Leeds Rifles Plaques

WM reference
22138
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 16th July 1921
Current location

PARISH CHURCH
Leeds
Leeds
West Yorkshire
England
OS Grid Ref.: SE 300 340
Denomination: Church of England

Description

NOWY HEADED BRASS PLAQUE MOUNTED ONTO A WOODEN BACKBOARD. THREE ADDITIONAL PLAQUES WITH UNVEILING DETAILS AND WW2 DEDICATORY INSCRIPTION PLACED ON A SMALLER BOARD BELOW

Inscription

UPPER PLAQUE: TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF THE/ MEMBERS OF THE LEEDS RIFLES SERGTS MESS/ WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES) BOTTOM PLAQUE, LEFT: AND TO ALL RANKS OF THE/ 45TH (LEEDS RIFLES) BN./ ROYAL TANK REGT./ WHO FELL 1939 - 1945./ BOTTOM PLAQUE, CENTRE: IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY/ THE ABOVE MEMORIAL WAS/ ERECTED BY THE RETIRED/ MEMBERS OF THE/ LEEDS RIFLES/ SERGEANTS MESS/ UNVEILED BY MAJ GEN DAVIES, C.B. JULY 16TH 1921 BOTTOM PLAQUE, RIGHT: AND TO ALL RANKS OF THE/ 66TH (LEEDS RIFLES) HEAVY/ ANTI AIRCRAFT REGT, R.A./ WHO FELL 1939 - 1945

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Archer, B
Ashforth, F
Baldwin, C
Banister, A
Barnett, W
Batterton, R E
Beattie, W
Bentley, C
Birkill, C
Bonser, J
See details for all 150 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 154
Served and returned: Undefined
Died: 154
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname,rank
Order of information: surname,rank

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Brass
Listed?: No

Component

Backboard
Condition: Good
Measurements:
Materials: Wood
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 16th July 1921
Attended by: MAJ GEN H B DAVIES CB

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Other
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

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