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LEEDS, STOURTON AND THWAITEGATE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2007

The memorial stands at the junction of Wakefield Road, Pontefract Road and Thwaitegate, Stourton. It was moved about 1973 from St Andrew's Church, Pontefract Road, when the church was closed and eventually demolished to make way for redevelopment in the area. The new site was donated by John Waddington Printers who paid for its removal and re-erection also. The memorial takes the form of a plinth surmounted by a shaft and cross with inscriptions on the sides of the plinth; the memorial is on a raised area set away from the road with steps leading to it. The names listed here have been sorted into alphabetical order for ease of reading and research.

Photographs Copyright © Andy White 2007

REMEMBER THE MEN OF STOURTON AND THWAITEGATE
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

ARCHER

Dick
Private 43350, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 23 March 1918. Aged 29. Son of Jack and Annie Archer, of Pontefract, Yorks; husband of Beatrice Archer, of 122, Queen St., Stourton, Leeds. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 25.

ARNOLD

Joseph
No further information currently available

BARRATT

Harry
Lance Corporal 143606, "C" Company, 29th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Died 10 April 1918. Aged 25. Son of H. and E. Barratt, of 19, Ida View, Stourton, Leeds, late of Rothwell, Leeds. Buried in LA KREULE MILITARY CEMETERY, HAZEBROUCK, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 2.

BARTON

Fred

Private 19382, 16th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died 3 May 1917. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Barton, of 8, Ida View, Stourton, Leeds. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

BEDFORD

Gordon
No further information currently available

BENTON

Willie
No further information currently available

BICKERDIKE

Jacob [Laurence]
Lance Corporal 21245, "B" Company, 27th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 28 April 1917. Aged 32. Son of John Bickerdike, of 33, Wakefield Rd., Stourton, Leeds, and the late Phoebe Bickerdike; husband of Annie Bickerdike. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2 and 3.

BOWER

Harry
Private 16467, 10th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died 13 June 1916. Aged 18. Son of George and Emma Bower, of 44, Leicestershire St., Thwaite Gate, Hunslet, Leeds. Buried in BOIS-DE-NOULETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, AIX-NOULETTE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 5.

BOWKER

Richard
Lance Sergeant 35782, 15th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 18 April 1918. Resident Stourton, near Leeds, enlisted Darlington. Buried in WYTSCHAETE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row F. Grave 13.

BRITTON

James
No further information currently available

BRITTON

Walter
No further information currently available

BUTTERICK

Thomas William
Private 41693, 1st/5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died 31 July 1918. Aged 22. Son of John and Louisa Butterick, of Stourton, Leeds. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 2.

CARNEY

William
No further information currently available

COGGILL

Harold
[Listed as Private, Pals Business Battalion] Corporal, 15/215, 15th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died 1 July 1916. Aged 26. Son of Mr. W. Mason Coggill, of 4, Airedale Terrace, Stourton, Leeds. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.1, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 34. See also Leeds City Engineers Dept

COLLINSON

John
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COOPER

William
No further information currently available

COWBURN

Henry aka Harry
Rifleman 266920, 1st/7th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Killed in action 9 October 1917. Aged 19. Resident Stourton, Leeds, enlisted Leeds. Son of John Ed. and Jane E. Cowburn, of 33, Queen's Place, Stourton, Leeds. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 42 to 47 and 162.

DIXON

Harry
No further information currently available

ELLIS

Albert
Private 16851, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 25 April 1915. Aged 17. Son of James and Sarah Ann Ellis, of Stourton, Leeds. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row H. Grave 6.

FAIRCHILD

George
No further information currently available

FARRAR

Harry
Gunner 776842, "C" Battery, 245th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 29 July 1917. Born Stourton, Leeds, enlisted Leeds. Son of Jane E. Parrar, of 17, Atkinson St., Stourton, Leeds. Buried in COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row L. Grave 9.

GIBSON

Alfred
No further information currently available

GOUARNE

Richard
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GREENLAGH

Arthur
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GRIFFITHS

David
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GROVE

John
Private 7236, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 26 August 1914. Aged 28. Son of Edward and Emma Grove; husband of Hannah Grove, of 8, Wakefield St., Stourton, Leeds. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

HALL

Clifford
Rifleman 3634, 2nd/8th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died 27 February 1917. Aged 20. Son of John William and Annie Hall, of 1, Moorland Mount, Hyde Park Rd., Leeds. Buried in QUEENS CEMETERY, BUCQUOY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F, Grave 5.

HARROLD

Thomas
Private 20570, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment formerly 55864, Royal Army Medical Corps (R.A.M.C.). Killed in action 26 October 1917. Aged 33. Born Hoober, Yorks, resident Stourton, Leeds, enlisted Leeds. Husband of Florence Annie Harrold, of 18, Ida View, Stourton, Leeds. No known grave. Commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 85 to 86.

HAYES

Harold
No further information currently available

HAYES

John Thomas
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HEARD

Thomas
No further information currently available

HEATHCOTE

George
Lance Corporal 12490, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 29 August 1918. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Heathcote, of 38, Warwickshire St., Thwaite Gate, Hunslet, Leeds. Buried in BRIE BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 11.

HILL

Arthur
No further information currently available

HIRST

William
No further information currently available

HOLMES

Tom
Lance Corporal 2302, 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Died 21 March 1918. Aged 20. Son of Isiah and Rebecca Holmes, of 39, Warwickshire St., Thwaite Gate, Hunslet, Leeds. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 78 and 79.

HOUGHTON

John
Private 20100, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 15 February 1915. Aged 35. Son of John and Kitty Houghton, of Leeds; husband of Ruth Houghton, of 3, Wakefield St., Stourton, Leeds. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. PLot I. Row A. Grave 26.

HURST

Joh Allison
No further information currently available

KALE

Walter
Private 34786, 12th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 13 November 1916. Aged 23. Son of Ruth Kale, of 2, Ida View, Stourton, Leeds, and the late John Thomas Kale. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

KELLY

John
Private 3/39078, 1st/5th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 18 April 1918. Aged 30. Son of James Kelly, of 8, Bright Terrace, Bright St., Hull; husband of Florence Kelly, of 12, Atkinson St., Stourton, Leeds. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot V. Row G. Grave 4B.

LAWSON

Henry Heaton
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LAX

Arthur
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LEPORATI

Ernest
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LEY

Albert Edward
Sapper 350195, "A" Signal Depot (Bedford), Royal Engineers. Died in service in United Kingdom 5 November 1918. Aged 34. Enlisted Stourton, Yorkshire. Husband of Lily Ann Ley, of 6, Beech Grove, Stourton, Leeds. Buried in CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 2496.

MARSHALL

Herbert
No further information currently available

MEWIS

Harry Albert Edward
No further information currently available

MILNER

John William
Sergeant 238062, 18th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 10 October 1918. Aged 29. Son of Thomas Pool Milner; husband of Jane Milner, of 15, Spring Grove Place, Thwaite Gate, Hunslet, Leeds. Buried in KANDAHAR FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row J. Grave 1.

NAYLOR

Wilfred
Gunner 73125, 27th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died 9 August 1916. Aged 21. Son of Wright and Margaret Jane Naylor, of 68, Queen St., Stourton, Leeds. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5 and 9.

RANDS

George
Private 37762, 7th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 14 May 1917. Aged 37. Husband of Alice Rands, of 16, Springfield Place, Stourton, Leeds. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8.

RILEY

William
No further information currently available

RUSBY

Joseph
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SELBY

Henry Edward Wallace
No further information currently available

SMITH

Frederick [Ernest]
Private 55715, 2/4th (Hallamshire) Battalion (Territorial), York and Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds 28 September 1918. Aged 19. Born Midlothian, enlisted Leeds. Son of Joshua Frederick and Sarah Ann Smith, of Tabor House, Stourton, Leeds. Formerly 4033, Yorkshire Hussars. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIV. Row E. Grave 8.

Note: His mother, Sarah Ann Smith of Tabour House, Stourton was a member of the Stourton St Andrews War Memorial Committee Fund. She also arranged visits to the war graves in France for bereaved mothers, wives and others.

SMITH

George
No further information currently available

SPEIGHT

Leonard
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SPENCE

Edward
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STEEL

Robert
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STOCKS

Harold
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STORER

Frank
Driver 45453, 103rd Brigade. H.Q., Royal Field Artillery. Died 30 March 1916. Aged 23. Son of John and Annie Storer, of 152, Queen St., Stourton, Leeds. Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 18.

TAYLOR

Fred
No further information currently available

TAYLOR

Walter
Stoker 1st Class K/25682, H.M.S. "Ariel," Royal Navy. Died 2 August 1916. Aged 23. Son of Eli and Mary Taylor, of 6, Coggill St., Stourton, Leeds, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 30.

THORNTON

Francis William S
No further information currently available

TIPPER

Joseph
No further information currently available

TOWLER

Thomas
Wireless Operator, S.S. "T. R. Thompson" (Sunderland), Mercantile Marine. Died 29 March 1918. Aged 27. Born at Hunslet, Yorks. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Towler (nee Stringer), of 122, Queen St., Stourton, Leeds. No known grave.Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

TURNER

George
No further information currently available

UNDERWOOD

Harold
No further information currently available

WADE

[Joseph] Percy
Private 2000, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 31 July 1917. Aged 25. Son of T. P. and Clara Wade, of Stourton Lodge, Wakefield Rd., Leeds; husband of Katherine Wade, of 4, Brooklands, East Keswick, Leeds. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.

WALKER

George
Private 53216, 2nd battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 5 October 1918. Born Stourton, Yorkshire, enlisted Leeds. Buried in BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot VII. Row F. Grave 2.

WALSH

Joh Thomas
No further information currently available

WATTS

Charles Robert
No further information currently available

WEBSTER

Ernest
Lance Corporal 19034, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 9 January 1918. Aged 24. Son of Sam and Elizabeth Webster, of 6, Armitage Terrace, Stourton, Leeds. Joined Royal Flying Corps 7 June 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.

WILMAN

Herbert
No further information currently available

WISE

Harold
No further information currently available

WISE

Robert Jeffrey
No further information currently available

WOMACK

George
Air Mechanic 2nd Class (Rigger [Aero]) 31049, 51 Training Depot Station (RAF), Royal Air Force. Accidentally killed when struck by a propeller 31 July 1918 from an Avro 504, serial number D7057. Aged 32. Born Stourton, Yorkshire. Son of Joe and Mary Womack; husband of the late Martha Womack. Born at Stourton. Buried in LEEDS (HUNSLET OLD) CEMETERY, Yorkshire. Grave reference "U." 3. 4122.

WRIGHT

Joseph aka Joe
Lance Corporal 14129, 11th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died 9 June 1917. Aged 21. Son of the late Joseph and of Hannah Wright, of 45, Leicestershire St., Thwaite Gate, Leeds. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

1939 - 1945

BARROW

James
Able Seaman D/SSX 33705, H.M. Submarine "Thorn," Royal Navy. Died 11 August 1942. Aged 21. Son of James and Rose V. Barrow, of Stourton, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 64, Column 2.

BENSON

George
No further information currently available

BLAKELY

Harry
No further information currently available

COCKAYNE

John Basil
Aircraftman 1st Class 1823594, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16 December 1944. Aged 20. Son of Alfred and Ada Cockayne, of Stourton, Leeds, Yorkshire. Buried in SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY, Antwerpen, Belgium. Plot V. Row D. Grave 70.

COTT

Merle
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ELLIS

John
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ELLIS

Ronald
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EVANS

Ernest
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FLID

Joseph
No further information currently available

GIBSON

Dennis
Private 3197897, 5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 2 November 1944. Aged 22. Son of Gilbert and Nellie Gibson, of Stourton, Leeds, Yorkshire. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot 16. Row C. Grave 6.

GILL, MM

Dennis
[Dennis is spelt Denis on CWGC] Company Quartermaster Serjeant 4744930, 6th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 5 January 1944. Aged 30. Son of Charles Henry and Rose Ellen Gill; husband of Kathleen Gill, of Leeds, Yorkshire. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XVII. Row A. Grave 20.

HAIGH

Harold
No further information currently available

HARRIS

Leonard
No further information currently available

HARRIS

Thomas
No further information currently available

JACKSON

Cyril
Private 4543714, 1st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died 27 April 1942. Aged 29. Son of Tom and Alice Jackson; husband of Mary E. Jackson, of Stourton, Leeds, Yorkshire. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 16A. Row A. Collective grave 1-4.

JEWELL

Douglas
No further information currently available

LEACH

Ronald
[Spelt LEECH on CWGC] Signalman, 2593383, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 5 December 1941. Aged 23. Son of William and S. A. Leech, of Stourton, Leeds, Yorkshire. Buried in TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Plot 7. Row L. Grave 3.

NEAL

Donald
[Spelt NEALE on CWGC] Private 4615786, 1st/7th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died 3 November 1942. Aged 22. Adopted son of Arthur and Amelia Storey, of Stourton. Buried at ROTHWELL CEMETERY, Yorkshire. Grave 474.

REID

James
Leading Stoker C/KX 130760, H.M.S. "Goodall", Royal Navy. Died 29 April 1945. Aged 24. Son of Asher and Rebecca Reid; husband of Alice Reid, of Stourton, Leeds, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 81, Column 2.

SANDERSON

Eric
No further information currently available

SHOEBOTTOM

George [William]
Sergeant 1072908, 22 Bomb Disposal Company, Royal Engineers. Died 24 August 1941. Aged 30. Son of G. William and Rose Hannah Shoebottom; husband of Kathleen Shoebottom, of Thwaite Gate, Leeds. Buried in LEEDS (HUNSLET NEW) CEMETERY, Yorkshire. Section 3A. Consecrated Grave 928.

SIDEBOTTOM

Walter
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TAYLOR

James
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TOMLINSON

Johnny
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WORMALD

Arthur
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