AMIES Arthur George

2nd Lieutenant 1st/5th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 23. Born Dewsbury. Son of Thomas James Born Morville Shropshire 1871 and Alice Georgina Ebbut Born Croydon Surrey 1870 Married 1893 at Epsom Surrey. Husband of Annis Tunningley Married Tadcaster 02/08/1917. Arthur trained at Bromets Solicitors with a view to a career in poor law work.  Memorial Tadcaster.


Laid to Rest Tyne Cot Cemetery Belgium.   

ALDOUS Frederick

Private 36818 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 16/06/1917 Aged 29. Born Stutton nr Tadcaster September 1888 Vol 9c Page 765. Son of James Born Stradbrok Suffolk 1862 and Sarah Elizabeth Fowler Born Grimston Cottage Tadcaster 1866 Married St Georges Church 1885. Rear of Leeds Town Hall. Husband of Mary Ann Fryer Born Knaresborough 1886 Married Knaresborough 1913. CWGC Old Scriven Knaresborough. Enlisted Tadcaster. Memorial Tadcaster.

Laid to Rest Bailleul Road East Cemetery France. 


Lance Corporal 7236 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 20/09/1914 Aged 33. BORN: Market Weighton 1879. Son of Francis Edwin Born Market Weighton 1852 and Ann Milner Born Pocklington 1850. Husband of Edith Blanchard Married Tadcaster 1907. Residence 1901 4 Fairfield Terrace Tadcaster Occupation Cooper John Smiths Brewery. Residence 1911 2 Victoria Terrace Tadcaster Occupation Cooper. Enlisted York 1914. went to Cambridge and Landed france 08/09/1914 part of the original British Expeditionary Force Harry was an old Contemptable. Harry lost his life on the final day of the 1st Battle for Aisnes which was between September 13th and the 20th, This was the start of trench warfare and the number of men who gave their lives sent shockwaves through the nation. (13.000 men gave their lives in this battle.) It was reported that Harry went over the top with his friend Fred warrington and that Harry was shot between the eyes fred being wounded. Memorial Tadcaster.


Remembered La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial France.


Private 23364 6th Bn Loyal North Lancashire Regiment DIED 21/02/1917 Aged 37. Born Bramham 1880. Son of George Robert Born Saxton 1835 and  Bridget Healey Born Ireland 1838 Married Lambeth  London 1857. Residence 1901 Wilkinson Terrace Stutton. 1911 Residence Stutton Tadcaster Occupation Farm Labourer. Enlisted Tadcaster Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 27905. Remembered Basra Memorial Iraq. Memorial Tadcaster.


Leading Seaman J14020 HMS Submarine E34 KIA 20/07/1918 Aged 24 Distinguished Service Medal. Born 21/06/1894 Gateshead. Son of George William and Margaret Harrison Royal Navy Record 9 Sandfield Terrace York Road Tadcaster. 1911 Rosemary Row Tadcaster Occupation Labourer. Remembered on Chatham Naval Memorial. Memorial Tadcaster.

HMS E34 was used as a mine layer left Harwich on the evening of the 20/07/1918 to lay mines and was lost near the Eijerlandse Gronden, the sands between the Frisian islands Texel and Vlieland off the coast of Holland. A crew of 37 Including George lost Their Lives CLICK HERE FOR CREW DETAILS


Serjeant 288 1st/5th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 18/11/1915 Aged 26. Born Tadcaster Enlisted Tadcaster Landed 15/04/1915 France. Son of James Born Church Fenton 1854 and Ellen Foley Born Sherburn in Elmet in 1854. Residence 1911 Chapel Street Occupation Brewers Labourer. Memorial Tadcaster.


Laid to Rest Essex Farm Cemetery Belgium

BEAN George Henry

Private 14481 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 31/01/1917 Aged 29. Born Tadcaster 1888 Vol 9c Page 785. Enlisted Leeds. Son of Frederick Born Wetherby 1866 and Martha Whincup Born Tadcaster 1861 Married Tadcaster 1887. CWGC Station Road Tadcaster. 1911 Residence 12 Westfield Terrace Tadcaster Occupation in Brewery. Yorkshire Evening Post Private George Henry Bean, West Yorkshires, son of Mr and Mrs Fred Bean, of 12 Westfield Terrace, Tadcaster, died on January 31st 1917 of wounds recieved in action. He was 26 years of age and was formerly employed at the Tower Brewery, Tadcaster. Memorial Tadcaster.

Laid to Rest Grove Town Cemetery Meaulte France.


Rifleman 48990 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 24 at Poelcappelle. Belgium. Born Tadcaster 1883. Enlisted Leeds. Son of William Born Tadcaster 1864 and Mary Born Tadcaster 1855. 1911 Residence Chapel Street Occupation Tailors Apprentice. Memorial Tadcaster.

Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.


Private 24783 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Fricourt Somme Aged 23. Born Tadcaster 1892 Enlisted Tadcaster. Son of Joseph John Born Towton 1868 and Mary Magee Born Tadcaster 1870. 1911 Residence Robin Hood Yard Kirkgate Tadcaster Occupation Labourer Brewery. Brothers Robert Henry 1891. Joseph John 1897. Sisters Doris 1891. Mary Elizabeth 1907. August the 12th 1916 The Yorkshire Weekly "Private Tom Birdsall of Tadcaster has been Killed in Action. He was employed at the Brewery before the war." Thomas gave his life on the first day of the Battle for "Albert" better known as the "Somme" and lies at peace in Fricourt where some of the worst fighting on the day took part, The tenth West Yorkshires suffered 22 officers and 688 other ranks killed, the highest casualty list on one day for the British Army throughout the war. Memorial Tadcaster.

Laid to Rest Fricourt New Military Cemetery Somme France.



Thomas was issued this 1914-1918 War Medal (Thank You to Graham Pickles of Leeds)

BIRDSALL William Lawn

Trooper 2516 2nd Life Guards KIA 13/05/1915 at Festubert. Aged 28. Born Saxton 1887 Vol 9c Page 773. Son of William Born Stutton 1853 and Drusilla Dyson Born Saxton 1855. Enlisted Windsor. Landed France 08/10/1914. 1911 Occupation and Residence Trooper 2nd Life Guards Trevor Buildings Hyde Park Barracks London. Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium. Memorial. Tadcaster. Saxton.

BLAKE Harold

Private 7441 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Died 28/02/1919 Aged 32. Born Tadcaster Son of Walter Born Thetford 1848 and Sarah Ann Tindall Married 1877 in Bradford. Husband of Ethel M Dowsland at Tadcaster in 1908. Daughters Lilian 1909 and Vera 1911. In 1901 Harold was living with his sister and grandparents Thomas and Eliza Tindall at no 20 High Street Tadcaster and Harold aged 15 was a general labarour. In 1914 Harold Worked at John Smiths Brewery as a Traction Driver. CWGC Hodgsons Terrace Tadcaster. Memorial Tadcaster.

Laid to Rest Tadcaster Cemetery.



Gunner 80500 169th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery KIA 07/04/1917 Aged 36. Born Branston Staffordshire. Enlisted Tadcaster. Son of John and Mary Ann CWGC Branston Burton-on-Trent. Husband of (Elsie) Emily Claydon Married Tadcaster 1904. CWGC 23 Westfield Terrace Wetherby Road Tadcaster

Laid to Rest Quatre-Vents Military Cemetery Estree Cauchy France.