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Memorial details

Memorial type
Unidentified
District
Leeds
Town
Leeds
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 16th July 1921
    Attended by: MAJ GEN H B DAVIES CB
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
22138
Current location

Minster Church of St Peter at Leeds
Kirkgate
Leeds
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS2 7EG
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 30673 33308
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Nowy headed brass plaque mounted onto a wooden backboard with an additional plaque on the main board. The main plaque has the Badge of the Leeds Rifles with the Battle Honour South Africa 1900 - 02 on a motto ribbon below the badge. A border of oak leaves and acorns surrounds the whole with various Battle Honours over the border. Below is another board with three additional plaques with unveiling details and WW2 dedicatory inscriptions.
Inscription
Upper Plaque: SOMME WYTSCHAETE BUCQUOY NIEUPORT /TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF THE/ MEMBERS OF THE LEEDS RIFLES SERGTS MESS/ WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ CAMBRAI / (Names) / FAMURS / BULLE / COURT SOLESMES PASSCHENDAELE YPRES MARNE Additional Plaque: (Names) / ALSO TO THE 2020 OF / ALL RANKS (LEEDS RIFLES) WHO / GAVE THEIR LIVES 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 155 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 155
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 155
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: surname,rank
  • 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
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: height C 8FT
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other

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