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The Great European War 1914 - 1918

James Boys

Missing - see WWI Roll of Honour for Wakefield
Percy Cowburn of Northgate - see WWI Roll of Honour for Wakefield
John William Callaghan of Westgate - see WWI Roll of Honour for Wakefield
Percy Green No further information
Harold Meggitt Enlisting in Wakefield in to the West Yorks Regt no 62768.  He was KIA on 1st Nov 1918 and is remembered at Auberchicourt British Cemetery, Nr Douai, France.  Harold Was the son of Herbert and Ethel of 52 Hatfield St, Wakefield
Leonard William Metcalfe Leonard born in 1899 in Gainsborough, the son of Thomas Banks Metcalf and his wife Mary Jane of Church St, Thornes, Wakefield. Leonard enlisted in Wakefield and became Pvte, 78814 in the 2nd Btn D.L.I. He was KIA on 15 February 1918 aged 19 and is remembered in the Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny along with 219 other casualties of the First World War - 12 of the burials are unidentified and one casualty whose grave was destroyed by shell fire in 1918 is commemorated by a special memorial
Frederick L Partington Fred as he was known to his family was born in Outwood in 1894 to John and Hannah who at the time lived at 4 Paradise Row, Bridge St, Wakefield - by 1919 John and Hannah were living at 1 Paradise Row. Fred served as Gunner 73066 in the RFA, he died on 3 September 1919 and rests in Wakefield City Cemetery.
Charles H Ryder Charles Haydn Ryder enlisted in Wakefield, the town of his birth, into the Lincolnshire regt. no 1066.  He died of wounds on 5 July 1917  aged 24 and is remembered at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.  He was the son of William and Lucy Ryder of 4 Dickinson St, Wakefield
George Ronald Slack George was born in 1899 in Wakefield the son of William aged 53 and Mary aged 29 who in 1901 were living on Sun Lane. William at the time worked as a brewers labourer and was the father of 3 sons. Also in the house was a Thomas Slack aged 25. George served as a Wireless Operator in the Mercantile Marine service on the S. S. Isleworth out of London. He died on 30 April 1918 aged 19 and is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial
William Templeman Wilfred Templeman enlisted in Wakefield the town of his birth into the KOYLI he was KIA on 1 July 1916 and is remembered on the memorial at Thiepval
The 1939 - 1945 War
Douglas Armitage

Douglas was an Sergeant Air Gunner in the RAVR 75th Sqdn, service no 1434609.  He was 19 years old when he died on 25 Jun 1943 and is remembered at Flushing (Vlissinghen) Northern Cemetery.  Douglas was the son of Ellis and Edith Armitage of Wakefield

Eric Dilworth

James Eric was the son of Herbert and Esther of Wakefield.  He served as a Serjeant in the Royal Scots Fusiliers, 6th Bn. service no 3131770.  He died on 26 Jun 1944 aged 25 and is remembered at St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux

Henry Gardener

No further information

Harold Marlow

No further information

Derek Poulston

Derek was a Sergeant in the RAVR 226 Sqdn service no 998507.  He died on 15 Oct 1941 aged 23 and is remembered on the Memorial at Runnymede.  To be on this memorial Derek must have been serving at a home base.  He was the son of Sidney and Annie Poulston of Pontefract

Edgar Suggitt

Edgar served in the East Yorks Regt. 4th Bn.  service no 4346820.  He died on 19 December 1942 aged 26 and is remembered at Caserta War Cemetery, Italy and was the son of John and Isabella Suggitt of Wakefield


The men that worked for England they have their graves at home and bees and birds of England above the cross can roam.But they that fought for England, following a falling star. Alas, alas, for England they have their graves afar

extract from a poem by G K Chesterton



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