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.


Private Scots Guards 5189 DIED AT HOME 1917 Vol 9c Page 1066 Aged 36 Born Leigh Lancashire 1899. Son of John Died 1912 and Mary Martan Married 1876. Husband of Emily Whitaker Married Aberford Roman Catholic Church 27/11/1913 witnesses William Garbut and Gertrude Richardson. Residence 1911 Lime Quarries Newthorpe Nr South Milford Occupation Lime Quarries Labourer Shown as married to Emily. 1919 Emily remarried to Walter Maskill. Enlisted Leeds 13/01/1904 Army Reserves until Mobilised 05/08/1914 went to France 13/08/1914 Discharged no longer fit for active service 24/12/1914.

DOCTOR REPORT Tubercle of Lung. Whilst working in a quarry at South Miford January 1914 whilst in reserve he first noticed a cough and later found was losing weight. Went out with Expeditionary force but invalided home shortness of breath and cough. Anaemic looking fair physique put weight on in hospital. MEDICAL BOARD. Not a result of active service climate or ordinary service. May be available in gfuture for expeditionary force. 15/04/1917 Board stated Total incapacity man in advanced stage of tubercle and will not live long. Memorial Sherburn-in-Elmet.


Private 19212 16th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 27/07/1916 Aged ? Born Sherburn in Elmet. Enlisted York. Husband of Selina Falkingham Born Sherburn 1890 Married Tadcaster District 1914. Selina Remarried to William Anderson in 1925.  Laid to Rest St Vaast Post Military Cemetery France. Memorial Sherburn in Elmet.

CARTER John William

Private 24871 1/6th Bn Duke of Wellingtons KIA 13/04/1918 Aged 32. Born Sherburn in Elmet  Son of John William and Mary Ann residence Garden Lane Sherburn-in-Elmet.  Husband of Louisa Thornton Married Sherburn-in-Elmet Church 14/11/1918. CWGC 19 Barden Mount Whingate Road Armley Leeds. Enlisted Shipley 01/12/1915 Residence 26 St Pauls Terrace Shipley Occupation Cart Driver. Landed France 02/01/1917. 29/07/1918 Louisa residing Church house Sherburn-in-Elmet.  Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. Memorial Sherburn in Elmet.

COOK Charles

Lance Corporal 11752 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DIED 06/02/1917 Aged 24.Born Sherburn in Elmet. CWGC Brother of Mary Jane Watson of 10 Garden Villa Micklefield. Enlisted York Landed France 13/07/1917. Memorial Sherburn in Elmet.


Laid to Rest Caberet Rouge British Cemetery Souchez France.


Private 241736 2/5th Bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry KIA 20/11/1917 Aged 33. Born Sherburn in Elmet 1884. Son of James and Catherine 1911 High Street Sherburn-in-Elmet Occupation General Labourer. Enlisted Sherburn in Elmet.  Memorial Sherburn in Elmet.

Laid to Rest Hermies Hill British Cemetery France. 

DUNN Samuel

Pioneer 98721 31st Division Signalling Company Royal Engineers DIED at Home 10/09/1919 Aged 29. Born Featherstone. Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Cady Married 1887. Residence 1911, 19 Sunny Bank Micklefield Occupation Coal Miner. Husband of Eliza Atkinson Married 1912 Eliza remarried to George H Hind in 1920. CWGC 2 Davidson Row Micklefield. Laid to Rest Mickelfield St Mary Churchyard. Memorial Sherburn in Elmet


Private 16238 12th Bn Manchester Regiment KIA 07/07/1916 Aged 36. Born Knottingley 1880. Son of John and Annie Lister Gill Married 1860. Living with Sister Rebbeca May Pendlebury 1911 26 Dean Lane Moston Manchester Booking Clerk. CWGC 80 Highfield Villas Sherburn-in-Elmet. Enlisted Manchester. Remembered  Thiepval Memorial Somme France. Memorial None.