City of Leeds United in WW1

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






TAYLOR Charles Private 17/161 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/06/1916 Aged 39. Born York 1877. Son of  Husband of Susan Wood Married 1899 Hull. CWGC 120 Ley Lane Armley. Laid to Rest Fricourt New Military Cemetery Somme France. Also Gotts Park.

TAYLOR Sydney Dixon Private 115329 193rd Company Labour Corps KIA 11/06/1917 Aged 21. Son of Charles Henry and Emma Dixon Married 1899 St Peter Leeds CWGC 20 Cedar Road Carcroft Armley. Enlisted Leeds 1722 West Yorkshire Regiment. Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium. Also Gotts Park.

 THACKRAH Benjamin Webster Rifleman 202878 20th Bn Rifle Brigade DIED 18/02/1917 Aged 29. Born St Stephens Leeds. Son of Frederick Webster and Sarah Brayshaw Married Leeds 1857. Husband of Rebecca Wood Married 1887 St Hilda Knowsthorpe Leeds. 39 Granny Lane Low Wortley. Enlisted 31/08/1914 Leeds 7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 2385. Benjamin was found Dead near Preston barracks with both thighs and his left arm broken, very likely Benjamin was hit by a car on the road. Remembered Cairo War Memorial Egypt. Also Gotts Park.

THACKRAY Herbert Unsure can you help.



TOMLINSON James Walsham Walker Private 12770 8th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment 26/09/1915 Aged 18. Born Brigg 1896. Son of John Thomas and Mary Eva Walker Mrried Birkenhead 1896 CWGC  23 Fearnley Street Armley. Remembered Loos Memorial France. Also Gotts Park.

TOMLINSON W Too Many on Record to be certain can you help. Also Gotts Park.

TOULSON Samuel Usherwood Private 3/17258 9th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED 12/05/1917 Aged 27. Born Kirkstall 1890. Son of Albert Usherwood and Mary Jane Davies Married 1889 Leeds Registered Building. Husband of Florence M Giles Married 1910 St Peter Leeds. Laid to Rest Red Cross Corner Cemetery Beugny France. (Misspelled on CWGC Tolson) Also Gotts Park.

WALKER Charles Owen Private 4007 9th Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers KIA 16/08/1917 Aged 25.  Born 1892. Son of John  4 Park Row. Enlisted 31/08/1914 Leeds into West Yorkshire Regiment Service Number 11711 Occupation Butcher. Husband of Hilda Wrigglesworth Married 31/07/1915 St Bartholomew Armley. Landed France 11/12/1915 Injured Gun Shot Wound to Right Arm sent home 17/06/1916. Back in France 29/11/1916. Entitled to the 1914 Star.When Hilda gave her details witnessed by the St Bartholomew's Priest Reginald ? her address was 15 Elsworth Street Armley.Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

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WADDINGTON Rowland Private 25712 C Company 15/17th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 12/04/1918 Aged 21. Son of Arthur and Annie E Hoole Married 1892 Bramley and Holbeck District Registered Building CWGC 47 Tong Road Armley. Also Gotts Park.



                                                                Remembered Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium.

WADDINGTON Joseph Private 13263 C Company 3rd Bn Dorsetshire Regiment DIED 11/07/1916 Aged 23. Son of Arthur and Annie Elizabeth Hoole Married 1892 Bramley and Holbeck District Registered Building CWGC 47 Tong Road Armley. Enlisted 05/09/1914 Leeds 14536 Hussars Of The Line. Salonika Dysentery 21/06/1916. Died of Dysentery St Andrews Military Hospital Malta. Laid to Rest Pieta Military Cemetery Malta. Also Gotts Park.


WADDLE George William Private 23980 12th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 14/07/1916 Aged 21. Born Armley 1895 Known as Willie. Son of Edward Clark Born Kirkstall Died aged 39 1908 and Mary A Johnson Married  1894 Holy Trinity Armley Hall 47 Gledhow Street Armley. Mary remarried to John Shackleton 1910 Bramley and Holbeck District Registered Building 47 Gledhow Street Armley. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. Also Gotts Park.

WARD George Cecil Second Lieutenant B Company 8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 23. Born Monmouthshire 1893.Son of William George and Ada Anne Harris Married High Wycombe 1875, CWGC Frogmore Town Street Upper Armley. Landed France 21/09/1915. Laid to Rest Connaught Cemetery Thiepval Somme France. Also Gotts Park.




WAGSTAFF Robert Henry Private 20515 8th Bn Yorkshire Regiment 04/10/1916 Aged 42. Born Doncaster 1874. Son of Robert and Barbara Ann Platts Married Doncaster 1870. Husband of Emily Adams Married North Brierley 1897. 21 Binks Street Armley RoadLaid to Rest Adanac Military Cemetery France. Also Gotts Park.

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WEBSTER Michael Harold Lieutenant 13th Bn Attached 16th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 22. Born Keighley 1894. Son of Richard and Mary Ann Willis Married 1891 Aysgarth. Enlisted Highland Light Infantry 22878. Landed France 23/08/1915. Father at 3 The Hollies Tong Road Armley. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. Also Gotts Park.

WEBSTER Mathew Willis Bombardier 795547 62nd Division Ammunition Column Royal Field Artillery KIA 15/03/1918 Aged 21. Born Armley. Son of Richard and Mary Ann Willis Married 1891 Aysgarth. CWGC 3 The Hollies Wesley Road Armley. Laid to Rest Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension France. Also Gotts Park.

WEBSTER Arthur Gunner 161974 111th Battery Royal Field Artillery KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 38. Born 1879. Son of John William and Elizabeth. Husband of Emily Noble Married 1900 St Clement Sheepscar. 1911 Residence 20 The Mount Lower Wortley Occupation Fireman on LNW Railway. Laid to Rest Menin Road South Military Cemetery Belgium.

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WILSON Alexander Greig Private 7488 2nd Bn Yorkshire Regiment DIED Prisoner of War ? 26/11/1914 Aged 34. Son of David and Frances Harris Greig Married 1880 Bramley and Holbeck District Registered Building. Husband of Maud Watmough Married 1913 St Peter Leeds Remarried 1918 Huddersfield to John W Rafton CWGC 51 Holdforth Street New Wortley. Landed France 05/10/1914. Enlisted before 1911. Laid to Rest Hamburg Cemetery. Also Gotts Park.

WILSON Clarence Greig Rifleman 2742 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 10/12/1915 Aged 21. 127 Gelderd Road New Wortley Invoice Clerk. Landed France 15/04/1915. Also Gotts Park.


                                                                     Laid to Rest Essex Farm Cemetery Belgium. 

WILSON George Harold Gunner 95872 Royal Field Artillery KIA  26/09/1917 Aged 28. Son of George and Emma Elliott married 1882 St John The Evangelist. 1911 Residence 14 Roseneath Place Wortley Leeds. Laid to Rest Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery and Extension Belgium.



WILSON William Naylor Private 202693 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 19. Son of John and Louie Naylor Married 1893 St James Wetherby. 1901 Family living Armley parish St Bartholomew. Enlisted Leeds Resident Armley at Enlistment. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. Also Gotts Park.

WHITELEY James William Private 51569 8th Sqd Machine Gun Corps KIA 11/04/1917 Aged 26. Son of Sam and Eva Hezelwood Married 1887 St Silas Hunslet. 1911 Residence 2 Elmfield Grove Oldfield Lane Occupation Compositer. Remembered Arras Memorial France.

WHITELEY Ernest Gunner 888 4th West Riding Brigade Royal Field Artillery KIA 01/10/1916 Aged 21. Born Hunslet. Son of John and Mary Lucy Walker Married 1893 Leeds Registered Building. Remarried to Albert Hollings 1920 St Bartholomew Armley, CWGC 54 Fitzarthur Street Armley. Enlisted Leeds 1912 Territorials. Called 05/08/1914. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.  Also Gotts Park.