LEEDS WW1 WAR MEMORIALS
HIS MAJESTYS ROYAL NAVY
The following section remembers men from Leeds who gave their lives serving in different branches of His Majesty's Royal Navy in World War One
The Royal Navy in WW1 played a major role in ensuring Britain was supplied with food and raw materials. Below can be seen the different Royal Navy Components of which men from Leeds served and lost their lives. Men not only lost their lives on board ships or Submarines but during land based battles across the Western Front and Gallipoli Turkey.
The first losses of the First World War were not land based from the Army but at Sea with the Royal Navy. Indeed the first man from Leeds who lost his life in WW1 was a Seaman, Francis William Laverack Aged 19 his ship HMS Amphion hit a mine 31 Hours and 45 Minutes after war was declared on the 4th August 1914.