BRADLEY Horace Ferdinand Banton Private 456 1/5th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 21/07/1915 Aged 25.Born Bedford 1889 Vol 3b Page 322. Enlisted Wetherby. Son of John Ferdinand and Lucy Tomlinson Married Bedford 1888. Landed France 15/04/1915. Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium. Memorial Tadcaster.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST LEEDS JULY 15th 1915 TRIBUTE TO A TERRITORIAL "Pvt Horace Bradley eldest son of Mr J. F. Bradley Station Rd Tadcaster has been killed in action. The deceased who was 26 years of age, prior to the war was engaged as a clerk at Mr Samual Smiths Brewery Tadcaster. His father is a well known traveller for the same firm. The deceased was in the 1/5th West Yorks and he and two brothers have for some time been doing their duty in France and Belgium.

AUGUST 7TH 1915 HE DIED DOING HIS DUTY In a letter to Mr and Mrs Bradley Captain G. Sowerby says:" It is with the greatest regret that i have to inform you that your son H.F Bradley, was killed by a hand grenade in the trenches on the 21st about 5.30 pm He was buried the same night behind the trenches, a cross being erected.The service was conducted by Colonal Ward. He was at tea with 3 comrades when the grenade burst over them. He was an accomplished musician and played the piccalo, and two years ago played in the band of the 5th West Yorks Your son was a most excellent soldier and was always out at once to help any other poor fellow who needed his services as a stretcher bearer and i am most sorry to lose him."


YORKSHIRE HERALD JULY 31 1916. TADCASTER PATRIOT WOUNDED "Harold Bradley son of Mr J. W. Bradley, a brewer Traveller of Station Road Tadcaster has been wounded in France. His brother Horace was killed in action on the 21 July 1915, another brother his also serving, all three brothers were in West Yorkshires."

YORKSHIRE HERALD JULY 31 1916. THREE BROTHERS ONE KILLED ANOTHER WOUNDED. "Of the three brothers Bradley, sons of Mr J. F. Bradley,brewers traveller, originally in the army, one has been killed. Private Harold Bradley, of the West Yorkshires, has been twice wounded, he joined in the first month of the war. Corporal John William Bradley, also of the West Yorkshires has been a soldier since 1911, and was an electrician by profession. The men of the company were complimented for the good work they did during the big gas attack last December."

BROADWITH Edgar Athlene Acting Corparal 17186 9th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 27/09/1918 Aged 39. Born Wath Upon Dearne. Enlisted York. Resident Sherburn in Elmet. Son of Tristram Born Malmerby Ripon 1842 and Mary Ann Gatenby Born Wath 1845 Married at Wath Upon Dearne in 1869. Husband of Mary Kavanagh Born Brimmington Derbyshire 1892, (she was the sister of John kavanagh remembered on this site) Married Tadcaster 1904. In the 1891 census Edgar was working as a servant, 1901 Edgar was away fighting in the Boar War according to the newspaper artical below. 1911 Residence Hewitts Cottages Sherburn In Elmet Occupation Miner. Edgar and Mary had children Lillian Eveline 1908 and Richard B in 1910 both born Tadcaster. Landed Balkans on the 24th September 1915. On the 27th of September 1918 the Canadians spearheaded an attack on the Canal Du Nord, heavy artillery supported the Canadians with the British attacking the Germans on a 20 km front, Edger along with the 9th West Yorkshire Battalion was part of this offensive Edgar lost his life on the opening day of the offensive which was called off on the 1st October. Memorial Tadcaster, Sherburn-In-Elmet.


Yorkshire Weekly News 1916 Reported Edgars Passing

Laid to Rest Regina Trench Cemetery Grandcourt France.

BROMET John Neville Lieutenant 63rd Brigade Royal Field /Horse Artillery KIA 30/11/1917 Aged 25. Born Tadcaster 1893. Son of George Albert Born Tadcaster 1862 and Ellen Isabel Robinson Born Islington 1866, Married Marleybone London 1988. CWGC The White House Bishopthorpe York The Bromet family are a famous Solicitors in the Tadcaster area. The company are mentioned on a regular basis in the London Gazette throughout the 1800s and early 1900s. In 1901 Johns father was living with his family in Westgate Tadcaster. 1911 Occupation Law Student. John's British Army Medal Index Card states he went to France on the 30/05/1915, and that his Mother applied for his medals on the 28/05/1921 giving the Address of Westgate House Tadcaster. Memorial Tadcaster

Remembered Cambrai Memorial Louverval France



Brass Plaque found in St Marys Church Tadcaster It reads:The chalis and paten used in the Chapel of St Nicholas was given to the Glory of God and in loving Memory of John Neville Bromet Lieut R.F.A. Who fell near Cambrai Nov 30th 1917 Aged 25. Quo-Fas-Et-Gloria-Ducunt.

BROWN Alfred Private 19359 9th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 27/08/1917 Aged 36. Born York 1881 Vol 9b Page 9. Enlisted York. Son of John and Elizabeth Ann Bulmer. Husband of Lily Oxtoby Born Great Ouseburn 1884. Residence 1911 Vicarage Lane Kirkgate Occupation Brewers Labourer. Memorial Tadcaster.

Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

BROWN Richard Lance Corporal 11658 11th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 07/06/1917 Aged 28. Born Church Fenton Enlisted York. Son of William Born Tadcaster 1858 who in 1901 was a Railway Porter at Church Fenton Station and Mary A Born Worcester in 1852. Residence 1911 Westgate Tadcaster Out of Work. Had a sister Sarah Jane Born 1887 Church Fenton Married John Henry Freer in 1920 at Tadcaster Brother of Richard Mason Freer Gave His Life 1918. Landed France 11/12/1915. CWGC Brother of Edward Brown of 11 Mayfield Terrace Tadcaster Yorks. Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium.  Memorial Tadcaster.

BUTLER John Private 3295 2nd Bn Northumberland Fusiliers DIED 22/02/1915 Aged 19. Born Tadcaster Enlisted York. Son of John and Edith Lucy Griesbach Born Millington 1866 Died Tadcaster 1918 Married 1885 York. 1901 Residence 21 Stutton Grove. 1911 Residence Bilbrough working for the Vicar Basil Morris Rowland whos son Rowland Evan Basil Rowland gave his life and is Remembered on the Bilbrough War Memorial. Occupation Houseboy Landed France 16/01/1915. Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium. Memorial Tadcaster.




CHARLESWORTH Percy Grace Private 202248 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders KIA 06/09/1917 Aged 35. Born Padiham Lancashire. Enlisted Harrogate. Son of the Reverand Joseph and Emily Grace Married Knaresbrough 1868. 1911 Residence Kirkgate Tadcaster Occupation Bank Clerk. Percy is remembered along with Frank Sykes whos sister Percy was engaged to when he gave his life on the stain glass window in St Marys Church Tadcaster. See Below. Memorial Tadcaster.

Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

CLAYDEN Albert Private 11032 2nd Bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry DOW 27/08/1916 Aged 20. Born Tadcaster Enlisted York. Son of John Born Essex 1859 and Elizabeth Sparling Born Tadcaster 1862 Married at Tadcaster in 1879 CWGC Chapel Street Tadcaster. Albert was employed before the war By John Smiths Brewery Tadcaster Occupation Clerk. Albert was one of the first men from Tadcaster to go to war and was part of the Old Contemptables the British Expeditionary Force that went to France on the 10/08/1914. Memorial Tadcaster.

Laid to Rest St Sever Cemetery Rouen France.


CLAYTON Harry Private 24782 12th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 17/08/1916 Aged 25.Born Huddersfield. Enlisted Harrogate. Resident time Enlistment Fereers Square Tadcaster Occupation Tailer Maker. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Born Tadcaster 1856. Memorial Tadcaster.


Laid to Rest Peronne Road Cemetery Maricourt France

CLAYTON Alfred Brown Lance Corporal 242589 2nd 5th Bn East Lancashire Regiment KIA 26/03/1918 Aged 34. Born Tadcaster 1884 Enlisted Accrington Service Numnber 5575 then 25443. Resident at Time of Enlistment Tadcaster. Son of John and Mary Hannah Brown Married tadcaster 1872. 1911 Residence Oxton Hall Tadcaster Occupation Gardener. Memorial Tadcaster.

Remembered Pozieres Memorial France

CLARK Joseph Layfield Serjeant 23555 13th Bn Durham Light Infantry KIA 18/10/1917 Aged 34. Born Clifton York 1883. Enlisted Darlington. Son of George and Mary H. Husband of Lavenia Simpson Married 1907. 1911 Stressholm Farm Darlington Occupation Horseman On Farm. Landed France 24/09/1915. Memorial Tadcaster.

Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

CLOUGH John Edward Driver 113200 "Z"Bty Royal Horse/Field Artillery KIA 04/08/1917 Aged 22. Born Tadcaster 1895. Enlisted North Shields. Son of William proffesion Butcher Born in Stutton 1869 and Frances Born South Milford 1872. Married Maria Barker Tadcaster 1917. Memorial Tadcaster.

Laid to Rest Canada Farm Cemetery France

CLIFFORD George Stead Private 17/1062 17th Pioneer Bn Northumberland Fusiliers KIA 27/09/1918 Aged 27. Born Tadcaster 1891. Enlisted York. Son of Joseph Born Bilbrough 1860 and Grace Stead Born Tadcaster 1871. Married Tadcaster Dec 1889 Vol 9c Page 1327. Residence 1911 Rosemary Row Tadcaster Occupation Labourer. Memorial Tadcaster.

Laid to Rest Moeuvres British Cemetery France