THOMPSON Harold John

Private 242243 1/5th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment KIA 10/04/1917 Aged 28. Born Tadcaster 1889 Vol 9c Page 809. Enlisted into Northumberland Fusiliers 17/577. Son of James a brewery labourer Born Cawood 1861 Died 1910 and Martha Walker Born Wilberfoss 1859 Married Catton 06/02/1883. Residence 1911 York Road Tadcaster Occupation Brewery Worker. Laid to Rest Pont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery La Gorgue France. Memorial Tadcaster.


Corporal 55955 2/4th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment DIED 25/11/1918 Aged 21. Born Pocklington. Son of William and Annie 1901 Dawsons Yard Father Charles. Enlisted Leeds 15/12/1914 17th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 17/357 Residence Dawsons Yard Occupation Hall Boy. Landed France 30/01/1916. Gun shot wound right leg 1916. Transferred to 2/4th Bn York and Lancs 11/08/1918. Died in L Ward No 3 Base Hospital France from Influenza Bronchial Pneumonia (Spanish Flu) Contracted in the Field. 14/11/1918 Miss Mabel Gray Willaims Fiancee residing at the George and Dragon Hotel High Street Tadcaster collected Williams personal effects. Mabel also recieved his War Medal on the 20/12/1921. Mabel Married James C Hill Tadcaster 1920.Laid to Rest Terlincthun British Cemetery France. Memorial Bramham. Tadcaster.


Private 32356 16th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 03/05/1917 Aged 29. Born Tadcaster1888. Enlisted Tadcaster. Son of Thomas and Mary 1911 Residence Royal Oak Yard Tadcaster Occupation Brewery Labourer. Married Emily Wilson Tadcaster 1913. Emily Remarried to Samuel Britton in 1919. Remembered Arras Memorial Somme France. Memorial Tadcaster.


Corporal S/334031 Army Service Corps DIED 13/06/1918 Pulmanary T. B. Aged 21. Born Bolton Percy 1897. Son of Walter 1857 and Florence Ann Ellen Olive Born 1858 Died 1932 Married Sussex 26/10/1887. Residence 1911 Westgate Tadcaster Occupation Brewers Office Boy. CWGC The Cross Tadcaster Enlisted 29/05/1917 Brewers Clerk. Landed France 29/06/1917. Invalided Home 24/01/1918. John was sent to Burmandsey Military Hospital suffering from Tubercoloses of the Left Lung. Doctor stated the following. "Began with a slight Haemoptysis in April 1916. Was ill three to four months, made a good recovery and was strong when called up. Present attack December 1917 comong on gradually with weakness and a cough. Extremely emaciated best weight 8 stone 10 ounce. Currently 8 stone with clothes on. Memorial Tadcaster.

Laid to Rest Tadcaster Cemetery.

TURTON George Willis

Rifleman 60586 8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 20/07/1918 Aged 19. Born Monk Fryston 1899. Son of George and Margaret Wilson Married 1897. CWGC/Enlistment 24 Westfield Terrace Wetherby Road Tadcaster. Enlisted Harrogate 17/05/1917 Aged 18 One Month 11 Months Underage. 5ft 6 1/2 Inch tall Occupation Clerk. George was origanilly Laid to Rest alongside 59 other men from ther West Yorkshire Regiment at Cuitron British Cememtery Marfaux which was in the in the middle of a cornfield and was made by the 62nd Division Burial Officer. Memorial Tadcaster.

Laid to Rest Marfaux British Cemetery France.

TOWHEY Michael

Driver 80914 153rd Field Company Royal Field Engineers DOW 26/09/1918 Aged 26. Born Tadcaster 1892 Towey. Son of Michael Born Ireland and Elizabeth Born Staffordshire. 1911 Residence Clifford. Enlisted York Landed France 10/08/1915. Memorial Tadcaster. (I CAN FIND NO RECORD OF AN H. TOWEE)

Laid to Rest Bagneux British Cemetery Gezaincourt France

WADMAN Vincent Henry George

Private 8149 18th Bn Royal Fusiliers 1st Public Schools KIA 21/02/1916 Aged 19. Born Stutton nr Tadcaster 1896. Son of George Mark Born Loughborough Lincolnshire in 1871 and Mary Ellan Wilson an ellementary school teacher Born Tadcaster 1864 Died 1897 Married Tadcaster 1894. George remarried in late 1897 to Annie Phillips Born Leigh Worcestershire in 1869, they had one daughter Annie Born Stutton in 1899. Residence 1911 Brank House Stutton at School. Enlisted York Landed France 14/11/1915. Laid to Rest Cambrin Churchyard Extension France.  Memorial Tadcaster.

   York newspaper in 1915


WARD Ernest

Gunner 191174 Royal Field Artillery/ 406th Agriculteral Company 523006 DIED 29/10/1918 Aged 31. Born Alston Yorks 1887. Enlisted York. Memorial Tadcaster.

Laid to Rest Tadcaster.

WEAVER John William

Private 4/9213 "A" Company 2nd Bn Durham Light Infantry KIA 09/08/1915 Aged 37. Born Castleford. Son of Abraham Green Grocer and Anne Elizabeth Harrison Married Castleford 1877. Husband of Theresa Pennington Died T.B. 02/04/1915 Aged 36 29 Saville Road Castleford, Married Castleford 30/04/1910. Enlisted Leeds 02/09/1914. Occupation Miner. Height 5ft 71/2 Brown Hair Hazel Eyes Tattoos on arms and legs. 04/01/1915 Southampton for France. 15/12/1920 Medals sent to Abraham Weaver Bridge Street Tadcaster. Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium. Memorial Tadcaster. Brother Thomas Remembered Below.

YORKSHIRE HERALD 1916. Private John Weaver a married man aged 37, residing at Castleford joined immediatly at the outbreak of war, and was in the Durham Light Infantry. He lost his wife whilst in the trenches, and was himself killed at Hooge on August 9th 1915. The remaining son Walter recently joined the West Yorkshires.


Rifleman Lance Corporal 9439 3rd Bn Kings Royal Rifle Brigade DIED Malaria 04/09/1916 Aged 23. Born Castleford. Enlisted Leeds. In 1911 Thomas was a patient in the Station Military Hospital at Haslar Hampshire. In 1914 Thomas and the KRRB were in Meerut India and moved to Winchester in August 1914, They landed Le Harve 21/12/1914 and stayed in France until leaving for Salonika from Marsailles on 18/11/1915.Thomas is reported to have Died at Sea probably on a Hospital Ship. Laid to Rest Salonika Lembet Road Military Cemetery Greece. Memorial Tadcaster. Brother of John William Remembered Above.

YORKSHIRE HERALD 1916 Private Thomas Weaver was the youngest of the sons, he was a brewery worker (John Smiths) and joined the Kings Royal Rifles Seven years ago, at the outbreak of war he was stationed in India. He was transferred to France, and afterwards to Macedonia, he suffered from Malaria at each of the three places and succombed to an attack on board ship on the 4th September last. He was a single man and was only 24.

YORKSHIRE HERALD OCTOBER 1916 Mr and Mrs A.Weaver of Bridge Street Tadcaster have been notified that their youngest Son Lance Corporal Thomas Weaver has died from Malarias fever and has been buried at Salonika. He had served in the Army for Seven Years. His eldest brother John William was Killed whilst serving with the Durham Light Infantry in August 1915. Another member of the family James Henry has been interned in Holland with the Navy men who entered that country in retretment from Antwerp.

James Henry was interned in Groningan Holland with the Benbow Battalion and was a fleet reservist when war broke out. He had a wife Emma Tillett Sister of Harry (Henry) Remembered on this site. Married Tadcaster 1907 and child that lived on Wighill Lane Tadcaster He died 1943.

(More than 3 in 1 men died in Salonika from Malaria or the Influenza Flu that swept that region the forgotten war zone which took as many lives as the western Front.)

WEST Harry

Private 1611 1st 5th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 26/05/1915 Aged 20. Born Newport Near Howden 1896. Son of Henry and Hannah 1911 Chapel Stret Tadcaster. Enlisted Tadcaster 1914. Landed France 15/04/1915. Laid to Rest Le Trou Aid Post Cemetery Fleursaix France.  Memorial Tadcaster.



Private 143176 17th Bn Machine Gun Corps DIED 19/08/1919 Aged 34. Born 1884 Ingmanthorpe near Bramham. Son of Grafton Born Bramham 1847 and Mary Elizabeth Pullan Born Collingham nr Wetherby 1860 Married 1877. 1901 the family were living in Newton Kyme and Tom was working has a cattleman on a local farm they lived next door to Leonard Harland who gave his life in November 1919 in India. (Leonard is remembered on the Church Fenton Memorial) and Fred Barrs who fought in WW2 serving for the Australian Imperial Force. Husband of Mary Anne Hobson Married 1908 Residence when Tom passed away Spring Hill Tadcaster. Enlisted 02/11/1916 Tadcaster. Occupation in the Tadcaster Gas Company. Went to france February 1917. Posted to 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 7981 03/03/1917. Wounded 08/09/1917 and sent to 19th Clearance Station Near Arras France. Posted Machine Gun Corps 28/03/1918. Returned England February 1919. Was ill under supervision of Dr Glover in Tadcaster. Toms Brothers Arthur and George also gave their lives in WW1 and are remembered on the Newton Kyme Page on this site. Memorial Tadcaster.



 Laid to Rest Tadcaster.

WILSON William

Serjeant 10113 1st Bn Scots Guards KIA 27/09/1915 Aged 37. Born York 1878. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Hall Married York 1873. Residence 1911 Rosemary Row Tadcaster Occupation Labourer for local District Council. Enlisted York. Landed France 24/11/1914. Remembered Loos Memorial France. Memorial Tadcaster.

WOOD Robert Fearby

Rifleman B/203495 1st Bn Rifle Brigade The Prince Consorts Own KIA 19/10/1916 Aged 22. Born Helmsley York 1894. Son of Robert Bentley and Gertrude Blanche Raimes Fearby Born Bilbrough Married Tadcaster 1893. Enlisted Tadcaster Kings Royal Rifle Brigade C/12607. Residence 1911 Bridge Street Tadcaster Occupation Confectioner in Fathers Shop. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. Memorial Tadcaster. Rifle Brigade War Memorial Grosvenor Gardens London