TADCASTER

AMIES - BRADFORD

AMIES Arthur George

2nd Lieutenant 1st/5th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 23. Born Dewsbury. Son of Thomas James Born Morville Shropshire 1871 and Alice Georgina Ebbut Born Croydon Surrey 1870 Married 1893 at Epsom Surrey. Husband of Annis Tunningley Married Tadcaster 02/08/1917. Arthur trained at Bromets Solicitors with a view to a career in poor law work.  Memorial Tadcaster.

 

Laid to Rest Tyne Cot Cemetery Belgium.   

ALDOUS Frederick

Private 36818 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 16/06/1917 Aged 29. Born Stutton nr Tadcaster September 1888 Vol 9c Page 765. Son of James Born Stradbrok Suffolk 1862 and Sarah Elizabeth Fowler Born Grimston Cottage Tadcaster 1866 Married St Georges Church 1885, behind Leeds Town Hall. Husband of Mary Ann Fryer Born Knaresborough 1886 Married Knaresborough 1913. CWGC Old Scriven Knaresborough. Enlisted Tadcaster. Memorial Tadcaster.

APPLEBY Harry

Lance Corporal 7236 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 20/09/1914 Aged 33 at the 1st Battle for Aisnes which was fought between the 13th and the 20th of September 1914. This was the start of trench warfare and the number of men who gave their lives sent shockwaves through the nation. (13.000 men gave their lives in this battle.) It was reported that Harry went over the top with his friend Fred Warrington and that Harry was shot between the eyes Fred being wounded. Memorial Tadcaster.

YORKSHIRE HERALD 1916

ASHTON John

Private 23364 6th Bn Loyal North Lancashire Regiment DIED 21/02/1917 Aged 37. Born Bramham 1880. Son of George Robert Born Saxton 1835 and  Bridget Healey Born Ireland 1838 Married Lambeth  London 1857. Residence 1901 Wilkinson Terrace Stutton. 1911 Residence Stutton Tadcaster Occupation Farm Labourer. Enlisted Tadcaster Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 27905. Remembered Basra Memorial Iraq. Memorial Tadcaster.

ATKINSON George

Leading Seaman J14020 HMS Submarine E34 KIA 20/07/1918 Aged 24 Distinguished Service Medal. Born 21/06/1894 Gateshead. Son of George William and Margaret Harrison Royal Navy Record 9 Sandfield Terrace York Road Tadcaster. 1911 Rosemary Row Tadcaster Occupation Labourer. Remembered Chatham Naval Memorial. Memorial Tadcaster.

George was a Leading Seaman onboard HMS Submarine E34 which was used primarily as a mine layer working out of Harwich. However it made headlines when it sank U Boat 16 on the Evening of 10/05/1918 at 19.15 hrs off the coast of Harwich. 

The commander of E34 Lieutenant Pulleyene reported that at first he thought it was a british subamarine and when released it was a German U Boat launched two torpedoes from a distance of 400 yards. The second torpedo sinking U Boat 16 the only survivor being its Commander Vico Von Der Luhe who would later die in a prison of war camp of Spanish Flu in 1919.


On the evening of the 20/07/1918 E34 left Harwich to lay mines and was lost near the Eijerlandse Gronden sands between the Frisian islands Texel and Vlieland off the coast of Holland. A crew of 37 Including George lost Their Lives, Leeds boy Lieutenant Richard Ivor Pulleyne was found later washed up on shore in Holland.

Location of where George and 36 others lay at peace today.

HMS Submarine E34 and Her crew it is highly likely that George is one of those men in the above photograph. 

I have researched and found the following men (details below) that also gave their lives alongside George on E34

(Click Here for Details of Percy Baron Richins and E34 on the Hungerford Virtual museum)

REMEMBERED CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL


ALDRIDGE Newman William Able Seaman J/1558 Aged 25 Born 13/11/1892 Blewbury Berkshire.

ATKINSON George Leading Seaman Tadcaster.

BALDWIN Christopher Oliver Stoker 1st Class K/14537Aged 25 Born

EDWARDS Benjamin Cogan

HEALE George

KEMP William George

NORMAN William Thomas

PANKHURST Arthur Richard

RICHENS Percy Baron

SMITH Herbert James

TOFTS Charles James

LAID TO REST HAGUE GENERAL CEMETERY HOLLAND.


HOLMES John William


REMEMBERED PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL


ALLEN John Engine Room Artificer 4th Class M/15316 Aged 24

BAKER Alfred Edward

BIGNELL William Henry

DIXON Charles Russell M.19343 Aged 28 Born 06/12/1889 Ripon.

FORTNUM William

HANSOM John William

SARGENT James Alfred

SCOTT Frederick Charles

SMITH John

TANNER George Richard DSM

LAID TO REST HAMBURG CEMETERY GERMANY


LILLIE William Phillip




REMEMBERED PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL


COOKE Charles Harold

MURRAY Arthur Logan

PAINTING James William Kircaldy

TATHAM Alan


LAID TO REST NOORDWIJK CEMETERY HOLLAND


AMOORE Charles John Newman Leading Telegraphist J/21492 Born

ELLIS Charles Edward 220405 Born Dover.

PULLEYNE Richard Ivor Lieutenant KIA 20/07/1918 Aged 28 Distinguished Service Order. Distinguished Service Cross. Mentioned in Despatches 19/12/1917. Born Headingley Leeds 1889 (Christened Pullan) Son of Benjamin Colet and Susanna Dunn Married East Yorkshire 1870. CWGC St. Edwards Stradbroke Road Southwold Suffolk. Washed up on the dutch shore identified by handkerchief in his pocket.

WYNNE Hugh Tom Donald Lieutenant



ATKINSON James

Serjeant 288 1st/5th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 18/11/1915 Aged 26. Born Tadcaster Enlisted Tadcaster Landed France 15/04/1915. (no relation to George above.) Son of James Born Church Fenton 1854 and Ellen Foley Born Sherburn in Elmet in 1854. Residence in 1911 Chapel Street Occupation Brewers Labourer. Memorial Tadcaster.

YORKSHIRE HERALD 1916

BEAN George Henry

Private 14481 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 31/01/1917 Aged 29. Born Tadcaster 1888 Vol 9c Page 785. Enlisted Leeds. Son of Frederick Born Wetherby 1866 and Martha Whincup Born Tadcaster 1861 Married Tadcaster 1887. CWGC Station Road Tadcaster. 1911 Residence 12 Westfield Terrace Tadcaster Occupation in Brewery. Yorkshire Evening Post Private George Henry Bean, West Yorkshires, son of Mr and Mrs Fred Bean, of 12 Westfield Terrace, Tadcaster, died on January 31st 1917 of wounds recieved in action. He was 26 years of age and was formerly employed at the Tower Brewery, Tadcaster. Memorial Tadcaster.

BEAN George Henry

Private 14481 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 31/01/1917 Aged 29. Born Tadcaster 1888 Vol 9c Page 785. Enlisted Leeds. Son of Frederick Born Wetherby 1866 and Martha Whincup Born Tadcaster 1861 Married Tadcaster 1887. CWGC Station Road Tadcaster. 1911 Residence 12 Westfield Terrace Tadcaster Occupation in Brewery. Yorkshire Evening Post Private George Henry Bean, West Yorkshires, son of Mr and Mrs Fred Bean, of 12 Westfield Terrace, Tadcaster, died on January 31st 1917 of wounds recieved in action. He was 26 years of age and was formerly employed at the Tower Brewery, Tadcaster. Memorial Tadcaster.

Laid to Rest Grove Town Cemetery Meaulte France.

BEAUMONT Harry

Rifleman 48990 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 24 at Poelcappelle. Belgium. Born Tadcaster 1883. Enlisted Leeds. Son of William Born Tadcaster 1864 and Mary Born Tadcaster 1855. 1911 Residence Chapel Street Occupation Tailors Apprentice. Memorial Tadcaster.

BEAUMONT Harry

Rifleman 48990 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/10/1917 Aged 24 at Poelcappelle. Belgium. Born Tadcaster 1883. Enlisted Leeds. Son of William Born Tadcaster 1864 and Mary Born Tadcaster 1855. 1911 Residence Chapel Street Occupation Tailors Apprentice. Memorial Tadcaster.

Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

BIRDSALL Thomas

Private 24783 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Fricourt Somme Aged 23. Born Tadcaster 1892 Enlisted Tadcaster. Son of Joseph John Born Towton 1868 and Mary Magee Born Tadcaster 1870. 1911 Residence Robin Hood Yard Kirkgate Tadcaster Occupation Labourer Brewery. Brothers Robert Henry 1891. Joseph John 1897. Sisters Doris 1891. Mary Elizabeth 1907. August the 12th 1916 The Yorkshire Weekly "Private Tom Birdsall of Tadcaster has been Killed in Action. He was employed at the Brewery before the war." Thomas gave his life on the first day of the Battle for "Albert" better known as the "Somme" and lies at peace in Fricourt where some of the worst fighting on the day took part, The tenth West Yorkshires suffered 22 officers and 688 other ranks killed, the highest casualty list on one day for the British Army throughout the war. Memorial Tadcaster.

BIRDSALL Thomas

Private 24783 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 01/07/1916 Fricourt Somme Aged 23. Born Tadcaster 1892 Enlisted Tadcaster. Son of Joseph John Born Towton 1868 and Mary Magee Born Tadcaster 1870. 1911 Residence Robin Hood Yard Kirkgate Tadcaster Occupation Labourer Brewery. Brothers Robert Henry 1891. Joseph John 1897. Sisters Doris 1891. Mary Elizabeth 1907. August the 12th 1916 The Yorkshire Weekly "Private Tom Birdsall of Tadcaster has been Killed in Action. He was employed at the Brewery before the war." Thomas gave his life on the first day of the Battle for "Albert" better known as the "Somme" and lies at peace in Fricourt where some of the worst fighting on the day took part, The tenth West Yorkshires suffered 22 officers and 688 other ranks killed, the highest casualty list on one day for the British Army throughout the war. Memorial Tadcaster.

Laid to Rest Fricourt New Military Cemetery Somme France.

 

YORKSHIRE HERALD 1916

Thomas was issued this 1914-1918 War Medal (Thank You to Graham Pickles of Leeds)

BIRDSALL William Lawn

Trooper 2516 2nd Life Guards KIA 13/05/1915 at Festubert. Aged 28. Born Saxton 1887 Vol 9c Page 773. Son of William Born Stutton 1853 and Drusilla Dyson Born Saxton 1855. Enlisted Windsor. Landed France 08/10/1914. 1911 Occupation and Residence Trooper 2nd Life Guards Trevor Buildings Hyde Park Barracks London. Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium. Memorial. Tadcaster. Saxton.

BLAKE Harold

Private 7441 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Died 28/02/1919 Aged 32. Born Tadcaster Son of Walter Born Thetford 1848 and Sarah Ann Tindall Married 1877 in Bradford. Husband of Ethel M Dowsland at Tadcaster in 1908. Daughters Lilian 1909 and Vera 1911. In 1901 Harold was living with his sister and grandparents Thomas and Eliza Tindall at no 20 High Street Tadcaster and Harold aged 15 was a general labarour. In 1914 Harold Worked at John Smiths Brewery as a Traction Driver. CWGC Hodgsons Terrace Tadcaster. Memorial Tadcaster.

BLAKE Harold

Private 7441 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Died 28/02/1919 Aged 32. Born Tadcaster Son of Walter Born Thetford 1848 and Sarah Ann Tindall Married 1877 in Bradford. Husband of Ethel M Dowsland at Tadcaster in 1908. Daughters Lilian 1909 and Vera 1911. In 1901 Harold was living with his sister and grandparents Thomas and Eliza Tindall at no 20 High Street Tadcaster and Harold aged 15 was a general labarour. In 1914 Harold Worked at John Smiths Brewery as a Traction Driver. CWGC Hodgsons Terrace Tadcaster. Memorial Tadcaster.

Laid to Rest Tadcaster Cemetery.

YORKSHIRE HERALD 1916

BRADFORD James

Gunner 80500 169th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery KIA 07/04/1917 Aged 36. Born Branston Staffordshire. Enlisted Tadcaster. Son of John and Mary Ann CWGC Branston Burton-on-Trent. Husband of (Elsie) Emily Claydon Married Tadcaster 1904. CWGC 23 Westfield Terrace Wetherby Road Tadcaster

BRADFORD James

Gunner 80500 169th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery KIA 07/04/1917 Aged 36. Born Branston Staffordshire. Enlisted Tadcaster. Son of John and Mary Ann CWGC Branston Burton-on-Trent. Husband of (Elsie) Emily Claydon Married Tadcaster 1904. CWGC 23 Westfield Terrace Wetherby Road Tadcaster

Laid to Rest Quatre-Vents Military Cemetery Estree Cauchy France.