New Synagogue Chapletown Road formerly New Briggate Synagogue. Enlisted Leeds 31/03/1916 Aged 20 and 4 Months Occupation Tailers Machinist. Landed Boulogne after Leaving Folkestone 08/06/1917. Suffered from Trench Foot Fever spent time at Etaples Military Hospital. CWGC/British Book of Jewry 7 Leopolds Road Chapletown. Remembered Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery Haucourt France. 

COHEN Morris

Rifleman R/13469 9th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps KIA 15/12/1915 Aged 26. Born 1890. Son of Israel Born Russia 1850 and Betsy Born Russia 1857. Enlisted Leeds 29/05/1915. Residence 60 Tomlinson Street Camp Road Occupation Tailor. 

British Book of Jewry 60 Samuel Street Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Belgium.  

COHEN (COWHEN) Mendle (Morris)

Private 241285 6th Bn Seaforth Highlanders KIA 21/07/1918. Born Leeds Enlisted Leeds.

Remembered Soissons Memorial France.

COHEN Samuel Jacobson

 Private 58007 8th Bn Kings Liverpool Regiment DOW 22/09/1917 Aged 26. Born Leeds 1891. Son of Barnet Born Poland 1866 and Eva Jacobson Born Bromberg Germany 1868 Married Leeds 1885 Jews Synagogue Belgrave Street The Great Synagogue. Husband of Ellen Vogel Married Paddington 1916. CWGC 154 Bravington Road Maida Hill London. Enlisted and Residence Marleybone London.

Laid to Rest Mendinghem Military Cemetery Belgium.


 Rifleman (Private) 266145 2/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 12/05/1917. British Book of Jewry 8 Busk Street.

Remembered Arras Memorial France.



Sapper 476478 461st Field Company Royal Engineers KIA 12/03/1918 Aged 26. Born Leeds. Son of lsaac Born 1862 Russia and Esther Cohen Born Poland 1864. Married 1883 at New Briggate Synagogue Chapletown Road Leeds. CWGC 24 Ramsden Terrace. France. OTHER: Brother of Maurice mentioned below. (British Book of Jewry 24 Ramsden Terrace)

Laid to Rest Roclincourt Military Cemetery France. 


Corporal 10917 1/7th Bn West Riding Regiment Died of Wounds 03/05/1918 Aged 22. Born Leeds. Son of lsaac and Esther see above. OTHER: Brother of Joe mentioned above. (British Book of Jewry States rank as Sergeant 24 Ramsden Terrace)


Corporal 20944 7/8th Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers KIA 20/06/1916 Aged 18. Born Whitechapel London 07/09/1897. Son of Abraham and Sarah. Admitted Stepney Jewish School Tower Hamlets 28/11/1904. Book of Jewry 5 Kenealy Street Camp Road.

Vermelles British Cemetery France. 


20834 Air Machanic 1st Class 6th Squadron Royal Flying Corps 31/10/1917 Aged 17. Born Russia 1900 Son of Jacob Born Russia 1867 and Dora Born Russia 1871. 1911 Residence 47 Cromwell Street. Laid to Rest Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium.

DAVIS Isaac 

Driver 158939 1st/1st Leicester Battery Royal Horse Artillery KIA 30/01/1918 Aged 22. Born Leeds 1896 Son of Abraham Born Russia 1863 and Annie Goldstein Born Russia 1864. 1911 Residence 15 Brunswick Terrace. Laid to Rest Kantara Memorial War Cemetery Egypt.  (British Book of Jewry 15 Brunswick Terrace)


The family relocated to Glasgow in 1913. Both brothers are remembered on the Jewish Ex Serviceman's War Memorial which remembered the 70 Jews from the City who gave their lives in WW1. Erected originally in the South Portland Street Synagogue in 1922 it can now be found in the Jewish Prayer Room Barlanark Glasgow. The following three Jews from Leeds who moved to Glasgow can also be found on the memorial (Jacob Brem, Edward Bloomfield, Morris Rosenbloom) . Details can be found on the following link to the Scottish War Memorials Project. 

Thank You to Gillian Bullock. Diamond in his KOSB uniform with Father Mayer and Joseph.

DIAMOND Joseph David

Private G9104 9th Bn Royal Fusiliers KIA 28/06/1915 Aged 20.Born 1895 Leeds. Son of Mayer Wolf Perelman a clothing manufacturer and Hannah Chenyar Fidler. Residence 1911 No 14 Grimston Street Burmantofts. Remembered Helles Memorial Gallipoli Turkey.

Thank you to Gillian Bullock a relative from New South Wales Australia for the following family information.  Parents Hannah (nee Chenya Fidler) and Mayer Wolf Diamond (born Perelman but when arrived in Hull apparently showed a ring to signify their surname and the official wrote down Diamond rather than Perelman) in Jakobstadt Latvia (now Jakobpils).  I visited there last year but found no trace of the family. Both Julius and Joseph were born in Leeds. My grandmother (their sister) Esther married Robert Finniston in Leeds in 1910 and she was not on the 1911 census for Grimston Street Leeds so obviously living in Glasgow by then (the Finnistons had settled there) and eldest son Abraham was living with them.


Lieutenant 7th Squadron Royal Flying Corps KIA 08/10/1917 Aged 21. Born 1896 Leeds. Enlisted Leeds Kings Own Scottish Borderers was attached to the RFC in 1916. After being mentioned in dispatches Julius was awarded the Military Cross. Julius is remembered on the University of Glasgow Roll of Honour which he attended from 1914. CLICK HERE          



                                                                                                   Remembered Arras Flying Services Memorial France.  



Private 12297 12th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 19/07/1916 Aged 29. Born 1887. Son of Harris and Fanny Landed France 13/07/1915. Laid to Rest La Neuville British Cemetery Corbie France. (British Book of Jewry 44 Crawford Street.)

FINKLESTEIN Gerson William 

Private 026156 No.3 Advanced Ammunition Depot Army Ordnance Corps DIED 22/11/1918 Aged 27. Born Leeds 1891. Son of Myer Born Sakiai Lithuania 1860 Died Leeds 1911 and Leah Saffer Born Rumsiskes Lithuania 1861 Died Leeds 1908. Gersons Brother married Annie Lipman whos brother Morris Lipman his remembered on this page. Laid to Rest Ramleh War Cemetery Isreal.


Private 235130 9th Bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry KIA 04/10/1917 Age ?. Three possibles to choose from all have parents born in Russia and lived in Leylands district and Newtown. Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.


Private 41626 10/11th Bn Highland Light Infantry KIA 22/11/1917 Aged 26. Born Leeds 1891. Son of Jacob Born Poland 1855 and Rachel Markson Born Poland 1857. CWGC 44 Cobourg Street. Enlisted Leeds West Yorkshire Regiment 26878. Laid to Rest Level Crossing Cemetery Fampoux France.

FRIEZE Jack (Jacob) 

Private 39246 16th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers KIA 03/04/1918 Aged 34. Born Leeds 1884? Enlisted Leeds Northumberland Fusiliers 23459. CWGC Son of Samuel Born Marenepol Russia 1856 and Annie Born 1853 Valkervisk Russia. Residence 48 Queens Place Camp Road. Laid to Rest Quesnoy Farm Military cemetery France. 


Private 35132 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 19/09/1918 Aged. Born Russia. Husband of Bessy Levy Married 1913 New Synagogue Chapletown Road formerly New Briggate Synagogue. CWGC of 3918 15th Street Chicago U.S.A. Laid to Rest Chappelle British Cemetery Holnon France.

FRIEZE Simon Soloman

 Private 44217 9th Bn Essex Regiment KIA 10/08/1918 Aged 18. Born Leeds 1899. Son of Abraham Born Leeds 1875 and Annie Behman Born Russia 1877 Married 1894 New Synagogue Chapletown Road formerly New Briggate Synagogue. Enlisted Leeds into the West Yorkshire Regiment 122398 1915. However he was discharged having made a false statement as to his age on enlistment. He later when 18 enlisted into the Essex Regiment. The family were living in LittleTempler Street. Laid to Rest Beacon Cemetery Sailly-Laurette Somme France.


Private 2949 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 12/10/1916 Aged 19. Born Leeds 1897 Son of Samuel Born Russia 1871 and Leah Wolfson Born Russia 1872. 1911 74 Regent Street. Laid to Rest Bancourt British Cemetery France. (British Book of Jewry 6 Byron Street) (Harry's Brother Harris married Rachel Bickler in 1924 at Zionist Synagogue Brunswick Street they had a son Norman who gave his life in WW2 Aged 22.) 


Rifleman 203778 2/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 27/03/1918 Aged 30. Born Leeds 1888. Son of Morris Born Russia 1861 and Rebecca Born Russia 1858. Remembered Arras Memorial France. (British Book Of Jewry 18 Coborg Street)

GANTFORD Victor William

Sapper 1009050 6th Canadian Railway Engineers Died Influenza 17/11/1918 Aged 22. Born Montreal 10/09/1896. Residence Kinkade Saskatchewan. Occupation Farmer. Next of Kin Sister Mrs Oscar Houle of Alta. Was on leave when admited to East Leeds Hospital St James. There was a family of Houle in Leeds 1911. Laid to Rest Harehills Cemetery Leeds. (British Book of Jewry Leeds)


Private 70126 16th Bn Notts and Derby Regiment KIA 09/10/1916 Aged 23. Born Bow London 1894 Son of Marks Born Russia 1868 and Leah Born Russia 1869. CWGC 39 Alexandra Road Hornsey London. (British Book of Jewry 1 Claremont Place)


Private 6144 1st Bn Connaught Rangers DIED Malaria 20/10/1918 Aged 26. Born Leeds. Son of Issac Born Witkowo Lomza Poland 1854 Died 1937 and Zisse Rachel Miller Born Poland 1857 Died 1939 Married 1874. 1911 Residence 3 Northfield Villas Camp Road Occupation Tailors Clerk. Laid to Rest Haifa War Cemetery Israel.


Private K/2102 22nd Royal Fusiliers 02/08/1916 Aged 22. Born Leeds 1892. Son of Bernard Born Sheffield 1861 and Sarah Levy Born Leeds 1866 Married 1884 Jews Synagogue Belgrave Street The Great Synagogue. CWGC 47 Bexley Grove Harehills. Husband of Tilly Labovitch Married 1913 New Synagogue Chapletown Road formerly New Briggate Synagogue. Samuel worked as a Tailors Fitter. Samuels Brother Abraham and wife Gerty Taylor named their son Samuel. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. (British Book of Jewry 47 Bexley Grove)


 Private 556747 1022nd Company Labour Corps DIED at Home 12/09/1918 Aged 38. Born 1880 Dvinsk Russia. Son of Sam Husband of Esther Asher Born Dvinsk Russia 1881 Married 1894 Sunderland. 1911 Mile End London. Laid to Rest New Farnley Jewish Cemetery Leeds. 


Lance Corporal C/12695 21st Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps KIA 09/06/1916 Aged 20. Born Leeds 1896. Son of Julius Born Savel Russia and Elizabeth Marks Born Manchester 1877 Married 1896 Jews Synagogue Belgrave Street The Great Synagogue. Enlisted Leeds 04/12/1915 Residence on Enlistment/British Book of Jewry 69 Bayswater Place Harehills Road. Religion Hebrew Occupation Student. 

Laid to Rest Rifle House Cemetery Begium.


Private 3/10007 2nd Bn West Riding Regiment DOW 05/05/1915 Aged 19. Born Spitalfields Son of Isaac and Rachael CWGC 47 Roseville Road. Landed France 20/09/1914. Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Belgium. (British Book of Jewry 47 Roundhay Road)


Air Mechanic 2nd Class 22013 Died 16/12/1918 Aged 22. Born Leeds 1896. Son of Barnet Born Poland 1856 a Shoemaker and Rachel Simon Born Russia 1860. Married 1880 Jews Synagogue Belgrave Street The Great Synagogue Leeds. CWGC Elenwood Place. (Elmwood Place) 1901 residence 25 Trafalgar Street Leylands Leeds. 1911 Occupation Tailors Apprentice. Laid to Rest Leeds Jewish Cemetery. (British Book of Jewry 3 Elmwood Place)


Private J/249 38th Jewish Bn Royal Fusiliers City of London Regiment Died 19/10/1918 Aged 28. Born Zeromin Poland 1890. Enlisted and Resident of Leeds. Son of Nison and Sharna. Laid to Rest Deir El Belah War Cemetery Palestine. 


335466 1/9th Royal Scots Lothian Regiment KIA 23/10/1917 Aged 21. Born Leeds 1895. Son of Nathan Born Russia 1866 and Leah Cashenan Born Russia 1871 Married New Synagogue Chapletown Road formerly New Briggate Synagogue. 1911/1922 Family Residence 37 Samuel Street Camp Road Occupation Tailor Cutter. Sister applied for his medals in 1922 same address. Laid to Rest Wancourt British Cemetery France.


Private 352433 9th Bn Royal Scots Lothian Regiment KIA 09/04/1917 Aged 25. Born Leeds Enlisted and Residence Edinburgh. CWGC Son of Mr. W. Goldstein of 1 1 Hill Place Edinburgh.

Laid to Rest Roclincourt Valley Cemetery France.


Corporal 203150 1/5th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 22. Born Leeds 1895. Son of Wolfe Born Poland 1855 and Rachel Born Poland 1855. 1901/1911 residence 80 Byron Street. Enlisted Leeds. Landed France 08/11/1914. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. (British Book of Jewry 80 Byron Street)


Private 23539 2nd Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry KIA 09/02/1915 Aged ? Born Leeds. Enlisted Birmingham Landed France 1915. (Formerly 18495 14th Reserve Cavalry) Laid to Rest Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension France. TO CHECK IF JEWISH

GOODMAN Samuel (Simon) 

Private 267009 1/1st Bucks Bn Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry KIA 16/08/1917 Aged 22. Born Leeds 1895. Son of Maurice Born Russia 1873 and Hilda Born Russia 1871. Enlisted Fulham residence Cricklewood CWGC 22 Grove Terrace Clay Pit Lane. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. (British Book of Jewry 11 Ramsden Terrace)

GREENBERG Phillip Myer Private 242578 1/6th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 13/03/1918 Aged 24.  Born Leeds 1894. Son of Israel Born Russia and Hannah Born Poland 1911 Residence 6a Stamford Street Occupation Tailor Apprentice. Laid To Rest Duhallow A.D.S Cemetery Belgium.  (British Book of Jewry 6a Stamford Street)

GREYMAN SAM Private J/901 38th Jewish Bn Royal Fusiliers City of London Regiment KIA 08/09/1918 Aged. Born Russia. Laid to Rest Jerusalem War Cemetery. (British Book of Jewry 5 Amber Street) (No record found.

HARRIS Louis Private 43055 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Shot For Desertion 06:29am 07/11/1918 Aged 23.  Born London. Son of Abraham and Harriett CWGC 41 Cooper Street Meanwood Road. Louis was the last British Soldier shot for desertion in WW1.  Laid to Rest Ghissignies British Cemetery France.  Click Here for Photo of Headstone Courtesy of Shot at Dawn Photos. (British Book of Jewry 41 Cooper Street Meanwood Road) 

EXECUTED TODAY.COM An excellent site that gives full details of Louis actions and those of others shot at dawn

It was reported that at Rocquigny 02/09/1918 in the middle of an attack while there was no firing and practically no opposition Louis ditched his kit and left his comrades and vanished. He was arrested the next day and faced a Court Marshall for desertion and cowardice.

HARRIS Michael Private G/24478 10th Bn Buffs East Kent Regiment DOW 07/08/1918 Aged 21. Born Leeds 1897. Son of Haron Born Russia 1863 and Rachel Born Russia 1873 CWGC 8 Grove Terrace. Enlisted London. Laid to Rest Aire Communal Cemetery France. (British Book of Jewry 8 Grove Terrace)

HARRIS Moses 11927 D Battery 311th Brigade Royal field Artillery DOW 20/04/1918 Aged 19. Born Gateshead 1899 Laid to rest St sever Cemetery Extension Rouen France (British Book of Jewry 4 Northfield Square.

HARRISON Morris Private 268013 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 17/10/1917 Aged 30. Born 1887. Son of Nathan Born Germany 1863 and Dora Born Leeds 1864. 1911 5 Crimbles Place Machine Tailor. CWGC 28 Glover Street Camp Road. (British Book of Jewry 28 Glover Street)

HOLLAND Lazarus Private 29461 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 30/05/1917. Son of A CWGC 17 Nile Street Laid to Rest Philosophe British Cemetery Mazingarbe France.  (British Book of Jewry 17 Nile Street)

HUROVITCH Michael Rifleman 3880 D Company 2/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 18/02/1917 Aged ? Enlisted Leeds. British Book of Jewry 1 Tanfield Place.

Laid to Rest Ten Tree Alley Cemetery Puisieux France. 

Michael lays next to GILL Herbert Corporal 265758 of Wyther Park Road Armley also of D Company 2/7th Bn West Yorkshire Killed same day.

HYMAN JOSEPH Private 37454 9th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 10/10/1917 Aged 20. Born Leeds 1898. Son of Myer Issac Born Russia 1872 and Annie Colinski Born Leeds 1872 Married 1893 New Synagogue Chapletown Road formerly New Briggate Synagogue. 1911/CWGC 15 Wingham Terrace Leeds. British Book of Jewry 15 Wingham Terrace.

Laid to Rest Sanctuary Wood Cemetery Belgium.

JACKSON Harry Private 10796 10th Bn West Riding Regiment DOW 17/10/1917 Aged ? Landed France 24/11/1914.  Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. (British Book of Jewry 21 Crimbles Street)

JACOBS Reuben Eli Benson Sergeant 34481 12th Bn Manchester Regiment KIA 16/09/1914 Aged 27. Born 1887. Son of Benson (Berzynski) Born Germany 1846 Died Bradford 1918 and Julia Born 1851 Died Bradford 1906. 1911 132 Harewood Street Franch Polisher.


 Remembered Arras Memorial France.

JACOBSON Abe 31876 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 22/12/1916 Aged ? Laid to Rest Cambrin Churchyard Extension France.  Abram Jacobson Married Sarah Leatherman 1900 Old Central Hebrew Synagogue Victoria Road. Abraham Gershon Born Leeds 1896. (British Book of Jewry 15 Sheepscar Street)

JAFFE  (Joffe) Israel 40596 9th Bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 20/07/1917 Aged 28. Born Russia 1889. Son of Morris Born Russia 1886 and Ennie Born Russia 1869. Husband of Helen Grafinski Married 1913 Beth Hamedrash Hagodel Synagogue Newton Road Died 1971. 1911 at 13 Glover Street Occupation Tailors Cutter. CWGC 37 Tramway Street Chapeltown. Brother Isaac served until 1916 when he was discharged for hearing problems served as Joffe. Laid to Rest Cojeul British Cemetery St. Martin-sur-Cojeul France. (British Book of Jewry 13 Glover Street Camp Road)

JAFFER  Goodman Rifleman R.14667 Kings Royal Rifle Corps KIA 20/08/1916 Aged 35. Born Liverpool. Enlisted Leeds. Son of Eli and Leah Husband of Gertie CWGC 9 Imperial Street Leylands. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. (British Book of Jewry 19 Cloth Street)

JOSEPH Marks Rifleman 267235 2/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 21/04/1918 Aged 25. Born Leeds 1893. Son of Reuben Born Poland 1869 and Annie Rouf Born Poland 1869 Married 1891 Jews Synagogue Belgrave Street The Great Synagogue. 1911 Residence 67 Glover Streeet Meanwood Road Occupation Machinist. British Book of Jewry 67 Glover Street.

Laid to Rest Bienvillers Military Cemetery France.

KAUFMAN Lazarus Rifleman 12601 7th Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps KIA 30/04/1917 Aged 20. Born Leeds. Son of Louis 1922 7 Horbury Terrace. Enlisted Leeds 31/05/1915 Occupation Tailor. Jewish Chronicle Reported Page 21 05/11/1915 Brother Loius in France Sam in France one Month Kings Own Scottish Borderers Ernest a Driver and Lazarus in Kings Royal Rifle Brigade. British Book of Jewry 12 New Clevland Street.

Remembered Arras Memorial France. 

LOBER Simon Private 37569 1st Bn Cambridgeshire Regiment KIA 30/04/1918 Aged 30. Son of Yale and Rachel CWGC 28 Queen's Place Camp Road. Brother Samuel claimed pension from Army in 1920. Laid To Rest Bolougne Eastern Cemetery France. (British Book of Jewry 78 Queens Place)

LANDEY Samuel (Solomon) Private PO/894(S) Cyclist Company Royal Marine Light Infantry Died Dysentery Imbros 19/10/1915 Aged 28 Born Leylands Leeds 18/05/1887. Son of Isaac Died 1937. and Charlotte Born 1861 Died Leeds 1935. Royal Naval records State 8 Brunswick Terrace Leeds. Royal Marine War Graves Roll States Fiancée Miss Margaret Curry 17 Morningside Manningham Bradford. Sams Brother Morris Married Rose Joseph 1912 Beth Hamedrash Hagodel Synagogue Newton Road. Laid to Rest Lancashire Landing Cemetery Cape Helles Gallipoli Turkey. (British Book of Jewry 8 Brunswick Terrace)

LAVINE HYMAN Private 48923 West Yorkshire Regiment Died at Home 14/05/1917 Aged 21.Born Leeds 1895 Vol 9b Page 349. Son of  Soloman and Leah Both Born Russia. CWGC 42 Myrtle Street Leeds. Laid to Rest Leeds Jewish Cemetery.

LEIZABRUN (LEIZERBRAM) Philip Rifleman 306862 8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 28/08/1918 Aged 24. Born 1894. Son of Elick and Rachell Russian 1901 Residence (Lizerbran) Upper Somerset Street. Husband of Rachel Bernstein Married 1915 New Synagogue Chapletown Road formerly New Briggate Synagogue. Son Hyman Born 1916. Laid to Rest Mory Abbey Military Cemetery France. CWGC 44 Lincoln Street Newtown. (British Book of Jewry 44 Lincoln Street)

LEVENSON Harris S/11583 7th Bn Rifle Brigade KIA 15/09/1916 Aged 21.Born Leeds 1895 Vol 9b Page 458. Son of Abraham Born Russia 1861 and Annie Born Russia 1865 Enlisted Leeds 02/06/1915. Went missing 22/09/1916. Residence 21 Brown Square Skinner Lane. Laid to Rest Delville Wood Cemetery France. (British Book of Jewry 21 Brown Square)

 Levi Brothers Abraham and Louis 

LEVI  Abraham Private 3/10639 8th Bn West Riding Regiment KIA 02/10/1917 Aged 19. Born Leeds 1898. Son of Hyman Born Russia 1858 and Hannah Born Russia 1861 CWGC/1911 9 St. Peters Square York Street. Brother of Louis Remembered below 

 YEP 13/10/1917


Laid to Rest Cement House Cemetery Belgium.

 LEVI Louis Private 24065 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 05/07/1916 No.21 Casualty Clearing Station Corbie Aged 21. Born Leeds 1896. Son of Hyman and Hannah CWGC 9 St Peters Square. "YEP Private Louis Levi son of Mr and Mrs Levi 9 St Peters Square East Leeds has died of wounds he had been at the front a little more than a fortnight. He was attached to the West Yorkshires"  Brother of Abraham remembered above. 


                      Laid to Rest La Neuville British Cemetery Corbie Somme France. (British Book of Jewry 9 St Peters Square) 

  LEVI BROTHERS (Barnet and Edward)

LEVI Barnet Private 25660 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 30/10/1916 Aged 33. Born Leeds 1886. Son of Max Born Covna Russia 1863 and Betsy Born Covna Russia 1862. Occupation 1911 Slipper Riveter. (British Book of Jewry 13 St Peters Square) Brother of Edward remembered below.

LEVI Edward Private 202279 1/5th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 35. Born Leeds 1884. Occupation 1911 Sewing Machinist Tailor. Son of Max and BetsyRemembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. (British Book of Jewry 13 St Peters Square) Brother of Barnet Remembered Above.

LEVI Barnet (Barney) Private 41119 11th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 20/09/1917 Aged 22. Born Levi 1895. Son of Joe Born Poland Russia 1866 and Sarah Born Poland Russia 1873. CWGC 28 Albert Grove Camp Road. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

LEVI Dan Private 242685 1/6th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 25/04/1918. (Two Daniel Levi in 1911 Leeds One Born Valkimeer  Russia 1896 the Other Born Leeds 1899 Both had parents Born Russia.) Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

LEVI Reuben Private 40139 6/7th Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers DIED 21/03/1918 Aged 23. Born 1895. Son of Marks Born Russia 1866 and Leah Born Russia 1869 Residence 1911 15 Bridge Street CWGC 75 Green Road. Remembered Arras Memorial France. 

LEVY Philip Private 39246 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED 13/10/1918 Aged 20. Born South Africa. Son of Simon and Sarah Marienfole Born Poland 1871 CWGC 14 Myrtle Street Regents Street. Laid to Rest Montcornet Military Cemetery Aisne France.

LEWIS Harry Gunner 127171 A Battery 177th Brigade West Riding Regiment DIED 01/08/1917 Aged 22. Born Son of (Maurice) Morris Born Kaunus Lithuania 1863 Died 04/01/1936 Leeds and (Hannah) Annie Born Kaunas Lithuania 1865 Died Leeds 20/10/1948. CWGC 11 Brunswick Terrace. Laid to Rest Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery Belgium. Plot 2 was formed after the war when other burial sites were brought to Potijze  (British Book of Jewry 11 Brunswick Terrace)

LIPCHINSKY Simon Rueben Private 39321 2/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 28/04/1918 Aged 19. Born Leeds 1898. Son of Soloman Born Minsk Belarus 1872 and Mary Born Vilni Ukraine 1873 Died 1943 Married 1891. CWGC 15 Samuel Street Meanwood Road. Laid to Rest Bolougne Eastern Cemetery France.

LIPMAN Morris Private 21/10/17 21st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 18/06/1917 Aged 21.Born Leeds Son of Myer Born Marimpol Lithuania  1851 Died 1915 and Dora Rose Simeon Born 1847 Russia Died 1927 Married 1871 Jews Synagogue Belgrave Street Great Synagogue. CWGC 214 North Street Leylands. Remembered on Arras Memorial France.

MARKS David Corporal 41016 1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers KIA 21/03/1918 Aged 27. Born Leeds 1891. Son of Morris Born Bradford 1870 Son of Samuel Born Russia 1845 and Sarah Lacklin Born Sheffield 1870 Son of Levi Born Russia 1841. Married 1890 Jews Synagogue Belgrave Street Great Synagogue. Enlisted Newcastle Upon Tyne. Residence Leeds. Remembered Pozieres Memorial France. 

MARKS Maurice (Morris) Private 7099 35th Bn Australian Infantry KIA Vaire Wood 08/08/1918 Aged 18. Born Leeds 1900. Son of Barnett a Tailors Machinist Born Russia 1875 and Kate Born Manchester 1878 CWGC Main Road Thirroul New South Wales. 1901 Living in Enfield Place in the Sheepscar Leylands district of Leeds. Went to Australia 1910. Enlisted East Sydney Recruiting Office 167 William Street Darlinghurst New South Wales 08/06/1917 Bantam Reinforcement Unit described as Roman Catholic with Dark Hair, Blue Eyes 5ft 2 inches Tall. Discharged due to being too young lying about age and parents not giving consent. Strong possibility Army found that Morris was Jewish it was illegal for Russian descendants to enlist. Re joined 30/07/1918. Left Melbourne landed Liverpool on board Nestor 28/02/1918. Wounded in Action 08/08/1918 Private Madden 7101 Reported he saw Morris hit at 04.30 by shrapnel in the back and knee. Laid to Rest 09/08/1918 By Reverend Pugh at Vaire Wood British Cemetery Plot 14. Morris was moved in 1919 Remembered on the Australian page on this site and Australian Roll of Honour Canberra Panel 125.  Service Record  Red Cross.

Laid to Rest Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery.

NYMAN Harry Private 10975 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 26/01/1917 Aged 36. Born 1881 Gafar Russia. 1911 Residence 2 Crimbles Place Camp Road Occupation Slipper Maker. Husband of Betsy Gample Married 1904 New Synagogue Chapletown Road formerly New Briggate Synagogue Harrys surname shown as Niman. Landed France 09/03/1915. Laid to Rest Cambrin Churchyard Extension (British Book of Jewry 12 Graythorne Terrace)

ORMAN Zeph possibly Harry KIA 14/10/1914 Aged 22 ? Can You Help...

PHILLIPS Joseph Private 11161 8th Bn West Riding Regiment DOW 18/06/1917 Aged 22. Born Manchester 1895. Son of Louis Born Russia 1875 and Sarah Born Russia 1873. Laid to Rest Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension France. (British Book of Jewry 6 Amber Street)

PRICE Louis (Lewis) Rifleman 306925 2/8th Bn Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 03/05/1917 Aged 24. Born Leeds 1892. CWGC/1911 3A Crimbles Place. Son of Lazurus Trouser Maker Born Poland 1855 and Betsy Born Poland 1857. Louis is shown as a Trouser Machinist and his sister Emily as Trouser Finisher in 1911. Lewis had many brothers, one Solomon Married Bessie Reeves in 1915 New Synagogue Chapletown Road formerly New Briggate Synagogue. Remembered Arras Memorial France. (British Book of Jewry 3a Crimbles Place)

RAKUSEN Harry Private 32837 1/6th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 24. Born Leeds Son of Harry (Harris Rukusan ?) and Hannah CWGC 42 Glover Street Meanwood Road. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. (British Book of Jewry 42 Glover Street)

REUBEN Morris Private 33097 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 03/05/1917 Aged ? Born Leeds Morris Jacob Born Leeds 1893. Enlisted York. A Morris Reuben Married Minnie Bluminthall 1903 Beth Hamedrash Hagodel Synagogue Newton Road. No census records. British Book of Jewry 29 Elmwood Street.

Remembered Arras Memorial France.  

RIGGLE Philip 307056 2nd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 29/05/1918 Aged 28. Born Hull 1890. Residence Leeds. Son of Max Born Russia 1866 Died Leeds 1931 and Hannah Born Russia 1868 Died Leeds 1948. 1911 43 Whitelock Street Occupation Roughcutter. British Book of Jewry 44 Whitelock Street. Brother Simon Born 1894 Enlisted Leeds 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 44 Whitelock Street He died 1944 in Leeds.


Remembered Soissons Memorial France.

ROOMS (Room) Maurice (Morris) Private 51881 2nd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment DOW 10/09/1918 Aged 18. Born Leeds 1900 Son of Simon Born Russia 1873 Died Leeds 1940 and Hilda Born Russia 1872 CWGC  54 Villiers Terrace Camp Road. 1911 4 Hawkins Street Camp Road at School. Laid to Rest Varennes Military Cemetery France. (British Book of Jewry 54 Villiers Terrace)

ROSEMAN Myer Private 9269 2nd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 12/03/1915 Aged 23. Born Leeds 1892. Son of Jacob Born Russia 1861 and Fanny Rasman Born Russia 1865 Married 1880 Jews Synagogue Belgrave Street The Great Synagogue. 1911 West Yorkshire Regiment at Sobraon Barracks Colchester. Landed France 05/11/1914. CWGC 15 Lovell Street. Remembered Le Touret Memorial France. (British Book of Jewry 51 Camp Road)

ROSENBLOOM Abraham Private 29528 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 12/10/1916 Aged 30. Born Leeds 1886. Son of and Rachael Born Germany 1848 Died Leeds 1926. 1911 Residence 11 Camp Road Occupation Machine Tailor. Brother Hyman Discharged Influenza 06/03/1918 Residence 19 Alfred Place Camp Road Served in Royal Scots. Sister Leah Married Charles Simons 1903 Old Central Hebrew Synagogue Victoria Road. Laid to Rest Bancourt British Cemetery France. (British Book of Jewry 19 Alfred Place)

ROSENBLOOM Morris Private 23104 12th Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers KIA 20/09/1918 Aged 23. Born 1895 Leeds. CWGC Brother of Mr P Rosenbloom 49 Adelphi Street South Side Glasgow. Laid to Rest Pont-D'Achelles Military Cemetery France.   

ROSENBERG ABRAHAM Private 34958 51st Bn Machine Gun Corps KIA 21/03/1918 Aged 19. Born London 1899 ?. Enlisted Wakefield Formerly 10708 Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Residence Leeds. Abraham born Leeds 1900 could have lied about Age and Place of Birth to enlist aged 14-15. Landed France 15/01/1915. British Book of Jewry 3 Stamford Street.

Remembered Arras Memorial France.

 ROSENBERG BROTHERS (Bernard and Harry)

ROSENBERG BERNARD (Barnet) Private 40025 9th Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers KIA 16/08/1917 Aged 37. Born Leeds 1879 Son of Barnett Louis Born Poland 1851 Died Leeds 1932 and Jane Born Poland 1851. 1901 42 Elmwood Street occupation Tailors Machinist. Husband of Elizabeth Cullen Married 1905 at Leeds Registered Building. CWGC 3 Andover Place Lady Pit Lane. 1911 Residence 2 Andover Street Hunslet Occupation Tailor's Machinist. Laid to Rest Ypres Reservoir Cemetery Belgium. (British Book of Jewry 18 Preston Street Roundhay Road)

ROSENBERG Harry (Harris Aaron) Served as ROSS Private 3/10640 2nd Bn West Riding Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 19. Born Leeds 1897. CWGC Son of Barnett Louis and Jane Ross of 18 Preston Street Roundhay Road. Landed France  04/05/1915.  Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France. (British Book of Jewry 18 Preston Terrace Roundhay Road)

ROSENBERG FRED Private J/2074 39th Jewish Bn Royal Fusiliers Died 22/10/1918 Aged ? Born Russia Enlisted and Residence Leeds. Laid to Rest Jerusalem War Cemetery Israel. (British Book of Jewry 7 St Georges Terrace)

ROSENBERG JOE Rifleman R/13468 D Company 16th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps DOW 11/08/1916 Aged 19. Born Sedlitz Poland 1896. Son of Morris Born Poland 1869 and Fanny Born Poland 1871 1911 Residence 56 Meanwood Road Leeds Occupation Errand Boy. Enlisted Leeds 28/05/1915 Residence 28 Woodsley Road Hyde Park Leeds. Occupation Tailor. Landed France 30/09/1915. In the early part of 1916 Joe was in Hospital at Epsom suffering from Hysteria which i assume was Shell Shock. Given 96 hours detention in late September 1916 for not complying with orders. On 03/09/1916 it is sad to see a letter from his sister asking about the welfare of Joe, she tells how parcels have been sent with no reply and asks if the family can have conformation that he is alright. Joe was KIA three weeks previously. He is Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial France.

ROSENBERG Leslie Ordinary Seaman TynesideZ/10143 SS Hazelwood Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve KIA 18/10/1917 Aged 19. Born Leeds 1898. Son of Hyman Born Russia 1865 and Maria Solomon Married 1892 Jews Synagogue Belgrave Street The Great Synagogue. 1911 41 Shepherds Lane Roundhay Road. Remembered Chatham Naval Memorial.

ROSENTHALL Hyman Louis Private 28134 16th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers 22/07/1916 Aged 21. Born Hull 30/01/1895. Son of Isaac Born Volkovisk Belarus 1853 and Fanny Niechlov Poland 1858 Died Leeds 1929. CWGC 44 Grafton Street. Laid to Rest Blighty Valley Cemetery Authuile Wood Somme France. (British Book of Jewry 42 Grafton Street)

Thanks to Robert Rosenthall

RUDSTEIN (Rhudstein) Solomon Private 47940 18th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 03/05/1917 Aged 34. Born Leeds 1883  Son of Joseph Born Russia 1855 and Rebecca Born Russia 1855 Enlisted Belfast. Husband of Mary Zagofski Born Russia ? Married 1905 Old Central Hebrew Synagogue Victoria Road Leeds. Residence 1911 No 15 Back Benson Street occupation Tailors machinist. (In 1911 a family named Zagofski were living at 3 Back Benson Street) British Book of Jewry 18 Back Benson Street.

Remembered Arras Memorial France. 

SACOFSKY Morris Private 28555 6th Bn Leicestershire Regiement KIA 15/11/1917 Aged 20. Born Lymnatich Russia 1897. Son of Isaac Born Poland 1871 and Rose Born Poland 1873. Enlisted Leeds 25/05/1916 Residence 8 Sheepscar Place Occupation Tailors Machinist into West Yorkshire Regiment 32039. Landed France with Leicestershire Regiment 21/06/1917. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. British Book of Jewry 22 Lovell Street.

SAMUELS Abraham 35666 10th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry DOW 24/10/1917 Aged ? Son of Samuel and Bertha of Leeds. Shown as Aby on Those Who Died Records. Joined Yorkshire Regiment 39322. British Book of Jewry 33 Queens Place. 


Laid to Rest Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium.

SANOFSKI Israel Private 202186 (4674) 1/5th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 25/04/1918 Aged 25. Son of Isaac Born 1864 Died Leeds 1947 and Fanny CWGC 20 Cooper Street Meanwood Road. Laid to Rest Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery Belgium. British Book of Jewry 20 Cooper Street.

SAPERIA Louis Private 41458 9th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 26/01/1918 Aged 20. Born 1898. Son of Benjamin Born Russia 1869 and Rachel Metalofski Born Russia 1873. Married 1896 Jews Synagogue Belgrave Street The Great Synagogue. Residence 1911 No 30 Mason street Occupation Tailors Apprentice. Laid to Rest Cambrin Military Cemetery France. (British Book of Jewry 10 Cloth Street Regents Street)

SAUNDERS Jack Private 9463 1st Bn Northumberland Fusiliers KIA 23/08/1914 Aged 32. Born Shadwell London. Son of Samuel and Husband of Bertha CWGC 11 Brunswick Street. YEP on the 20/10/1914 reported that he was amongst the missing and his family were asking about his whereabouts. Jack was a reservist and employed by the Hunslet Post Office before enlistment he resided with his wife on Hunslet Road. Remembered Le Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial France. British Book Jewry 15 Portland Crescent.

SHERMAN Solomon Rifleman 5151 2/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 30/01/1917 Aged 24. Born Leeds 1893 Son of Isaac Born Russia and Jane Born Russia. Husband of Freda Spirack Married 1915 New Synagogue Chapletown Road formerly New Briggate Synagogue. CWGC/British Book Jewry 10 Brunswick Terrace Camp Road. 


                                                                                                                    Laid to Rest Couin New British Cemetery France. 

SILBERG Emmanuel 10929 West Riding Regiment KIA 04/07/1916 Aged  20. Born Leeds 1896 Vol 9b Page 465. Son of Solomon Jacob Born Russia and Betsy Cohen Born Russia Married 1890 New Synagogue Chapletown Road formerly New Briggate Synagogue. Remembered on Thiepval Memorial Somme France. British Book Jewry 13 Elmwood Road.

SIMON Barnet Private M/298299 9th Auxiliary Petrol Company Army Service Corps DIED 10:45 am 08/09/1917 Aged 38. Born Leeds 1879. Son of Archibald Born Russia 1844 and Fanny Born Russia 1846. Husband of Sarah Blaskey Married 1911 New Synagogue Chapletown Road formerly New Briggate Synagogue. Sons Archibald B 1912 and Arthur B 1914. Enlisted Leeds 11/01/1915. Occupation Shop Assistant Residence/CWGC 25 Conway Drive Harehills. Arrived Rouen France 16/06/1917 on board SS King Edward. Died from Accident Fractured Base of Skull near Retonval. At the investigation there were ten witnesses including two German prisoners of War. Private 3069 W. Stansfield Cheshire Regiment attached 52nd POW Company. stated  "Lorry 4844 became trapped in Mud 100 yards from a prisoner of war camp and Barnet was assisting to move the lorry by throwing stones at the base of the wheels to get a grip, wedges which were holding logs on the lorry came off and Barnet was observed jumping over the first two logs the third hit his head. Barnet was taken to the Casualty Station at Abancourt and died 20 minutes after arriving there. Remembered St Aidens Roundhay Road.

 Laid to Rest Blargies Communal Cemetery Extension France. British Book Jewry 25 Conway Grove Harehills.

          STEINBERG BROTHERS (Abraham and Issac)

STEINBERG Abraham Private 41604 17th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 31/08/1917 Aged 19. Born Leeds 1897.  1911 17 Meanwood Street Occupation Tailor. Remembered Thiepval Memorial France. British Book Jewry 17 Meanwood Street. 

STEINBERG Isaac S/40287 (3656) 1st Bn Queens Own Cameron Highlanders DOW 21/09/1916 Aged 21.Born leeds 1895. Son of Samuel Born Russia 1871 and Rebecca Born Russia 1873. CWGC/1911 17 Meanwood Street Occupation Fitter. Laid to Rest Caterpiller Cemetery Longueval Somme France. British Book Jewry 17 Meanwood Street.

STEINBERG Israel John 27348 Sergeant No 5 Training Depot Station Royal Air Force 04/06/1918 Aged 20. Born Leeds 1899. Son of Barnet Born Russia 1871 and Millie Pearlman Born Russia 1877 married 1896 Jews Synagogue Belgrave Street The Great Synagogue. Residence 1911 46 Grafton Street Leylands at School. Laid to Rest Leeds Jewish Cemetery. British Book Jewry 24 Leopold Terrace

STEINBERG Moses Lazures M/252777 1st Base Mechanical Transport Depot A.S.C. DIED 08/11/1918 Aged 20. Born Leeds 1897. Son of Abraham Born Russia 1861 and Fanny Moses Born Poland 1859 Married 1881 Jews Synagogue Belgrave Street The Great Synagogue. Enlisted Leeds 20/06/1916. CWGC/1911/Enlistment 39 Trafalgar Street North Street. Occupation Apprentice Tailor. Enlistment Occupation Dairy Man. Enlisted into 4th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers 4311. Details on Service Record State Five Brothers in America One Brother Jacob Married Goldie Pere 1913 Zionist Synagogue Brunswick Street. He Died New York 1983. Moses was sent to Hospital 02/11/1918 suffering from Diarrhoea and abdominal pains. The symptoms given are those of the "Spanish Flu".  Laid to Rest St. Sever Cemetery Extension Rouen France. British Book Jewry 39 Trafalgar Street.

STODEL John Private 10821 8th Bn West Riding Regiment KIA 12/08/1915 Aged ? Born London Enlisted Leeds. Landed Gallipoli Turkey 02/07/1915.( Harry Stodel Born london Living Mcauley Street with parents.) (A Jack Stodel married Kate Phillips 1913 Louis Street Synagogue. Kate Remarried in 1919 a son Lewis was Born in 1914). Remembered Helles Memorial Gallipoli Turkey. (British Book Jewry 14 Whitelock Street)

STROSS David Lieutenant RAF Died in Crash 12/03/1917 Aged 22. Born Pabianice Lodzkie Poland 1895. Son of  Mordechai Menahem Strosberg Born Poland and Celia Sarah Herzkowicz Born Poland. Husband of Gertrude May Cohen Married London 1915. Piloting delivery flight of RE8 when it spun and crashed. Laid to Rest Leeds English Hebrew Geldard Road Cemetery. British Book of Jewry 53 Grange Avenue.

TOMPOFSKI Myer Rifleman 267261 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 27/09/1918 Aged 25Born Leeds 1892 Vol 9b Page 441. Son of Hyman Born Wladyslawow Lithuania 1869 and Annie Tannison Born Russia 1871 Married New Synagogue Chapletown Road formerly New Briggate Synagogue. 1911 Residence 55 Luke Street Next door to Abram Cohen at 57 Luke Street who gave his life 26/03/1918. CWGC 29 St Lukes Street North Street. Laid to Rest Flesquieres Hill British Cemeetery France.

                                                                                              WOLFE BROTHERS

WOLFE Harry Rifleman 6647 1/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 03/10/1916 Aged 38. Born Leeds 1888 . Son of Abraham Born Warsaw Poland 1851 and Mary Born Warsaw Poland 1851 Married 1878 Jews Synagogue Belgrave Street The Great Synagogue. 1911/CWGC 34 Stamford Street North Street. Occupation Tailors Presser. Laid to Rest Plashet Jewish Cemetery Essex. Brother of Morris below.

WOLFE Morris Rifleman Served as WOOD Leslie. R/13007 King's Royal Rifle Corps 27/04/1917 Aged 26. Born Leeds 1891 Vol 9b Page 976. 1911 Residence 34 Stamford Street North Street Occupation Tailors Machinist. Enlisted Leeds 19/05/1915 Residence 56 Crawford Street. Laid to Rest Leeds English Hebrew Cemetery Geldard Road Leeds. Brother of Harry Above.

YAFFIN Jack (Phillip?) Private 40310 18th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 02/03/1917 Aged 21. Born Leeds 1896. Son of Phillip Born Russia 1871 and Esther Born Russia 1871. Residence 1915 Rursell Place Rockingham Street Occupation assisting in fathers Business as a tailors machinist.  Brother of Sam and Rebecca who Married Benjamin Galfskiy 1922 Jews Synagogue Belgrave Street The Great Synagogue. British Book Jewry 5 Russell Place Woodhouse Lane.

Laid to Rest Gommecourt British Cemeteries No 2 Hebuterne France. 

 YARMOVSKY Jacob Private 31879 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 21/03/1918 Aged 21. Born Leeds 1897 Vol 9b Page 457. Son of Eli Born Russia 1869 and Sophia Born Russia 1868. Residence 1911 20 Henbury Street Occupation a tailors machinest. Jacobs brother Jacob Philip Married Etty Steinberg 1927 New Central Synagogue Harrogate Road Leeds. Remembered Arras Memorial France.

AVERBACK Isreal Private 860777 Army Catering Corps KIA 28/09/1944 Aged 25. Born Leeds 1918. CWGC Son of Sapper Israel Averback R.E. Died of Wounds in France 07/06/1918 and of Leah Averback, of Leeds. Laid to Rest Eindhoven General Cemetery Holland.
AVERBACK Isreal Private 860777 Army Catering Corps KIA 28/09/1944 Aged 25. Born Leeds 1918. CWGC Son of Sapper Israel Averback R.E. Died of Wounds in France 07/06/1918 and of Leah Averback, of Leeds. Laid to Rest Eindhoven General Cemetery Holland.
AVERBACK Isreal Private 860777 Army Catering Corps KIA 28/09/1944 Aged 25. Born Leeds 1918. CWGC Son of Sapper Israel Averback R.E. Died of Wounds in France 07/06/1918 and of Leah Averback, of Leeds. Laid to Rest Eindhoven General Cemetery Holland.