LATHAM Percy George

Company Serjeant Major 16/156 16th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 26. Born Boston Spa 17/04/1889. Son of Alfred George Latham Born New Brighton Cheshire 1857 School Master at St Marys School and Alice Dean Born Dorstone Herefordshire 1859 Married Leominster District of Herefordshire 1881. Husband of Jessie Wright Married 02/06/1913 All Saints Church Bradford. Two children Jack Born 27/02/1914 and Janet Born 13/07/1916 12 days after Percy gave his life on the 1st day of the Battle for Albert Somme. Educated at Bangor Wales. Enlisted Bradford September 1914 Residence 80 Little Horton Lane Bradford Occupation Government Valuer. Landed France December 1915. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. Memorial Boston Spa.


Private 201780 2/5th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 16/04/1918 Aged 27. Born Boston Spa 1889. Son of Nathan and Mary Daniel Married 1884 CWGC High Street Boston Spa. Enlisted Leeds. Memorial Boston Spa.

Laid to Rest Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension Somme France.

MARLOWE Cecile Arthur

Secound Lieutenant 1/2 nd Bn Bn Attached 1/7 th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 18/10/1918 Aged 34.  Born Rathmines Co Dublin Ireland. Son of Edward clerk in the four courts in Dublin and Sarah Ennis Residence 1916 14 Dromard Terrace Sandy Mount Dublin. Husband of Mary Agnes Brown Born Hunslet 1887 Married St Josephs Hunslet 11/01/1908. CWGC Church Street Boston Spa. Educated in Dublin employed at the Tower Brewery Company Tadcaster. Enlisted 15/06/1915 4th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Landed France 13/12/1917 with 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment. Gazetted the rank 2nd Lieutenent to the 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment 30/01/1918. Posted Frnace 22/04/1918. Involved in fighting near the village of Ivry 18/10/1918 transferred to the No 8 Clearing Station Hospital at Boulogne. Memorial Boston Spa.

His commanding officer wrote: Cecil was cool in danger and quite fearless at all times and his loss is keenly felt by all his brother officers and men alike

Laid to Rest Terlincthun British Cemetery Wimille Boulogne France.

MORRIS Gerald Halton

Private 78501 12th Bn Durham Light Infantry KIA 29/10/1918 Aged 20. Born Boston Spa 1897. Son of Arthur and Beatrice Mackrell Married 1884. CWGC Albion Hotel Clifford. Enlisted Harrogate 05/03/1917 Residence Albion Hotel Clifford Occupation Wood Turner. Landed 13.08/1918 Arguala Itlay. His brother Edward Halton served in the Rhine until 1919. Laid to Rest Tezze British Cemetery nr Venice Italy. Memorial Boston Spa.





Brigadier General Commanding 63rd Infantry Brigade Formerly 17th Lancers KIA 26/09/1915 Aged 51. Born Bromley Kent 1864. Son of Tom and Emily Quihampton Married Maldon 1860. CWGC Patterson Court Red Hill Surrey. Husband of Evirild Wentworth Withington Married St Peters Wooley Yorkshire 1895. CWGC 61 Elm Park Gardens West Brompton London. Memorial Boston Spa.

Remembered Loos Memorial France.         


PALLISTER George Nelson

Private C/12168 21st Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps KIA 17/09/1916 Aged 23.Born Boston Spa 1893. Son of George and Martha Ellen Thompson Married Boston Spa 1883. Residence 1911 High Street Boston Spa Occupation Grocers Assistant Enlisted York. Brother John Thomas served in Royal Field Artillery 1915-1919 Brother of William Remembered below.Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. Memorial Boston Spa.

Yorkshire Evening Post October 1916 Reported Rifleman George Pallister of the 22nd Kings Royal Rifles the son of George Pallister The High Street West Boston Spa. Has been reported Killed in Action on September the 15th 1916. Rifleman Pallister was formely employed by F.W.Dixon of Boston Spa.


Rifleman C/12357 18th Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps DOW 20/04/1918 Aged 31. Born Boston Spa 1887. Enlisted Harrogate. Memorial Boston Spa, Bramham. Brother of George Nelson Remembered above.

Laid to RestDenain Communal Cemetery nr Cambrai France.


Private 57886 2/5th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 20/07/1918 Aged 19. Born Boston Spa 1898. Son of Caryle and Jane Young Married Boston Spa 1891. CWGC St. Mary's Street Boston Spa. Enlisated Harrogate. Memorial Boston Spa.

Laid to Rest Marfaux British Cemetery France

On Earth he Toiled, In Heaven he Rests, They Miss him Most, Who Loved him Best.

RICHARDSON Edward Private 17L/4968 16th Queens Lancers Household Cavelry KIA 12/10/1914 Aged  Born Dublin. Enlisted Ballincolling Ireland 16th Lancers Residence at Enlistment Dalkey Co Dublin Ireland. 1911 In India. 1911 in Boston Spa a Charles and Annie Richardson Annie Born Ireland. Memorial Boston Spa.

Laid to Rest Tirlincthun British Cemetery Wimille France.


Private 13810 11th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 04/07/1916 Aged 22.  Born Boston Spa 1894. Son of Edward and Lizzie Ringrose Married 1875. CWGC 1911 Residence Poplar Cottages Boston Spa Occupation Butcher Assistant. Enlisted York. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. Memorial Boston Spa.

 Yorkshire Herald York July 1916.  




Captain Royal Army Medical Corps KIA Battle of Marne by a Shell ? 08/09/1914 Aged 36. Born Boston Spa 06/07/1878.  Son of  Dr Thomas Edward Born Boston Spa 1845 and Martha Theakston Born Boston Spa 1846. Husband of Ada Mary Hervey the daughter of Colonel De La Motte Hervey of the 13th Bengal Lancers Married Agra India 1907. Thomas attended collage in Epsom Surey and was a medical student in Leeds in the 1901 census. Residence 1911 India in the Army served 5 years in India in Lucknow, Agra, Kailana and RaniKhet. Enlisted 05/07/1905 Royal Army Medical Corps and was promoted to Captain 31/01/1909. Was at Connaught Hospital Aldershot when war broke out. Landed France 16/08/1914 with the 26th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Laid to Rest Bellot Communal Cemetery France. Memorial Boston Spa.

 He is buried with 6 other men who all gave their lives on the same day at Bellot.

SIMKIN Ernest Archibald Private 33412 9th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 36. Born Ashford Kent 1881. Enlisted Boston Spa. Memorial Boston Spa.

Remembered Tyne Cot Cemetery Belgium.

SMITH Frank Hardwick

Serjeant L/5577 A Battery 164th Brigade Royal Horse and Field Artillery KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 23. Born SlingsbyNr Malton 1892. Son of John Richard and Sarah Jane Hardwick Married 1886 Chorlton District. CWGC Slingsby. Residence Spa Terrace Boston Spa Occupation Grocers Assistant. Husband of Hilda Stubbs Married 1912. CWGC Grove Boston Spa. Enlisted Leeds.  Memorial Boston Spa.

Laid to Rest Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension France

SMITH William Hardwick

Stoker 1st Class K/2306 Royal Navy H.M.S Pembroke KIA 03/09/1917 Aged 31. Born Slingsby. Son of John Richard and Sarah Jane CWGC Spa Terrace Boston Spa. Laid to Rest Gillingham Woodlands Cemetery.  Memorial Boston Spa. Brother of Frank Remembered above.

     Yorkshire Evening Post Leeds September 1917.

TEASDALE David Henry

Private 14/538 14th Service 2nd Barnsley Division York and Lancaster Regiment KIA 11/09/1916 Aged 20. Born Boston Spa 1896. Son of Albert and Ada Newton Married Boston Spa 1894. 1911 Residence Thorp Arch Servant. Enlisted Barnsley 08/02/1915. Residence Manor Park Bretton West near Barnsley Occupation Framer. 2 Bedford Terrace Boston Spa. Height 5 ft 5 inches tall. 18/11/1915 Dirty Boots on Parade. 28/12/1915 Mediteranean. 10/03/1916 France. Medals sent to Parents 24/01/1917 Primrose Lane Boston Spa.  Laid to Rest St Vaast Post Military Cemetery Richebourg-L'Avoue France.  Memorial Boston Spa.

TEASDALE John George

Private S/41866 2nd Platoon A Company Gordon Highlanders 1/14th London Scottish Regiment KIA 29/08/1918 Aged 19. Born Upper Emsley March 1899. Son of Alfred Henry and Jane Elizabeth Milner Married Knaresbrough 1898. CWGC Moor End Boston Spa. Enlisted  Harrogate 16/04/1917 Residence Moor End Boston Spa Occupation Bakers Apprentice. Landed France 29/03/1918 156 Days. 5feet 8 Half Inches Tall. Memorial Boston Spa.

Laid to Rest H. A. C. Ecoust-St. Mein Pas de Calais France.