Lance Corporal 15/982 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Leeds Pals KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 31. Born York 1885. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Carr he was a resident of Ulleskelf and his father was the Railway Station Master there. Enlisted Leeds September 1914 Leeds Town Hall. Occupation Railway Clerk. Memorial Kirkby Wharfe/Ulleskelfe. Brother Reginald Remembered Below. Gave his life same day side by side with the Leeds pals attacking the village of Serre 5 miles North of Albert Somme.

 The Yorkshire Herald at the end of July 1916 reported :  


Mr and Mrs F.Wilkinson of Ulleskelf, have suffered a heavy bereavement,one of their sons Lance-Corporal Gerald Wilkinson, having been killed in action on July 1st, whilst another, Private Reginald Wilkinson, was wounded on the same day, and has since been reported as missing. Their comrades, in letters of sympathy to the parents, state that both were splendid soldiers, and fought with great bravery.

Mr Wilkinson who is a much respected stationmaster at Ulleskelf, is a native of York, and the two sons referred to are on the citys Roll of Freedom. Lance-Corporal Gerald Wilkinson, who was 30 years of age, was the third son of Mr and Mrs Wilkinson. He was educated at Ulleskelf School, and  had been employed as a booking office clerk on the North Eastern Railways at Leeds. In September 1914 he enlisted in one of the Pals Battalions of the West Yorkshire Regiment, and went on foreign service, when his unit was ordered to Egypt, to be drafted later to the Western Front."       

Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France.


Private 15/984 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Leeds Pals KIA 01/07/1916 Age 24.  Born Heck near Hensall Goole 1892. Enlisted Leeds Town Hall September 1914. Reginald was a resident of Ulleskelf at the time he enlisted in Leeds with his brothers Note the service number of the brothers ! Reginald had 15/984 Gerald had 15/982 and Edgar 15/980 (Discharged 01/07/1916) i am not sure which regiment J. H. Wilkinson 15/983 and Wilfred served with. 

The Yorkshire Herald piece mentioned above on Gerald's section also mentioned the following regarding Reginald: Private Reginald Wilkinson, wounded and missing, was 27 years of age, and the fourth son. He was educated at Priory Street,York. Previous to joining the same battalion as his brother Gerald, he was in the employment of the North Eastern Railway Company as a goods clerk at Cross Gates Station near Leeds.

Mr Wilkinson's second son, Private J. E. Wilkinson, who was educated at Ulleskelf School and his fifth and youngest son Private Wilfred Wilkinson, an old boy of Priory Street School, York, are in training in England.  Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. Memorial Kirkby Wharfe.

WARD Norman

Rifleman C/12713 21st Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps DOW 19/07/1916 Age 27. Born Ulleskelf 1888. Son of William and Emma 1911 Residence White House Ulleskelf Occupation Nurseryman Labourer. Enlisted Helmsley York 06/12/1915 Occupation Insurance Agent. Father received his medals 1921. Memorial Kirkby Wharfe.

The Yorkshire Weekly Post reported : Private Ward has succumbed to wounds received in action in France. He was 27 years of age and the youngest son of Mr and Mrs Ward of White House Ulleskelf."

Yorkshire Herald July 1916: Mr and Mrs Ward White House, Ulleskelf, have received information (through the vicar of Kirkby Wharfe, the Rev Mr Metcalfe) from Lieut Brooksbank, Healaugh Hall Tadcaster, that their son Private Norman Ward, Kings Royal Rifles, died of wounds at the front. Pvt Ward appears to have been standing with several others near a tree when a shell burst, wounding him so seriously that he died in less than an hour. Private Ward was a bomb thrower, previous to enlisting in December the deceased was in employment of the Prudential Assurance Company. He was a member of the Ulleskelf Cricket Club and was one of the best wicket keepers in the Barkston Ash league.

Laid to Rest Berks Cemetery Extension Belgium.   

RUMBOLD William Edgar

Private 23940 B Company 18th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 27/07/1916 Age 21. Born Tadcaster 1895.  Son of Charles and Annie Elizabeth Freeman Married Knaresbrough 1891. Enlisted Tadcaster. Memorial Kirkby Wharfe.

The Yorkshire Herald in August 1916 reported the following : Mr and Mrs Rumbold, of Ulleskelf, have received official notification that their youngest son, Private William Edgar Rumbold, was killed in action on 27th July.  The deceased was 20 years of age, enlisted in January 1916, and went to the front in June. Previous to enlisting he was employed as a stoker at the Tadcaster Gas Works.  Trooper Albert Rumbold 23, brother of the deceased is in training with a Yorkshire Yeomanry Regiment."

Laid to Rest St Vaast Post military Cemetery Richbourg-L'Avoue France.

NATTRISS John William 

Lance Corporal S/10781 1st Bn Queens Own Cameron Highlanders KIA 03/09/1916 Aged 20. Born Ulleskelf March 1896 Vol 9c Page 898. Son of Joseph Born Ulleskelf 1864 and Annie Wilson Born Marske By The Sea 1864. Married Tadcaster September 1888 Vol 9c Page 985. Enlisted Inverness 31/08/1914 Aged 18 25 days Occupation Footman. 5ft 4 inch tall Grey Eyes dark Hair. Landed 03/01/1915. Gun Shot Wound to hand 28/07/1915. Memorial Barkston Ash / Kirkby Wharfe.


         Laid to Rest Caterpillar Valley Cemetery Longueval France.


Private 38787 25th Bn Northumberland fusiliers Tyneside Irish KIA 09/10/1916 Age 20. Born Ulleskelf 1896. Son of George William and Emma Askham Married 1888. 1911 Residence Ulleskelfe Occupation Farm Labourer. Enlisted York West Yorkshire Regiment 23818. Laid to Rest Trois Arbres Cemetery Steenwerck France. Memorial Kirkby Wharfe.

COOKE William Everett

Gunner 353421 351st Brigade Hampshire Royal Garrison Artillery KIA 21/10/1917 Age 29. Born Walton near Wetherby 1889. Son of William Everett Born Norfolk and Selina Barker Married 1886. Born Collingham His father was a coachman at Grimston Hall which is next to Kikby Wharfe Village on the A162 Tadcaster to Sherburn in Elmet road. 1911 Residence Swan Hotel Waltham Green London With his Uncle John assisting in running Hotel. Husband of Ethel M Wood Married Fulham 1914 CWGC Scullards Hotel Southampton. Enlisted Southampton. Memorial Kirkby Wharfe.

 YORKSHIRE EVENING POST LEEDS THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1ST 1917. "Mr and Mrs E.W.Cooke of  Grimston Park Tadcaster have lost their eldest son Gunner Everett Cooke of the R.G.A. who was killed by a bomb on October 21st . He was 28 years of age and his wife resides at Southampton."


Laid to Rest Ypres Reservoir Cemetery Belgium.


Private 28366 12th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 18/08/1916 Aged 24. Born Radwinter Saffron Walden. Son of Edward and Susan Taylor both Born 1849 Radwinter Essex Married Saffron Walden 1868. Husband of Annie Elizabeth Marshall Married Tadcaster 1913. Enlisted Selby. Memorial Kirkby Wharfe.

In the 1901 census his eldest brother Joseph was living in Newton Kyme just outside Tadcaster, i believe this is the reason Edward came toYorkshire where he married Annie E Marshall in 1913.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST LEEDS JUNE 30TH 1917 "Pvt Edward ketteridge previousley reported missing and now officially presumed to have died on August 18th last, leaves a widow and two children, living at Middleton Terrace Ulleskelf.  He was 24 years of age and before joining the West Yorkshires last year was employed by John Smiths and Sons Brewers Tadcaster."

YORKSHIRE HERALD 1916 ""Private Edward ketteridge, labourer, now of the West Yorkshires, joined April 11th 1915.  He has been missing since August 18th, he has a brother Sergeant Instructor H. Ketteridge, in the York and Lancaster Regiment."



Laid to Rest Guillimont Road Cemetery France.

WATERHOUSE Robert Bentley Maskill 

Second Lieutenant West Yorkshire Regiment DIED at Home 26/03/1919 Age 30. Born Kirkby Wharfe 1889. Son of Bentley Haigh and Helena Annie Maskill Married 1887 Kirkby Wharfe. 1911 Residence Eastfield  Ulleskelfe Occupation Draughtsman. Husband of Marguerite V Roberts Married Doncaster 1913.    Memorial Kirkby Wharfe.

Laid to Rest Kirkby Wharfe St Johns Baptist Churchyard.