St Andrew's Church
War Memorial WW1
To the Glory of God and in Sacred Memory of
the Brave Men from this Church and Parish a
who gave their lives for their King and Country
in The Great War 1914-1919
Fred Abell was born in 1882 in Wakefield, the son of William and Martha who in 1901 were living at 90 Lower York Street. William worked as a plumber and 18 year old Fred was employed as a postman. In that census Fred was one of four children in the household. On 22 April 1905 Fred married Elizabeth Ann Guy. Fred signed his attestation papers in December 1915 where it states he became a member of the Post Office Rifles. Fred at that time lived at 102 Stanley Road. We know that Fred was 5' 7½" tall with a 35" girth. The papers also give Elizabeth's address and also in brackets the address 83 Skipton Road, Harrogate. The maiden name of Elizabeth, and also the date and place of marriage is confirmed by these papers and also the names of their 3 children - Kathleen Elizabeth 25 August 1906, Normanton: Jennie 9 April 1908 also Normanton and George Percy 21 September 1914 in Wakefield. Fred, upon enlistment became Gnr 94517 in the RGA. From 7 December 1915 to 20 October 1916 Fred served At Home. On 21 October 1916 to 12 September 1917 when he was KIA he served in the BEF. Fred rests in Canada Farm Cemetery, nr Poperinge. The cemetery is close by a farmhouse used as a dressing station in 1917 and most of the 907 of those at rest were casualties there.
|Adams F||Frederick Adams born in Sandal in 1895, the son of James and Jane. By 1901 the family had moved to Templenewsam where James worked as a Coal Mine Deputy. Fred enlisted in Leeds and became Corporal 5935 in the RFA and died of wounds on 30 October 1917. He rests in Minty Farm Cemetery, nr Langemark along with over 190 casualties. Over one third of the casualties resting here are from the RFA. Frederick left a widow who lived at 65 Stanley Road.|
|Alexander A Lieut||No further information available at this time|
|Alexander P Lieut||No further information available at this time|
|Ashton A||Albert Ashton was born in Wakefield in 1886, the son of Stephen and Charlotte who in 1901 were living at Bethel Place, Thornes Lane. Stephen worked on the railway, as did his three sons. Albert signed his attestation papers on 24 October 1916 and was then a 30 year old married man working as a fitters labourer, living at 9 New Brunswick Street, Thornes Lane. He stated he would prefer to be in the RGA. Albert was found to be 5' 6" tall with a fully expanded chest of 36". He gave his next of kin as that of his wife, Mary Harriet nee Brickham whom he had married on 4 December 1910. On 3 February 1914, their son Jack was born in the town. Albert served as Private 37783 in the York & Lancs after enlisting in Pontefract and he was KIA on 30 June 1917 and he rests in Brown's Corpse Cemetery, Roeux near Arras along with over 2000 other casualties of which 859 are known only unto their God|
|Atack C||Charles was born in Sharlston in 1889, the son of Abraham and Matilda who in 1901 were living at Dudley Street in the Belle Vue area of Wakefield. Abraham was 38 years old and worked as a coal hewer with 5 children. Charles served in the KOYLI 10th Btn as Private 17527 after enlisting in Wakefield. He was KIA on 6 February 1916 and rests in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres|
|Atkinson C Sergt||Possibly. Charles Atkinson born in 1897 in Wakefield, who in 1901 was living with his paternal grandmother at 3 Portobello Road. Charles joined the Manchester Regiment and became Pte 88536 after enlisting in Wakefield, he later became no. 54645 after 1916 when he became a member of the MGC. Charles died on 4 June 1918 and is remembered in Le Cateau Military Cemetery, nr Cambrai|
|Barrett E||No further information available at this time|
|Batty O Sergt||Oliver Batty, was born in 1895 in Wakefield the son of Louis Kossuth Batty and his wife Letitia. The family in 1891 were living at 1 Lawfield Cottages where Louis worked as a forman in a worsted warehouse. Oliver in 1901 was a private serving in the KOYLI and in barracks at Tanshelf. He was later in the RGA serving in the heavy battery battalion and known as Sergeant 313242. Oliver died of wounds on 27 August 1917 aged 32 and is remembered in Dozinghem Military Cemetery. He left behind a wife, Annie of Denstone St, Mount Pleasant, Wakefield.|
|Bean J||No further information available at this time|
|Beck G E||No further information available at this time|
|Berry A||Arthur Berry was the son of James and Jane who lived on Mattock St, Eastmoor, Wakefield. He served as 2951 in the KOYLI and died on 8 July 1916 aged 19. Arthur is one of thousands who have no final resting place and their names are carved into the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.|
|Bibey T||Thomas was born in 1895 in Wakefield, the son of Benjamin and Sarah Kate Bibey (married in 1895, Pontefract). In the 1901 census Benhamin and his family were living at 10 Pentonville Place, just off Eastmoor Road, where Thomas was one of 3 brothers aged between 1 and 8 - there was also an Edith Roberts, daughter in the house aged 15 and born in Wakefield. Thomas enlisted into the army in Wakefield, joining the KOYLI and becoming Pte 2832. He was KIA on 17 December 1915 and is remembered at Bard Cottage Cemetery, nr Boezinge along with over 1600 other casualties. By now his parents were living at 29 Park Lodge Lane.|
|Blackburn H||No further information available at this time|
|Blythe J E||This one has a question mark over it for the following reasons:-
Firstly, there is a John Edward Blythe on the CWGC and obtaining medals incl. the M.M. He served in the Northumberland Fus. as 10/15353 and holding the rank of Lance Serjeant at his death on 25 September 1916 and being remembered on the Thiepval Memorial
But there is also a John William Blythe who in 1891 was living in Model Yard with his parents John and Emma - John, snr, being a cab proprietor. John E served as Pte 3/1831 in the KOYLI and died on 18 December 1914 aged 39. By 1901 his mother was a widow and later married William Austwick in 1902. By the end of the war they were living at 1 Statters Buildings, Warrengate.
|Bousefield H||Harold Taylor Bousfield was born in 1896 in Birstall, the eldest child of Fred, a watchmaker and repairer and Frances, who lived on Smithwaite Street with their children. Harold enlisted in Leeds served in the RAMC, 49th Field Ambulance unit as Pte M2/045628 and Died of Wounds on 25 August 1918 aged 23 and remembered at Shrine Cemetery, Bucquoy.
Note :- on all military papers and other sources the surname is spelt Bousfield
|Bradley N M.M.||
Ernest Norman Bradley was the son of William and Clara of Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield. In 1901 the family lived at Barnalls Terrace, Stanley Road and William E, the head of the household worked as a bricklayer. He enlisted in Leeds and served in the RAMC as Pte., 403232. Ernest died on 28 April 1918 aged 23 and is remembered at Esquelbecq Military Cemetery. Private Ernest Norman Bradley was awarded the M.M.
Ernest Norman Bradley is also mentioned on the Aberford Road War Memorial
|Brown A E|
|Brown J H||James Henry Brown served in the KOYLI as Pte 17410, he was KIA on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme and he is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.|
|Brear W||Walter Brear was born in 1872 in Wakefield the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Brear (by 1878 Elizabeth was bringing up her family of 6 on her own). In 1891, Walter aged 18 was working as a millhand and by 1895 was married to Emily Cannon. By 1901 Walter had two children and was now working as a general labourer. Walter enlisted in Wakefield, joining the KOYLI and became 10544 L/Cpl. He was KIA on 23 October 1918 and rests in Amerval Communal Cemetery Extension, Solesmes along with over 150 other casualties - many being from the capture of Amerval on and after 20th October 1918.|
|Bunce J.E||James Edward Bunce was born in 1891 in Wakefield, the son of James and Margaret (nee Shaw). James snr originally from Derbyshire supported his family, who in 1901 lived on Johnston Street, by working as a coal hewer in one of the local pits. James jnr enlisted in Leeds where he became a member of the KRRC and served as R/18890 before being transferred to the London Regiment 19th (County of London Regt) Batt. ( St Pancras)and became Pte 6050. He was KIA on 15 September 1916 and rests in Caterpillar Valley Cemeterym, Longeuval along with over 1770 other casualties.|
|Burnett F||Fred Burnett was born in 1885 in Halifax, the son of Charles William and Lucy Law Burnett. In 1909 Fred married Ellen Eccles in Wakefield and the 1911 also states Fred was living in the area. He enlisted in Wakefield where he joined the YLI and became 205143, later being transferred to the Kings (Liverpool Regt) as Pte 325050. He was KIA on 20 September 1917 and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing along with many others whose final resting place is known only unto their God|
|Butterworth E||Possibly - Ernest Butterworth who served as Pte 39937 in the KOYLI after enlisting in Pontefract. Ernest was KIA on 24 October 1917 and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing|
|Clayton G H||George Henry Clayton was born in Wakefield the son of Mrs E Clayton, of Providence Row, Eastmoor. He enlisted in Marylebone, Middx., where he joined the Princess Charlote of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regt.,) as Pte 13687. George died of wounds on 10 August 1916 and rests in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz along with over 1500 other casualties.|
|Clayton W||Willie or Willis Clayton born in Wakefield c1889, the son of George and Esther Clayton who in 1891 lived at Providence Row where George worked as a labourer. By 1901 Esther, a widow, was bringing her children up on her own but still living on Providence Row. Willie enlisted in Wakefield where he joined the KOYLI as Pte 200862. He was KIA on 8 July 1916 and he rests in Serre Road Cemetery No. 1.|
|Cooke K||Possibly - George Kenneth Cooke, son of Frederick and Aurietta who in 1901 were living at South View, Jacobs Well Lane - Frederick worked as a pig and cattle dealer|
|Campbell W||Possibly - William Campbell born in 1898 in Wakefield, the son of William and Catherine Campbell. William snr was a journeyman plumber from London. His wife, Catherine was originally from Ireland, but both William jnr and his sister were born in Wakefield. He served in the Lancashire Fusiliers and died on 1 July 1916 and is remembered with many others on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing who have no known resting place.|
|Cowling O||Oliver Cowling was born in 1888 in Wakefield the son of John and Hannah Cowling who in 1901 lived at Shires Buildings, by the end of the war John and Hannah lived at Roberts Buildings, Shale St. Oliver enlisted in Wakefield, joining the KOYLI as 3/2341. He died of wounds on 13 January 1918 aged 30 and rests in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, nr Ypres. He rests with over 2400 other casualties|
|Crowe A G||Possibly - Alfred Louis Crowe ( there being no A G Crowe or Crow in the records I've researched), was born in Liverpool Alfred Louise Crowe was the son of Mr & Mrs @Albert Edward Crowe who in 1901 were living at Queens Road, Headingly where A E was employed as a Government Auditors Assistant but tby the end of the war were living at 62 Pinderfields Road, Wakefield. Alfred enlisted in Wakefield, joining the Coldstream Guards and became Pte 12761, he was KIA on 25 January 1915 and rests in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez along with 3186 identified casualties and as many again who are unidentified.|
|Dean J S||John Stanley Dean was born in 1898 in Hemsworth the son of George and Sarah. John enlisted in Wakefield into the KRRC and became Rifleman C/128985. He was KIA on 5 August 1917 and is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial|
|Dean T G||Thomas Gibson born in 1891 in Micklefield was brother to John Stanley above. Their father was an Insurance Collector - Agent born in Muston, Lincs, while mum, Sarah was born in Micklefield. Thomas enlisted in Wakefield and also joined the KRRC and became rifleman C/12897|
|Dixon J||James Edgar Dixon was born in 1895 in Wakefield, the son of James and Annie. James snr worked as a cloth finisher. Young James enlisted in Wakefield, joining the KOYLI and became L/Cpl 10962 in the 9th Btn. He was KIA on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme and he is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.|
|Dixon J W||
John William Dixon was born in 1894 in Wakefield and in 1901 was living in the home of his grandfather, Joseph Dixon. John enlisted in Wakefield where he joined the KOYLI and became Pte 2987 in the 1/4th Btn/ John was KIA on 13 September 1915 and he rests in Bard Cottage Cemetery, on the N369 Ypres to Boezinge road.
Note :- his next of kin is given as his brother Snowden
Noah Eccles, one of 10 children, was the son of Joseph and Martha, who in 1901 were living in Providence St, Wakefield. On his enlistment, Noah stated he was born in St Andrew's, Wakefield - he joined the KOYLI and became Pte 16817 and was KIA on 1 July 1916 and like many other who perished on the day are remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.
Note :- By the end of the war Noah's wife Edith, nee Wilcock, whom he had married in 1908 had remarried a William Geary in 1919 and was living at Providence Place, Eastmoor
|Eccles P||Possibly George Eccles as there are no 'P' Eccles. George Eccles of Wakefield who enlisted in Wakefield where he joined the KOYLI and became Pte., 4053. He died of wounds on 29 December 1915 and is remembered at Etaples Military Cemetery near Boulogne along with over 11,000 other casualties of war including 658 German casualties. The cemetery being designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.|
|Farnell W||William Farnell was the son of Harry and Elizabeth Farnell. He was born in 1886 in Meanwood, Leeds but by 1901 the family were living at Green Hill, Wakefield, where Harry was employed as a bricklayer and William was a glass blowers apprentice. He enlisted in Wakefield, joining the KOYLI and becoming Private 25456. He was KIA on 7 June 1917 aged 31 and he is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.|
|Fowler P||Percy Fowler was born in 1898 in Wakefield, the son of John and Kate who in the 1901 census lived at 75 Denby Dale Road, Wakefield. Percy enlisted in Wakefield, joining the KOYLI as Pte 15119. He was KIA on 1 July 1916 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial|
|Frazer J||James Frazer was the son of William Henry and Sarah, who after the war lived at 28 Denstone St, Wakefield. James enlisted in Wakefield, the city of his birth, joining the Prince of Wales's Own and became Pte 58843, he had formerly been in the RE's as 230713. James was KIA on 24 April 1918 and is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial near Albert, in the Somme region of France|
|Fynn G W||
George William Flynn was born in 1892 in Barnsley, the son of William and Jessie who after the war lived at Kingstone Place, Barnsley. He enlisted in Wakefield where he now resided, joining the KOYLI as 15338, later transferring to the Army Cyclist Corps and becoming Pte 6082. George was KIA on 28 September 1918 aged 23 and he rests in Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos.
George's service records tell us that he was a miner upon enlistment on 4 September 1914 where he signed in a good hand to serve King and Country. His record goes to to inform us that George was 21 years and 355 days old at the time of his medical and he was 5' 6½" tall, weighed 149 lbs and had a 38" chest with a 3" expansion. He had a sallow complexion, and brown eyes and hair. And he gave his relegion as that of Roman Catholic. His physical development was good and his pulse rate was 78. He had no vaccination marks and his vision was 6/9 in both eyes. He had been admitted to hospital on the 9 March 1915 and discharged on the 20th of the same month for a sprain (?) in his right ankle. In among the service records for George (known as the Burnt Papers, due to the place of storage being bombed in WW2 and many of the records being either burnt or damaged by water) are a receipt from his wife acknowledging the reciept of his medals - the 1915 Star and the British Medal, but most interesting are a set of damaged letters from his wife where she acknowledges reciept of his belongings but following that a series of letters where she is requesting the whereabouts of a gold ring that she knows George took with him to France. One letter also mentions George's child. By 1921 the ring letters were still tooing and froing from the Army to Mary at 2 Brickyard, Greenhill, Eastmoor, but by 5 February 1921 Mary was now Mrs M Hinchliffe living at 7 Tealls Yard, Dale Street, Ossett. One of the final papers in George's records state that he was reported missing In The Field on 29 September 1915. On 22 October 1915 he was recorded as KIA In The Field and the following line gives his place of burial as Le Ratoire Farm, , Vermilles, Grave : plot 62, this being reported by the Rev. Ponsonby, 1st Guards Brigade on 9 October 1915 and returned to the War Office on 26 October 1915. He was re-buried in Dud Corner at a later date. Mary did eventually recieve a pension for George of 15/- per week for herself and one child with effect from 1 May 1916. Dotted through these records are various request when Mary is asking for information regarding her husband and there are some postcards with the words 'dead' marked in bold pencil. All in all there are approx. 30 pages of record all damaged in some way but giving an insight into the life of George and his wife Mary during the period up to and following WW1. One of the latter pages the words ' would like to know the real truth' does this refer to the gold ring mentioned so many times. But, I wonder, did the gold ring ever turn up ?
|Garratt F||Frederick Garrett was the son of James and Anna of Back Mount Pleasant, Wakefield. In some sources his name has been spelt as GARNETT, but he stated he was born in Horsforth and enlisted into the KOYLI in Wakefield, becoming Pte 41294. Frederoick was KIA on 9 September 1918 and is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, between Arras and Cambrai, along with over 9800 other casualties who have no known grave.|
|Gill F||Could be either Fairfax Gill the son of Thomas and Susannah Gill of 21 Johnston St, Wakefield and husband of Ada of 3 Thornville Marsland Terrace, Wakefield who served in the RFA as Gunner 144827 and died of wounds on 1 November 1917 aged 34 and rests in Wimereux Communal Cemetery or Fred Gill, son of John and Alice Gill of 25 Johnston St, Wakefield and husband to Florence of 22 Horne St, Wakefield. He served in the RGA as Gunner 94878 and was KIA on 11 October 1017 also aged 34 and he is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing|
|Gollick G||George Gollick was born in 1886 within the parish of St Andrew, Wakefield, the son of James and Elizabeth who in 1891 lived in Rhodes Yard. James and Elizabeth were originally from Worcestershire and probably came to the area as James was a coal miner. By 1901 Elizabeth was bringing up her children alone as James had died - the family now lived in Collett Row and George was working as a labourer in the glass works. George enlisted into the KOYLI and became Pte 7932. He was KIA on 18 October 1914 and rests in the Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville-St. Vaast, 6 km north of Arras with over 800 named casualties and over 2000 other commemorations.
George was eligible for the 1914 Star and the British and Victory Medals.
|Gollick S Sergt||Sam was born in 1887 in Ryhill, the son of James and Elizabeth and younger brother to George (above). In 1901 Sam worked as a labourer in the rope works and within the next few years his mother would remarry (1905) a man called Tom Murgatroyd. Sam enlisted into the KOYLI and rose to become Sergeant 3/3091 and was KIA on 24 April 1918 aged 27 and is remembered on the Poziers Memorial along with over 14000 other casualties - this includes 300 South African casualties. The cemetery close to the Memorial containes over 2700 servicemen of whom 1375 have names on their headstones. By now Sam's mother was living on Charlotte Street.
Sam was eligible for the 1915 Star and the British and Victory Medals
|Goodall R Bombardier||Richard Goodall was born in Wakefield in 1895, the son of Isaac, a wages clerk at the soap works and his wife Ellen. He was living in Liverpool at the time of his enlistment into the Royal Field Artillery where he became Bombardier 71916. Richard was KIA on 14 September 1914 aged 19 and is remembered on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial along with over 3700 other casualties whose final resting place is not known.|
|Gunter T||Thomas Gunter was born in 1889 in Wakefield, the son of Charles and Ellen. Thomas served in the KOYLI as Pte 17360 and was KIA on 23 January 1917 and he is remembered on the Memin Gate Memorial along with over 54000 other casualties whose final resting place is known only unto their God.|
Harry Hardy was the son of Alexander and Easter of Hambleton St, off Jacob's Well Lane. He served in the 1/4th KOYLI as Pte 3093 and was KIA on 17 December 1915 aged just 20. He is remembered in Bard Cottage Cemetery near Ypre along with over 1600 other casualties
|Hargill A Lance-Corpl||Allan Hargill was born and enlisted in Wakefield. He served in the KOYLI 1/4th Batt. as Private 1666. He was KIA on 19 December 1915 and also rests in Bard Cottage Cemetery near Ypre.|
|Hartley J W||James William Hartley was born in Outwood but lived in the town. He served as Pte 19591 in the KOYLI and was KIA on 26 August 1916. James is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.|
|Hawkes T C||Thomas Christian Hawkes or Tom as he was known was born in Stanley in 1891, the son of James and Annie Hawkes who in 1901 were living at Wellbeck ***, Stanley. James' parents, John and Catherine were farmers at the next property. Tom enlisted in Pontefract and became rifleman R/25097 in the KRRC and he was KIA on 24 August 1917 and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing along with over 34000 other casualties who have no known resting place.
Tom's parents erected a simple plaque in the church in memory of their beloved son who had been a sidesman in the church.
|Heald H Lance-Corpl||Harry Heald served in the 1/4th KOYLI as L/Corporal 200139 and was KIA on 22 July 1916 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.|
|Hey J W||Possibly, James Henry Hey who was born in Wakefield and served in the KOYLI as 19590, later transferring to Alexandra's. Princes of Wales's Own as Pte 18450. James was KIA on 28 September 1916 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial|
|Hopper W||Wilfred was the son of Joe and Anne who after the war were living at 1 Grosvenor Terrace, Middlestown. He served in the KOYLI as Pte 2934 and was KIA on 6 September 1915 and shares grave I G 26 in Bard Cottage Cemetery|
|Hough J||James was born in the St Andrews area of Wakefield and enlisted in the town, joining the KOYLI and becoming Pte 1979. He was KIA on 14 August 1918 and rests in Talana Farm Cemetery, nr Boezinge, Belgium. James rests with over 500 casualties of which 14 are known only unto their God.|
|Houghton J H||Possibly, Thomas Harold Houghton - no J H Houghton found, born in Belle Vue, the son of Emily and step-son to Ernest Widdowson of Stanley. He served in the KOYLI as Pte 2451 and died of wounds on 20 December 1915 aged 19 and rests in LIjssenthoek MIlitary Cemetery with over 10,000 other casualties and one woman|
|Hudson R||Roland was the son of Amos and Esther Hudson of Govenor's Yard, Eastmoor. He served in the KOYLI as Pte 2149 and was KIA on 7 July 1916 aged 29. Roland rests in Serre Road Cemetery No. 2 with over 2100 other casualties of war.|
|Huntington B||Benjamin was possibly born c1878 and registered in the Dewsbury District. Benjamin did served in the KOYLI as Pte 15296 and gave his place of birth and residence as that of Wakefield. He was KIA on 1 July 1916 - the first day of the Battle of the Somme and with many of his comrades is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.|
|Iveson A||Arthur was the son of Fred and Jane Iveson of Green Hill Road, Eastmoor and in 1901 Arthur was 4 years old and had a one month old sister, Ellen. Fred worked as a house painter and the family address was 4 Regent Street, around the Scarbro' Arms area of Wakefield (Alverthorpe Road)|
There are two possibilities for the entry for H Jackson, the first is Herbert Jackson, born in South Ossett and enlisted in Wakefield. He joined the KOYLI as Pte 249599 or 240599 as found on the CWGC website. Herbert was KIA on 19 July 1917 and is remembered at Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery near Niewpoort in Belgium. Herbert rests with over 800 other casualties of which, over 300 are unidentified.
Note: Herbert son of Thomas and Pamela left a widow - Mary Ann of Hilside View, Outwood.
|Jackson J E||Joseph Edward Jackson was born in Wakefield in 1896, the son of Joseph W and Elizabeth who in 1901 lived just off Stanley Road, where Joseph W worked as a coal hewer. Joseph E enlisted in Wakefield, joining the Coldstream Guards as Pte 13178. He was KIA on 27 August 1918 and rests in Mory Street Military Cemetery, St Leger with 65 other casualties. French and German casualties being removed to be with their own|
|Jennings J||Joseph was the son of Richard and Elize, born in Altofts in 1896. He lived only a few yards away from the above, Joseph Jackson on Broomhill Road in the 1901 census. He enlisted in Wakefield into the KOYLI as Pte 2461 and died of wounds on 22 November 1915. The STGW has his army no as 2401, while the Medal Rolls have 2461 - qualifying for the Victory and British Medal and the 1915 Star. Joseph rests in Hospital Farm Cemetery, nr Ypres, Belgium. The cemetery being named after a farm building use as a dressing station, in particularly 1915-17 and contains 115 casualties including 1 French war grave|
|Kemplay J Sergt||John Kemplay was born in 1886, the son of James Kemplay of Wakefield. He enlisted in Wakefield and rose to become L/Sgt 2519 in the KOYLI. He was KIA on 23 July 1916 and rests in Authuile Military Cemetery, nr Albert. He left a widow, Ida who lived at Victoria Terrace, Walton|
|Kenny A||Arthur Kenny was born in Wakefield and also enlisted there, joining 88th T R Battn as 75555, later transferring to the the Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshrie Regt.,) and changinb his army no. to 43494. He died in India on 29 October 1918 and is remembered on the Delhi Memorial (India Gate). An additional note from the CWGC states he was buried in Cherat New Cemetery C 11.|
|Kenny J G||Joe Gleeson Kenny was the son of John and Elizabeth of Warrengate, Wakefield. He enlisted in Wakefield into the 6th T R Bttn as 5/89513, later being transferred to the KOYLI as Pte 65240. He died of wounds on 21 October 1918 aged 19 and is rests in Etaples Military Cemetery|
|Lapish G||George was the son of Mrs Goodwin, formerly Lapish of Rawlings Yard, Eastmoor and husband of Harriet of Wath on Dearne. George served in the KOYLI as Pte 12/178 and was KIA on 1 July 1916 aged 22 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial|
|Lawrence J||John was the son of Charles and Eliza Lawrence who in 1901 were living at Newgates, Pontefract. Charles worked as a Bread maker - John being one of 8 children. He enlisted in Wakefield, joining like many local young men, the KOYLI and became Pte 41083. He died of wounds on 12 July 1917 and he rests in Coxyde Military Cemetery, just outside the Belgian village of Koksijde along with over 1600 other casualties including 155 from WW2|
|Leather E||Ernest Leather was the husband of Amy who later became Carter and lived at Brick Yard, Greenhill, Wakefield. Ernest was born in Wrenthorpe in 1881, the son of Thomas and Harriet. He enlited in Wakefield - joining the KOYLI as Pte 12/184 and died of wounds on 27 April 1918 aged 37. He rests in Haringe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, nr Poperinge|
|Lockey W T||William Thomas Lockey was the son of George and Ada who in 1901 lived at Providence Row, just along from the Clayton family. William served in the Coldstream Guards which he joined in Wakefield and became Pte 13179. William died of wounds on 10 October 1915 aged 22 and he rests in Cambrin Churchyard Extension|
|Manton W||William Manton was born in Shirley, Warwickshire, the son of Job and Tamar nee Creighton (married in 1876 in Wakefield). Job and his family lived in White Hart Yard where he worked as a House Keeper. William enlisted in the KOYLI as Pte 2765 and was KIA on 2 August 1915 aged 28 and rests in Talana Farm Cemetery.
William left a widow Elizabeth who later became Elizabeth Anderson
|Moody T Lance-Corpl||A L/Cpl T Moody, has not been found at this time with a connection to Wakefield.|
|Moore J||Possibly - Joseph Moore born in Wakefield, the son of Charles and Martha Moore of Tavern St, Primrose Hill. In 1901 the census showed the family living at Railway Terrace, Thornes Lane, where Charles worked as a foreman labourer in the sewage works, Joseph was 10 years old and attending school. He enlisted in the KOYLI in Wakefield, becoming 242873 and was KIA on 9 October 1917 aged 25 and he is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing. By the time of his death Joseph had married Elizabeth, who later remarried a Mr King and they lived at Greenhill Road, Eastmoor.|
|Matthews J H||James Henry Matthews was the son of Henry and Charlotte Matthews of Rawlings Yard, Stanley Road. He served in the KOYLI as Bugler 201059 earlier being 3308. He was KIA on 3 May 1917 aged 20 and is remembered on the Arras Memorial.|
|Noakes T||Thomas Noakes, the son of Job and Mary Noakes of Bramhams Yard, Eastmoor. He served in the KOYLI 1/4th Btn as Pte 3557 and was KIA on 7 July 1916. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.|
|Norcliffe H||Harold was 1 of 6 children with their mother, a widow, in the 1901 census living at 58 Providence Street, Wakefield - Harold was 16 and working as a Domestic Groom born in Sandal. He served in the KOYLI as L/Sgt 2006 and died of wounds on 21 November 1915 and rests in Lijssentheok Military Cemetery along with over 10,000 other men and 1 woman also from Wakefield|
|Northropp T||Tom Northrop was the son of Joe and Sarah of Gas HouseYard, within the Parish of St Andrew's. Joe in the 1901 census worked as a bricklayer and was a 50 year old with 5 children. Joe enlisted in Ashton in Makerfield, although he was born in Wakefield. The KRRC being his regiment. Rifleman R/12144 died of wounds on 18 September 1916 and he rests at Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe along with over 2900 other casualties. This cemetery was also designed by Sit Edwin Lutyens|
The only W Northrop that can be found is William Northrop who served in the Duke of Wellington's Regt., as Pte 12327. He was KIA on 26 August 1918 and is remembered in Boscon British Cemetery, approx. 6km south east of Asiago
Note : William originated from Bradford
|Oakland B||No B Oakland can be found in any records|
|Oakland T||Thomas Robert Ellis Oakland was born in 1898 in Middlestown, the son of Walter and Elizabeth who by 1901 were living in Grantley Street. Walter worked just up the road as an attendant in the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum. Thomas had a younger brother, Herbert Bradley Milchford ? born in 1899. Thomas enlisted in Wakefield into the KOYLI and became bugler 2045 later changing to 200286 - he had probably served in the Territorial Force. Thomas died 'at home' on 14 February 1919 aged 21 and rests in Wakefield Cemetery.|
|Padgett E||Edmund Padgett was born in 1886 in Wakefield, the son of Edmund who by 1901 was a widower living with his 3 children, his widowed father in law, George Warith, his widowed sister in law, Alice Hudson and her daughter. The large family lived at Harlock St, Sandal, in the St Catherines Parish area. Edmund enlisted in Wakefield, joining the KOYLI as Pte 5535, later his number being changed to 2024944. He was KIA on 14 April 1917 and is remembered on the Arras Memorial.|
John was born in Hinderclay, Bury St Edmunds in 1889, the son of Robert. In the 1901 census John was living with his widowed grandfather, Thomas at The Elms Farm, Hinderclay. By 1911 John wa aged 22 and living in Wakefield. He enlisted in the town, joining the KOYLI and becamePte 2348 later becoming L/Cpl 200429. He died of wounds on 22 April 1918 aged 29 and rests in Etaples Military Cemetery.
Note : John was awarded the M.M. but this award is ommitted from the Memorial in the Church
|Quaife W J||William James Quaife was born about 1883 in Tonbridge, Kent and in 1901 was a Pte in the Militia Infantry in barracks at Maidstone.By 1911 William was 28 and living in the Wakefield area. Once source has William enlisting for WW1 in Wakefield - joining the York & Lancs as Pte 3/4601. He was KIA on 1 July 1916 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.|
|Sandy J Lance-Corpl||John was born in 1881 in Lofthouse and in the 1901 census was living with his widowed mother and 2 brothers. John like his youngest brother worked as colliery labourers. He enlisted in Wakefield, joining the KOYLI and became L/Cpl 15479 and died of wounds on 15 April 1916 and like others on this memorial rest in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, a few miles from Ypre|
|Sefton E||There is only one E Sefton that can be found and he is Ernest Sefton born in 1892 in Oswaldtwistle the son of Richard and Hellen. He enlisted in Accrington where he became 38774 in the East Lancs regt., After 1916 he was transferred to the MGC and changed his army no. to 130518 Pte Sefton E. He was KIA on 25 April 1918 aged 26 and is remembered with so many on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing. Ernest left a widow behind, Clara who later remarried a gentleman with the surname Brown and lived in Primrose Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario.|
|Shackleton T Lance-Corpl||Tom was born in 1900 in Wakefield, the son of Harry and Hannah Shackleton who in 1901 lived at 4 Bagnall Tce. Harry worked as an iron founder. Tom enlisted in Wakefield, joining the Leicestershire Regiment and became Cpl 41969. He died of wounds on 7 November 1918, only a few short days before hostilities ceased. He rests in Dourlers Communal Cemetery Extension along with 161 Commonwealth casualties and 108 German casualties many of the casualties from both sids are unidentified and known only unto their God|
|Shepherd W||William was born in 1883 in Eastmoor, the son of Benjamin and Ann who at the time lived at 68 Pinderfields Road. Benjamin worked as a Deputy in the local pit - his 2 youngest boys also worked down the mines. William enlisted in Wakefield, into the KOYLI and became Pte 201028 and was KIA on 10 July 1918. He rests in Marfaux British Cemetery, some 18 km from Reims, along with over 1000other named and unnamed casualties . By now his parents had moved to 88 Stanley Road.|
|Siddle J 2nd Lieut||Joe Siddle was born in 1894 in Wakefield, the son of Joe & Eva Siddle, who in1901 lived at 68 Warrengate - Joe snr being a general dealer. The 1901 also tells that two other Siddle families lived in Warrengate - no's 70 and 66, both being salt dealers. At 70 lived the parents of Joe snr and at 66 lived his brother with his family. Joe jnr joined the KOYLI and became a 2nd Lieut. He died of wounds on 14 October 1917 aged 24 and he rests in Nine Elms British Cemetery, very close to Lijssentheok Military Cemetery in Belgium|
|Simpson C||Charles MacLaren Simpson was born in 1893, the son of William and Maggie, who lived at 42 Duke of York Street, Wakefield. He enlisted into the Coldstream Guards and became Pte 8830. He was KIA on 11 November 1914 aged 21 and is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing|
|Small H||Harry Small was born in 1898, the son of George and Sarah, who in 1901 lived at 3 Pentonville Plce in the parish of St Andrews, Wakefield. George earned his living as a iron foundry labourer. Harry enlisted in Wakefield, joining the KOYLI and became Pte 201259 and was KIA on 23 October 1918 and he rests in Amerval Communal Cemetery Extension, Solesmes.|
|Small L||Lewis or Louis as he found on the 1901 census was the elder brother of Harry (above) being 6 in 1901. He enlisted into the RGA and became Gunner 40385 in the 115th Heavy Btn. He was KIA on 15 November 1916 and he is remembered in Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs|
|Smith A||There are 2 A Smiths born in Wakefield and being casualties of WW1. The first is Alan Smith the son of Henry and Mary Smith, who in 1901 lived at 7 Bentenick Villas, Stanley Road. By the end of WW1 the family lived at 202 Stanley Road, Wakefield. He served in the West Yorkshire Regt as 305618 and rose to become a Sergeant. He was KIA on 28 March 1918 and rests in Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne.
The second is Arthur Edward Smith who served in the RAMC as Pte 43293 He was KIA on 23 November 1917 and he rests in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel. Arthur could have been the son of Arthur Smith who in 1901 was living with his in-laws, Thomas and Emma Watson at Plumpton Terrace, Wakefield.
|Smith E||Ernest was born in 1890 the son of Mrs F Smith of Eastmoor. He enlisted in Wakefield, joining the KOYLI and becoming Pte 12/214. He died of wounds on 14 November 1917 aged 27 and rests in Dozinghem Military Cemetery. He left a widow, Emma of 4 Back Providence Road, Off, Jacob's Well Lane.|
|Smith J||J Smith - there are 3 that were born in Wakefield that could be our man. The first is John Smith who served in the KOYLI as Pte 30905 and was KIA on 7 April 1917 and is remembered on the Arras Memorial
The second is James Smith born in Wakefield and enlisted in Richmond into the Northumberland Fusiliers as Pte 3184 who died on 5 November 1917 aged 24 and remembered on the Doiran Memorial in Greece.
The third is Joseph Smith born in Wakefield, enlisted in Sheffield. Joining theUprl and Lancs Regt., as 15602, transferring to the Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regt.,) and became L/Cpl 43421. He was KIA on 25 December 1916
|Wadsworth W Lance-Corpl|
|Ward A 2nd Lieut|
|Westwood W A|
|Whitaker A E|
|Wilkes T E|
|Wilson H P|
|Wilson W E Lance-Corpl|
|Woodcock G||George Henry Woodcock was the son of John and Elizabeth of 13 Tavora St, Wakefield. He enlisted in Wakefield, joining the Duke of Wellington's (W R Regiment) as Pte 26649. He died of wounds on 28 April 1918 aged 19 and rests in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.|
|Worton J||Josiah Worton was born in Houghton and enlisted in Wakefield where he was living. He, like many others in the are joined the KOYLI and became Pte 15442. He was KIA on 1 July 1916 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing|
Nurse Spindler killed by a German shell also from Wakefield
If you have found this website of use in your research please think about contributing to its upkeep
Please report if you find any broken or out of date links to :- Broken Links Thanks
© Carol Sklinar 2001 - 2009 includes all pages under wakefieldfhs hosting
No parts of any pages on this website may be copied without the written permission of the owner.