City of Leeds WW1 Memorials

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

Leeds General Cemetery

ANDERSON Peter 

Lance Corporal 38964 Royal Engineers attached 1 Company Depot West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 26/02/1919 Aged 23.


Son of Thomas Wade and Mary Emily Whitaker. 1911 Lived at No 311 Roundhay Road Occupation Assistant in Woollen Warehouse Died of Wounds at York Military Hospital. His will shows his address as 6 Davies Avenue Roundhay and that he left £831.14 shillings to his mother Mary Emily. 

                                                Laid To Rest Grave No 13505 29/02/1919 at 12.00 Leeds General Cemetery Woodhouse. Remembered Lawnswood Memorial Panel No 1.

YEP 28/02/19 - 26/02/20

BAILEY Herbert 

Private 475008 8th Bn Canadian Infantry Manitoba Regiment DIED GSW Head 10/11/1918 Aged 38.


Born Leeds 13/05/1880. Son of Alfred Born Leeds 1856 and Lydia D Brook Born Leeds 1861 Married 1879 St George Leeds. Enlisted Winnipeg Canada 21/07/1915. Attestation papers describe Herbert as being 5ft 3 inches tall, having a Fair Complexion, Blue eyes and Brown hair. Died London Hospital Epsom of Gun Shot Wounds to the head. Wife resident at 16 Banstead Grove Roundhay Road Harehills. YEP states that his Mother lived at No 6  Midgley view Woodhouse.


Laid to Rest Grave No 1173 Leeds General Cemetery Woodhouse.

 

BALDWIN Joseph Walter 

Corporal 18772 3rd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED Pneumonia 05/01/1919 Aged 38.


Born Leeds 17/11/1880 Baptised 15/01/1892 Leeds Parish Church St Peters. Son of Wilfred and Annie Elizabeth Brown. Husband of Annie Hare Married St Jude Hunslet 26/08/1906. Residence 25 Kendal Terrace Joseph passed away in Tynemouth Military Hospital Whitley Bay of the Spanish Flu Pneumonia leaving two sons. 

 

Laid to Rest Grave No 1331 08/01/1919 15.00 with full military honours Leeds General Cemetery Woodhouse. YEP 07/01/1919

BAILEY Herbert 

Private 475008 8th Bn Canadian Infantry Manitoba Regiment DIED GSW Head 10/11/1918 Aged 38.

Born Leeds 13/05/1880. Son of Alfred Born Leeds 1856 and Lydia D Brook Born Leeds 1861 Married 1879 St George Leeds. Enlisted Winnipeg Canada 21/07/1915. Attestation papers describe Herbert as being 5ft 3 inches tall, having a Fair Complexion, Blue eyes and Brown hair. Died London Hospital Epsom of Gun Shot Wounds to the head. Wife resident at 16 Banstead Grove Roundhay Road Harehills. YEP states that his Mother lived at No 6  Midgley view Woodhouse.

Laid to Rest Grave No 1173 Leeds General Cemetery Woodhouse. 

BALDWIN Joseph Walter 

Corporal 18772 3rd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED Pneumonia 05/01/1919 Aged 38.

Born Leeds 17/11/1880 Baptised 15/01/1892 Leeds Parish Church St Peters. Son of Wilfred and Annie Elizabeth Brown. Husband of Annie Hare Married St Jude Hunslet 26/08/1906. Residence 25 Kendal Terrace Joseph passed away in Tynemouth Military Hospital Whitley Bay of the Spanish Flu Pneumonia leaving two sons.  

Laid to Rest Grave No 1331 08/01/1919 15.00 with full military honours Leeds General Cemetery Woodhouse. YEP 07/01/1919

BARRACLOUGH Harry 

Private 80333 Machine Gun Corps DIED 15/11/1918 Aged 24.

Born Brighouse 22/08/1894 Baptised All Souls Leeds 25/06/1899. Son of John and Florence Nichols. 1911 Apprentice Joiner 9 Northbrook Street Chapel Allerton. Passed away whilst convalescing from wounds in a nursing home on Clarendon Road Headingley from Pneumonia. (Incorrectly states Cork Military Hospital in Leeds General Records) 

Laid to Rest Grave No 11012 Leeds General Cemetery Woodhouse. 

BECKWITH Thomas 

Rifleman 1430 D Company 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED 12/08/1914 Aged 37.

Born Leeds Baptised St John Moor Allerton 22/02/1891 Son of John and Alice Tipling. Husband of Edith Mary Fawcett Married St Johns the Baptist and St Barnabas Holbeck 04/06/1900. Residence 1914, 14 Kelsall Terrace Burley Lodge Road Occupation Boot Rivetter. Enlisted Leeds 09/08/1914 was killed three days later when thrown off his horse in Briggate whilst on way to Selby, passed away Leeds general Infirmary from head injuries. Leaving four children Edith never married again. Thomas death was reported around the country including the Birmingham Daily Post. Laid to Rest Grave 12949 14/08/1914  at 15.15 hrs a military funeral was not held due to the regiment being detached to Selby a Union Jack was draped on the coffin. 

                                                                                                         Laid to Rest Leeds General Cemetery Woodhouse. 

                                                                                                                                    Inscription on Grave

                                                                                                      "Ever in our Thoughts from his Loving wife and family"                                                                                         

BELL Harold 

Private 267410 1/6th Bn West Riding Regiment DOW 10/07/1920 Aged 22.

Born Otley 08/09/1897 Baptised 03/12/1897 All Saints Otley. Son of George Haddington and Hannah Balmforth. Enlisted Otley 15/01/1915 Resident 4 North View Burley in Wharfedale. Harold never went to France and passed away in the Killingbeck Hospital described as Gas Poisoning possibly mis read Spanish Flu. 

Laid to Rest Grave No 1278 Leeds General Cemetery Woodhouse.  

BELL George Henry

Private 242693 4th Reserve Bn Northumberland Fusiliers DIED Hull Royal Infirmary 17/12/1917 Aged 40. 

Born Torquay. Son of Thomas and Eliza. Husband of Elizabeth Ellen Residence 1911, No 22 Leicester Grove Blackman Lane Occupation Hotel Waiter. 

Laid to Rest Grave No 3701 Leeds General Cemetery Woodhouse.

BIRCH Ernest 

Private 26395 3rd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED 19/05/1916 Aged 26. 

Baptised St Thomas Leeds 20/04/1890. Son of Harry a Bailiff and Henrietta Seaton Married 24/12/1883 St Peters Leeds Parish Church. 1911 No 7 Hartley Street North Street  Occupation Tailor Presser. Husband of Mary Ann Naylor Married St John The Evangalist Leeds 1913. Passed away from Pneumonia Whitley Bay Hospital. 

Laid to Rest 15.00 Tuesday 23/05/1916 Grave No 10980 Leeds General Cemetery Woodhouse.

BOULTON Ernest 

Private 42151 Depot Bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry DOW 28/10/1918 Aged 35. 

Baptised 20/05/1883 St Georges Leeds. Son of Robert and Alice Elizabeth. 1911 No 10 Caroline Street Occupation a Railway Porter. Husband of Jane Sullivan Married Leeds registry office 1912. Was gassed whilst serving in the Northumberland Fusiliers 32/849 leaving four children. 

Jane left this message a year later 28/10/1919 YEP 


In affectionate remembrance of my dear husband Private Ernest Boulton. One year has passed since he left me in sorrow, and deep was the wound in my heart that day. But some day ill meet him and join him forever, in the home of our saviour who called him away. Dear is the grave where my loved one is laid. Sweet is the memory that will never fail. I would give all I had without thought or pain, to gaze on the face of my husband again.

Laid to Rest Grave No 1349 Leeds General Cemetery Woodhouse.

BRIGGS Herbert 

Corporal WR/320643 Royal Engineers Inland Water Transport DIED 29/10/1918 Aged 28. 

Son of Benjamin and Annie. 1911 No 7 Westfield Terrace Burley Occupation Blacksmith Striker. 

                                                                Laid to Rest Grave No 510 Leeds General Cemetery Woodhouse.

BRINING Edwin 

Private 60299 169th Protection Unit Royal Defence Corps DIED 22/11/1918 Aged 21. 

Son of Thomas and Alice Armitage Married 1875. Residence 1911 No 8 Bagby Road. Husband of (Cissy) Eliza Ann Marsden Married 06/02/1918 St Georges Leeds. Died Durham. 

                                                                          Laid to Rest in a mass Grave Leeds General Cemetery Woodhouse.


BUSFIELD Herbert 

Private 3216 151st Protection Company Royal Defence Corps DIED 28/07/1918 Aged 43. 

Son of James and Annie Husband of Clara Elizabeth Enlisted Kings Own Scottish Borderers Service Number 4814.  Died as a result of an Accident reported that he was run over at the Leeds steelworks. Residence 8 Harold Avenue Burley Leeds. 

                                                                         Laid to Rest Grave No 12172 Leeds General Cemetery Woodhouse. CGWC Headstone

                                                                                                                

BUTTERWOOD Arthur 

Corporal 16717 6th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment DOW 20/11/1916 Aged 21.

Born South Elmsall. Son of George and Elizabeth Cook. Enlisted Harrogate Occupation Miner. Landed Egypt 15/10/1915. Elizabeth was living off Kirkstall Road in 1920. Arthur passed away from Multiple Gun Shot Wounds. 

                                                              Laid to Rest Grave No 1871 Leeds General Cemetery Woodhouse.

CLARK Frank 

Private 4830 Private 3rd Bn Scots Guards DOW 31/05/1915 Aged 29. 

Son of Edward and Emma. 

Laid to Rest Grave No 10966 Leeds General Cemetery Woodhouse.


CLARK George 

Sapper WR/256264 Royal Engineers DIED Consumption 22/07/1920 Aged 29. 

Son of 

Laid to Rest 27/07/1920 Grave No 9236 Leeds General Cemetery Woodhouse.


CLARK Osmond 

Private 33342 3rd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED Pneumonia 01/07/1916 Aged 30. 

Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Husband of Edith Lee 15 Lofthouse Place Blackman Lane. 

Laid to Rest 05/07/1916 Grave 10976 Leeds General Cemetery Woodhouse.


CUSWORTH George 

Company Serjeant Major 26807 (265073) 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED 02/06/1919 Aged 25. 

AWARDS DCM Croix De Guerre Belgium Son of Charles and Rebecca Brown. 12 Cross Eldon Place Kirkstall Road. 16/04/1918 George was captured by the Germans at George left £118.00 to his mother who had remarried surname White. 

Laid to Rest Grave No 319 07/06/1919 Leeds General Cemetery Woodhouse. (CWGC Record 2 in Grave). SEE REPORT DCM ANCESTORY

DE BUSSEY William 

Gunner 127205 Royal Field Artillery DIED Spanish Flu 08/11/1918 Aged 35. 

Born Stowe Massachusetts U.S.A. Son of James and Elizabeth Gregory Married Leeds Registry Office 1882. Husband of Edith Houlgate Married St Georges Leeds 14/05/1910. Son William Born 1913. Residence 1911 No 16 Nineveh Crescent Holbeck Occupation Warehouseman. Volunteered November 1915 was unfit for war duties worked as a shoeing smith at various camps across England.  

Laid to Rest 12/11/1918 Grave No 7369 Leeds General Cemetery Woodhouse. Remembered Armley Gotts Park Memorial.


DENT William 

Private 15/1593 15th Bn Leeds Pals West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 09/07/1916 Aged 21. 

Son of Henry and Mary. Enlisted September 1914 Leeds Town Hall trained at Colsterdale, Egypt December 1915 fought on the first day of the Somme passing away on the Hospital Train to Glasgow. Remembered St Johns Leeds City Centre

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Laid to Rest in the family Grave No 5913 Leeds General Cemetery Woodhouse. TBCONTINUED