SE3033 : War Memorial commemorating the 1st World War

taken 6 years ago, near to Leeds, Great Britain

War Memorial commemorating the 1st World War
War Memorial commemorating the 1st World War
This memorial is in St Peter Church, Leeds, Yorkshire.

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War Memorial Chapel Leeds Minster Church
WAR MEMORIAL. 1914 - 1918
ACKROYD Matthew. Private 315644, 26th Northumberland Fusiliers died 14th October 1918 aged 43. Husband of Hannah Ackroyd, of 3, Holdsworth Square, Mill Street, Leeds. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
ALLEN Fred. Private 1594, 1/8th West Yorkshire Regiment died 21st September 1916 aged 22. Son of Alfred and Alice Allen, of Leeds. At rest in Etaples Military Cemetery, France

BALDWIN Harry, Private 105144 5th Canadian Infantry, killed in action 10th September 1916 aged 19. Born on the 10th October 1896 of Albert and Sarah Ann Baldwin, of 28, Conway Mount, Harehills, Leeds, occupation, Farmer. He joined up in Canada on the 8th November 1915. After he completed his training he embarked from Halifax on S.S. Olympic (White Star Liner, chartered by the Canadian Government to transport troops from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Britain) on the 1st May 1916, disembarked at Liverpool 7th May 1916. Embarked from England to France on the 28th June 1916 to joined the 5th Battalion. He was taken on strength in the field on the 29th June 1916.
BARKER Frank. Rifleman 7756, 2nd Kings Royal Rifle Corps killed in action 17th September 1914. Born and enlisted in Leeds. In 1911 he was living with his parents Peter and Cordelia Theophilla at 51 Bayswater Street, Leeds. At rest in Vendresse British Cemetery, France
BATTY Fred. Private 268430, 1/6th West Riding Regiment died 12th April 1918 aged 20. Son of Rockley and Hannah Batty, of Leeds; husband of Ann Eliza Batty, of 23, Sydenham Place, Domestic Street, Leeds. At rest in Aire Communal Cemetery, France.
BICKERSTAFF Stanley Morris. Lieutenant, Commanding B Company, 15th West Yorkshire Regiment died 1st July 1916 aged 25. Son of The Rev. Samuel Bickersteth, D.D., Vicar of Leeds (afterwards Canon of Canterbury), Chaplain to the King, and of Ella, his wife, daughter of Sir Monier Monier-Williams, K.C.I.E. Educated at Rugby and Christ Church, Oxford. Joined his regiment in Sept., 1914, serving first in Egypt. At rest in Queens Cemetery, Puisieux, France.
BROUGH Gilbert Charles. Lance Corporal 17683, 1st West Yorkshire Regiment killed in action 7th August 1916 aged 22. He was the son of Charles and Annie of (1911) 11 Broomfield Terrace, Headingley, Leeds. And of 102 Harberton Road, Upper Holloway, London. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
BROWN Thomas. Private 10074, 1st West Yorkshire Regiment died 25th September 1914 aged 20. Brother of John Brown, of 16 Lower Cross Street, Bank, Leeds, Yorkshire. At rest in Montcornet Military Cemetery,
France.
BURNLEY Herbert. Private 15/160, B Company, 15th West Yorkshire Regiment died 1st July 1916 aged 27. Son of Walter and Fanny Burnley, of Sisters Villas, Garforth, Leeds. At rest in Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France.
BURWELL R No Burwell listed with the following link. LinkExternal link Not listed with the CWGC. It may be the following. DUNWELL Richard. Sergeant 14469, 12th West Yorkshire Regiment died 27th September 1915 aged 27. Son of Richard Dunwell, of 32, Albany Rd., Bilton, Harrogate. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France.
CLYNES John. Private 25448, 9th Yorkshire Regiment died 21st March 1918 aged 21. Son of John and Mary Alice Clynes, of 58, Richmond Rd. East, Leeds, Yorks. At rest in Canada Farm Cemetery, Belgium. (Memorial has 9th W.Y.R).
CRAVEN T (No T Craven listed with the CWGC serving with the W.Y.R). It may be the following. CRAVEN Thomas Henry Watson. Private 7754, 2nd Yorkshire Regiment killed in action 30th October 1914 aged 28. Born and enlisted Leeds. Son of Thomas Henry and Margaret Craven, of 11, Martha St., Salford, Manchester; husband of Rose Hettie Utley (formerly Craven), of 54, Canning St., Hunslet, Leeds. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
CRESWICK William. (Military Medal) Sergeant 776830, C Battery, 245th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery died of wounds 8th March 1918 aged 26. Son of Ann and the late Bartholomew Creswick, of Leeds. At rest in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France.
CULLINGWORTH John. Private 68393, A Company. posted to 2nd Bn. London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) died 26th October 1917 aged 19. Son of Leonard Cullingworth, of 3, Westlock Terrace, Leeds. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
DAVY Albert. Private 140574, 8th Machine Gun Corps, formerly Private 3376 7th West Yorkshire Regiment killed in action 27th May 1918. Born and enlisted in Leeds. Son of Jane Davy, of 2, Temple View Terrace, Pontefract Lane, Leeds, and the late William Huby Davy. (Wills and Admin, Ancestry. He lived at Stanley House, Lavender Walk, Leeds and died in France. His effects went to Edith Weare, wife of Thomas William Weare. Commemorated on the Soissons Memorial, France.
DAWSON Robert. Gunner 165580, A Battery, 62 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery died 30th April 1917 aged 26.
Son of W. and M. E. Dawson; husband of Annie Dawson, of 33, Salisbury Grove, Armley, Leeds. At rest in Bunyans Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, France.
DRURY Arthur. Private 41529, d Company, 14th King's Liverpool Regiment died 4th May 1917 aged 42.
Son of Samuel and Emma Drury, of 251, York Road, Leeds. At rest in Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece.
DWYER James. Lance Corporal 18835, 9th Royal Fusiliers died 30th November 1917. Brother of Harry Dwyer, of 11, Cotton Street, Mill Street, Leeds. Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France.
FERNEY Charles. Driver 4779, 12th Divisional Signals Company, Royal Engineers died 6th March 1917 aged 28. Son of Thomas and Venus Ferney, of 4, Great Garden Street, Burmantofts, Leeds. At rest in Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France.
FLEMING Samuel George. Private 47362, 22nd Northumberland Fusiliers, Tyneside Scottish, formerly Private 29102, West Yorkshire Regiment died of wounds 10th April 1917 aged 17. Born and enlisted in Leeds. Eldest son of Robert 2nd Nellie Fleming, of 25, Nippett Mount, Burmantofts, Leeds. Native of Burmantofts. At rest in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
FLETCHER George Alexander. Private 2273 Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 7th May 1915 aged 22. he was born in Pathead Fife, Alnwick, Northumberland. Son of Mrs G. Fletcher, of Abbey Vale, Gattonside, Melrose, Roxburghshire. The memorial has G and this is the only soldier serving with Northumberland Fusiliers with initial G.
FOXCROFT John (Memorial has FOXTROT) Private 15/349, 15th West Yorkshire Regiment died 1st July 1916. At rest in Serre Road Cemetery, No2, Somme, France.
GELDER James. Company Sergeant Major 13013, 10th West Yorkshire Regiment died 1st July 1916 aged 26. Son of James and Elizabeth Gelder, of Leeds; husband of Ann Gelder, of 14, Lincoln Mount, Beckett Street, Leeds. At rest in Fricourt New Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
GOULDEN John Robert. Private DM2/097226, 960th Company, Army Service Corps died 9th December 1917 aged 46. Born in Leeds lived in Brighton, enlisted in Leeds. Son of John Robert and Emily Goulden, of Leeds, husband of Elizabeth Mary Goulden, (nee Ransom) of 53, Vere Road, Brighton. His son was called Harry. His widow was granted a war gratuity on the 13th July 1918 revised on the 25th November 1919, this date his son Harry was granted a war gratuity. At rest in Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
HALEY Arthur Lee. Company Quartermaster Sergeant T4/210417, Clearing Office, Army Service Corps died 9th April 1918 at Manchester Royal Infirmary. In 1911 he was living with his parents Jack and Kate at 28 Norwood Place, Leeds, occupation Municipal accounts clerk. He was married on the 2nd June 1915 at St Michael Church, Headingley, Yorkshire to Olive Mary Vince. He was aged 29, corporal, Army Service Corps. Home address, 28 Norwood Place, father was called Jack. Olive was aged 28, spinster, lived at 10 Rochester Terrace, Headingley, father called Harry. At rest in Lawnswood Cemetery, Leeds, Yorkshire.
HALL George Henry. Corporal 18305,1st West Yorkshire Regiment died 6th July 1917 aged 38. Son of George Henry and Hannah Hall, of Leeds. At rest in Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, France.
HUNTER John Henry. Private 15/488, 15th West Yorkshire Regiment killed in action 1st July 1916. Born on the 2nd November 1889, baptised 29th December 1888 at St Peter's Leeds, son of Ann and brother to Ethel Wright Hunter and Annie Hemsworth who were all granted a war gratuity. His mother on the 5th October 1916, sisters on the 26th November 1919, his is father was called Thomas. In 1911 he widowed mother was living at 7 Nowell Grover, Harehills, Leeds with his two sisters. When he was baptised he was living at Beckett Street, Leeds. In 1911 he may have been a boarder at the home of John and Edith Atkin of 17 Lawrence Street, York, working as a clerk. He is named as John Hunter, born Leeds. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
JACKSON Arthur. Private 106611, 10th Notts and Derby Regiment (Sherwood Foresters) died of wounds 19th September 1918 aged 19 at No 44 Casualty Clearing Station, France. Son of Joseph George Edesin and Annie Jackson, of 98, Stratford Street, Beeston, Leeds. His mother was granted a war gratuity on the 19th December 1918, revised on the 6th December 1919. At rest in Thilloy Road Cemetery, Beaulencourt, France.
JENNINS Harry. 2nd Lieutenant, 10th South Staffordshire Regiment died 12th November 1916 aged 26. Son of Henry Jennins, of Leeds; husband of Marie Jennins, of 9, Wavendon Avenue, Chiswick, London. The CWGC have 8th Battalion. At rest in Bancourt British Cemetery, France.
KAY T. It may be this person Driver 84661 Tom KAY, Royal Field Artillery died of wounds 7th July 1916. Born 31st July 1892 at Leeds to Charles and Maria of 24 New Church Place, Leeds. In 1911 he was living with his parents at 26 Mabgate, Leeds. At rest in Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme, France.
KENT Charles. Private 3/8694, 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment died 10th March 1915 aged 21. Son of William Henry and Catherine Helen Kent, of 3, Elton St., Lower Broughton, Salford, Manchester. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France
LAIRD George. Private 13/ 8622, 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment killed in action 31st October 1914 aged 18. Son of John Laird, of 46, Cranberry Street, York Road, Leeds, his mother was called Louisa. In 1911 he was living with his parents and siblings at 46 Cranberry Street. He was employed as a fish hawker. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
LANDRETH Harold. Private 24633, 1st West Yorkshire Regiment died 26th January 1917 aged 23. Son of Eliza Ann Lynch, of 38, Tyas Grove, Osmondthorpe, Leeds. At rest in Cambrin Churchyard Extension, France.
LEWIS Frederick Richard Private 15/587, B Company, 15th West Yorkshire Regiment died of wounds 5th July 1916 aged 22. Son of Richard Henry and Alice Lewis, of 49, Woodview Road, Dewsbury Road, Leeds. His father was granted a war gratuity on the 16th January 1917 revised on the 25th September 1919. At rest in Holbeck Cemetery, Leeds.
LINGLEY Frank. Rifleman 266458, 2/7th West Yorkshire Regiment died 10th April 1917 aged 29. Son of John William and Alice Lingley, of 10, Weller View, Stoney Rock Lane, Leeds. His mother was granted a war gratuity on the 4th July 1917, revised on the 6th December 1919. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France.
LUMB Thomas Dension. Private 2011, A Squadron, Yorkshire Hussars Yeomanry died 25th May 1915 aged 22. Son of George Denison Lumb and Elizabeth Margaret Lumb, of 31, Lyddon Terrace, Leeds. Brother of Wilfred who also fell. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
LUMB Wilfred Denison. Private 15/603, A Company, 15th West Yorkshire Regiment died 3rd July 1916 aged 26. Son of George Denison Lumb and Elizabeth Margaret Lumb, of 31, Lyddon Terrace, Leeds. Born at Headingley, Leeds. Brother of Thomas who also fell. At rest in Bertrancourt Military Cemetery, Somme, France
LYNCH Frederick William. Private 28283, 21st West Yorkshire Regiment died 21st March 1918 aged 28. Son of Frederick Lynch, of Leeds, husband of Edith Lynch, of 222, Harehills Avenue, Roundhay Road, Leeds. At rest in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France
MARKINSON William Edward. Private 36044, 11th Royal Fusiliers died 30th August 1918 aged 27. Son of John and Isabella Markinson, of Leeds; husband of Maria Markinson, of 19, Union Street, Vicar Lane, Leeds. At rest in Combles Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
MASSEY Robert. Private 8007, 1st West Yorkshire Regiment killed in action 20th September 1914. He was born in Leeds, occupation, cabinet maker and enlisted on the 5th October 1905. His wife Ethel was granted a war gratuity on the 5th February 1915, revised on the 16th September 1919. Commemorated on a memorial chair in Lady's Chapel, St Peter's Church, Leeds, also on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, France.
MEESON Arthur. A former boy chorister of Leeds Parish Church (L.P.C.) who gave his life in the war 1914 - 1918.
Lance Corporal 15/633, 15th West Yorkshire Regiment died 1st July 1916 aged 23. Son of Walter Stainton Meeson, of Oban Villas, 89, Leopold St., Leeds, and the late Eliza Elizabeth Meeson. A clerk (Municipal Office Leeds.). At rest in Serre Road Cemetery No1, France.
MILLS Aubrey. Private T/241697, 1/ 5th Buffs. East Kent Regiment killed in action 11th February 1917 aged 27. Son of James and Annie Mills, of Leeds; husband of Matilda Jane Lilly (formerly Mills) of 6, South Rd., Kingsdown, Deal. His widow, Matilda Jane (nee Martin) was granted a war gratuity on the 23rd August 1917, revised on the 18th September 1919. At rest in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.
MILLS Alfred. Lance Corporal 18313, 1/5th West Yorkshire Regiment killed in action 9th October 1917 aged 22. Son of James Mills, of 33, Granby Terrace, Headingly, Leeds. At rest in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium.
MILNES Edmund. Able Seaman SS/1312, (RFR/PO/B/4099). H.M.S. Good Hope, Royal Navy died 1st November 1914 aged 26. Son of William and Harriet Eliza Milnes, of 46, Haymount Street, Newtown, Leeds. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
Some notes from his naval records. He enlisted on the 1st March 1906 at Portsmouth for a period between 5 and 7 years. He gave his date of birth as 14th February 1888, lived at Leeds, occupation, baker. His first ship was H.M.S. Victory I, then other ship his last being H.M.S. Victory I, 1st March 1911. His period of engagement had expired. The next day he transferred into the Royal Fleet Reserve. First ship was H.M.S. Good Hope 13th July 1914 then H.M.S. Victory I from 25th July 1914 and lastly H.M.S. Good Hope on the 31st July 1914. He was killed when H.M.S. Good Hope was sunk in action of the Chilean Coast.
MILNES Jesse. Able Seaman 206965, (RFR/CH/B/5824). H.M.S. Hogue, died 22nd September 1914. Royal Navy Son of William and Harriet Eliza Milnes, of 46, Haymount Street, Newtown, Leeds, husband of Daisy Jenny Milnes, of 12, Moorehouse Terrace, Newtown, Leeds. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
Some notes from his Naval Records.
He enlisted 11th October 1900 aged 18 for a period of 12 years. He gave his date of birth as 11th October 1882, born in Leeds. His last ship in the Royal Navy was H.M.S. Dominion from the 10th June 1907 to 10th February 1908. He transferred to the Royal Fleet Reserve on the 8th May 1909 where he joined H.M.S. Hogue. He was drown in the North Sea when the ship was sunk by a German submarine.
MITCHELL C H It may be the following. 2nd Lieutenant Charles Henry MITCHELL. A Company, 1/6th West Yorkshire Regiment reported missing, presumed killed in action 3rd September 1916 aged 25. Only son of Mr and Mrs C Mitchell of 148 Chapletown, Leeds. Born at Newry, County Down, Ireland. At rest in Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France.
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NICHOLSON Thomas. Corporal 60714, 25th Northumberland Fusiliers, Tyneside Irish, died of wounds 19th May 1918. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Nicholson, of 18, Old Hall St., Burmantofts. At rest in Beckett Street Cemetery, Leeds, Yorkshire.
O'NEILL W. It may be this person. Sapper 200281, William O'NEILL. Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers died 20th January 1918 aged 48. Husband of Sarah Ann O'Neill, of 35, Waterloo St., Hunslet Road, Leeds. At rest in St. Omer Souvenir Cemetery, Longuenesse, France.
SCHOFIELD George. Rifleman 1729, 1/7th West Yorkshire Regiment died 2nd July 1916 aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Schofield, of 52, Melrose Street, Beckett Street, Leeds. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
SHUTT John Edward. Gunner 775615, C Battery, 310th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery died of wounds 7th April 1917 aged 21. Son of Charles and Emily Shutt, of 8, Roseville Road, Roundhay Road, Leeds. His father was granted a war gratuity on the 20th June 1917, revised on the 4th November 1919. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France.
SIMMONS George. Private 21313, 7th King's Own Scottish Borderers killed in action 11th May 1916. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France.
SIMPSON John. Private SS/1430, 6th Cavalry, Brigade Headquarters, Army Service Corps, accidentally burnt to death 5th November 1914. Born and enlisted in Leeds. He was born on the 14th February 1892, baptised on the 20 March 1892 at St Peter's, Leeds, parents Albert and Alice of Waterloo Street, Leeds. In 1911 he was living with his mother, (father not at home when the census was taken) and siblings at 7 Lumb Street, Mill Street, Leeds, occupation, railway clerk. His mother and brother of George Alfred both were granted a war gratuity on the 12th March 1915. His brother George Alfred served as Lance Corporal 34416, West Yorkshire Regiment. He survived the Great War. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
SHANN Thomas Ernest. Sergeant 75085, Lines of Communication Signal Coy. (North Palestine) Royal Engineers died at home in England, while on demob leave on the 26th February 1919 aged 43. Son of the William and Hannah Shann, of Breary, Bramhope, Leeds, husband of Minnie B. Shann, of 15, Hesle Mount, Leeds. Commemorated on a Screen Wall at Lawnswood Cemetery, Leeds, Yorkshire.
SINGLETON Thomas. Private 629, 21st West Kent Regiment died 19th December 1916 aged 24. Son of Joseph and Ada Singleton, of 7, Argyle Street, Leeds. At rest in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France.
SMITH Joseph Duncan. Rifleman 3281, 7th West Yorkshire Regiment died of wounds 28th May 1915. Son of James and Mary Emma of (1881) George Street, Leeds, Yorkshire. In 1911 his father now a widower he was living with his son Benjamin and his family at 2 Duke William Street, York Road, Leeds, Joseph is now married. He is living with his wife Sarah Ann, Nee Marsh and his children at 9 Franchise Street, York Road, Leeds. He was married on the 29th July 1895 at St Agnes and St Stephens, Burmantofts, Leeds, aged 21 to Miss Sarah Ann Marsh aged 22. He was living at 48 Windsor Street, Burmantofts, Leeds, Yorkshire. At rest in Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension, France.
SNOWDEN Henry. Private 67604, Royal Fusiliers posted to 1/3rd London Regiment, (Royal Fusiliers), formerly 77762, 89th Training Battalion, killed in action 21st March 1918 aged 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Snowden, of 3, Station View, Seghill, Northumberland. Employee of North Eastern Railway. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
SPEECHLEY Arthur. Rifleman 306207, 8th West Yorkshire Regiment killed in action 1st September 1918. His widow, Alice, nee Hinchliffe, was granted a war gratuity on the 22nd January 1919, revised on the 8th April 1919 and again on the 10th December 1919. In 1911 he was living with his wife and child at 31 Hill Street, Leeds, Yorkshire. He was married aged 25 on the 21st February 1903 at St Aidan, Leeds to Alice Hincliffe, aged 25. He was a machine operator and lived at Bexley Gardens, Leeds. Born on the 19th January 1878 to Benjamin and Mary Ann and baptised on the 25th December 1878 at St Peter's church, Leeds, home address was Charles Street, Leeds. In 1911 his parents were living at 25 Nippet Street, Leeds. At rest in Vaulx Hill Cemetery, France.
SPENCER Samuel Mark. Corporal R/10396, 12th Kings Royal Rifles killed in action 18th September 1916. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
STANDEN Leslie James Denman. Captain, 5th Lincolnshire Regiment died 18th March 1916 aged 20. Eldest son of the Revd. Canon James Edward Standen, Prebendary of Lincoln Cathedral and Vicar of Gainsborough, and of Harriett Eliza Standen. Undergraduate of Christ's College, Cambridge, and member of Cambridge O.T.C. At rest in Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi, France.
STEAD Ernest. Private 7268, 1st West Yorkshire Regiment died 20th September 1914 aged 29. Son of Thomas and Annie Elizabeth Stead, of 41 Musgrove Fold, Leeds, Yorkshire; husband of Florence Stead and father of Bertha Stead, of Teistan Barrowby Lane, Whitkirk, Leeds. At rest in Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension, France.
SUNDERLAND Edward Arthur. Private 21261, 12th Northumberland Fusiliers died 31st March 1917 aged 45. Husband of Elizabeth Sunderland, of 7, Easy Terrace, Easy Rd., Leeds. Born at Leeds. At rest in Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, France.
SWITHENBANK Ralph, Private 238045, 12/13th Northumberland Fusiliers died 22nd August 1918 aged 20. Son of James and Jane Swithenbank, of 44, Hough Side Rd., Pudsey, Leeds. At rest in Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France.
TAYLOR Edward. Private 8033 2nd Canadian Infantry Born 19th July 1893, to Robert Taylor his next of kin who lived at 5 Kepler Grove, Leeds. He had previously served 4 years with the 7th West Yorkshire Regiment. Joined up on the 22nd September 1914. In 1911 he was living with his parents, Robert and Elizabeth at 5 Kepler Grove, Leeds, he was a Fireman, working the stationary engine. Died 25th April 1915. At rest in Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, France
THICKETT Walter Duncan, 90th Winnipeg Rifles, 8th Canadian Infantry. Born 19th July 1886. He lived at Crossgates, Leeds, occupation, machinist. Joined up on the 21st September 1919. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Ann Thickett, of Leeds. At rest in Chocques Military Cemetery, France.
WAINWRIGHT William. Sergeant 9227, 11th Lancaster Fusiliers killed in action 26th April 1916. Born and enlisted in Leeds, Yorkshire. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France.
WHELLER (memorial has WELLER F S) Ronald Frederick Samuel, Private 41293, 1st Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment died 17th June 1918 aged 18. Son of John and Selina Mary Elizabeth Wheller, of 1, Reginald View, Chapeltown Road., Leeds. At rest in Mont-Bernanchon British Cemetery, Gonnehem, France
WHITE A 90 Winnipeg Rifles The Canadian military records shown no A White with a connection to Leeds, Yorkshire, likewise the CWGC records.
WILLEY Thomas Arthur Raymond Robert Ellicot. 2nd Lieutenant, D Company, 15th West Yorkshire Regiment killed in action 1st July 1916 aged 19. Son of Arthur Willey, of Calverley Chambers, Victoria Square, Leeds. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
WILLIAMS H. It may be the following. Private 17/927 Harry WILLIAMS, 17th West Yorkshire Regiment died of wounds 19th July 1916 aged 19. Born in York, lived at New Wortley, Leeds, Yorkshire. Son of Thomas Edward and Louisa Williams, of 2, Lambrook Street, Jack Lane, Leeds. At rest in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
WILSON George Harold (M.M) Sergeant 51208, 9th Battery, 41st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery killed in action 8th May 1917 aged 28. Son of Thomas and Emma Wilson, of 19, Flora St., Langsett Road, Sheffield. Born at Weymouth Dorset, enlisted at Sheffield. At rest in Ste. Catherine British Cemetery, France
WOOD Benjamin Frederick. Private 15/1011, 15th West Yorkshire Regiment died 1st July 1916 aged 21. Son of Benjamin and Sarah Ann Wood, of 12, Beckett Street, Burmantofts, Leeds. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
WOODCOCK John. Private 32601, 8th York and Lancaster Regiment killed in action 7th June 1917 aged 32. He was born on the 29th December 1884 to Joseph and Annie Elizabeth Woodcock of 50 Acorn Street, Burmantofts, Yorkshire. In 1911 his parents were living at 33 Charlton Street, Leeds. On the 27th December 1909 he married Miss Ethel Byrom at Leeds Parish Church. 1911 he was living with his wife at 12 Charlton Mount East End Park, Leeds, later of 41, Lower Town Street, Bramley, Leeds. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
Some notes from what remains of his army records. He enlisted on the 1st December 1915 aged 30 and 11 months, occupation, paper ruler. He was posted to the Army Reserve to await his mobilization. On the 2nd February 1917 he was mobilised and posted to the 6th Training Reserve as private 22390. After he had completed his training he embarked from Folkestone on the 26th April 1917, disembarked at Boulogne, France the same day. He then marched into 32nd Infantry Base Depot, Etables on the 27th April 1917 to await his dispersal to his regiment. On the 13th May 1917 he was posted to the 8th York and Lancaster Regiment as private 32601.
YATES Reginald. Private 24115, 12th West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd July 1916. He was the son of Eliza and brother of George both were granted a war gratuity on the 28th August 1917. Commemorated on a memorial chair in Lady Chapel, St Peter's Church, Leeds, also commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
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