Roll of Honour

We have a number of activities planned to commemorate the loss of Old Boys who lost their lives in the first world war.  For further information please contact alumni@gsal.org.uk

You can also read more about the impact of the Great War on Leeds Grammar School and Leeds Girls’ High School in John Davies’ book ‘A High Ideal’. Please click on the link to download the order form: Order form for A High Ideal.

Charles Neville, Andrews

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1907 - 13
Home: Leeds then 11 Mortimer Road, Ealing, London
Military Service: 2nd Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Date of Death: 24th March 1915
Age on Death: 21
Grave Reference: II.E.2. Rue-des-Berceaux Cemetery, Richebourg-l’Avoue, France
Information:

He was the second son of Rev Charles W Andrews and Mrs Ellen Andrews of Oxford Place Chapel, Leeds.

Head of School in 1912

Went to Cambridge on an Open Classical Scholarship at Pembroke College in 1913

His brother Robert Freeman Andrews was killed in November 1916.

Robert Freeman, Andrews

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1907-1909
Home: Leeds then 11 Mortimer Road, Ealing, London
Military Service: Kings Royal Rifle Corps then 2nd Lieutenant 10th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Date of Death: 15th November 1916
Age on Death: 24
Grave Reference: B.8 Frankfurt Trench British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France
Information:

The oldest son of Rev Charles W Andrews and Mrs Ellen Andrews and the older brother of Charles Neville Andrews

George Squire, Appleyard

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1908-?
Home: The Drive, Roundhay, Leeds
Military Service: 2nd Lieutenant Durham Light Infantry
Date of Death: January 1918
Age on Death: unknown
Grave Reference: unknown
Information:

The son of Mr J Appleyard

Frederick Ernest, Barker

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1910-16
Home: 29 Cardigan Road, Headingley then Castle View, Huby, Weeton
Military Service: Artists' Rifles, then 2nd Lieutenant, 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 13th October 1917
Age on Death: 19
Grave Reference: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Information:

The younger son of the late Mr G Barker and Mrs Amy Barker

Alec, Barrett

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1908-1914
Home: Hollybank, Headingley
Military Service: Private 26483, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards
Date of Death: 22nd July 1917
Age on Death: 19
Grave Reference: I.C.7.Bleuet Farm Cemetery, Elverdinge, Belgium
Information:

The son of Mr A Barrett.  On leaving school he worked in the Yorkshire Penny Bank.

John Edward, Becker

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1899-1901
Home: "High Garth" North Hill Road, Headingley
Military Service: 2nd Lieutenant, 3rd/1st London Divisional Signal Company, Royal Engineers
Date of Death: 21st September 1918
Age on Death: 30
Grave Reference: VIII.C.8 Dar Es Salaam (Upanga Road) Cemetery, Tanzania
Information:

The son of Mr Edward and Mrs Jessie Mary Becker.  He had previously served in Uganda (1914), Gallipoli (1915) and Salonica (1916).

George Cyril, Benton

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1907-1913
Home: 27 Cardigan Road, Leeds
Military Service: Gunner 1487, 1st West Riding Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Date of Death: 11th June 1915
Age on Death: 17
Grave Reference: V.C.19 Ration Farm Cemetery, La Chapelle-d'Armentieres, France
Information:

The younger son of Mr Walford John and Alice Benton.  On leaving school he worked in Kitson’s Engineering Works.

 

John Walford , Benton

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1905-1909
Home: 27 Cardigan Road, Leeds
Military Service: Private, Artists' Rifles then 2nd Lieutenant 14th Sherwood Foresters, later attached to the 11th Battalion
Date of Death: 28th September 1916
Age on Death: 25
Grave Reference: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Information:

The older son of Mr Walford John and Alice Benton.  On leaving school he obtained a City Art Scholarship to the Leeds School of Art and subsequently a scholarship at South Kensington College of Art.

William Stead, Brayshay

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1898-1904
Home: Hill Hook House, Clarence Road, Sutton Coalfield and Sheaf House, Headingley
Military Service: Captain, 45th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and Army Service Corps
Date of Death: 6th April 1917
Age on Death: 20
Grave Reference: II.J.25 Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, Tournai, Hainaut, Belgium
Information:

The son of Arthur Edwin and Elizabeth Brayshay. On leaving school he became an engineer.

Robert Cecil , Briggs

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1902-1909
Home: Ridge Mount Villa, Leeds
Military Service: Corporal 4604, 1st London Scottish Regiment, in command of a machine gun section
Date of Death: 1st July 1916
Age on Death: 23
Grave Reference: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Information:

The elder son of Mr S Briggs.  On leaving school he entered the cloth trade with Messrs. Houston and Co of Surbiton.

William , Brotherton

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1910-1914
Home: Kelso Road, Leeds
Military Service: Private 31863, West Yorkshire Regiment, later 51st Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Date of Death: 21st March 1918
Age on Death: 18
Grave Reference: XI.E.13 Grevillers British Cemetery, France
Information:

The only son of Mr J A Brotherton.

James Douglas , Brough

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1898-1901
Home: 28 Grimethorpe Terrace, Headingley
Military Service: Nigerian Defence Force
Date of Death: 19th August 1915
Age on Death: 28
Grave Reference:
Information:

The only son of Mr J Brough.  On leaving school he worked for a year in a solicitor’s office, then for four years in the Yorkshire Penny Bank, then for six years in Messrs Beckett and Co Bank.  In 1912 he went to Nigeria in the employment of Messrs Holt, Shipping Merchants.

Alfred Evans, Brown

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1891-?
Home: 33 Cliff Road, Hyde Park
Military Service:
Date of Death: 29 October 1914
Age on Death: 34
Grave Reference:
Information:

The only son of Mr Alfred Brown.  He was in the textile department of Leeds University and was then for a number of years an instructor in cloth manufacturing in Ireland.  He became private secretary to the British Consul in Zanzibar and the secretary to the British Resident there.

Walter Ravenhill , Brown

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1893-?
Home: Eldon House, Leeds, then Grosvenor House, Leeds
Military Service: Private, Inns of Court OTC, then Lieutenant, 7th West Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 21st November 1917
Age on Death: 34
Grave Reference: F.13 Neuville-Bourjonval British Cemetery, France
Information:

The son of Mr Henry and Mrs Sarah Myrtle Brown and the husband of Netta Campbell McCormack (formerly Brown). He left the school to go to Giggleswick School.

He was awarded the Military Cross.

 

Edward William, Brown

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1905-1907
Home:
Military Service: Transport Service
Date of Death: 17th November 1915
Age on Death: 23
Grave Reference: Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton
Information:

Lost when HMHS Anglia (hospital ship) was sunk by a mine laid by the German U-boat UC-5

Eric Wilson, Buckler

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1899-1900
Home: Brackleys, Wickham Bishops, Essex
Military Service: Captain, Worcestershire Regiment
Date of Death: 16th June 1915
Age on Death: 30
Grave Reference: Panel 34, Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium
Information:

The son of Adelaide Maud Ashwin (formerly Buckler) and the late John Henry Buckler. The husband of Muriel Irene Buckler.

He was Mentioned in Despatches (twice) and awarded the Military Cross.

Ernest, Burrell

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1886-1891
Home: Belle Vue Road, Leeds
Military Service: Private 451801, 58th Battalion, Canadian Army
Date of Death: 27th August 1918
Age on Death: 42
Grave Reference: I.D.60 Dury Crucifix Cemetery, France
Information:

He was an accountant in Leeds. The husband of Phyllis Pfretzchener (formerly Burrell) of Oakville, Ontario.

Brian Harper, Butler

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1903-1905
Home: The Vicarage, Christ Church, Meadow Lane, Leeds
Military Service: Private 16402, 29th Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment - Canadian Mounted Rifles)
Date of Death: 23rd April 1917
Age on Death: 25
Grave Reference: IV.C.20 Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France
Information:

The son of Rev. H A Butler. In 1908 the family emigrated to British Columbia.

Geoffrey Clifford, Calvert

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1904-1905
Home: Charnwood, Far Headingley, Leeds
Military Service: 2nd Lieutenant, 8th East Yorkshire Regiment, then Lieutenant 16th King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Date of Death: 15th January 1919
Age on Death: 24
Grave Reference: C.20 Maubeuge Centre Cemetery, France
Information:

The fourth and youngest son of Mr Rhodes Kennedy Calvert and Rose Calvert. He became an engineer with Messrs John Fowler and Co.

John Cyril, Calvert

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1900-?
Home: Charnwood, Far Headingley, Leeds
Military Service: Private 24702, 13th Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment - Royal Highlanders of Canada)
Date of Death: 22nd April 1915
Age on Death: 24
Grave Reference: Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium
Information:

The son of Rhodes Kennedy Calvert and Rose Calvert. He was reported missing after the first poison gas attack at Ypres on 22nd April 1915.

Reginald Cullen, Calvert

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1897-1906
Home: Charnwood, Far Headingley, Leeds
Military Service: Captain, 7th West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Rifles)
Date of Death: 15th July 1916
Age on Death: 28
Grave Reference: I.B 56 Puchevillers British Cemetery, France
Information:

The eldest son of Rhodes Kennedy Calvert and Rose Calvert. He gained a law degree at London University and became a partner in his father’s firm.

William Archibald, Campbell

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1908-1915
Home: Cardigan Lodge, Headingley
Military Service: Private, 12th West Yorkshire, then 2nd Lieutenant 1st/7th West Yorkshire Regiment and subsequently 10th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps
Date of Death: 22nd September 1917
Age on Death: 20
Grave Reference: V.C.5 Chocques Military Cemetery, France
Information:

The elder son of Mr D A Campbell.

Henry Gordon, Carter

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1898-1905
Home: 16 Colebrook Avenue, Ealing then 43 Park Road, Ealing
Military Service: 21st Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery then 2nd Lieutenant 8th Northumberland Fusiliers
Date of Death: 19th August 1915
Age on Death: Unknown
Grave Reference: Helles Memorial, Turkey
Information:

The son of Edwin and Emily Carter. He left school when the family moved to Surrey. He was in the timber trade. He is commemorated by a stained glass window in Kimbolton Church.

John Collinge, Chadwick

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1889-?
Home: 85 Headingley Lane, Leeds
Military Service: 2nd Lieutenant 1st/8th West Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 25th March 1917
Age on Death: 28
Grave Reference: III.F.10 Laventie Military Cemetery, France
Information:

The son of Mr W Chadwick. He was with the firm of Chadwick Brothers, Perseverance Mills, Leeds.

Horace, Chapman

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1900-1905
Home: 'Clifton Bank' 140 Chapeltown Road, Leeds
Military Service: Private 28th London Regiment (Artists' Rifles) then Air Mechanic 43942 2nd Class, 40th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps
Date of Death: 1st April 1917
Age on Death: 30
Grave Reference: IV.B.57 Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France
Information:

The son of Mr Thomas Chapman, a solicitor of Albion Street and Mrs Laura Chapman. He was articled to his father and became his partner. He died of cerebro-spinal meningitis in St Omer.

Francis William, Cheatter

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1890-?
Home: 7 Estcourt Terrace, Headingley
Military Service: Lance Serjeant 269505, 2nd/6th West Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 19th May 1917
Age on Death: 39
Grave Reference: Green "C" 580, Horsforth Cemetery
Information:

He left the school to work in the firm of William Cheatter and Sons who were leather manufacturers in Kirkstall Road. He had served in the South African War with the Leeds Rifles. He died at Edmonton Military Cemetery, Middlesex. He was married in 1907 to Ada Wedderspoon.

Herbert, Cheetham

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1909-1913
Home: 20 Roundhay Grove, Leeds
Military Service: Lieutenant, 1st/6th West Yorkshire Regiment, attached to 146th Trench Mortar Battery
Date of Death: 9th October 1917
Age on Death: 20
Grave Reference: XXXII.E.9 Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium
Information:

The eldest son of Arthur and Margaret Alice Cheetham.

Arthur Reginald, Chorley

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1879-?
Home: 9 Spring Road, Headingley
Military Service: Captain (later Staff Captain) 1st/4th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Date of Death: 28th April 1918
Age on Death: 47
Grave Reference: VII.A.42 Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France
Information:

The third son of Charles Robert Chorley and Mary Hannah Chorley. He was also educated in Paris. He was a solicitor, articled to Messrs Barr, Nelson and Co of Leeds and in 1900 became a partner.

He was mentioned in despatches twice.

Digby Arthur Peabody, Clarke

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1900-1907
Home: Newton House, Leeds
Military Service: Surgeon Lieutenant (Royal Navy) HMS St Vincent
Date of Death: 23rd July 1921
Age on Death: 32
Grave Reference: Section T Grave 8 Lawnswood Cemetery, Leeds
Information:

He was the son of Arthur Edward Clarke and the husband of Marjorie Chambers Clarke of Inverkeithing Fifeshire. He was killed in a motorcycle accident.  He was granted war grave status in 2014 – see United Kingdom Book of Remembrance – “In From the Cold” project.

John, Cockerill

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1896-?
Home: Kettlewell Vicarage, Skipton
Military Service: Sergeant 545, Canadian Royal Dragoons, Royal Canadian Army Corps
Date of Death: 20th February 1916
Age on Death: 31
Grave Reference: II.C.158 Bailleul Communal Cemetery, France
Information:

The son of Rev James Walter and Jane Elizabeth Cockerill. He was an engineer in the Leeds Municipal Offices and in 1913 went out on survey work for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He was killed by a bomb dropped from a German plane.

Ernest Arthur Lovell, Cook

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1904-1910
Home: "Greystones", North Park Road, Roundhay
Military Service: Major, 122nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Date of Death: 1st November 1918
Age on Death: 26
Grave Reference: Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France
Information:

The son of Frederick Nathaniel Cook and Ellie Pearson Lovell Cook.

He was awarded the Military Cross.

Wilfred Henry Hatt, Cook

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1893-1897
Home: Vancouver, Canada
Military Service: Private 65208, 24th (Quebec Regiment) 2nd Canadian Brigade
Date of Death: 7th June 1916
Age on Death: 32
Grave Reference: Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium
Information:

He was a farmer in Vancouver.

Astley De Borde, Cooper

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1903-1904
Home: 119 Percy Road, Shepherds Bush, Middlesex
Military Service: 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Signal Company, Royal Engineers
Date of Death: 7th July 1915
Age on Death: 26
Grave Reference: II.J.9 Bethune Town Cemetery, France
Information:

He was a Second Division clerk at the Scottish Education Department, Whitehall.

Ernest Cyril Iveson, Crofts

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1907-1916
Home: 41 Grange Avenue, Chapeltown
Military Service: 2nd Lieutenant, King's Own Scottish Borderers
Date of Death: 28th April 1918
Age on Death: 20
Grave Reference: IV.C.10 Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany
Information:

The eldest son of Rev E J Crofts. He won a Hastings Exhibition to Queen’s College Cambridge. He was taken prisoner during the German advance of 1918.

Geoffrey Arnold, Denny

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1907-1914
Home: Glenholme, Far Headingley
Military Service: Private 26, 7th (West Riding) Clearing Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps
Date of Death: 22nd December 1914
Age on Death: 17
Grave Reference: I.LL.2 Merville Communal Cemetery, France
Information:

The elder son of Mr F W Denny. He died of dysentery.

Cyril Hawkesworth, Dovener

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1902-1903
Home: 12 Chestnut Villas, Headingley
Military Service: Private 330076 Yorkshire Hussars then 9th West Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 20th October 1917
Age on Death: 24
Grave Reference: P.III.M.4B St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France
Information:

The son of George Henry and Kate Dovenor. He left the school to become a motor engineer.

William Bodington, Draper

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1902-1905
Home: The Rectory, Adel
Military Service: Royal Engineers, then Private 27821, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Date of Death: 15th May 1915
Age on Death: 24
Grave Reference: Adel (St John the Baptist Churchyard), Leeds
Information:

He was the third son of Rev W H Draper of Adel.

Richard Gordon, Eastwood

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1908-1918
Home: The Towers, Sholebroke Avenue, Leeds
Military Service: Cadet-Sergeant 110027, 29th Training Depot Station (Royal Air Force)
Date of Death: 8th October 1918
Age on Death: 18
Grave Reference: T.39 Lawnswood Cemetery, Leeds
Information:

The youngest son of Mr J Eastwood. He had hoped to work in medicine when he left school.

George Edward, Elliot

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1905-1905
Home: The Vicarage, Bramhope
Military Service: 2nd Lieutenant, 13th Royal Sussex Regiment
Date of Death: 20th May 1916
Age on Death: 20
Grave Reference: III.K.13, Bethune Cemetery, France
Information:

The son of Mrs Elliot and the late Rev W Hayward Elliot. He left the school for the St Edmund’s Clergy Orphan School, Canterbury. He had gained a scholarship for Queen’s College, Oxford.

John Arthur, Facer

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1889-?
Home: Calverley Bridge near Leeds
Military Service: Private 16712, 90th Company Machine Gun Corps
Date of Death: 2nd August 1916
Age on Death: 42
Grave Reference: 2.A.12 Corbie Military Cemetery Extension, France
Information:

The son of the late Thomas and Jane Facer.

Ernest Bristow, Farrar

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1895-1903
Home: Micklefield Vicarage, Leeds then 15 Hollins Road, Harrogate
Military Service: Grenadier Guards then 3rd Battalion attached to 16th Devonshire Regiment
Date of Death: 18th September 1918
Age on Death: 33
Grave Reference: B.27 Ronssoy Communal Cemetery, France
Information:

One of the “War Composers”. He was the son of Rev and Mrs C D Farrar and the husband of Olive Wilhemina Farrar. ARCO 1903 and in 1905 he won an Open Scholarship at the Royal College of Music. Gained the Sir Arthur Sullivan Prize in 1906. He was a church organist on South Shield and later at Christ Church, Harrogate. He was a well known composer, organist and music teacher, notably of Gerald Finzi.

Douglas Villiers, Frazer

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1903-1906
Home: "Roundhay", St. Botolph's Road, Worthing
Military Service: 2nd Lieutenant, later Captain, Hampshire Battery, Royal Field Artillery
Date of Death: 16th August 1917
Age on Death: 27
Grave Reference: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Information:

The son of Edward Lillie and Adelaide Frazer. He is named on the Worthing War Memorial and the South African Roll of Honour.

Thomas Ernest, Gibson

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1905-1910
Home: Cliff Lodge, Hyde Park, Leeds
Military Service: West Riding Field Ambulance, then 2nd Lieutenant 2nd/5th West Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 28th November 1917
Age on Death: 23
Grave Reference: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France
Information:

The son of William and Jessie Gibson. He joined his father as a wool merchant.

Charles Marsh, Gozney

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1906-1908
Home: The Gables, New Earswick, York
Military Service: Captain 7th Casualty Clearing Station then 5th Field Ambulance and then 35th Combined Field Ambulance
Date of Death: 15th August 1920
Age on Death: 29
Grave Reference: Basra Memorial, Iraq
Information:

The only son of Mr and Mrs George Gozney of Hyde Terrace and husband of Mrs N G Gozney. He attended Leeds Medical School gaining the degrees of MB, ChB in 1914. He was killed by a sniper while bringing the wounded down the Euphrates on a barge.

He was mentioned in despatches twice and was awarded the Military Cross and Bar.

Edgar Oswald, Hart

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1903-1903
Home: Downholme Vicarage, Richmond, Yorkshire
Military Service: Driver, Howitzer Brigade 4th West Yorkshire Regiment then 2nd Lieutenant 13th West Yorkshire Regiment attached to 9th Battalion
Date of Death: 10th July 1916
Age on Death: 22
Grave Reference: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Information:

The son of Rev Edgar E Hart. He left the school for Ripon Grammar School.

William Gordon, Heald

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1896-?
Home: Hanover Square, Leeds
Military Service: Lance Corporal 29612 2nd Royal Welch fusiliers
Date of Death: 23rd April 1917
Age on Death: 30
Grave Reference: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Information:

The fourth son of Dr G H Heald. He went to the Leeds School of Art and was a black and white artist.

Arthur Frank, Hess

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1894-?
Home:
Military Service: Major 8th West Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 14th July 1916
Age on Death: 31
Grave Reference: A.254 Lawnswood Cemetery
Information:

The son of Dr Hess of South Kensington. He left the school to attend Rugby School. He was a director of Adolf Hess and Brothers Ltd, oil manufacturers. He was severely wounded on 1st July 1916 and died of his wounds in Queen Alexandra’s Hospital for Officers in London.

Eustace John, Hield

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1899-1903
Home: Regent Villas, Headingley
Military Service: Private 403508 2nd/1st Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps
Date of Death: 7th November 1918
Age on Death: 32
Grave Reference: B.7 Sebourg British Cemetery, France
Information:

The son of Joseph and Kate Hield.

He was awarded the Military Medal.

Frederick William Crowther, Hinings

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1902-1904
Home: Hyde Park, Leeds
Military Service: Captain 3rd East Yorkshire Regiment attached 1st Battalion
Date of Death: 25th September 1916
Age on Death: 28
Grave Reference: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Information:

He left the school to return to Blundells School, Tiverton. He was captain of Headingley RFC and represented Yorkshire and the North of England. At the outbreak of war he was engaged in rubber planting in Malaya.

Oswald, Hirst

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1901-?
Home:
Military Service: Private 15/465 15th West Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 1st July 1916
Age on Death: 29
Grave Reference: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Information:

He left the school to go to Leeds University.

Andrew John Hay, Hobson

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1904-1909
Home: Legbourne Vicarage, South Lincolnshire, formerly Leeds
Military Service: 2nd Canadian Contingent, then 8th West Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 9th October 1917
Age on Death: 25
Grave Reference: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Information:

The eldest surviving son of the late Rev John P Hobson and Annie Hobson. At the start of the war he was in Canada on the staff of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Karl Christian, Horner

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1905-1914
Home: Marlborough Villas, 18 Monkbridge Road, Headingley
Military Service: West Riding Clearing Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps then 2nd Lieutenant West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Rifles), then 7th Battalion Royal Flying Corps
Date of Death: 4th April 1917
Age on Death: 20
Grave Reference: lV.C.4 Avesnes-Ie-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Information:

The only son of Charles Robert and Isabel Mary Horner.

Thomas Trousdale, Hurtley

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1905-1909
Home: 173 Hyde Park Road, Leeds
Military Service: 1st/1st (West Riding) Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps
Date of Death: 24th March 1918
Age on Death: 24
Grave Reference: XXXI.H.20A Etaples Military Cemetery, France
Information:

The elder twin son of Thomas and Florence Mary Hurtley. He enlisted along with his twin Jack Trousdale Hurtley. He died of wounds and gas shell poisoning.

Derrick, Ives

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1905-1909
Home: 'Greystones', Roundhay, Leeds
Military Service: Midshipman, later Sub-Lieutenant, HMS Hindustan, then HM submarine H10
Date of Death: 19th January 1918
Age on Death: 21
Grave Reference: 28 Chatham Memorial, Kent
Information:

The third son of Alfred Edward and Beatrice Caroline Ives.

Kenneth Hill, Ives

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1904-1908
Home: 'Greystones', Roundhay, Leeds
Military Service: 2nd Lieutenant, 8th West Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 9th December 1914
Age on Death: 22
Grave Reference: B.317 Lawnswood Cemetery, Leeds
Information:

The son of Alfred Edward and Beatrice Caroline Ives and brother of Derrick Ives. He died of pneumonia at York. Before enlisting he was a solicitor with the firm of Mr Arthur Willey.

Sidney Foster, Jackson

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1892-?
Home: 20 St John’s Terrace, Leeds
Military Service: Lieutenant, 7th West Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 17th November 1917
Age on Death: 35
Grave Reference: Special Memorial A.ll Buttes New British Cemetery, Belgium
Information:

The son of George William and Eleanor Jackson. Before the war he was on the staff of the Leeds Branch of the Commercial Union Assurance Company.

William, Johnson

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1903-1906
Home: 36 Cardigan Road, Leeds, later The Croft, Pannal, Harrogate
Military Service: Private 15th West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Pals), later 2nd Lieutenant 8th South Staffordshire Regiment
Date of Death: 12th November 1916
Age on Death: 27
Grave Reference: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Information:

The son of Richard and Jessie Johnson and husband of Agnes Julia Burn-Murdoch (formerly Johnson) of Enderley, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent.

Stanley Burnett, Kay

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1902-1908
Home: “High Mead”, Wood Lane, Headingley
Military Service: Captain 7th Yorkshire Regiment, later 7th Battalion Royal Flying Corps
Date of Death: 28th January 1918
Age on Death: 26
Grave Reference: T.42 Lawnswood Cemetery
Information:

The son of Stanley Robert and Hetty Kay. He was an engineer at Doncaster. He was seriously wounded and returned to England in 1917 and was accidentally killed while cleaning a revolver while at St Leonards.

Arthur Frederick Hastings, Kelk

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1901-1910
Home: St Margaret’s Vicarage, Leeds, later Goldsborough Refectory, Knaresborough
Military Service: Private 15th West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Pals), then 2nd Lieutenant 14th Welch Regiment
Date of Death: 9th March 1917
Age on Death: 25
Grave Reference: ll.A.4 Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium
Information:

The son of Rev Arthur Hastings Kelk and Bessie Grace Kelk. He left the school with a Milner Scholarship at Magdalene College, Cambridge.

He was awarded the Military Cross.

Percival William James, Kerr

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1912-1915
Home: 52 Rainville Road, Bramley
Military Service: Private, West Yorkshire Regiment then Private 22nd Durham Light Infantry
Date of Death: 26th April 1918
Age on Death: 18
Grave Reference: ll.H.22 Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Information:

The younger son of the late Mr G Kerr and Mrs Margaret C Kerr (his mother went to live at High Mead, Ballinamallard, Co Fermanagh). Before enlisting he worked in the Yorkshire Penny Bank.

George Geoffrey, Kinder

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1907-1912
Home: 53 Harrogate Road, later 2 West Park Drive, Roundhay
Military Service: Captain 8th West Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 20th July 1918
Age on Death: 22
Grave Reference: Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France
Information:

The only son of the late Alderman Fred and Mrs Janie Kinder. Before enlisting he worked in his father’s business.

He was awarded the Military Cross.

Leslie Christian, Kirk

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At Leeds Grammar School: On the staff, teaching French and German, from 1911
Home:
Military Service: Captain 19th West Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 9th October 1917
Age on Death: 27
Grave Reference: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Information:

Born in Sheffield, only son of Frank Herbert and Edith Kirk of 31 Beech Hall Road, Sheffield. He won an Exhibition in Modern Languages to St John’s College, Oxford. He had married a Miss Scott of Sheffield in the spring of 1917.

Geoffrey, Laughton

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1909-1916
Home: 30 Louis Street, Chapeltown, Leeds
Military Service: Private Artists’ Rifles, then 2nd Lieutenant 26th (Tyneside Irish) Northumberland Fusiliers
Date of Death: 5th December 1917
Age on Death: 19
Grave Reference: l.E.2 St Martin Calvaire British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Information:

The son of Charles and Beatrice Laughton.

Robert, Levitt

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1906-1910
Home: 18 Victoria Terrace, Belle Vue Road
Military Service: Captain 6th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Date of Death: 7th July 1917
Age on Death: 24
Grave Reference: XV.G.7. Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq
Information:

The only son of Mr W Levitt. He worked in the National Provincial Bank, Durham.

James, Lister

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1891-?
Home: Roe Head, Mirfield
Military Service: Private 3rd Regiment (Infantry) South African Infantry
Date of Death: 20th September 1917
Age on Death: 39
Grave Reference: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
Information:

The second son of Mr E J Lister and husband of Margaret H Hurlston (formerly Lister) of “Sunnybank”, Mirfield, Yorkshire. He was a partner in the firm of Messrs J Lister and Son Ltd.

Ernest, Longley

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1905-1906
Home:
Military Service: Private 15th West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Pals)
Date of Death: 1st July 1916
Age on Death: 26
Grave Reference: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Information:

Thomas Denison, Lumb

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1903-1910
Home: 31 Lyddon Terrace, Leeds
Military Service: Private, later Corporal Yorkshire Hussars
Date of Death: 25th May 1915
Age on Death: 22
Grave Reference: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium
Information:

The fourth son of George Denison Lumb and Elizabeth Margaret Lumb. The brother of Wilfred Denison Lumb. He was a student at the Agricultural Department of Leeds University. He and his brother were commemorated on the pulpit of the chapel of Leeds Grammar School.

Wilfred Denison, Lumb

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1900-1907
Home: 31 Lyddon Terrace, Leeds
Military Service: Private 15th West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Pals)
Date of Death: 3rd July 1916 - from wounds received on 1st July 1916
Age on Death: 26
Grave Reference: 1.C.17 Bertrancourt Military Cemetery, Somme, France
Information:

The second son of George Denison Lumb and Elizabeth Margaret Lumb. He worked at the London City and Midland Bank. He and his brother (Thomas Denison Lumb) were commemorated on the pulpit of the chapel of Leeds Grammar School.

Donald Halliday, Lyon

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1909-1916
Home: 238 Burley Mount, Burley Road, Leeds
Military Service: 2nd Lieutenant 10th West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellington’s)
Date of Death: 20th September 1917
Age on Death: 19
Grave Reference: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Information:

The elder son of James and Sarah Lyon.

Alexander Herbert Robins, Mackay

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1903-1905
Home: Canada
Military Service: Captain 5th Canadian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death: 2nd February 1917
Age on Death: 28
Grave Reference: l.A.1. Fosse No 10 Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France
Information:

Born in Lanarca, Cyprus the son of Rev H T Mackay. On leaving school he joined the Merchant Service and then went to Canada to join the Frontiersmen. He was married in June 1916. He was accidentally killed during a machine gun demonstration.

He was awarded the Military Cross.

Harold Charles, Maisey

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1909-1915
Home:
Military Service: 2nd Lieutenant 3rd Squadron Royal Air Force
Date of Death: 29th October 1918
Age on Death: 18
Grave Reference: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais
Information:

The son of Mr J C Maisey, a chartered accountant.

Geoffrey Cooper, Malcolm

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1904-1917
Home: Otley
Military Service: Sergeant Major Gloucestershire Hussars then 2nd Lieutenant King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry attached to the Royal Flying Corps
Date of Death: 27th September 1917
Age on Death: 25
Grave Reference: Rochford (St Andrew) Churchyard, Essex
Information:

The son of Dr Malcolm of Otley and the grandson of Mr J C Malcolm, the Leeds City coroner. He was killed when his plane collided with another above an Essex airfield.

George Scholes, Mallinson

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1903-1907
Home: 1 Beech Grove Terrace, Armley, Leeds
Military Service: Despatch Rider, 2nd Signal Company, Royal Engineers
Date of Death: 24th August 1914
Age on Death: 21
Grave Reference: XVIII.A.26 Cement House Cemetery, Belgium
Information:

He was the first casualty from the school although he was initially reported missing and the date of his death only confirmed in June 1917. He was the third son of Thomas and Julia Mallinson. After leaving school he attended Leeds University.

Basil Staniforth, Mann

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1906-1909
Home: “Fairbank”, llkley
Military Service: Captain 2nd/6th Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment
Date of Death: 27th November 1917
Age on Death: 21
Grave Reference: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France
Information:

The son of Mr W H Mann he left the school when the family moved to llkley.

Frederick, Maud

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1908-1915
Home: “Gondo” Thorner, Leeds
Military Service: 2nd Lieutenant 124th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Date of Death: 20th September 1917
Age on Death: 19
Grave Reference: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Information:

The only son of William F L and Frida Maud.

David Grant, McEwan

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1907-1911
Home: “East Dene”, 14 Chapel Lane, Headingley
Military Service: Private 15th West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Pals) then 2nd Lieutenant 10th Welch Regiment
Date of Death: 23rd January 1916
Age on Death: 20
Grave Reference: ll.N.1. St Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Information:

The son of David Watt McEwan and Isabella McEwan. Before enlisting he worked in the Law Union and Rock Insurance Office. He was killed by the accidental explosion of a bomb while practising behind the lines.

Quenton, McLaren

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1901-1903
Home: Vereeniging, South Africa
Military Service: 2nd Lieutenant, 6th Black Watch
Date of Death: 26th October 1916
Age on Death: 23
Grave Reference: ll.F.26 Auchonvillers Military Cemetery, France
Information:

The only son of Mr W A and Mary McLaren. He was in Canada when war broke out and returned to enlist.

George, Middlebrough

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1900-1902
Home: 45 Trinity Road Bridlington
Military Service: Bombardier 150th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
Date of Death: 28th June 1917
Age on Death: Unknown
Grave Reference: XIX.D.9 Loos British Cemetery, France
Information:

The son of Mr G K Middlebrough a brewer of South Milford. He is also commemorated on the Bridlington War Memorial.

Ellis Reginald, Midgley

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1902-1905
Home: 50 Spencer Street, Accrington
Military Service: Private 15th West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Pals) then 2nd Lieutenant 1st/5th King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Date of Death: 17th November 1915
Age on Death: 26
Grave Reference: l.H.18. Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium
Information:

The son of Alderman E C Midgley of Leeds and the husband of Lucy May Midgley of Accrington. He left the school to go to Bootham School, York.

Harold, Nichols

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1907-1913
Home: 25 Chestnut Avenue, Victoria Road, Leeds
Military Service: Artists’ Rifles then 2nd Lieutenant 3rd Battalion attached to 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment
Date of Death: 7th August 1918
Age on Death: 24
Grave Reference: IV.E.8. Vignacourt British Cemetery, Somme, France
Information:

The only son of Mr Lewis Nichols and Mrs Mary Ann Nichols. On leaving school he entered the Intermediate Division of the Civil Service.

James Fitz-Gaulfrid, Northcote

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1912-1914
Home: “Northcote”, Blenheim House, Monkgate, York
Military Service: 2nd Lieutenant 5th West Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 9th October 1917
Age on Death: 22
Grave Reference: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Information:

He was the son of Mr A B Northcote (Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps) and Mrs Northcote of York. On leaving school he went to the Leeds University Medical School.

Valentine, O’Dwyer

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1901-1905
Home: 2 Grove Terrace, Camp Road, Leeds
Military Service: Private Yorkshire Regiment then Private 1st West Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 23rd October 1918
Age on Death: 19
Grave Reference: Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Haucourt, Pas de Calais, France
Information:

The son of Mr H E O’Dwyer. He is also named on Methley War Memorial.

Peter Henry, Oldridge

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1910-1912
Home: Mossley Hill, Liverpool
Military Service: 2nd Lieutenant 80th Squadron Royal Flying Corps
Date of Death: 8th January 1918
Age on Death: 19
Grave Reference: VW.36 Huntingdon and Gadmanchester (Huntingdon) Cemetery
Information:

The son of Mrs Oldridge of Mossley Hill. He was killed while taking off from Hitchin Aerodrome.

Harry Percy Greenwood, Oliver

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1903-1909
Home: Brudenell Road, Leeds
Military Service: Private 15th West Yorkshire Regiment then 2nd Lieutenant 13th Royal Sussex Regiment
Date of Death: 30th June 1916
Age on Death: 23
Grave Reference: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Information:

The son of Mr and Mrs J Oliver. On leaving school he went to work in the City and Midland Bank.

Walter Ransom, Oliver

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1904-1910
Home: 32 Grange Avenue, Chapeltown then 14 Coppice Drive, Harrogate
Military Service: Able Seaman, Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death: 1st January 1918
Age on Death: 24
Grave Reference: Vll.G.14 Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich, France
Information:

The son of Albert and Martha Oliver. On the outbreak of war he was working in the West Yorkshire Bank.

Charles Reginald, Outram

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1907-1912
Home: Frodingham, Lincoln then 4 Cliff Gardens, Scunthorpe
Military Service: Private 1st Highland Light Infantry
Date of Death: 25th October 1918
Age on Death: 22
Grave Reference: Basra Memorial, Iraq
Information:

The son of Charles Henry and Mary Alice Outram. He went to Leeds Grammar School on a scholarship and on leaving went to Leeds University as a Law student. He was articled to Messrs. Scatcherd, Hopkinson and Middleton, Solicitors of Leeds.

James Stanley, Parker

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1903-1904
Home: “Bentcliffe”, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton
Military Service: Private Yorkshire Hussars then 2nd Lieutenant 7th West Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 9th October 1917
Age on Death: 24
Grave Reference: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Information:

The son of Mr J Parker. He left the school to go to Giggleswick School.

Morton, Peto

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1899-1907
Home: Sykehouse, Yorkshire
Military Service: Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps, Medical Officer of the 8th Royal Berkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 22nd September 1916
Age on Death: 26
Grave Reference: lll.C.45 Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Information:

The fourth son of Rev Alfred Henry and Mary Jane Peto. He was House Surgeon at the Leeds Infirmary.

He was mentioned in despatches and was awarded the Military Cross.

Clifford Crawshaw, Pickles

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1897-1902
Home: 10 Otley Road, Headingley, later 105 Camp Road, Leeds
Military Service: Captain, 5th West Yorkshire Royal Army Medical Corps
Date of Death: 22nd December 1916
Age on Death: 30
Grave Reference: T.75 Lawnswood Cemetery, Leeds
Information:

He was the son of Dr John Jagger Pickles and Lucy Pickles. After leaving school he attended Leeds University. He married Dorothy (formerly Wilkinson) of Boston Spa. He was invalided out of the service due to ill health in October 1915 and took over his brother’s medical practice. He died suddenly at his father’s house.

Philip Dobson, Pickles

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1892-?
Home: 10 Otley Road, Headingley and then 105 Camp Road, Leeds
Military Service: Surgeon, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, HMS Macedonia and then HMS Russell
Date of Death: 28th April 1916
Age on Death: 23
Grave Reference: Plot. 39 Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery
Information:

The brother of Clifford Crawshaw Pickles, he had four other brothers who also served and survived the war. He was the son of Dr John Jagger Pickles and Lucy Pickles. After leaving school he attended the Leeds School of Medicine. He was a surgeon at the Leeds Infirmary and then in medical practice in Earby near Skipton. He died in the Malta Naval Hospital.

Clement Everard Gregory, Pike

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1902-1902
Home: St Barnabas Vicarage, Mossley Hill, Liverpool
Military Service: Private 108645, 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles
Date of Death: 6th February 1916
Age on Death: 31
Grave Reference: ll.E.$. La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery, Belgium
Information:

The son of Rev James Kirk Pike and Edith Pike.

Arthur William, Platt

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1881-?
Home: The Vicarage, Whitkirk, Leeds
Military Service: Lance Corporal 12745, 6th Dorsetshire Regiment
Date of Death: 15th September 1917
Age on Death: 46
Grave Reference: I.E.16 Sunken Road Cemetery, Fampoux, Pas de Calais, France
Information:

He was the son of Rev G.M. Platt, Vicar of Whitkirk and Emma S Platt. After leaving school he was articled to a solicitor but in 1890 took a posting to Chile. He was in Singapore on the outbreak of war.

William Edgar, Potts

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1903-1906
Home: 9 Estcourt Avenue, Headingley, Leeds
Military Service: 2nd Lieutenant 5th Battalion, attached 15th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly Sergeant 2nd/8th West Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 13th April 1918
Age on Death: 27
Grave Reference: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium
Information:

He was the son of Joseph and Sarah Anna Burton Potts and the husband of Winifred Mussabiri (formerly Potts) of 20 Merton Avenue, Chiswick, London.

He was awarded the Military Medal.

Benjamin William, Pounder

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1907-1908
Home: Langthorne, Moortown (later of Killinghall)
Military Service: Lieutenant 1st/5th West Riding Regiment
Date of Death: 7th October 1917
Age on Death: 25
Grave Reference: Ill.P.23 White House Cemetery, Belgium
Information:

He was the only son of Benjamin and Sarah Pounder. He took his B.A. at Leeds University in 1911 and was articled to Sir Robert Fox, Town Clerk of Leeds.

Geoffrey Mapleton, Powys

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1907-1914
Home: Meanwood Vicarage, Leeds
Military Service: Lieutenant 15th Northumberland Fusiliers, attached to 18th Battalion
Date of Death: 19th June 1917
Age on Death: 20
Grave Reference: l.B.9. Derry House Cemetery No. 2, Belgium
Information:

He was the younger son of Rev Horace Annesley Powys and Jessie Powys. His father had taught at Leeds Grammar School from 1875-83.

Roy Balfour Hodgson, Rayner

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1907-1908
Home: Oakroyd, Horsforth
Military Service: Lieutenant 15th West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Pals)
Date of Death: 24th May 1916
Age on Death: 23
Grave Reference: l.D.10 Gezaincort Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Information:

He was the younger son of Mr J H Rayner. After he left school he became a student in the textile department of Leeds University.

Francis Patrick, Rhodes

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1905-1907
Home: 30 Clarendon Road, Leeds
Military Service: Lance Corporal 40183 13th Cheshire Regiment
Date of Death: 17th October 1916
Age on Death: 25
Grave Reference: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Information:

He was the second son of Mr F G Rhodes. He left the school when the family moved to Chislehurst.

Guy Bernard, Richardson

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1894-1902
Home: Wintoun House, Leeds
Military Service: Able Seaman (Service number London Z/1329), Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Division, formerly Public Schools' Battalion
Date of Death: 4th February 1917
Age on Death: 33
Grave Reference: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Information:

He was the son of Mr C. Richardson. He read for a Civil Service appointment and then became a solicitor in practice in Bradford. He was invalided home after eight months service in Gallipoli and then served on the Somme.

Arthur George, Rigby

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1904-1912
Home: The Vicarage, Ripley, Derbyshire
Military Service: Captain 8th West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Rifles), later Brigade Intelligence Officer and then Divisional Staff Officer
Date of Death: 12th October 1917
Age on Death: 24
Grave Reference: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Information:

He was the second son of Rev W H Rigby, a Wesleyan minister. He was born in Ceylon when his father was a missionary. He was Head of School in his last two years. In 1911 he gained an Open Classical Scholarship at Trinity College, Oxford and obtained a first-class in Moderation in 1914.

He was mentioned in despatches and awarded the Military Cross.

Adam, Robertson

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1902-1909
Home:
Military Service: 2nd Lieutenant 13th Northumberland Fusiliers, previously Private Grenadier Guards
Date of Death: 2nd February 1916
Age on Death: 24
Grave Reference:
Information:

While at school he was an active and keen member of the Chapel Choir. On leaving school he was articled to the law firm of Messrs Peckover and Scriven. He was invalided out of the army having had an attack of pleurisy and then contracting consumption. He died at a sanatorium at Nordach-upon-Mendip at Charterhouse in the Mendips.

Charles, Robinson

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1904-1904
Home: The Avenue, Scholes
Military Service: Lance Sergeant, later Captain and Adjutant 17th West Yorkshire Regiment, later 1st Battalion
Date of Death: 15th July 1918
Age on Death: 23
Grave Reference: XV.A.I. Nine Elms Cemetery, Belgium
Information:

He was the older son of Robert John Robinson and Mary L Robinson. His father was a wool buyer. He had previously attended the Leeds Modern School. When he left school he became a clerk for the Great Northern Railway Company. He had originally enlisted into the 17th West Yorkshire Regiment, unofficially known as the Leeds Bantams as he was five feet three and a half inches tall.

He was mentioned in despatches.

Ernest Leslie, Robinson

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1906-1908
Home: 26 Clarendon Place then 89 Royal Park Avenue, Hyde Park, Leeds
Military Service: Private 769 15th West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Pals)
Date of Death: 1st July 1916
Age on Death: 23
Grave Reference: I.A.5 Serre Road Cemetery No 1, Somme, France
Information:

He was the son of George Henry and Eliza Robinson. On leaving school he went to sea for three months and then worked in the Halifax Commercial Bank.

Arthur Eustace, Rooke

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1903-1903
Home: 24 Old Burlington Street, Westminster, London
Military Service: Private 8168, 1st West Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 20th September 1914
Age on Death: 25
Grave Reference: 6.B.5. Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension, Aisne, France
Information:

He was the son of the late Leonard Arthur and Arabella Annie Rooke. He was killed in action on the Chemin des Dames Ridge in the battalion’s first action.

Alexander (Alec) Adam, Seaton

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1896-1903
Home: Roslyn, Halifax
Military Service: Captain 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment
Date of Death: 4th September 1915
Age on Death: 31
Grave Reference: IX.B.1. Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, France
Information:

He was the son of John Abdiel and Eleanor Seaton. He was Head of School in 1902 and left on an Open Scholarship at Pembroke College, Cambridge. In 1907 he became an extension lecturer at Pembroke College. In 1910 he was an Education Inspector in Lancashire. That same year he was re-elected to a Fellowship at Pembroke College teaching history.

Alan Webster, Shann

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1908-1915
Home: 19 Glover Street, later "Ivy Dene" 19 Well Close Place, Leeds
Military Service: 2nd Lieutenant 2nd/8th West Yorkshire Regiment, formerly Artists' Rifles
Date of Death: 27th November 1917
Age on Death: 20
Grave Reference: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France
Information:

He was the son of Mr Silvanus and Ann Elizabeth Shann and the brother of John Webster Shann. He had been Sergeant Major of the School Officer Training Corps between August 1914 and December 1915. He was killed while trying to rescue another officer.

John Webster, Shann

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1905-1913
Home: 19 Glover Street, later "Ivy Dene" 19 Well Close Place, Leeds
Military Service: Lieutenant and Adjutant 10th West Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 1st July 1916
Age on Death: 22
Grave Reference: C.13 Fricourt New Military Cemetery, Somme, France
Information:

He was the elder son of Silvanus and Ann Elizabeth Shann and brother of Alan Webster Shann. In 1912 he gained an Open Science Exhibition at Christ Church College, Oxford.

Reginald Henry, Simpson

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1905-1908
Home: West Lea, Mirfield, Yorkshire
Military Service: Lieutenant 4th Lancashire Fusiliers
Date of Death: 7th July 1915
Age on Death: 24
Grave Reference: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium
Information:

The son of John Henry and Julia Hannah Simpson. He came to the school from Wheelwright Grammar School, Dewsbury and left to go to Leeds University. He practised in Dewsbury as a solicitor.

William Alfred Rhodes, Skirrow

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1907-1910
Home: Leeds
Military Service: Private 260009 1st/4th Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment
Date of Death: 17th April 1918
Age on Death: 24
Grave Reference: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium
Information:

He was the son of Alfred Rhodes Skirrow and Harriet Skirrow.

Gerald Flood, Smith

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1896-1903
Home: 9 Lyddon Terrace, Leeds then Wetskiwin, Canada
Military Service: Lance Corporal 79548, 31st Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)
Date of Death: 15th September 1916
Age on Death: 29
Grave Reference: Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Information:

The youngest son of Mr Albert Smith. For some years he was with Messrs. William Lupton and Co., Woollen Manufacturers and then emigrated to Canada where he was a rail road Mail Clerk.

William Wheelhouse, Smith

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1905-1911
Home: Linton Hills, Wetherby
Military Service: Rifleman R/25069 18th King's Royal Rifle Corps
Date of Death: 9th October 1916
Age on Death: 23
Grave Reference: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Information:

He was the son of Mr William and Mrs Elizabeth Mary Smith. He left school to work on his father’s farm.

Henry Frederick, Snowdon

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1895-1902
Home: The Vicarage, Ledsham, Leeds
Military Service: Lieutenant 18th London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
Date of Death: 6th October 1916
Age on Death: 32
Grave Reference: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Information:

He was the son of Mary Louisa Rhodes (formerly Snowdon) and the late Rev Richard Kemplay Snowdon. He passed into Sandhurst in 1902 but was later articled to the firm of Messrs Snowdon, Meredith and Hubbersty, Solicitors.

John Charles Millar Stewart, Stewart

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1900-1908
Home: Lovell House, Leeds
Military Service: Private 15th West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Pals) then 2nd Lieutenant 2nd/7th West Yorkshire (Leeds Rifles) then 25th Squadron Royal Flying Corps
Date of Death: 3rd July 1916
Age on Death: 24
Grave Reference: I.F.56 Lapugnoy Military Cemetry, Pas de Calais, France
Information:

He was the eldest son of Dr Joseph Stewart. He became an engineer and went to work as Chief Experimenter at Messrs Wolseley’s Works in Leeds. He invented a new four speed gear for motor cycles. He was a director of Noel Paton Ltd, Engineers.

Fred, Stockdale

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1891-1894
Home: Austwick and then Sewel, Saskatchewan, Canada
Military Service: Corporal 622686, 8th Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
Date of Death: 15th October 1916
Age on Death: 40
Grave Reference: Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Information:

He was the youngest son of Mr W Stockdale. Shortly after leaving school he emigrated to Canada where he became a very successful farmer.

He was awarded the Military Medal.

Guy Nelson, Stockdale

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1900-1908
Home: Spring Lea, Springfield Mount, Leeds
Military Service: Major 3rd West Yorkshire Regiment then attached to the 11th Essex Regiment
Date of Death: 21st March 1918
Age on Death: Unknown
Grave Reference: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Information:

He was the younger son of Mr Thomas Stockdale. After leaving school he entered Leeds University as a Law Student and was a keen member of the Officer Training Corps. He passed his final law examinations in 1914 and was articled to Messrs Nelson, Eddisons and Lupton. He was wounded in 1915 and for a time was an instructor at the school for officers at Lyddon Hall.

He was awarded the Military Cross and Bar.

Norman Bothamley, Tempest

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1904-1906
Home: 12 Blenheim Mount, Leeds
Military Service: Private 147630, 78th Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
Date of Death: 5th April 1918
Age on Death: 28
Grave Reference: I.F.9. Houchin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Information:

He was the son of David and Ellen Tempest. He emigrated to Canada in 1908.

Harry Westwood, Tiplady

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1912-1916
Home: 20 Grosmount Terrace, Bramley then 150 Broad Lane, Bramley
Military Service: Private 62302, 1st/4th King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Date of Death: 29th April 1918
Age on Death: 18
Grave Reference: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Information:

He was the only son of Samuel and Marjorie Tiplady.

Bryan Hill, Townsley

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1905-1908
Home: Canada
Military Service: Private, Canadian Seaforth Highlanders then 2nd Lieutenant 12th West Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 14th September 1916
Age on Death: 22
Grave Reference: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Information:

He was the younger son of Mr R H Townsley and the brother of Herbert Alan Townsley. He left the school in 1908 to go to Worksop School. He was articled to an engineering firm but emigrated to Canada in 1914. He had served in Gallipoli and was present at the Suvla Bay landings.

Herbert Alan, Townsley

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1904-1909
Home: 4 Woodbine Terrace, Headingley
Military Service: Lance-Corporal 50th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps then 2nd Lieutenant 7th Squadron Royal Air Force
Date of Death: 14th October 1918
Age on Death: 26
Grave Reference: III.D.7 Dadizele New British Cemetery, Belgium
Information:

He was the older son of Mr R H Townsley and the brother of Bryan Hill Townsley. On leaving school he went to work for the Corporation Gas Works.

Herbert Norman, Turner

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1906-1911
Home: "Dunolli", Halton, Leeds the "Balks House", Wortley, Leeds
Military Service: Private then 2nd Lieutenant 15th West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Pals) then 12th West Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 14th July 1916
Age on Death: 22
Grave Reference: XI.E.6 Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Somme, France
Information:

He was the eldest son of Mr Arthur and Clara Turner. After he left school he became a chartered accountant with Messrs H W and J Blackburn of East Parade, Leeds.

John Gilbert, Vause

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1903-1910
Home: 32 Clarendon Road then "Meadowfield", Chapel Allerton, Leeds
Military Service: Lieutenant (Acting Captain) 15th West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Pals)
Date of Death: 1st July 1916
Age on Death: 23
Grave Reference: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Information:

He was the youngest son of Mr Frederick William and Sarah Vause. After leaving school he entered the Textile Department of Leeds University.

Ernest, Walling

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At Leeds Grammar School: On the staff 1912-1914
Home: Leeds
Military Service: Captain (Acting Major) 7th West Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 25th April 1918
Age on Death: 32
Grave Reference: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
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He was appointed Senior Science Master at the School in 1912. He was the eldest son of Mr George and Margaret Walling of Ferncliff, Ingleton. He was educated at Giggleswick School and Magdalen College, Oxford.

He was mentioned in despatches twice and was awarded the Military Cross and Croix de Guerre (France).

Frank, Whincup

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1883-1891
Home: 3 Kensington Terrace, Leeds then Green Hammerton near York
Military Service: Lieutenant, Royal Army Medical Corps
Date of Death: 2nd July 1917
Age on Death: 42
Grave Reference: Div.62.I.E.12 Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France
Information:

He was the son of Mr Charles Todd Whincup and Sarah Whincup. He studied at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and took the diplomas of MRCS and LRCP (London) in 1897 and FRCS (Edinburgh) in 1902. He held appointments at Plymouth and Stroud hospitals and was then appointed anaesthetist to the Shropshire and Mid Wales Eye, Ear and Throat Hospitals at Shrewsbury. He went into practice in the town and was the physician to the Salop Infirmary and medical officer to the Post Office and Board of Education. He accidently drowned while bathing at Le Havre.

Charles Frederick, Whitaker

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1905-1913
Home: "Summerfield", Holbeck Road, Scarborough and Horsforth, Leeds
Military Service: Lieutenant 3rd Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment attached to 2nd Battalion
Date of Death: 5th May 1915
Age on Death: 20
Grave Reference: II.B.44 Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Belgium
Information:

He was the seventh son of the late Mr Thomas and Annie Whitaker. His mother later moved to “Summerfield”, Holbeck Road, Scarborough. He was in the cricket teams of 1912-13; football teams of 1910-12; lacrosse teams of 1911-13 (Captain in 1913); Gymnasium Captain in 1912; Captain of Harrison House 1912; Colour Sergeant in the OTC in 1912 and he obtained Certificate “A” in 1913. In work he preferred the sciences and he passed the Northern University Matriculation in 1911 and the Oxford and Cambridge Higher Certificate Examination in 1912 and 1913. On leaving he was awarded a Certificate of Merit for all-round efficiency by the Headmaster and Governors. He left for Leeds University to take a medical course and passed his 1st M.B. in 1914. He continued his activities in all areas at the University. He was a member of the University Football Team and also played for Headingley. He was an eminent boxer and won, for Leeds University, the middleweight Championship of the Northern Universities. He died from gas poisoning.

Alfred Henry, Wilkinson

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1911-1911
Home: "Villa Rosa", Calverley Lane, Horsforth
Military Service: Private G/40015, 12th Middlesex Regiment
Date of Death: 26th September 1916
Age on Death: 19
Grave Reference: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Information:

He was the elder son of the late John Henry and Sarah Alice Wilkinson. He is also commemorated on the Horsforth Memorial.

Charles Arnold, Wilkinson

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1908-1914
Home: 68 Queen's Road, Leeds
Military Service: Air Mechanic 1st Class "HMS Iris II", Royal Naval Air Service then "HMS" Vindictive
Date of Death: 23rd April 1918
Age on Death: 20
Grave Reference: Cremation, W.1174, Lawnswood Cemetery, Leeds
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He was the second son of Joshua Hudson Wilkinson and Mary Jane Wilkinson. He entered the school on a scholarship. Despite his deafness he enlisted as a chemical expert. He was killed on board HMS Vindictive during the action at Ostend.

He was among those in the ballot to be awarded a Victoria Cross.

Richard Hartley Sagar, Wilkinson

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1888-?
Home: Newton Park, Leeds and then Ainsdale, Southport
Military Service: Private 51433 13th Royal Fusiliers
Date of Death: 11th April 1917
Age on Death: 40
Grave Reference: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Information:

He was the son of William and Elizabeth Wilkinson and the husband of Violet Glaister Wilkinson.

Guy Russell, Willans

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1909-1917
Home: 24 Springfield Mount, Leeds then 5 St Margaret's Terrace, Ilkley
Military Service: 2nd Lieutenant 3rd Lancashire Fusiliers, attached to the 2nd Battalion
Date of Death: 29th March 1918
Age on Death: 19
Grave Reference: XXVIII.F.2.Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais
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He was the younger son of Mr John Russell Willans and Emily Beatrice Willans. On leaving school he had intended to enter Keble College, Oxford with a view to taking Holy Orders.

Philip Esson, Wilson

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1911-1914
Home: 9 Bennett Road, Headingley
Military Service: Private 408197 Royal Army Medical Corps, 2nd Northern General Hospital, Beckett's Park, Leeds
Date of Death: 20th March 1921
Age on Death: 23
Grave Reference: S.203 Lawnswood Cemetery, Leeds
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He was the only son of Walter Esson Wilson. He died of gastritis.

Edwin James, Wood

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1909-1914
Home: 4 Mayfield Terrace, Leeds
Military Service: Private G/40136 16th Middlesex Regiment
Date of Death: 28th February 1917
Age on Death: 20
Grave Reference: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Information:

He was the son of Mr A H Wood. When he left the school he went to work in the London City and Midland Bank.

Edgar, Worsnop

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At Leeds Grammar School: 1901-1907
Home: Armley, Leeds
Military Service: Lieutenant 9th West Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Death: 7th August 1915
Age on Death: 26
Grave Reference: Helles Memorial, Turkey
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He was the son of Mr J Worsnop. He had left the school in July 1907 for Leeds University to study Modern Languages. He gained a Senior City Scholarship in July 1907, and took a Modern Language course at Leeds University, where he graduated in 1910 with Second Class Honours. After taking his degree he taught for a year in a German School and was instrumental in establishing English games throughout the School. In 1911 he was appointed assistant master at Bowden College, Cheshire, and left in 1914 for a similar position at Hull Grammar School.

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