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Aireborough Boys, 1914 – 1918 (09)

WWI 1914-1918

SL038 – Yeadon, 1914 – 1918.

Title Aireborough Boys
Date 1914 – 1918
Location Aireborough/Europe
Written By Carlo Harrison
Comment Taken from two scrapbooks donated to AHS plus image and text donations from individual family members. Additional information is given to us by Ken Roberts of Guiseley.
1418-Brown Brown Bateson 1914-1918

1418 – W Brown, A Brown, H Bateson.

Private William Brown, Private Albert Ed Brown, Private H S Bateson.

Rank: Private
Service No: 25961
Date of Death: 13/04/1918
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
15th/17th Bn.
Grave Reference: XXVI. F. 13A.
Additional Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Brown, of 2, Benton Terrace, Green Lane, Yeadon, Leeds.

Pte. Albert Ed Brown. Think he was born in Guiseley. No further or Military info.

Rank: Private
Service No: R/385380
Date of Death: 16/08/1918
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Army Service Corps
Grave Reference: In South part. 141.
Additional Information:
Husband of Mabel Bateson, of “Sunnymead,” New Road Side, Rawdon, Leeds.

1418-Moon Young Booth 1914-1918

1418 – C Moon, F Young, A Booth.

Sec-Lieut Clifford Moon, Private F Young, Private Allan Booth

Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 22/03/1918
Regiment/Service: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 59 and 60.
Additional Information: Birth 3 Sep 1894 in Guiseley,
Son of Charles Moon & Minnie Maud (Murgatroyd) Moon.

Rank: Private
Service No: 6/2563
Date of Death: 27/08/1915
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
1st 6th Bn.
Grave Reference: C. 2.
Additional Information:
Son of Ben Lister Young and Maria Young, of 8, Springbank Terrace, Guiseley, Leeds.

Pte. Allan Lupton Booth. Born, 1896. Son of Simeon & Sarah Jane Booth. Of High St, Yeadon.
Can find no further info. Suspect he survived.

Additional Research

Allen Lupton Booth. 3rd Feb 1896 – 1969. Son of Simeon and Sarah Jane. Service No: Private 17935 King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Allen first served in the Balkans theatre of war, leaving in August 1915. When he was discharged (March 1919) his address was 115 High Street, Yeadon. In 1927 he married Eliza Simpson at the Free Methodist Chapel in Yeadon.

Helen M.

27 August 2023

1418-Brown Brown Brown 1914-1918

1418 – W Brown, J Brown, G Brown.

Private W Brown, Private J B Brown, Private G S Brown

It looks as if from today’s boys, all but one made it back home after the war.
No doubt this was a very bad time for Mary Brown, wife of William who lived at No. 12 Kirk Lane, Yeadon.

Rank: Gunner
Service No: 140372
Date of Death: 01/08/1917
Age: 28
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
“D” Bty. 46th Bde.
Grave Reference: B. 21.
Additional Information: Husband of Mary Ann Brown, of 12 Kirk Lane, Yeadon, Leeds.

The 2 following boys do not appear on the CWGC register so we can safely assume they came home:-
PTE. JB Brown.
Pte. GS Brown.

Additional Research

George Sydney Brown. 24th Nov 1898 – 1994. Son of Albert and Celia. Service No: Private 71673 Royal Army Medical Corps. He returned to marry Irene Jones in 1925.

Helen M.

27 August 2023

1418-Lupton Lupton Bullock 1914-1918

1418 – F Lupton, J Lupton, C Bullock.

Private F Lupton, Lce-Cpl J Lupton, Driver Charles Bullock

All of the 3 following boys do not appear on the CWGC register so we can safely assume they came home:-

Pte. F Lupton.
L/Corpl. J Lupton.
Driver Charles Bullock.

Additional Research

Charles Henry Bullock. 4th Dec 1897 – 1973. Baptised at Windhill, interred in Guiseley Cemetery. Service No: Driver 785397 Royal Field Artillery. Charles left for France in February 1916 and was wounded in his left arm (August 1917), which led to an amputation. Being physically unfit he was discharged and returned to Guiseley, later to marry Sarah in 1926.

Helen M.

27 August 2023

1418-Johnso Gaunt Hardy 1914-1918

1418 – F Johnson, T Gaunt, J Hardy.

Private Fred Johnson, Corporal T L Gaunt, Private J Hardy

Mrs. Sarah Johnson who lived at 9 Town Street, Yeadon lost her son who had been awarded the Military Medal a year before the war ended.
All the other boys look as if they made it back home:

Rank: Private
Service No: 13201
Date of Death: 17/09/1917
Regiment/Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
2nd/5th Bn.
Awards: M M
Grave Reference: I. F. 18.
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Sarah Johnson, of 9, Town St., Yeadon, Leeds.

Pte. Thomas Lupton Gaunt. Born. 1888. Son of Samuel & Ruth E Gaunt of 12. South View, Yeadon.
No Military info. Presume he survived.

Additional Research

Thomas Lupton Gaunt. 1887 – 1917. Born in Yeadon, buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Service No: 65356 Private, Lance Corporal and Corporal – Canadian Infantry 24th Battalion. Thomas went to Canada in 1912, attesting there in February 1915 (Montreal). He arrived in England in May the same year and then left for France in the September. He received multiple shrapnel wounds at Ypres in 1916, recovered and returned, becoming a Corporal in August 1917. He died from wounds as described below, on November 7th.
(Canada War Graves Registers)
“Died of Wounds2 (Gunshot Wounds Arms, Back Forehead) Whilst in the trenches during Passchendael operations on November 6th 1917, an enemy bomb exploded wounding him seriously. He was removed immediately to No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station where he died the following day.

Military Medal Citation (Canada, Military Honours and Awards Citation cards)
For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on the 15th August 1917, when in charge of a carrying party delivered supplies to the front line through heavy enemy shell fire and then took charge of an important bombing post in a communication trench leading toward the enemy, and through he determination and devotion to duty, succeeded in repulsing an enemy bombing attack with two other men. He was most conspicuous for his gallantry, cheerfulness and willingness, under most trying conditions. (A.F.W. 3121. 24-8-17)

Helen M.

27 August 2023

Pte. J Hardy. No info. I have searched 5 pages of men named J Hardy. I must have looked at him but without ADDITIONAL INFO naming his family I have drawn a blank.

1418-Luty Luty Luty 1914-1918

1418 – L Luty, S Luty, P Luty, W H Luty.

Private Lawrence Luty, Driver Sam Luty, Private Peter Luty

Pte. Laurencece Hindle Luty. Born. 1891. Son of Alfred & Martha Luty of 10, Club Row, Yeadon.
Royal Army Ordnance Corps Service number 046016
Wounded. Awarded . Silver War Badge,
No Further info.

Pte. Peter Luty, Brother of the above, born 1898.
No Further or Military info.

Pte. Sam Luty, brother to the above 2. Born. 1894. Died, 1969.
No further or Military info.

William Hindle Luty b.1895 d.1975 who started off in the R.A.F., Service No: 211902 and then was transferred to the Royal Navy, Service No: F11902, and was a Rating A.M. 2. They all survived the war and I believe their names are on the roll of honour boards in Yeadon Town Hall. *See previous comments below.

1418-Bron Brown Brown 1914-1918

1418 – J P Brown, G T Brown, I H Brown.

Private J P Brown, Private G T Brown, Lce-Cpl I H Brown

Rank: Corporal
Service No: 13034
Date of Death: 17/10/1917
Age: 35
Regiment/Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
9th Bn.
Grave Reference A. “C.” 104.
Additional Information:
Husband of Louie Brown, of 8, Copt Royd St., Yeadon. Born at Yeadon.

Died in hospital in Leeds after discharge from Army. Probably from cancer. (from Army service record)

Pte. Jonathan Peate Brown. Born 17/1/1883. Baptised St. Oswald, Guiseley, 1/4/1883
Died 14/6/1938.

Served with West Riding Regt.,

Pte. George Thomas Brown. Born 1893. Brother of the above 2 men. Lived at 14 West View New Scarbro Yeadon. Son of George & Isabella Brown.

No further info.

1418-Waite Waite Priestley 1914-1918

1418 -A Waite, H Waite, F Priestley.

Private Arnold Waite, Private Herbert Waite, Private Frank Priestley

Pte. Arnold Waite, born in Guiseley 1896. Residence ay 1911 census 15 Harper Terrace Yeadon. Occupation, Dyer.
No further or Military info.
And his brother:-
Pte. Herbert Waite, Born. 1898, Residence as above.
Sons of Willie & Ruth Annie Waite.

No further or Military info.

Additional Research

Arnold Waite. 3rd Nov 1895 – 1981. Death registered at Yeadon Cemetery. Service No: Private 41925 Highland Light Infantry, also 3938 Royal Scots. Arnold enlisted in December 1915 after his marriage to Ada Mosley earlier in the year. He returned home after discharge in February 1919.

Herbert Waite. 8th Sept1897 – 1974 (Australia.) Service No: Private 31906 Scottish Rifles and 2057 Labour Corps. Herbert married Frances L. Firth in 1924 at the Cragg Baptist Chapel in Rawdon and both their deaths are recorded in Australia.

Helen M.

27 August 2023

Pte. Frank Priestley. Can find no info at all. Suggest he was born away from Yeadon & moved there later.

1418-Earnshaw Brayshaw Towers 1914-1918

1418 – J W Earnshaw, H Brayshaw, M Towers.

Private J W Earnshaw, Private H Brayshaw, Private M Towers

Pte. JW Earnshaw, Not in CWGC register. Assume he survived.

Pte. H Brayshaw, as above….

Additional Research

John William Earnshaw. 27th Dec 1886 – 1932. Death registered at Horsforth Cemetery. Service No: Private 335906 Royal Scots Regiment. The son of James and Sarah, he was discharged in November 1918 to Manor Terrace, Horsforth.

Helen M.

27 August 2023

Rank: Private
Service No: 30351
Date of Death: 07/08/1917 Died of wounds.
Age: 34
Regiment/Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
1st/4th Bn.
Grave Reference: A. 15.

Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Sarah Towers; husband of the late Nellie Towers.
Married Mary Ellen, (Nellie) Spires 26/3/1906, St. John, Yeadon.

1418-Stott Dalby Andrews 1914-1918

1418 -F S Stott, J Dalby, R Andrews..

Gunner F S Stott, Sergeant J Dalby, Sergeant R Andrews

Gunner ES Scott. There are 3 ES Scott’s in the CWGC, 1 from Chigwell, 1 who was a sergeant & 1 who was a Company Serjeant Major. None seem to be the man from Yeadon.

SGT. J Dalby. MM. Not in the CWGC register. Assume he survived.

Additional Research

John Parker Dalby. 20th Sept 1894 – 1975. Son of George and Adelaide, found in South Street, Rawdon, before enlistment. Service No: 11588 6th and 8th King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, Private later Sergeant. John left for France in May 1915 and two years later was awarded the D.C.M. (see below). He survived until his discharge in September 1919. Returning home, he later married Blanche Hardaker in 1936.

(Citations of the Distinguished Conduct Medal 1914 – 1920)

11588 A/Sjt. J DALBY

For conspicuous gallantry during a raid on an enemy strong point. When the party had to fall back, he picked up a wounded man and under heavy and accurate refile fire carried him back until he was himself wounded in three places. He placed the man in a shell-hole. Later on, finding that the wounded man had not been brought in, he went out again under heavy fire and searched for him, but without success. (16.8.17)

Helen M.

27 August 2023

SGT. E Andrews. Not on Guiseley War Memorial, or in CWGC register. Assume he survived.

Fred Smith Stott
Rank: Gunner
Service number: 135157
Date of death: 07.08.1917 aged 22
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery, C Battery, 180th Brigade
Cemetery: Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery
Additional Information: Son of William and Mary who lived on High Street. He was an apprentice plumber.

Additional research by Helen M.

7 December 2022

Previous Comments:

* Re 1418-Luty, Luty, Luty.
Karen Carrington
I have further information regarding the ‘Luty’ brothers on this post, who were all my 2nd cousins twice removed. Alfred and Martha Sophia Luty (nee Hindle) had 2 daughters, one of which died at 9 months old and 6 sons and lived at 10 Club Row, Yeadon. Lawrence Hindle Luty b.1891 d.1949 was a Private in the Seaforth Highlanders and A.O.C., Service No: 046016. Samuel Herman Luty b.1894 d.1969 was a driver in the Royal Artillery, Service No:134911. Peter Ernest Luty b.1898 d.1960 was a Private in the 12th West Yorkshire Border Regiment, Service No: 16193 and also in the 7th Border Regiment, Service No: 30493. However, there was also another brother not listed on here who was William Hindle Luty b.1895 d.1975 who started off in the R.A.F., Service No: 211902 and then was transferred to the Royal Navy, Service No: F11902, and was a Rating A.M. 2. They all survived the war and I believe their names are on the roll of honour boards in Yeadon Town Hall. Thank you.
13 November 2018.

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Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 09 August 2022.
Last updated: 27 August 2023 – Additional Research: Booth, Brown, Bullock, Gaunt, Waite, Waite, Earnshaw, Dalby. 31 January 2023 – All images updated. 9 December 2022- Phot ID: 1418 F S Stott additional text.

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