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LEDSHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Gordon Claughton 2008

The Ledsham memorial to be found next to the dorr in the parish church, Ledsham, near Castleford.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM
LEDSHAM LEDSTON NEWTON
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919

BAXTER

W H

No further information currently

BLUEMAN

William

Driver 41784, "N" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action 14th July 1916. Born Castleford, enlisted Leeds. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

COATES

John

Lance Corporal 17496, Royal Gloucestershire Hussars. Died of wounds in Plaestine 9th May 1918. Aged 23. Born Dunnington, enlisted Scarborough, resident South Milford. Son of Henry & Ada Coates of Priory Cottage Newton. Brother to William. Buried in Jerusalem Cemetery, Israel.

COATES

William

No rank or Regiment established but Henry & Ada Coates of Priory Cottage Newton remembered their son William on John's CWGC certificate

DUNWELL

Charles

Driver 26922, 105th Battery, 22nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 30th September 1917. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Castleford. Son of Charles Dunwell of Little Preston. Buried in Hooger Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

LAZENBY

Albert

Private 33975, 53rd Young Soldiers Garrison Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Training Reserve. Died in United Kingdom 12th September 1916. Aged 30. Born York, enlisted Pontefract. Son of John & Mary Lazenby of Hospital Cottages Ledsham Brother to W Lazenby. Buried in Fairburn Churchyard.

LAZENBY

William

Private 40762, 2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died 29th June 1918. Aged 23. Born York, enlisted Castleford, resident Newton. Son of John Lazenby. Brother to A Lazenby (above). Formerly 22595, King's OWn Scottish Borderers. Buried in Berlin South West Cemetery Brandaenburg Germany.

MOORE

Walter

Private 39189, 10th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th September 1918. Aged 23. Born Howden, enlisted Pontefract, resident Newton, near Castleford. Husband of Lucy Emma Moore (formerly Horton) of 24 Graham Drive Airedale and son of George & Lily Moore of 7 Top Row Newton. Buried in Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium.

SMITH

Norman Clifford

Driver 80639, "C" Battery, 149th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 14th November 1918. Aged 22. Born ledston, Castleford, enlisted Castleford. Son of Frederick & Hannah Smith of Ledston. Buried in Ledsham Grave yard

TILLEY

George Leonard

Private G/576, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 13th October 1915. Aged 21. Born Stockingford, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, enlisted Faversham, Kent, resident Ledsham, South Milford, Yorkshire. Son of Walter & Emily Tilley of Ledston. Buried in Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, France.

WALLACE

Arthur Ray

Private 50607, 1st/8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 5th April 1918. Aged 19. Born newton, enlisted Pontefract. Son of Arthur & Elizabeth Jane 12 The Cottages Newton. Buried in Gommercourt British Cemetery, Somme, France.

WARLOW

Theodore William

Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 28th July 1915. Aged 20. Son of the Reverend George Edmund & Ellen Constance Warlow of the Vicarage Ledsham and formerly of High Whycombe. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France (a plaque in Ledsham also commemorates and describes his action)

WILSON

Charles Askham

Private 47653, 1st Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 17th October 1918. Aged 29. Born ledsham, enlisted Pontefract. Son of Charles & Susan Wilson of Ledston and Brother of Thomas Wilson (below). Buried in Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, France.

WILSON

Thomas

Private 25282, 2nd/4th Battalion, Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 20th July 1918. Aged 23. Born ledsham, enlisted Yorks, resident Castleford. Son of Charles & Susan Wilson of Ledston. Brother of Charles Askham Wilson (above). Commemorated on Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.

Last updated 31 October, 2009

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