City of Leeds United in WW1

Remembering those from Leeds who gave their lives in world war one.

                                                                   LEEDS WW1 WAR MEMORIALS


"See Ye To It That Their Names Are Not Forgotten"

(Found on Tadcaster War Memorial) Link

07/11/2018 Apologies the links on the men to the CWGC appear to be down. I have linked webpages yet to be transcribed or researched on the Leeds Memorials page as always please contact me if you have any information which can be added.



 Acknowledgment and thanks to Tony Roberts (Leeds in 1919)

July 2016 Men researched and remembered on the site 2.505.

Leeds City War Memorial situated in the Headrow Leeds. Dedicated and unveiled by Viscount Lascalles on the 14th October 1922 in Leeds City Square.

 Extensive details can be found on the excellent Martin Edwards website Roll of Honour CLICK HERE.  

To view Pathe news film of the 1922 unveiling CLICK HERE



Welcome to Leeds WW1 War Memorials.

The purpose of this website is to document those who gave their lives in World War One who were Born or Lived within the boundary of the City of Leeds as it was in the Great War as seen in the map on the left. Areas that we now call part of Leeds are remembered in the Leeds  1974 section

Fathers, Sons, Brothers, Cousins, work colleagues all enlisted together I estimate nearly 11,000 from Leeds paid the ultimate price and they lay side by side to this day in the sea or on foreign soil.  Gallipoli, Passchendaele, Ypres, The Somme, India, Egypt, Italy, and many more areas in the world hold a little piece of Leeds.

 The Commonwealth War Graves Commission website gives details of around 9000 Leeds men, sadly thousands of others have been forgotten and today are just a name on one of the Memorials found in the city or on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website with no personal details other than their name, rank, service number and regiment.  

The aim of this site is to ensure every person from Leeds who gave their life is remembered again. This includes documenting their parents and wife's names, where they lived their occupation, their age and how and where they gave their lives.

The ultimate aim is to have a photograph of each individual and their final resting place or name on one of the Memorials to the forgotten.

  I hope you will please respect my copyright of this website, this is a self funded one man effort  documenting all those who gave their lives from our city has taken a lot of personal finance and years of time and effort it takes on average 30-45 minutes to research and document each man time well spent as it is the first time that thousands of the men remembered on this site have been documented or remembered in nearly a 100 years. 

 If you feel you can be of assistance have any comments information or photographs of memorials or men from the city please contact me, any details added will be acknowledged fully.