Born Tadcaster Baptised 05/12/1877. Son of Henry and Mary. 1911 William was Residing at his brother in laws house in Sutton in Ashfield Occupation Tailor Maker.  Memorial Tadcaster. NO FURTHER DETAILS CAN YOU HELP....


Private 30912 7th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment DOW 20/03/1917 Aged 23. Born Kirkby Overblow 1893. Enlisted Hull 4th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment 5098 17/11/1915. Residence at Enlistment York Road Tadcaster. Son of John and Edith Havercroft Married Caistor 1884. CWGC of Marlbro House Ulleskelf. Husband of Beatrice May Brayshaw Married Tadcaster 1916. Memorial Tadcaster. Kirkby Wharfe/Ulleskelfe. Brother John William Remembered Below


Laid to Rest St Sever Cemetery Extension Rouen France.

SOUTHERN John William

Lance Bombardier 151997 301st Brigade Royal field Artillery DIED 13/01/1918 Aged 32. Born Westborough Lincolnshire. Enlisted Harrogate. Son of John and Edith 199 York Road Tadcaster John was a Policeman. Husband of Lilian Bilbrough Married Knaresbrough 1915 CWGC Westgate Tadcaster Laid to Rest Jerusalem War Cemetery Isreal. Memorial Tadcaster. Kirkby Wharfe/Ulleskelf. Brother of Arthur Remembered above.

SPENCER Joseph Corporal 13238 11th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 19/09/1917 Aged 27. Born Thorp Arch 1890. Enlisted York. Son of George Railway Platelayer Born Tadcaster 1859 and Mary Ann Strothard Born Thorp Arch 1857 Married 1884. CWGC Railway Cottages Stutton. 1911 Residence Firby Kirkham Abbey near Malton Occupation Waggoner on a farm. Landed France 13/07/1915. Memorial Tadcaster.

YORKSHIRE HERALD JULY 14TH 1916 "Pvt Joseph Spencer, Stutton,Tadcaster, has been wounded by shrapnel in the left shoulder. He enlisted about a month after the outbreak of war, and has been in France for 12 months." 

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST LEEDS 24TH OCTOBER 1917  "Mr and Mrs G.Spencer of Stutton Tadcaster have received official notification that their eldest son Corporal Joseph Spencer (27) of the West Yorkshires has been killed in action on September 30th. He was formerly employed by the North Eastern Railway Company at Tadcaster.  He was invalided on July 1st 1916 and returned to the front in January 1917."

Laid to RestHooge Crater Cemetery Belgium

STEEL Wilson

Stoker 1st Class K/11446 Royal Navy H.M.S.Hogue KIA 22/09/1914 Aged 29. Born Tadcaster 23/12/1894. Son of George Born Tockwith 1868 a gamekeeper on Smaws Farm and Lucy Ann Steele Bilbrough Born Tadcaster 1869 Married Tadcaster 1889. CWGC Son of Lucy A High Street Clifford. Wilson Steele was actually Wilson Steele Fowler. Wilson was the brother of Alfred Fowler remembered on Clifford WW1 Memorial who gave his life on the 20/11/1917. Remembered Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Memorial Tadcaster. Clifford.


SYKES Frank William

Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery KIA 14/03/1918 Aged 25. Born York 1892. Son of William Born Brighouse 1858 and Agnes Ann Thompson Born Barnsley 1860. Married Doncaster 1885. Residence 1911 Ivyholme Tadcaster Occupation Brewers Chemist. Memorial Tadcaster. Giggleswick School. Leeds Corn Exchange.


Chris Noble of Boston Spa kindly provides the following Information: "Only son of William Sykes of 'Ivyholme,' Tadcaster. Father's occupation, Chairman and Managing Director of John Smiths Brewery Limited. Frank, educated at Giggleswick School and Captain of cricket and football teams. Prior to the war, he assisted in the commercial management of the brewery, and was a director of the company. Previously wounded in action."

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST LEEDS OCTOBER 17TH 1917 "F.W Sykes R.F.A. son of Mr W.Sykes CC managing director of Messers John Smiths Tadcaster Brewery has been wounded in the chest by shrapnel and is in hospital abroad. Before entering the army he was a commercial assistant at the brewery. He trained with the Leeds University O.T.C and was granted a commision in July 1915."



Laid to Rest La Clytte Military Cemetery Belgium.      


The Family Memorial for Frank found in Tadcaster Churchyard.      

TATE George

Private 132936 4th Bn Machine Gun Corps KIA 05/04/1918 Aged 20. Born Tadcaster 1898. Enlisted Harrogate. Son of Frederick Born 1867 Malton was a clerk in one of the local breweries and then as a foreman in one of the stables and Annie Mary Pickard Born 1868 at Towton Married Tadcaster 1893. 1911 Residence Coronation Villas Wetherby Road Tadcaster at School. Laid to Rest Vielle-Chapelle New Military Cemetery Lacouture France. Memorial Tadcaster. George was the younger brother of Herbert Remembered Below.

TATE Herbert

Private 57264 11th Bn Cheshire Regiment 12/07/1917 Aged 21. Born Tadcaster. Enlisted York 04/11/1915 2/1st Yorkshire Hussars 3471 Residence Oak Dean Wetherby Road Tadcaster. Memorial Tadcaster. Brother of George Remembered above.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST LEEDS JULY 18TH 1917. "Mr and Mrs Fred tate of Westfield Terrace Tadcaster have recieved notice that their son Trooper Herbert Tate has been killed in action on July 11th. A clerk at Messers John Smiths Brewery he joined the colours in November 1914, and saw service at the Balkans ,where he was invalided after an attack of Malaria."

Laid to Rest Belgium Battery Corner Belgium.

TAYLOR Francis James

Lance Corporal 2653 A Company 12th County of London Bn The Rangers DOW 03/07/1916 Aged 23. Born Dundee Scotland. Enlisted London. Son of James Burnett Born Gateshead 1911 Occupation 1st Class Officer Of Customs & Excise and Hannah Wells Anderson Married Ripon 1889. CWGC/1911 3 Station Road Tadcaster. 1911 a teacher at Leighton Hall Carnforth. Laid to Rest Couin British Cemetery France. Memorial Tadcaster.

TAYLOR Robert Henry

Private 8100 2nd Bn Yorkshire Regiment KIA 1st Battle of Ypres 22/10/1914 Aged 28.Born Tadcaster 1886. Enlisted Tadcaster. Son of Edward and Martha Ann CWGC 19 Westfield Terrace Tadcaster. 1911 1st Bn Yorkshire Regiment Africa ? An Old Comtemptable Robert Landed in France 05/10/1914 Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium. Memorial Tadcaster.


TERRY Frederick

Serjeant 2503 1st 5th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 29/09/1916 Aged 23. Born Tadcaster 1892 Vol 9c Page 887. Enlisted York. Son of Frederick Born Tadcaster 1852 and Margaret Wilkinson Born Owston Ferry 1854 Married Tadcaster 1881. Residence 1911 Wharfe Bank Tadcaster Occupation Clerk in Brewery. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. Memorial Tadcaster.