ADKIN Abraham Reginald

Corporal 235920 9th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 27/06/1918 Aged 23. Born Clifford 1894. Son of Charles T Born Boston Spa 1865 and Sarah Ann Taylor Married 1878. 1911 Residence Boston Spa living with Grandmother Occupation Butcher Apprentice. Enlisted Yorkshire Hussars 2550 then 330354 at York Landed France 22/02/1915. Served as Reginald. Laid to Rest Carvin Communal Cemetery France. Memorial Boston Spa.


Private 19/154 11th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 24/08/1916 Aged 20. Born Boston Spa 1896. Son of John William Landlord of Admiral Hawke in 1881 and The Crown in 1911. and Jane Gamble Married 1872 Boston Spa.  Enlisted  Leeds. Memorial Boston Spa. 

Yorkshire Herald York August 19 1916. Private Cyril Allinson, youngest son of Mr J. W Allinson, of Church Street, Boston Spa, has been severely wounded, and his father has gone to the front to visit him. He is with the West Yorkshire Regiment. An old pupil of Tadcaster Grammer School, he was employed as a clerk before enlistment."


Laid to Rest Etaples Military Cemetery France.

CARLISLE John Lancelot

Private 200763 2nd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 01/08/1917 Aged 19. Born Newton Kyme 1898. Son of Edward Born Penrith 1864 and Mary Stables. Born Martindale Westmorland 1867 Married Martindale 1887. 1911 Family living Newton Kyme Father was a Coachman John was at School. Enlisted York 1914. John father Edward Enlisted Aged 52 Royal Defence Corps 17/07/1916 in Leeds in 1916 but never went to the front.   Residence Wharfdale House Boston Spa. Memorial Boston Spa.

  Laid to Rest Brandhoek New Military Cemetery Belgium.


Private 47103 20th Tyneside Scottish Bn Northumberland Fusiliers KIA 05/06/1917 Aged 19. Born Boston Spa 1898. Son of Edgar William and Ada Ward Married 1880 Wetherby. CWGC/1911 St Marys Street Boston Spa. Enlisted Leeds Territorial Reserve Battalion 41220. Memorial Boston Spa.

Remembered Arras Memorial France.    

CLARK Neville

Arthur Lieutenant 1st Bn Coldstream Guards DOW 28/11/1917 Aged 30. Born Matlock Bath Derbyshire 1887. Son of Arthur and Mary Francis Holland Married 1877. Husband of Mary Coulter Married 25/04/1916 Church of Maghull. 1911 Residence 73 Leighton Road Southville Bristol Occupation Tobacco Manufacturer Pupil Memorial Boston Spa.


Laid to Rest Rocquigny-Equancourt Road Manancourt France.

CLARK Charles Augustus 

Second Lieutenant 5th Bn Attached 1st Bn Rifle Brigade KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 30. Born Matlock Bath Derbyshire 1886. Residence 1911 71 Aberdeen Road Highbury North London Occupation Accountant. Landed France 07/12/1915. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.  Memorial Boston Spa. Brother of Neville Arthur Remembered Above.



Private 21818 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 20/09/1918 Aged 29.  Born Kirkstall Leeds 18/04/1889. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Ann Wilford Married Kirkstall Leeds 1888. Husband of Lillian Morris Born Boston Spa 1894 Married St Stephens Church Kirkstall 1917. Residence 1911 6 Vesper Mount Kirkstall. Remembered Vis-en-Artois Memorial France.  Memorial Boston Spa. Kirkstall War Memorial.


Rifleman C/12370 10th Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps KIA 04/04/1917 Aged 34. Born Seaton Carew Durham 1882. Son of Thomas William and Isabella Barker Married 1873. Residence 1911 High Street Boston Spa Occupation Hotel Boots ? Enlisted York 16/11/1915 21st Bn Kings Royal Rifles. Landed France 05/05/1916. Shell Wound 16/09/1916 Birmingham Hospital. Rejoined 10th Bn 10/07/1917. Medals were to be retained for his brother Bombardier Thomas William Dykes of Low Moor Bradford. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. Memorial Boston Spa.       

DYKES Walter Private 5507 6th Dragoons Inniskilling Household Cavalry KIA 30/10/1914 Aged 27. Born Boston Spa. Enlisted York. Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium. Memorial Boston Spa.

FARRER Artheling

Rifleman C/12555 21st Bn Kings Royal Rifles Corps DOW 10/10/1916 Aged 22 AWARD Military Medal 09/12/1916. Born Boston Spa August 1894. Son of Edward Butcher High Street Boston Spa and Elizabeth Smith Died 1904 Married 1879. 1911 Occupation Butcher Boy. Enlisted Helmsley York 29/11/1915 Occupation Farmer. 05/10/1916 Gunshot Wound to the Abdomen 36th Casualty Clearing Station at Heilly 08/10/1916. Memorial Boston Spa.

Yorkshire Evening Post October 1916 Reported:  Private Atheling Farrer 22 the son of Edward Farrer of the High Street Boston Spa has succombed to wounds he recieved in June of this year. Private farrer joined the KRR eleven months ago, and before the war was employed at the Victoria Club New Briggate Leeds.

Laid To Rest Heilly Station Cemetery Merricourt L-A'bbe France.      


Private 33750 9th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 20. Born Boston Spa 1897. Son of Henry and Frances Warriner Married Crambe near Malton 1890. Residence The Grove Boston Spa.  Enlisted York. Memorial Boston Spa.

Laid to Rest Cement House Cemetery Belgium.

HARKER Leonard

Private 37647 9th Bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light infantry KIA 16/09/1916 Aged 29. Born Boston Spa 1887. Enlisted Sheffield. 1911 Southgate Gardens Pontefract Occupation Docker Assistent. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. Memorial Boston Spa.


Lance Corporal C/12166 18th Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps DOW 28/03/1918 Aged 26. Born Liverpool 1892. Son of George Miles and Louisa Jones Married Liverpool 1878. Residence 1911 The Grove Boston Spa Occupation Grocer Assistant. Enlisted York. Memorial Boston Spa. Brother of John Albert Remembered on Tadcaster WW1 Memorial.

Remembered Arras Memorial France.    

HOWE Charles

Private A/2753 1st Bn Canadian Infantry KIA 22/09/1916 Aged 30. Born Boston Spa 21/06/1886 Vol 9a Page 125. Son of Joseph and Ada 1901 Walton near Boston Spa. 1911 High Street Boston Spa. Enlisted Sarnia Ontario Canada 11/01/1915 Occupation Farmer. Laid to Rest Adanac Military Cemetery Miraumont Somme France.  GRAVE. Memorial Boston Spa.

JOHNSON William Herbert

Private 15002 9th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 07/08/1915 Aged 20. Born Collingham 1895. Son of Henry and Sarah Ann 1911 St Helens Ribston Wetherby Occupation Farm Labourer. Enlisted Wetherby Landed Gallipoli 11/07/1915. Remembered Helles Memorial Gallipoli Turkey. Memorial Boston Spa.

KITCHENER Herbert William

Lance Corporal 24118 2nd Bn Yorkshire Regiment KIA 08/07/1916 Aged 26. Born Hertford 1890. Son of William and Elizabeth Crew Married Hertford 1883. CWGC 28 St Johns Street Hertford. 1911 48 Pont Street Chelsea Occupation Servant. Enlisted Leeds. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. Memorial Boston Spa.