Do you recognise any of these names? Help wanted. Holbeck soldiers


This year we are conducting a Remembrance Service at Holbeck Working Men’s Club on Sunday 2nd November at 10 am.
We will be remembering those men from Holbeck who died in the two World War conflicts.
We have a list of names of men, some who are remembered on memorials in Holbeck Cemetery and others who are named on the Holbeck Club’s memorial
We want to invite anyone who recognises these names as relatives or knows about the family to join us on this occasion
HOLBECK Men who died in WW1 & WW2
BLACKBURN: Sergeant Edward RFA died 27/3/18
BLACKBURN Private William, 1st/5th Northumberland Fusiliers died ?/2/18 – brothers lived at Oak House, Balm Walk, Holbeck
BUNKALL: Gunner R 6362 Royal Garrison Artillery died 9/11/16 aged 33yrs of 10 Runswick Ave
CLARKSON: Private Tom 15th Bn. WY Regt (Prince of Wales Own) died 12/7/16 aged 17yrs, son of William Henry and Agnes of 30 Recreation Crescent
CROWTHER: Private Henry 2nd Bn. W Y Regt. 9 (Prince of Wales Own) died 31/3/18 aged 29yrs son of Mary Ann Crowther & late Thomas Alfred of Holbeck
DOLAN : Private James, East Yorks. Regt. Died 6/9/18 aged 35 yrs. Husband of Ada of 2, Perseverance St. Elland Road, Holbeck
HAINSWORTH: Private John William, 6th Bn. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry died 15/9/16 aged 24yrs son of Isabella & the late Arthur of 7 St. Barnabas Terrace, Holbeck
HARRISON: Able Seaman John, Royal Naval Voluntary Reserve died 3/1/1920 aged 28yrs. Husband of Elizabeth 3/4th Court, Bridge Road, Holbeck
HUMPREYS: Private Thomas Henry, WY Regt ( Prince of Wales Own) died 11/7/18 aged 21 yrs. Son of Thomas Henry and Mary Rebecca; born Holbeck
JONES: Private S. 18th Bn. WY Regt ( Prince of Wales Own)died 28/10/18 aged 34yrs, son of late John and husband of Maud B Jones 217 Atlantic Avenue , Rochester, New York, USA; Born Holbeck
KEW: Private Lister 11Bn Lancashire Fusiliers died 20/4/18 aged 28yrs. Husband of Lavinia of 30 Ninevah Road, Holbeck
LARKIN-Sapper F, died 18/8/19 Royal Engineers 564335
LAWN :Trooper Maurice Hubert Lawn Royal Armoured Corps died 7/8/1944 aged 20 yrs. Youngest Leeds United player to lose his life ( conflict kept secret at time ) Son Herbert , of Rothsay Terrace, Holbeck. Former pupil of Ingram Road School.
LINLEY: Stoker 1st Class Leonard, ‘HMS Niger’ Royal Navy died 11/11/14 from Holbeck
LITTLEWOOD: Private J W 80th Bn. Training Reserve- Labour Corps died 26/3/18 aged 42yrs, husband of Frances of 4 Rothsay Mount, Elland Road, and Holbeck
LOWE: Private Richard Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regt) died 20/1/18 aged 23yrs husband of Melinda Smithson (formerly Lowe) of 8 Bowness Terrace, Holbeck
MASTERMAN: Private Edward Edgar 1st Bn Green Howards (Yorks) died 4/4/41 son of Ewart and Hannah of Holbeck Leeds (1911 family living 1 Creskell St Holbeck)
MILLER: Seaman John ‘HMS Vernon’ died 1/5/1922 aged 26yrs and his brother NORMAN MILLER died 12/5/17 aged 18yrs, sons of John and Frances of 12 Belle Vue Place, Holbeck
MINSHULL: O Seaman Stanley died 15/3/1941 aged 21yrs. Son of Albert Edward and Nellie (1911 family living at 10 Shafton Place Holbeck)
MORTIMER: Private Fred 1st Bn. WYR (Prince of Wales Own) died 19/9/16 aged 21 yrs. Son of Henry and Mary Hannah of Ninevah Ave, Holbeck
OVERTON: Lance Corp William 1st/8th Bn. WY Regt.( Prince of Wales) died 28/8/14 aged 27yrs, son of Jack & Maisie ; husband of Catherine of 6 Back Leckley Square, David Street, Holbeck
PADDISON: sapper John William , Royal Engineers, Railway Operating Div. died 21/5/18 aged 35yrs. Husband of E Paddison of 20 Willoughby Grove , Domestic St. Holbeck
PALMER : Leading Aircraftsman Dennis RCAF , RAF Volunteer Reserve, died 13/2/1946 aged 21 yrs son of Ernest and Ethel ( 1911family living at 18 Charlotte St Holbeck)
PILKINGTON: Private Thomas, 1st Bn. WY Regt. (Prince of Wales Own) Died of Wounds in Northern General Hospital, Leeds on 3/9/16 aged 31yrs, son of Mr and Mrs John William Pilkington and husband of Mary Jane Eleanor of 16 Cambrian Road, Holbeck his brother
PILKINGTON: Private Arthur WY Regt (Prince of Wales Own) later Royal Engineers, survived the war and was discharged 23/2/1919 married to Mabel lived in Holbeck

RAMSDEN: Private E, 53rd Bn. Durham Light Infantry, died 1/7/18, aged 18yrs, son of David of 16 Pleasant Terrace, Holbeck
RHODES: Sergeant Herbert 1st/8th Bn. WYR (Prince of Wales Own)died 13/9/16 aged 22 years and HARRY same regiment as brother died 9/5/15 aged 19yrs both sons of Albert & Maria of 17 Ashley Place, Holbeck
STEAD: Alfred, 10th Bn. WY (Prince of Wales own) died 4/11/18 aged 37yrs son of Eliza of 3 or 6 Crosby Road, Holbeck
TEALE: Private Joseph, Depot Bn. WY Regt (Prince of Wales Own) died 10/10/14 aged 55yrs, son of Thomas and Mary. (1881 census living at 17 Spa Street, Holbeck)
THOMAS: Private J W, York’s Regt transferred to Labour Corp, died 29/6/18 husband of Alice of 39 Recreation Grove. Holbeck
THRELFALL: Tom, Air Mechanic 2nd Class RAF died 5/11/18 aged 24yrs, son of Thomas and Margaret of 19 Derwent Ave, Holbeck.
TURTON: Private Walter, 25th Tyneside Irish Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers died 13/4/18 aged 24yrs, son of Edwin & Elizabeth of 11 Willoughby Rd, Domestic Street, Holbeck
Men listed as ‘FALLEN’ on Holbeck WM Club Memorial
We have no other information about these except *at this time and are not sure which list corresponds with WW1 or WW2 conflicts. I tend to think that longer list is WW1 as *Stead and *Ramsden feature on this list and we do have information about them
Bowers A, Booth J, Cane W, Friend W, Garnett W, Hayes J E, Hill H, Hodgson W, Hewitt G, Ingham J, Kerbertson J, Larkins F, Mortimer F, Newland F, Parry R, *Ramsden E, Smith W, *Stead A, Wightman A, Wilson E,
Ambler S, Brayshaw A, Egan J,Hartley A, Milner A , Pickersgill D M, Ruston J R , Taylor T, Wise W.

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