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YORK, LEEMAN ROAD, WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © Steve Mattock 2005

The memorial contains the names of the men from the Leeman Road District of York.
Photographs Copyright © Steve Mattock 2005
1914
IN PROUD
AND LOVING MEMORY
OF THE MEN AND WOMEN
OF LEEMAN ROAD DISTRICT
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1918

ANDERSON

Robert William

Company Sergeant Major 1846, 1st/5th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 17th October 1916. Born and enlisted York.

ARROWSMITH

Walker

Private 44234, 26th (Tyneside Irish) Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 9th April 1917. Aged 26. Born Leeds, enlisted York. Husband of Ina Arrowsmith of 94, Stamford St., Leeman Rd., York. Formerly 26875, East Yorkshire Regiment. Buried in Roclincourt Valley Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, II. E. 4.

BAINES

Benjamin

Private 2123, 5th Bn., West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died of wounds 27th December 1915. Aged 32. Born and enlisted York. Husband of E. A. Baines, of 2, Morley's Court, Middle Eldon St., York. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium, IV. C. 32.

BAKER

George

Bombardier L/12317, "A" Battery. 161st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 1st October 1917. Aged 22. Born and enlisted York. Son of Kate Leemarl (formerly Baker) of 15, North Eastern Crescent, Leeman Rd., York, and the late Henry Baker. Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France, VIII. I. 40.

BALMER

G

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BARRETT

C

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BROADBENT

H

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BROWN

Arthur

Gunner 48853, 65th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 7th December 1914. Aged 24. Born and enlisted York. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Brown, of 1, Salisbury Terrace, York; husband of Winifred Gladys Boyle (formerly Brown), of 34, Ellison St. West, Gateshead. Buried Dranoutre Military Cemetery, Belgium, II. K. 17.

BROWN

A

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CARLING

J

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CARTER

George Henry

Private 40122, 12th Bn., Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 6th November 1917. Aged 31. Born and enlisted York. Eldest son of Walter and Ada Mary Carter, of 20, Carlton St., Leeman Rd., York. Buried Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel, M. 77.

COATES

Albert

Private 12074, 9th Bn., West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Killed in action 9th August 1915. Aged 22. Born Swinton, Malton, enlisted and resident York. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Coates, of 252, Salisbury Terrace, Leeman Rd., York. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

COWTON

Francis W

Private 42684, 4th Special Reserve Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died 10th September 1918. Born and enlisted York.

CROFT

A

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CROZIER

W J C

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DAWSON

J W

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DAY

J W

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DOUTHWAITE

Lawrence Arthur

Private 59974, 9th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 1st May 1917. Aged 30. Born Darlington, enlisted York. Son of Thomas Douthwaite, of 52, Cheltenham Mount, Harrogate, and the late Jane Douthwaite; husband of Mary Douthwaite, of 15, Kingsland Terrace, Leeman Rd., York. Formerly 32077, West Yorkshire Regiment. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France.

DRAKE

Vincent WIlliam

Private 8463, 1st Bn., West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died 22nd September 1914. Aged 28. Son of Vincent and Emma Drake, of 55, Roseberry St., Leeman Rd., York. Commemorated on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, France.

DRIVER

J

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DRUGGETT, MM

William

[Spelt DRUGGITT on SWDG and CWGC] Sergeant 6294, 2nd Battalion, KIng's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 14th April 1917. Aged 36. Born St Paul's, York, enlisted York. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Son of Jane Ann Druggitt, of 31, Swinerton Ave, Leeman Rd., York, and the late Thomas Druggitt. Buried in Savy British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row M. Grave 2.

FIELDER

Robert William

Gunner 312593, 1st/2nd (Lancs) (West Riding) Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 23rd August 1917. Born and enlisted York. Buried in Bard Cottage Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 17.

FREE

Joseph

Sapper WR/290050, 266th Railway Construction Company, Royal Engineers. Died 1 October 1918. Aged 33. Born Tollerton, enlisted York. Son of Frederick and Annie Free; husband of Alice Free, of 19, Rosebery St., Leeman Rd., York. Native of Tollerton, York. Buried Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel, CC. 14.

GOODWILL

Sydney

Private 41086, 1st Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 4th May 1917. Aged 29. Son of Nathan and Annie Goodwill, of 9, Carleton St., Leeman Rd., York. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France, IV. B. 43.

GREAVES

Albert Victor

Private 32961, 15th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Born and enlisted York.

GROVES

Arthur

river 141298, "A Battery. 86th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 19th August 1917. Aged 34. Son of Wilts and Blanche Groves, of York; husband of Emily Groves, of 73, Lindley St., Holgate, York. Buried New Irish Farm Cemetery, Belgium, I. A. 26.

HAINES

Fred

Corporal 6373, 1st Bn., Border Regiment. Died 21st August 1915. Aged 36. Son of Robert Haines, of Alerston, Pickering, Yorks; husband of Minnie Ann Haines, of 98, Stamford St., Leeman Rd., York. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

HARDISTY

Harry

Private 19756, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 16th October 1915. Born St Deny's, York, enlisted York. Buried in Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 14.

HARDISTY, MM

James

Sergeant 14787, 13th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 29th April 1918. Born and enlisted York. Son of John and Sarah Hardisty, of York. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Roiw A. Grave 57.

HARRISON

John Henry

2nd Corporal WR/502305, Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers. Died 14th February 1919. Aged 27. Son of John and Amelia Harrison; husband of Fanny Harrison, of 24, Kingsland Terrace, Leeman Rd., York. Buried in York Cemetery, Yorkshire, 161. 19959.

HEARING

T

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HILLYER

E

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HORSLEY

T H

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HUNSLEY

F

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INGLEBY

Walter

Private 8404, 1st Bn., Border Regiment. Died 28th April 1915. Son of the late Walter and Teresa Ingleby. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey. An obituary was published in the Yorkshire Evening Post of 2nd June 1915 stating he was killed in action. He was 27 years old and from 31 Carlton Street, Leeman Road. A photograph of private Ingleby was published on the same date in the Yorkshire Herald.

KEW

Richard Wallace Gordon

Corporal 478424, 458th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 16th October 1917. Aged 27. Son of Ellen Kew, of 64, Thorpe St., Scarcroft Rd., York, and the late Thomas Kew, assistant schoolmaster. Buried Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery, Belgium, II. B. 30.

KNOTT

C

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LEADLEY

T

Sapper 44804, R.E. Signal Service (Bedford), Royal Engineers. Died 27th December 1918. Age 41. Husband of Mary Hannah Leadley, of 28, Carlton St., Leeman Rd. York. Buried in York Cemetery, Yorkshire, 43. 6037.

LITTLECHILD

Frederick

Private 77787, 113th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 19th October 1917. Aged 25. Son of Alfred Littlechild, of Carlton Hill, Cambridge; husband of Alice Littlechild, of 59, Rosebery St., Leeman Rd., York. Buried Solferino Farm Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium, I. A. 36.

LOFT

Frank

Rifleman 49011, 1st/8th Bn., West Yorks Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own). Died 15th November 1917. Husband of Bertha M. Loft, of 33, Bright St., Leeman Rd., York. Buried Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium, III. M. 24.

LUDLAM

J L

Armourer's Crew M/11274(PO), H.M.S. "Fearless", Royal Navy. Died 12th September 1915. Buried in York Cemetery, Yorkshire 62. 8249.

MALER

D

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MASKELL

F

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MERCER

A

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METCALFE

Alfred

Private 10451, 9th Bn., West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died 22 August 1915. Aged 18. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Metcalfe, of 222, Salisbury Terrace, York. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

MILNER

James William

Drummer 677, 1st/5th Bn., West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died 21st May 1915. Aged 21. Son of Mr. J. W. and Mrs. S. J. Milner, of 49, Lincoln St., Leeman Rd., York. Buried Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, France, I. F. 1A. 

MORRILL

Arthur

Serjeant 3/10102, 1st Bn., West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died 24th September 1918. Aged 43. Son of Tom and Ann Morrill, of York; husband of Alice E. Morrill, of 22, Buckingham St., York. Buried Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon, France, I. B. 14. 

MOSES

W

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MOUNTAIN

J E

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MUSGRAVE

J

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NICHOLSON

William E

Fitter 149968, 284th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 11th August 1917. Aged 20. Son of Fewster and Ellen Nicholson, of 64, New York Terrace, York. Buried Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium, II. D. 40.       

OLIVER

W J

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RICHARDSON

Robert

Driver 312034, 1st West Riding Heavy Battery (Territorial), Royal Garrison Artillary. Killed in action 23rd February 1917. Aged 27. Born and enlisted York. Son of Sarah Richardson and the late William Richardson of 17 Salisbury Terrace, Leeman Road, York. Born in York. Commemorated at Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovilles-La-Boisseller, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 15.

SANDERSON

John Henry

Private 50226, 25th (Tyneside Irish) Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 9th April 1917. Aged 35. Son of William and Elizabeth Sanderson, of 11, Garfield Terrace, Leeman Rd., York. Buried Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy, France, I. C. 19.

SELLARS

J

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SHEPHERD

William Frederick

Private 201535, 2nd/5th Bn., West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died 3rd April 1917. Born and enlisted York. Husband of F. Shepherd, of 30, Garden St., Groves, York. Buried Varennes Military Cemetery, France, I. J. 67.        

STACEY

J H

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SULLIVAN

F

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SUNLEY

Victor Oswald

Private 27258, 10th Bn., Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 29th August 1916. Born and enlisted York. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France.

SWABY

Charles Reginald

Private 35174, 137th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 27th June 1917.Aged 24. Son of C. Swaby, of St. John St., The Groves, York; husband of M. A. Swaby, of 60, Linton St., Poppleton Rd., York. Buried Loos British Cemetery, France, XIX. D. 18.

THOMPSON

Cecil Henry

Private 24911, 13th Bn., Yorkshire Regiment. Died on 8th August 1916. Aged 27. Son of Jane and the late Robert Thompson, of 27, Stamford St., Leeman Rd., York. Buried Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France, IV. A. 32. 

TIMMINS

Walter

Gunner 165680, D Battery, 232nd Army Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 29th July 1917. Aged 26. Son of George and Sarah Timmins, of 18, Carnot St., York. Buried Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium, II. H. 2.   

VAUSE

Charles F M

Lance Corporal 201476, 1st/5th Bn., West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Killed in action 9th October 1917. Aged 26. Born and enlisted York. Son of Mrs. Vause, of 36, Carlton St., Leeman Rd., York; husband of Mrs. Nora Bedingham (formerly Vause), of 84, Hope St., York. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

WAITE

Charles

Corporal 20752, "A" Coy. 13th Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 4th April 1917. Aged 21. Born and elisted York. Son of John J. and Annie Waite, of 140, Poppleton Rd., York. Buried Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France, V. H. 3.

WARD

H

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WIGHAM

Joseph

Private 33991, 9th Bn., West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Killed in action 1st October 1918. Aged 38.Born Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, enlisted York. Son of William and Sarah Wigham; husband of Laura Wigham, of 49, Rosebery St., York. Native of York. Buried Chapel Corner Cemetery, Sauchy-Lestree, France, E. 6.        

WINTERBURN

Ernest

Rifleman 4145, 1st/8th Bn., London Regiment (Post Office Rifles). Died 21st May 1916. Aged 31. Son of John and Isabel Winterburn, of 40, Bright St., Leeman Rd., York; husband of Ethel Mary Winterburn, of 45, Poplar St., York. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France.

WOFFINDIN

J R

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WRIGHT

C G

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WILKINSON

C

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BAINBRIDGE

William

Sapper WR/280421, Royal Engineers. Died 10th February 1919. Aged 39. Son of the late Robert Henry and Hannah Bainbridge; husband of Lily Lynch (formerly Bainbridge), of 23, Dennison St., Huntingdon Rd., York. Buried in York Cemetery, Yorkshire, Sec. A. Grave 12. 2508.

CARTER

Mary E

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ELLIS

Lillian Eva

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REED

Gertrude

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