City of Leeds United in WW1

Remembering those from Leeds who gave their lives in world war one.



Arnold - Burn


ARNOLD Alfred Cecil Corporal 1913 1/8th West Yorkshire Regiment Leeds Rifles DOW 16/07/1916 Aged 24 Leeds Modern:1901-1907. Born 1891 Hunslet. Son of Alfred and Esther Francis Bradshaw Married 1880 Salford. 1911 10 Newton Grove North Leeds. After leaving school Alfred worked for the London Joint Stock Bank at Wath-on Dearne and in Leeds. He went to Canada in 1912 to Vancouver to work for the Canadian Bank. In early 1914 Arnold returned to Leeds to qualify as an incorporated accountant. He enlisted in Leeds shortly after war was declared and after training in York and Gainsborough went to France in 1915. He was promoted to Corporal in the Scout section of his unit and it was reported that he was wounded the 15/07/1916 whilst his battalion was repelling a German bombing attack. Alfred passed away the next day from wounds received in the battle whilst at one of the Field Hospitals in the village of Forceville. In 1940 His effects totalling £1,226.00 were given to sister Annie Maud Arnold and brother Algernon Victor Arnold a Glass Manufacturer.

Laid to Rest Forceville Communal Cemetery and Extension France. 

ARNOLD Thomas Reginald Lance Corporal 22726 93rd Company Machine Gun Corps Infantry 11/05/1917 Aged 21.  Leeds Modern:1903-1912. Born 1895 Chapletown. Thomas won a scholarship at Leeds University in 1912 where he studied for his B.Sc Degree in the Department of fuel and gas engineering. In September 1914 at Leeds Town Hall he enlisted into the 15th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment the Leeds Pals and was given the service number 028. After training at Colsterdale Near Masham Thomas served with the Pals in Egypt and France and was trained as a Machine Gunner, he was promoted and transferred to the Machine Gun Company of his Brigade and fell where he lies today. Photo below states 8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Alfred was in 8th Bn could be the photos were mixed up.

Remembered Arras Memorial France. 

ASPINALL John Franklin Private 15/34 A Company 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 15/07/1916 Aged 27.  Leeds Modern:1900-1902. Born 1888 Hunslet. Son of Adam and Mary Ellen Wrigley Married 1882 St George Leeds CWGC Greatham near Stockton-on-Tees 1911 43 Domestic Street Leeds Outfitters Assistant in fathers business. Husband of Florence B Frape Married 1913 Leeds Registry Office. John went over the top on the fateful morning of July 1st 1916 near Beaumont Hamel, and was severely wounded. He was transported back to England and sent to Netley Hospital other wise known as The Royal Victoria Hospital near Southampton where he passed away from wounds received two weeks later.

Laid to Rest Harehills Cemetery Leeds. 

ATKINSON Edwin Darley Private 15/1652 3rd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 30/11/1918 Aged 19. Leeds Modern:1911-1915. Born 11/08/1899 Knottingley. Son of Ernest Darley and Miriam Elizabeth Bentley Married 1896 Kendal. Edwin was only 16 when he enlisted in Leeds into the 15th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment known as the Leeds Pals. Edwin trained at Colsterdale until April 1916 when he was sent on active service. Incredibly Edwin survived the Somme and all of the fighting leading up to the end of 1918, and his commanding officer had recommended him for his commission. However Edwin picked up a chill whilst in Tynemouth Hospital and passed away from Pneumonia (Spanish Flu) that was sweeping the nation indeed the world. When Edwin passed away his mum was living in Worcester after remarrying in 1912 to William C Sweeting at St Martin Potter Newton. In 1920 Miriam received effects of £150.00 residence of Edwin stated as 8 Harehills Avenue Chapletown Road Leeds. Remembered Brookwood 1914-1918 Memorial Surrey.

ATKINSON John Cecil Private 17/8050 17th Bn Manchester Regiment 25/01/1916 Aged 21. Leeds Modern: 1907-1910. Born St Martins Leeds. Son of Arthur Reginald and Mary Susanna Wooler Married 1881 St Peter Leeds 1911/CWGC 14 Spencer Place Chapletown. John had left Leeds Modern and found employment at T. Collier & Co in Manchester. At the outbreak of war he enlisted into the 2nd Bn Manchester City Battalion. After training in Heaton Park, Grantham and at Salisbury Plain, John went to France in November 1915, and gave his life two months later 13 kms South East of Albert in the Somme Region. 

Laid to Rest Suzanne Communal Cemetery Extension France. 

BADDON Wallace Captain 147th Company Machine Gun Corps 03/09/1916 Aged 21. Leeds Modern:1905-1909. Born Leeds. Son of George and Catherine Wallace Married 1876 Edinburgh. 1911 139 Chapeltown Road. On leaving Leeds Modern he worked for the Leeds Education Committee, during this time Wallace served in the Field Artillery of the 1st Battalion West Riding Brigade. Left London June 1912 arriving in Brisbane he worked in Australia as a station bookeeper. Enlisted 19/08/1914 in Toowoomba Queensland aged 23 years and 10 months into "B" Company of the 2nd Australian Light Horse Infantry as a Private gaining the service number 298. At his medical Wallace is described as being 5ft 9 inches weighing 10 stone 7 lbs with a chest size of 35-37 half inches. He had a fair complexion blue eyes, fair hair and a scar on his right palm. After training and moving to Alexandria Egypt Wallace was sent to Gallipoli Turkey on the 05/05/1915, and exactly one month later he was shot at Anzac Cove, he was then sent home to England where he was diagnosed with appendicitis. Whilst in Hospital in Wandsworth London, Wallace was granted a commission into the 13th Bn Highland Light Infantry. On the 04/11/1915 he was ordered to attend the school of instruction in Sterling Scotland with bed linen and blankets. Transferred to the Machine Gun Corps and promoted to the rank of Captain.  YEP 11/09/1916 States his family received a letter that Wallace had been shot through the throat and at the time was actively encouraging his men on at the time, he is a very large loss to the company"  In 1920 Wallaces father George was living at Reginald Parade 139 Chapletown Road Leeds was contacted by the Austaralian Imperial Forces to pass on a kit Wallace had used during his time in the Australian 2nd Light Horse and also to inform him that because he had served with the Australians between 19/08/1914 and 10/11/1915 he was entitled to the 1914-1915 Star the British Medal and the Victory Medal.

Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. 

BARKER Christopher James Captain Adjutant 30th Division Park Royal Engineers 12/04/1918 Aged 30. Leeds Modern: 1899-1905. Born Rothwell near Leeds. Son of George and Annie Elizabeth. CWGC Brother of Maggie Hunt of The Gables 1st Avenue Leeds Road Wakefield. Christopher won a brown scholership at the University of Leeds after attending Leeds Boys Modern. He passed an engineering course with merit gaining a B,Sc and becoming an associate member of the institute of civil engineers. Christopher worked for Leeds City Council at the Leeds Sewerage works. In 1914 Christopher joined the Leeds University Officer Training Corps and was shortly gazetted to the Royal Engineers as a 2nd Lieutenant. Christopher was mentioned in General Haigs dispatches, and it was reported that he was personnaly congratulated by United States General Pershing. Christopher was reported to have been hit by shell fire and was taken to Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station near Ieper Belgium where he passed away. Laid to Rest Duhallow A. D. S. Cemetery Belgium.

BARR John William 2nd Lieutenant 5th Bn Angus and Dundee Att 8th Bn Black Watch 24/03/1918 Aged 21. Leeds Modern: Unknown. Born 05/06/1896 Leeds Son of John and Margaret Howett Ben CWGC 160 Lynton Villa Woodsley Road Leeds. John entered his fathers business of clothier and draper 1911 Travelling Draper. In 1916 John enlisted into the 7th Bn of the Black watch, after training he was gazetted a commision into the 5th Bn. He went to France in October 1916, and in May 1917 was wounded and sent back to England. In September John went back to France with the 8th Battalion Black Watch. A newspaper report of the time states John lost his life during the Great German offensive at Longueval Crossroads France. His body was not retrieved.


Remembered Pozieres Memorial France

BARRAND Sydney Lieutenant 1st Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps KIA 14/08/1918 Aged 26. Leeds Modern:1901-1905. Born Leeds. Son of Charles a Furnisher and Cabinet Maker and Alice Bromley Married Dewsbury 1886 of 134 Woodhouse Lane Leeds. Husband of Olive Evelyn Smith Married Wandsworth June 1918 CWGC 99 Putney Bridge Road Putney London.  In 1906 Sydney joined the Leeds Boys Rifle Brigade, being the Adjutant at the summer camp held at Windermere in August 1914. Enlisted 14/08/1914 Leeds joining the Leeds University Officer Training Corps. Landed in France with the Royal Army Medical Corps 30/10/1914. Sydney first saw action on the 05/11/1914 near Ieper in Belgium. In July 1916 he gained his commission in the Kings Royal Rifles. Wounded at Miramont in February 1917. 07/01/1918 Promoted to Lieutenant. It was reported he had lost his life repulsing a german attack south east ofArras. A Fellow officer wrote "We all knew him to be brave honest and true"


Laid to Rest St Amand British Cemetery France.

BEAN Bevis Heppel Lieutenant 9th Squadron Royal Flying Corps KIA 18/06/1917 Aged 27 Attended Leeds Modern:Unknown. Born Son of Reverand Benjamin ex Wesleyan minister for Headingley and Harriet Dobing Pearson Married 1887 Durham. Bevis was already serving in the Territorial Battalion of the Welsh Fusiliers in 1914 when war broke out and he immmediatly enlisted for active service. Rank of Corporal Service Number 1238. After training Bevis gained his commision in January 1915, and was sent to Gallipoli Turkey 26/10/1915 where it is reported he was invalided and sent to Alexandria in Egypt to recuperate. Bevis remained in Egypt until he was transferred to the Flying Corps in England. In April 1917 Bevis was sent to France, reported that on the 18/06/1917 Bevis was last seen engaging German aircraft, and his plane had crashed. At the time it was said only his observer was found and it was assumed Bevis had been killed by the crash and the burning of the machine. 17/08/1917 Effects left to his father £223. 18s. 3d. 

Laid to Rest Strand Military Cemetery Belgium.

BELL James Pickard Private 153353 43rd Bn Canadian Infantry Manitoba Regiment 08/10/1916 Aged 28 Leeds Modern:Unknown. Born 17/07/1888 Aysgarth Yorkshire. Son of William and   who lived in Flatlands Aysgarth Yorkshire in 1914. James emigrated to Canada to work as a farmer after leaving Leeds Boys Modern. On the 02/07/1917 enlisted at Winnipeg into the Canadian Battalion of the 79th Cameron Highlanders known later in the war as the 43rd Canadians. James was described as being 5ft 9 inches tall, with a chest size of 40 inches. He had a fair complexion blue eyes and fair hair. After being sent to England to train he was posted to France in February 1918. James was placed in charge of a grenade section. On the 08/10/1918 it was reported that he was last seen leading his section, none of whom returned or were found to be taken prisoner. 

Remembered Canadian National Vimy Memorial. 

BENTON John Walford 2nd Lieutenant 19th Bn attached 11th Bn Sherwood Foresters 28/09/1916 Aged 26 Leeds Modern:1901-1904. Born 1891 Sheffield. Son of Walford John and Alice McGee Married 1888 Greenwich 1911 1 Chestnut Avenue Hyde Park. CWGC 27 Cardigan Road Headingley. After leaving Leeds Boys Modern John went to Leeds Grammer School gaining a scholership to Leeds School of Art. He then went to the Royal collage of art in South Kensington London. Joined the Artists rifles and was transferred to the London University Officer Training Corps. He gained his commision in the 14th Bn Notts and Derby Regiment and was sent to France in July 1916. John was wounded on 28/07/1916 and rejoined his battalion in the August. Roll of War Service states " Killed by a bullet through the heart while on patrol between Martinpuich and Le Sars, Buried near the Le Sars and Bapaume Road" His commanding officer wrote saying. "He had only been with the battalion a few short weeks but he had already given proof of his bravery and ability as an officer, and his death is deplored by all the men and officers of his company"  1917 Johns Effects left to his father £383. 8s. 3d. Brother Gunner George Cyril Gave his Life 11/06/1915.


Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.

BLACKBURN Harold Clement 2nd Lieutenant 1st Bn attached 1st/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 23/03/1918 Aged 22 Leeds Modern:1908-1912. Born Swillington. Son of Herbert Henry and Lucy Blanche Lake Married at Leeds Registry Office in 1895. On leaving Leeds Boys Modern Harry worked as an apprentice in Park Square Leeds under the guidence of Mr S. Hey.  In March 1916 Harry joined the Royal Engineers being trained in Aldershot. And was posted to Egypt with the British Expeditionary Force in July 1916 was involved in the advance from El Arish to Jaffa. In February 1917 Harry was commisioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment the Leeds Rifles. Harry was sent to France in the November of 1917 and then onto Belgium at the beginning of 1918. In March of that year it was reported he was killed by accident while giving instructions to a squad at revolver practice. Laid to Rest Menin Road South Military Cemetery Belgium. 

BLAIR Allen Frank Private 2678 1st/7th Bn Durham Light Infantry 24/05/1915 Aged 22 Leeds Modern:1901-1904. Born Scotland Son of the Reverand E. Blair Allen a Wesleyan Minister who was at Chapel Allerton in Leeds. After attending Leeds Boys Modern Frank went to Bristol to the Kingswood school between 1904 and 1905. Frank was then attached to a firm of Solicitors in Sunderland and gave up his practice in 1914 at the outbreak of war.

 Remembered Menin Gate Memorial Ieper Belgium.

BOWERBANK Wilfred Private 37259 11th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 08/06/1917 Aged 30 Leeds Modern:Unknown. Born Leeds Son of Jonathan Fallowfield a commercial traveller and Harriet Nelson Married 1885 St Peter Leeds. Husband of Annie Ogden Married 1911 Leeds Registered Building. Wilfred had a brother Sydney who also attended Leeds Boys Modern who survived the war Dying in 1956. Wilfred was brought up in Leeds living 54 Strathmore Terrace Harehills, Osbourne Street West Leeds and 19 St Annes Avenue Burley Cum Headingley Leeds. After leaving Leeds boys Modern Wilfred worked at J.Stansfield Iron Merchants in Great George Street Leeds where is father had connections with the business. He enlisted in April 1916 in York and after training was sent to France. A newspaper report of the time states Wilfred gave his life whilst fighting on the Messines Ridge on 11/06/1917, however Army records show he gave his life on 08/06/1917.

Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium.

BOWMAN James Wood Private 41303 6th Bn Leicestershire Regiment KIA 14/09/1918 Aged 19 Attended Leeds Modern:1910-1914. Born 1898 Headingley. Son of Charles a Plumber and Glazier and Anie Maria Wood Married 1880 St Mark Church Woodhouse 1911 11 Victoria Road Hyde Park, CWGC 12 Regent Park Avenue Hyde Park. On leaving Leeds Modern he worked as an apprentice in Albion Street Leeds to a firm of solicitors. He enlisted 19/02/1917 and trained at Rugeley Camp in Leicestershire, being posted to France in January 1918, James was gassed in April 1918 and was sent to hospital to recover. James remained at the hospital until August 1918.

 Remembered Vis-En-Artois Memorial France.

BOYD Thomas Ripley Gunner 42445 3rd Bde Canadian Field Artillery KIA 21/04/1916 Aged 33 Leeds Modern:1894-1896. Born Holbeck 05/05/1883. Son of Thomas a cloth finisher and embosser Born Leeds 1844 and Sarah Ann Sykes Born Leeds 1850 Married 1869 St Andrew Leeds. After leaving Leeds Boys Modern Thomas emigrated to Toronto Canada in 1904 and started a business as a plasterer in the firm of Boyd and Colisham.  03/09/1914 Thomas enlisted into the Canadian expeditionary Force at Valcartier 16 km from Quebec in Canada joining the 9th Battery Canadian Field Artillery having previousley served for three years in the Boar war. At his medical Thomas is described as being 5ft 7 inches tall, with a dark complexion black hair Grey eyes with a chest size of 37 inches. Thomas arrived in England in November 1914 and after training was sent to France in February 1915. He fought at Ieper and Festhubert and it was said that he fired the first shot at Neuve Chapelle. Recommended three times for honours for as what was described as,"faithfull and Gallent service" It was reported Thomas was Instantaneously Killed by a German shell whilst in the cookhouse near Poperinghe Belgium. He left £683.00 pounds in his will.  Remembered Beeston Wesleyan Church. Leeds Boys Modern and Metropolitan United Church 56 Queen Street East Toronto Ontario Canada.



Laid to Rest Reninghelst New Military Cemetery Belgium.

BRADLEY Frederick Walter Private 41406 6th Bn Leicestershire Regiment DIED POW 05/10/1918 Aged 19 Attended Leeds Modern: 1911-1914. Born 1899 Kirkstall. Son of Edmund a romany gypsy Born at Manchester in 1865 and Fanny Tarry Born Leeds 1865 Married St George Leeds 1888. On leaving Leeds Modern Frederick went into the cloth business working as a hosier in Leicester. Enlisted 27/11/1916 Leeds Residence 7 St Johns Green Hyde Park Occupation Clerk. Landed Boulogne 23/01/1918.  On 21/03/1918 he was taken prisonner at Epehy. Frederick was sent to the camp at Munster in Germany and passed away from influenza. The Germans sent the following letter to the Leicestershire Regiment at Lichfield: "Sir with much regret we have the honour to report the death in the camp hospital here on the 5th, here of 41406 Pvt F W Bradley, caused by throat infection. Burial took place on the 8th in the allied prisoner of War Cemetery Munster in Grave No No 1206. Relatives advised. Yours Faithfully BSM. RGA." After the War Frederick and others Laid to Rest in Munster were moved and Laid to Rest Cologne Southern Cemetery Germany.

BRAITHWAITE James Ellis Private 4697 1st/5th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 04/10/1916 Aged 36 Attended Leeds Modern: Unknown. Born 1880 Leeds. Son of Walter Samuel and Emily Ward Married 1877 Leeds Registered Building. 1911 May House St Marks Avenue Woodhouse Lane Leeds Architect & Surveyor. James studied architecture with his father and attended the Leeds School of art. He joined his father in practice, and became a member of the Royal Institute of British architects and a member of the council of the Leeds Architectural Society. Enlisted Leeds April 1916. Died 8th Stationary Hospital Wimereux. 23/01/1917 Effects left to father of £564. 5s. 9d.

Laid to Rest Wimereux Communal Cemetery France.

BRAYSHAW William Stead Captain Army Service Corps 45th Sqaudron Royal Flying Corps MIA 06/04/1917 Aged 29 Attended Leeds Modern:1895-1898. Born 1887 Birmingham. Baptised 04/12/1887 St James Leeds  Son of Arthur Edwin and Elizabeth CWGC Hill Hook House Clarence Road Sutton Coldfield and Sheaf House Headingley. William attended kindergarten at Leeds Boys Modern right through to leaving for Leeds Grammer School. William enlisted into the Birmingham Pals in August 1914 due to having a business venture in the city. This business experiance led him to being promoted to the rank of Captain in the Army Service Corps in November 1914. William was accepted into the Royal Flying Corps in October 1916. Effects left of £252.00. Laid to Rest Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension Belgium.

BREARLEY Harold Private 19970 26th Bn Royal Fusiliers KIA 17/01/1917 Aged 21 Attended Leeds Modern:1909-1913. Born 1896  Potternewton Leeds. Son of George and Annie Eliza Dockrey Married 1893 Dewsbury 1911/CWGC 28 Hillcrest View Shepherd Lane Leeds. Harold left Leeds Boys Modern to join Bradford districts Bank in Park Row Leeds, he enlisted into the Bankers Battalion the 26th Bn royal Fusiliers in November 1915. In April 1916 he was sent to France.

 Laid to Rest Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery Belgium. 

BRENTNALL Charles Joseph Bombardier 775062 49th Trench Mortar Bty Royal Field Artillery DOW 27/07/1917 Aged 25 Attended Leeds Modern:1903-1906. Born 1892 Shepherds Bush London. Son of Charles John Born Kegworth and Fanny Rhodes Married 1888 St Peter Morley. After leaving Leeds Boys Modern Charles became an engineer and joined the Leeds Territorial Field Artillery in 1911. Residence 1911 79 Fountain Street Morley Occupation Draughtsman. Charles went to France in April 1915 with the 49th Division. And in 1916 his five (5) year service expired and as a result he re enlisted into the Trench Morter Battery. Charles was badly gassed 02/07/1917 and never recovered. Effects of Charles value £398.00. given to Sister Marion Rhodes Brentnall.

Laid to Rest Coxyde Military Cemetery Belgium.

BRIGGS Orriel Captain 8th Bn Somerset Light Infantry KIA 04/11/1918 Aged 30. Born Leeds 1888 Baptised October 1888 Leeds All Hollows. Son of Charles William and Sophia Cox Married 1887 All Souls Leeds. Husband of Edith May Longfield Married 20/08/1916 at St Michael Headingley. CWGC Morton House 57 Regent Road Great Yarmouth. Enlisted into the 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment the Leeds Pals at Leeds Town Hall in September 1914 in the October was Commisioned as 2nd Lieutenent. Went to France in 1915 and was wounded in the December of that year. On recovering he became adjutant at a training camp at Ripon, and in December 1917 was again sent to France where he was transferred to the 8th Bn Somerset Light Infantry, and was promoted to Captain and Adjutant. Orriel lost his life leading his men into action 04/11/1918 shot by a sniper through the heart whilst leading a raiding party. It was reported at the time that : "Captain Briggs was greatley beloved and admired both by his men and fellow officers." 

Photos Courtesy of Richard Briggs

Laid to Rest Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension Belgium.

BRIGHAM Gervaise William Gunner 137281 B Battery 282nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery DOW 28/10/1917 Aged 19 Attended Leeds Modern:Unknown. Born 29/03/1898 Chapeltown Leeds Baptised 19/06/1898 All Souls Leeds. Son of William Wilson and Annie Laird Carfrae Married 1895 All Souls Leeds 1911/CWGC 19 Grange Crescent Chapeltown Road. After leaving Leeds Boys Modern Gervaise became a clerk working in the Hunslet branch of Beckett and Companys Bank.  Enlisted Leeds in 1916 and was attached to the 1/8th London Battery of the Royal field Artillery

Laid to Rest at Minty Farm Cemetery Belgium (site of an old German Blockhouse)

BROOK Cecil Frederick 2nd Lieutenant 9th Bn attached 8th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment DIED 05/04/1916 Aged 23 Attended Leeds Modern:1906-1907. Born Bath. Son of Frederick William and Mary CWGC Rosemont 2 Kingsway Harrogate. 1911 20 Woodland Park Road Headingley Learning Business. Cecil was for many years a member of the Leeds Boys Rifle Brigade, and at the outbreak of war enlisted into the 2nd West Riding Field Ambulance. In January 1915 he attained his commission as a signal officer in the East Yorkshire Regiment later becoming brigade officer. Landed France 23/03/1916. Cecil contracted pneumonia and passed away. Laid to Rest Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium.

BUCKLEY William Land Private 72806 13th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers DOW 26/08/1915 Aged 19 Attended Leeds Modern:1911-1914. Born Leeds. Son of James William Land Died 1928 and Florence Chadwick Married Bramley and Holbeck District Registered Building 1887 CWGC of 105 Harehills Avenue Roundhay Road. Left Leeds Boys Modern and was an apprentice in Mechanical Engineering, William joined up in Leeds originally into the Royal Army Service Corps service Number 22048. In 1916 he was transferred to the Welsh Fusiliers. He was in France only Six weeks when he lost his life

Laid to Rest Etaples Military Cemetery Boulougne France.

BURN Reginald John Private 64112 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 17/09/1918 Aged 18 Attended Leeds Modern:1911-1915. Born Hull. Son of Edwin a grocers assistant and Lily Wyatt Sharpe Married 1899 Sculcoates near Hull. CWGC/1911 11 Hares Mount Shepherds Lane Harehills. Joined the Leeds Boys Modern Cadet Corps in 1914 at the outbreak of war. Leaving school he worked as a clerk in the County fire Insurance Company on East Parade in Leeds. Reginald had to wait for the correct age to enlist and on his eighteenth birthday he joined the West Yorkshire Regiment. After six months training on the 14th August 1918 he was sent to France.

 Laid to Rest Trefcon British Cemetery Caulaincourt France.