JONES, PERCY, Durham Light Infantry, 18 yrs, son of Mr. Noah Jones, Reported as ‘Killed in Action 26 Mar 1918’ but further information indicates that Percy Jones actually survived the war. This is proved by his army record which still exists. He received a gunshot wound to the head on 27 March 1918 and was taken prisoner – reference CPGW.
KIDD, E J C, 21yrs.,Second Lieutenant. Royal Flying Corps and West Yorkshire Regt. (Prince of Wales’s Own). Son of Mr. W. Kidd, Headmaster National School, Accidentally killed in aeroplane accident while acting as observer. 10 April 1918. ADDINGHAM (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD
LEACH, H, Private West Riding Regiment, 38 yrs. first Addingham man to enlist in Kitcheners Army, Died of wounds. 2 March 1916.
LISTER. J.Private, Duke of Wellingtons Regiment, 38yrs. son of Mrs Lister, School Lane, Addingham. Died of wounds, 1st September 1918
LISTER. JAMES, Private, Yorkshire Regiment. son of Mr. James Lister, 8 Cragg View, Killed in Action. 2nd April 1917.
LISTER, JOHN, East Yorkshire regiment, 29 yrs, son of Mrs Lister, the Green, Killed in Action. 26 Aug 1918.
MAUDSLEY, GEORGE N., 32yrs.,Private. 7651. 2nd Bn., Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action between 25 October & 2 November 1914. Nephew of Mr & Mrs R Brooks, George St. Addingham. Buried YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Panel 33.Belgium.
McRINK, LAWRENCE 27240 Farrier Sgt. Royal Field Artillery, 32 yrs, son of Mr. Stephen and Mary Ann McRink, 1, Bolton Rd. Addingham, Died of wounds 8 Sep 1918. Buried III D.6 La Kreule Military Cemetary, Hazebrook, France.His brother John McRink was also a serving soldier in the 18th Hussars. In June 1915, Lawrence wrote ‘It is getting cold and wet out here, but we can still stand it as well as the Germans. We are losing a lot of men every day. My battery was in a village the other day and a shell came over and killed 5 of our drivers and wounded 7 of our gunners. The next day we caught them napping and mowed them down and captured a lot of their guns and men. We are beating the Germans in every battle and they are giving thenselves up every day. Some are very old and some are quite young.’
McSHEE, PATRICK, Sapper, 83839. 210th Field Coy., Royal Engineers. killed by a shell, 31 March 1918. Age 43. Husband of Edith McShee, of Parkinson Fold, Addingham, Ilkley, Yorks. BELLACOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, RIVIERE. In his younger days he was a prominent local footballer.
MOULDING, CARL S. – Duke of Wellingtons Regiment, 22 yrs, son of Mr & Mrs. W.C. Moulding. School House, Lazenby, Killed in Action. France 1916. Before enlisting he was an Addingham Railway Booking Clerk.
OGDEN, WILLIAM, Private, 1st.West Yorkshire Regiment, 21 yrs, son Mrs. T. Barnes, Main St, Addingham. Killed in Action. 26 Sep 1914.
RICHARDSON, HEDLEY, Private, West Riding (Duke of Wellington’s) Regiment, 24 yrs, son of Mrs. Richardson, formerly of Addingham, Killed in Action. France Jul 3rd 1916 The Battle of the Somme. Before enlisting he worked for Shepherds Dairy, Bradford. His brother Willie Richardson lived at Townhead, Addingham.
RYDER, ARTHUR. P,Private, 2nd Btn. West Yorkshire Duke of Wellingtons Regiment, 19 yrs, Killed in Action. France 23 Aug 1914. The Battle of Mons
RYDER, FREDERICK, Rifleman, (attached Kings Royal Rifles) 26 yrs, brother of Mrs. J. T. Robinson, Low Mill Lane, missing 5th May 1915, death presumed May 1916.
SMITH, RALPH., West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. Mrs. Smith, Died of wounds. 11 Jun 1917.
SMITH, RUEBENS, Private, 13601. 10th Bn., Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regt.) 11 June 1917 . Age 23. Son of Frederick and Emily Smith, of 6, Adelaide Terrace or Church Street, Addingham, Ilkley. LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY . Brother of William Smith below. CEMETERY XV. G. 16A.
SMITH, WILLIAM. 55780 Private, Yorks & Lancs Regiment, 2ndd/4th Btn., son of Frederic & Emily Smith, 5, Adelaide Terrace or Church St. Killed in Action. 2 Sep 1918. Vaulk Hill Cemetary, France Ref.IB1. Brother of Reuben Smith, above. His other brothers Private Craven Smith, Private Tom Smith, Private John Smith and Able Seaman Allan Smith survived the War.
SPENCER FRANK, West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. & Mrs. John Spencer, Bolton Rd, Died of wounds. 25(?) Aug 1915. A bullet hit his right arm, breaking it, and then passed through his chest. Spencer joined the New Army soon after war broke out and was attached to 2nd. Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Rgt. He had been in France btween 2 and 3 months. The information came in a letter from a chum who was with him at the time. They were both standing on the parapet of the trench when suddenly Spencer exclaimed ‘I am hit’ and dropped.
SUTCLIFFE. TED, Air Mechanic, R.A.F, son of Mr. B. Sutcliffe, Skipton, Killed in Action. Italy 30 Aug 1918.
TIFFANY, ALFRED, Lance Corporal (Private?), 39368. 2nd/4th Bn., King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. 20 July 1918. Age 41. Son of Mrs. M. Tiffany, of 10 Rose Terrace, Addingham, Yorkshire. BOUILLY CROSS ROADS MILITARY CEMETERY I. D. 33. His brother Private J E Tiffany had been taken as a Prisoner of War in October 1916.
TOPHAM, WILLIAM T., Driver, 44463. 9th Div. Signals H.Q., Royal Engineers. 23 April 1917. Son of Mrs. G. Topham, of Ivy House, Church Street, Ilkley, Yorks. DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN.
TOWN, HARRY, Army Service Corps, Motor Transport, 23 yrs, son of Mr. & Mrs. Town, Low Mill Lane, died of pneumonia in Netley Hospital, 19 Mar 1917.
TOWNSON, BEN, Private, Duke of Wellingtons Regiment, 27 yrs, formerly of Addingham, Killed in Action. France 2 Mar 1916.
WAGGITT, JOHN GEORGE, Driver, Canadian Field Artillery, 23 yrs, son of Mr. John Waggitt, Moorside Farm, drowned Ilkley 31 Jul 1917.
WAGGITT, W. Private, Duke of Wellingtons Regiment, son of Mr J.J. Waggitt, Farmer, Addingham Moorside, Killed in Action. France October 1916. The Battle of the Somme. Waggitt, then of the 9th. West Riding Regt., was wounded in France in November 1915 and had one of his fingers amputated.
WHITAKER, JOHN (Johnnie), 776147 Trumpeter, Royal Field Artillary, ‘D’ Battery 245th Brigade, 49th (West Riding) Division, Duke of Wellingtons Regiment, 26 yrs, Died of wounds 12or13or14th May 1918. Nine Elms British Cemetery, Ref.XlV. D. 5. Born Manchester but lived Addingham. (www.cpgw.org )
WHITAKER, WILLIAM., Private, 20547. 6th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. 5 February 1917. Panel 19,BASRA MEMORIAL Iraq.
WHITEOAK, CHARLES BUCKLEY, Private, 45316. 1st/4th Bn., York and Lancaster Regiment. 13 April 1918. Age 22. Son of Craven Buckley Whiteoak, of High House Farm, Addingham, Ilkley, Yorks. TYNE COT MEMORIAL
WILD, WILLIAM 29864,Cpl. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 30 years, Died 25 November 1918, died of pneumonia in training at Grantham. son of Edwin & Mary Wild, Lambert Street, Skipton but born in Addingham. Husband of Mrs Wild, 11, Thornton St. Skipton. Skipton (Waltonwrays) Cemetary Ref.R. ‘U’ 2609
WOOD, TOM. Gunner, Royal Field Artillery (795226), 23 yrs, son Mr. K. Wood, Ling Park, Nessfield, Thought to have been fatally gassed at Passendaele and died 11 Nov 1918 (the last day of the war).
WRIGHT, HAROLD, 18/189, Lance Cpl. 18th Btn.Prince of Wales Own West Yorkshire Rgt. ‘2nd Btn. Bradford Pals’, 20, Theatre of war: Brough, Died of wounds at home 15th July 1916. Buried in Heaton Baptist Burial ground, Bradford, Grave Ref.B(North West). N.5. Son of Tom & Lucy Wright, formerly of Addingham but probably then resident in Bradford. Was a very early enlistee.