Wakefield Family History Sharing
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Memorial
The Great War and WWII
Partial transcription - to be completed shortly
1914 - 1918
|Possibly - Arthur born 1895, the son of Henry and Annie Ablett who in 1901 were living on Balne Lane, Henry being a police officer in the West Riding Constabulary. Arthur joined the MGC and became a 2/Lt., He died of wounds on 22 April 1918 and is remembered at St Venant-Robecq Road British Cemetery, Robecq along with over 390 identified casualties.
|Possibly :- William Appleyard who served as a Lieut. in the West Yorkshire Regt., He died on 22 August 1915 and is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.
|A W Armitage
|Arthur William Armitage was the son of James and Mary Elizabeth who in 1901 were living at Iveridge Hall, Rothwell. James was a stone merchant. Arthur was 1 of 3 children and in 1901 Georg, a cousin, was also living with the family. There were also 2 servants in the household. Arthur joined the KOYLI and held the rank of Captain. He was KIA on 1 October 1916 aged 28 and is remembered at Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont. By this time his parents were living at Clova, Harlow Oval, Harrogate.
|W H Armitage
|Possibly - William Harold Armitage who enlisted into Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own with the rank of Lieut., He was KIA on 22 May 1916 aged 24 and remembered at Tranchee de Mecknes Cemetery, Aix-Noulette. William was awarded the MC.
|J F C Bashforth
|John Francis Cuthbert Bashforth was in 1901 living at Bede Home for Waifs and Strays being born in Penistone. Sources state that William and Amy were John's parents. John was a member of the Norfolk Regiment and held the rank of 2/Lt., He was KIA on 15 September 1916 aged 27 and is remembered along with many others on the Thiepval Memorial
|J H Bates
|Possibly - John Hayes Bates who was a 2/Lt., in the KOYLI. He was KIA on 31 August 1916 and is remembered at Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuile along with over 700 identified commonwealth casualties.
|Leslie was the son of Frederick and Elizabeth Beaumont who for many years resided at Lynwood, Cardigan Terrace, Wakefield. In 1901 Frederick and Elizabeth had 5 children living with them and 1 servant, Frederick being an ironmonger. Leslie was commissioned into the Prince of Wales's Own and held the rank of 2/Lt., He was KIA on 17 August 1916 aged 20 and is remembered with many other young men on the Thiepval Memorial.
|T P Black
|Possibly - Thomas Porteous Black, the son of George and Margaret Black. Commissioned into the Sherwood Foresters with the rank of Captain. He was KIA on 9 August 1915 aged 37 and remembered at Helles Memorial
|G M Brooke
|George Miller Brooke was the son of John Obadiah Brook and Isabella Hogarth, nee Hartman. In 1901 John stated he was a widow living with his two children, a sister and servant. John gave his occupation as that of plumber and gas fitter. George was commissioned into the Prince of Wales's Own as a Lieutenant. He was KIA on 25 April 1918 aged 24 and is remembered at Godezonne Farm Cemetery near Ypres along with 35 other identified casualties.
|Raymond was the son of Aked and Ada who in 1901 lived on York Street, Wakefield, his father being employed as a brass engraver. He enlisted in Wakefield where he joined the Cameronians as Pte., 40294. He died on 26 September 1917 and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing.
|Possibly, Fred the son of William Corry of Thornes, Wakefield. He enlisted in Wakefield where he joined the KOYLI as Pte., 2531. He was KIA on 16 September 1915 and is remembered at Bard Cottage Cemetery
|R N Cresswell
|Ralph Neal Cresswell was the son of James and Pauline who in 1918 lived at Granta House, 64 Denby Dale Road, Wakefield. He joined the RAF and became a 2nd Lieut. He died on 23 October 1918 aged 20. He is remembered on the Arras Flying Services Memorial. NOTE : 64 Denby Dale Road was my home in the mid 1980's
|W B Cresswick
|H H M Dawson
|Herbert Henry Mawson Dawson was the son of Frederick Rainsford and Eliza Dawson of Grange Avenue, Chapeltown Road, Leeds. Frederick was a glass and bottle maker who in 1901 was living in Knottingley with his family, while Herbert Henry was at his grandfathers house -23 Grange Avenue, Potternewton, Leeds. Herbert joined the RFA and became a 2nd Lieut., He was KIA on 19 July 1916 aged 29 and is remembered at Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban.
|D K Day
|Douglas Knowles Day was the son of Charles and Minnie Day, Charles being employed as a Superintendant in the Post Office. Douglas was born in Birmingham and in the 1901 census was aged 7 and living in Handsworth Staffordshire with his parents and a servant. He joined the East Lancashire Regt and became a 2nd Lieut., He died of wounds on 19 November 1915 aged 21 and is remembered at Hill 10 Cemetery.
|O D Dixon
|He served as a Lieut., in the KOYLI and died on 4 November 1918 aged 23. He is buried in Wakefield Cemetery
|H F E Edwards
|E S Fletcher
|W C Gadie
|T O Garside
|B W Gaunt
|G H Gibson
|Possibly :- George Henry Gibson was the son of George and Ann of Hemsworth. He served as a 2/Lieut. in the West Yorkshire Regt., He died on 27 August 1917 aged 22 and is remembered at New Irish Farm Cemetery.
|J G Glover
|John Grenside Glover was born in 1894 in Wakefield, the son of William E Glover an auctioneer and valuer in Alverthorpe. He served as a 2/lieut in the KOYLI's. John died on 8 November 1917 and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing.
|G D Gray
|George Donald Gray was the son of James and Elizabeth from Barnsley. The 1901 census shows George as a student at a private school and his father James, a solicitor. George served as a Lieut., in the Yorks and Lancs Regt., He died on 5 May 1917 aged 34 and is remembered at Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery.
|Possibly :- Frank Green the son of Albert and Edith from Bank House, Normanton. He served as a 2/lieut., in the KOYLI and died on 3 November 1916 aged 21 and is remembered at Hebuterne Military Cemetery.
|G G M Green
|Geoffrey George Miers Green was the son of George and Fannie who in 1901 were living on Cluntergate, Horbury. George working as a wool and cotton agent and also a local preacher. Geoffrey joined the West Yorkshire Regt., and became a 2nd Lieut. He was KIA on 23 March 1918 aged 27. He is remembered at Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2 Hebuterne.
|J D Hall
|Joseph Duncan Hall was the son of William and Sarah, who in 1901 were living at Hatfeild Cottage, next door to Hatfeild Hall, where he was probably employed as a private coachman. Joseph or Josh as he was found in the census was a domestic gardener. He enlisted in Sunderland, joining the West Yorks Regt., as Pte., 202872. He died of wounds on 15 October 1917 aged 34, and is remembered at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.
|C L Harris
|A R Hartley
|H S Haworth
|E T Heath
|Edward Taylor Heath was the son of George and Martha. In 1901 the family were living in the Holmfirth area. Edward was born in Huddersfield and enlisted in Wakefield but stated that he lived in Edinburgh. He joined the York and Lancs Regt., as 240985 and later was in the Royal Scots (Lothian Regt.,) as 270583 Pte., He was KIA on 26 September 1917 aged 21 and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial
|G W Hollis
|George Worthington Hollis was the son of Edward and Sarah of 141 Northgate, Wakefield. He served as a L/Cpl., 15/472 in the West Yorkshire Regt., He died on 1 July 1916 aged 21, along with many others. He is remembered at Serre Road Cemetery No. 2.
|L J Horne
|Leonard John Horne was the son of John and Susan of 16 Belgravia Rd, St Johns, Wakefield. Leonard had been born in Oxford. He served as a Lieut., in the KOYLI's and died on 15 June 1918 aged 24. Leonard is remembered at Bienvillers Military Cemetery.
|Edmund was the only son of John Blakeley Humphrey and Mary of Lee Mount, Stanley. John being a market gardener. He served as Rflmn C/13006 in the KRRC. He died on 17 September 1916 aged 20. He is remembered at Thiepval Memorial.
|William Ingle enlisted in Wakefield as a Pte., 20034 in the KOYLI. He died on 16 August 1917 and is remembered at Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing.
|F A Kingswell
|Frank Alford Kingswell served as a Lieut in the Rifle Brigade and died on 22 March 1918. He is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial
|P S Kitson
|Percy Stewart Kitson was the eldest son of George and Harriet of Glencairn, Horne Street, Wakefield. Percy was born in Great Houghton, Yorkshire. He served as a Pte., 2845 in the Australian Infantry. He died on 3 September 1916 aged 28 and is remembered at Bedford House Cemetery.
|John Lawe was the son of Thomas Haigh Lawe, a County Council Clerk and tabacconist shop keeper and Emma Jane of 32 Eastmoor Road, Wakefield. He served as a Pte., TR6/3199 in the Training Reserve Unit. He died on 31 March 1917 aged 18 and is remembered at Rugeley Cemetery.
|H T Loxley
|Harold Thomas Loxley son of Thomas Brown Loxley, JP, late of Craigholme, St Johns, Wakefield. He served as Cpl. 120547 in the RE's. Harold died on 14 August 1916 aged 30 and is remembered at Etaples Military Cemetery.
|Possibly:- Rowland Healey Day Marsden the son of John Day Marsden and Harriet Ellen Wilson Marsden and brother of Leon C Marsden M.C. of 28 Agbrigg Road, Wakefield. He served as Pte., 665. in the Lincolnshire Regt., Rowland died on 1 July 1916 aged 27 and is remembered at London Cemetery and Extension, Longeuval.
|H S McDowell
|C E Moorby
|Charles Edward Moorby was born in Alverthorpe, lived in Manchester and enlisted in Bury where he joined the Wiltshire Regt., and became Pte., 28223. He died on 20 October 1918 and is remembered at Ves-en-Artois Memorial.
|A J Mountain
|J Y Ogley
|John Yates Ogley was the son of John and Mary of 95 Bentley Road, Doncaster. He was born in Ryhill and later became a schoolmaster. He served as Sergt., 18160 in the KOYLI's. John died on 8 September 1915 aged 23 and is remembered at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
|J L Y Ottley
|J O Pearman
|J H Proctor
|James Henry Proctor the son of James H Proctor who was an assistant warder at Warwick Prison. James jnr was born in Birmingham, lived in Wakefield and enlisted in to the KRRC in York. He served as Riflemn C/12661 and died on 17 September 1916 and is remembered at Thiepval Memorial
|Harold Quest was the son of Arthur a Police Superintendant and Hannah of Wakefield. In 1901 the family were living at W R Superintendants House, Barnsley. Harold served as a Capt., in the Yorks and Lancs. Harold died on 3 November 1916 aged 22 and is Hebuterne Communial Cemetery. Harold was awarded the M.C.
|Edward Ramsden was the son of William and Alice Ramsden of 10 Major St., Wakefield. he served as a 2/Lieut in the North Staffs Regt., and died on 21 March 1918 aged 23. Edward is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial.
|Harold Ramsden, born at Brandy Carr, was the son of Joseph Saville Ramsden, a market gardener at Brandy Carr and Sarah his wife, of Whin Bank, Sealby Road, Scarborough. He served as Pte., 15/1102 in the West Yorks Regt., and died on 20 August 1916 aged 24. Harold is remembered at Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l'Avoue.
|H H Sampson
|Possibly:- Herbert Harris Sampson born in Lincoln, enlisted into the Cold Stream Guards and served as Pte., 13020. Herbert died on 12 October 1915.
|S P Shippham
|G R Slack
|Alan was the son of Henry, a brokers cashier, and Mary of 202 Stanley Road, Wakefield. Alan enlisted in Leeds into the West Yorks Regt., and became Sergt., 305618. He died on 28 March 1918 aged 24 and is remembered at Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2 Hebutern. Alan was awarded the D.C.M.
|W E Smith
|Harold was born in Wakefield and enlisted in the town where he joined the KOYLI's and became L/Cpl., 26882. He was the son of Herbert and Elizabeth of Woodthorpe Lane, Milnthorpe, Wakefield. He died on 8 June 1917 aged 22 and is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.
|M W C Sprott
|Maurice William Campbell Sprott served as a Capt., in the Norfolk Regt., and died on 21 March 1918 and is remembered on the Arras Memorial. Maurice was awarded the M.C.
|A V Stansfield
|J E Stocks
|John was the son of James and Jemima of Old Sharlston, James being a farmer. John served as Able Seaman Tyneside Z/4327. John died on the 13 November 1916 aged 19 and is remembered at Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel.
|C B Sugden
|Christopher Babington Sugden was the son of Thomas B Sugden, who in 1901 was a Solicitor, the Town Clerk, and Boro' Coroner and Edith, his wife of St John's Lodge, Wakefield. Christopher served as a Lieut., in the KOYLI's and died on 25 May 1915 aged 22 and is remembered at Bois-Grenier Communal Cemetery.
|C V Townsend
|Charles Victor Townsend was the son of Harry and Caroline who in 1916 were living at St John's Villa, Wakefield. In 1901 Harry was employed as Gas Manager and the family were living in Wentworth Street. Charles served as a 2/ Lieut in the Shopshire LI and died on 21 March 1916 aged 27 and is remembered at Dickebusch New Military Cemetery.
|R W A Usher
|Robert William Armitage Usher was the son of Robert George and Maud Howard Armytage Usher of Bridgecroft, Bolton le Sands, Carnforth. Robert served as a Lieut., in the Lancs., Fusiliers and died on 2 May 1917 aged 27. Robert is remembered at Villiers-Faucon Communal Cemetery.
|C W Vernon
|Charles William Vernon was born and enlisted in Wakefield. He served as Spr., 21182 in the RE's. He died on 30 July 1916 aged 24 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Charles left a widow, Kate of Stoke Road, Gosport, Hants.,
|J P Wade
|Joseph Percy Wade was the son of T P and Clara Wade of Stourton Lodge, Wakefield, Rothwell. He served as Pte., 2000 in the Royal Fusiliers. Joseph died on 31 July 1917 aged 25 and is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. Joseph left a widow, Katherine of 4 Brooklands, East Keswick, Leeds.
|Albert Wilby was the son of Edwin of 96 Horbury Road, Wakefield a Co-operative Society Manager. He served as Cpl., 310 in the DLI and died on 29 May 1917 aged 20. Albert is remembered at Dickebusch New Military Cemetery.
|W H Wright
1939 - 1945
|R H Aitkenhead
|Raymond Hart Aitkenhead was the son of Charles and Emma Airkenhead and husband of Heaton ? He served in the Royal Armoured Corps, no 165843. He is remembered at Kirkee War Cemetery, India.
|R P T Akeroyd
|Robert Peter Townend served as Pilot Officer (W.Op/Air Gnr) in the RAFVR no. 1006350. He was the son of Harold and Mary of Castleford and husband of Bertha, also from Castleford. He died on 13 August 1943 aged 26 and is buried in Castleford New Cemetery.
|D H Baddeley
|Douglas Hiram was the son of Herbert and Mabel of Dalton, Huddersfield. He served in the RAF (Auxiliary Air Force) as Flight Sergt, Air Gnr. 814205. He died on 26 June 1942 aged 25 and is remembered at Kiel War Cemetery, Germany.
|F W Baker
|Frank Weldon Baker was the son of Holderness Rushworth Baker and Hannah Mary. He served in the RAFVR as Sergt., 754085. Frank died on 18 April 1941 and is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, along with many other RAF men and women who have no known final resting place.
|Cyril was the son of Percy and Maud Beatson of Newmillerdam. He served in the RAFVR as Flying Officer (Pilot), 15244. He died on 6 October 1944 aged 21 and is remembered at Becklingen War Cemetery.
|J A D Beaven
|John Alfred Disraeli Beaven was the son of Alfred Disraeli Park Bevan and his wife Phyllis, and husband to Eunice Margaret. John obtained his MA from Canterbury University. He was later Senior Mathematical Master of this school - Wakefield Grammar School. He served as a Lieut., 146148 in the RA's. John died pm 26 July 1943 and is buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar. He lies alongside 3616 other casualties who had served and became prisoners in the Burma.
|R D Beilby
|J W Blakey
|A R R Bower
|D D P Bowie
|W R Chapman
|W C Colley
|J R M Critchley
|E J H Dixon
|P W Durham
|G K M Elliott
|G M R Fairweather
|B C Fieldsend
|F A S Fletcher
|T M Gledhill
|J L Hartley
|C H Hobson
|K L Jones
|N T Lawrence
|M W Lofthouse
|G H Loxley
|C A Mackenzie
|T A Marsden
|K E M Mitchell
|P H Noney
|C E Petit
|A L Plimmer
|R G Richards
|K A Sayer
|R G Setchell
|Robert Geoffrey was the son of Ruth of Lupset and husband of Nellie of Kirkhamgate. He served in the RAF as Flying Officer (Pilot) 43342. He died on 12 October 1941 aged 35 and he is buried at Horbury Cemetery.
|P M A Sherwin
|W H P Summers
|William Henry Poyntz Summers was the son of William and Helena of Stanley, Wakefield. He served in the Merchant Navy as Radio Officer on SS Stanleigh (London). William died on 14 March 1941 aged 22 being remembered on Tower Hill Memorial. NOTE : William is also remembered on Stanley St Peters War Memorial
|F F Thomas
|B U Warp
|K F Wilson
The men that worked for England they have their graves at home and bees and birds of England above the cross can roam.
But they that fought for England, following a falling star. Alas, alas, for England they have their graves afar
extract from a poem by G K Chesterton
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