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1914 - 1918 Aireborough Boys Part 10 - Flesher - Nicholson - Harrison - Shaw - Hargreaves - Exley - Lambourne - Yates - Ive - Mongon - Wade



Title
Aireborough Boys
Date 1914-1918
Location Aireborough

Articles taken from a scrap book donated to AHS.
Additional research by Ken Roberts
Comment Flesher - Nicholson - Harrison - Shaw

Mixed fortunes for today's boys, as usual information supplied to us by Ken Roberts

FLESHER, ARTHUR T
Rank: Private
Service No: 143561
Date of Death: 05/11/1918
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
20th Coy
Grave Reference: B. "U." 435.
Cemetery: YEADON CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Christopher and Emma Flesher, of 4, Carlton Mount, Yeadon.

Driver Edward Flesher, brother to the above. I can find no military info on him so assume he survived his wounds.

Sergeant J W Nicholson, He is not listed in CWGC Register so assume he did not die. But without a first name I cannot locate him in the 1911 census.

Gunner DG Harrison, as above.

SHAW, N
Rank: Private
Service No: 307089
Date of Death: 14/08/1917
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
1st/7th Bn.
Grave Reference: II. H. 19.
Cemetery: COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Shaw, of Horsforth, Leeds.

Pte. Alfred Shaw. Not a brother of the above. There are about 2 dozen Alfred Shaw’s listed in the CWGC Register. Non that point me to Horsforth, nor can I find him in the 1911 census.
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I cannot find the 3 Hargreaves brothers so I assume they survived. Nor can I find them living in Yeadon at the 1911 census. During the period of WW1 & of the 1911 census Hargreaves was very much a Lancastrian name. Maybe the family moved into Yeadon after the census & before or during WW1. I can think of no other explanation.
Ken


Name: Amos Exley
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Age at Enlistment: 24
Residence: 5 Wood Yards Yeadon, Nr Leeds
Document Year: 1916
Regimental Number: 464
Regiment Name: Durham Light Infantry
Called up 30/6/1916
Went to France 14/11/1916.
I presume he survived.


Name: Ernest Exley
Birth Place: Yeadon, Yorks
Death Date: 21 Mar 1918
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Keighley
Rank: Private
Regiment: Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Number: 52662
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: Formerly 268806, West Riding Regt

EXLEY, ERNEST
Rank: Private
Service No: 52662
Date of Death: 21/03/1918
Regiment/Service: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
1st Bn.
Grave Reference Sp. Mem. A. 10.
Cemetery VAULX HILL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France.
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Two boys made it back home, but two didn't, it appears that one of the survivors Andrew Shaw had been a bit of a naughty boy while he was off to war!

LAMBOURNE, CLARENCE
Rank: Private
Service No: 37031
Date of Death: 09/10/1917
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
9th Bn.
Panel Reference Panel 42 to 47 and 162.
Memorial TYNE COT MEMORIAL, BELGIUM
Additional Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lambourne, of 1, Lombard St., Little London, Rawdon, Leeds.
THIS MAN HAS NO KNOWN GRAVE.



SHAW, CHARLES
Rank: Bombardier
Service No: 776138
Date of Death: 23/11/1917
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
"D" Bty. 245th (West Riding) Bde.
Grave Reference J. 12.
Cemetery DIVISIONAL CEMETERY, Ypres, Belgium.
Additional Information:
Son of Charles and Catherine Shaw, of 2, Thornbury Place, Derry Hill, Menston, Leeds.

Driver Andrew Shaw, Born 1897
5’ 2”. 34 " chest.
West Riding Howitzer Brigade Royal Field Artillery.
Service number. 1171
Enlisted at Otley. 25/2/1915.
Demobilised 28/4/1919.
Two cases of insubordination & insolence. Seven days punishment.
Survived, no injuries recorded.

Sgt. John Shaw. No trace of him in military records. Presume he survived.
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Cannot find Pte. Tom Yates.

Pte. Pollard Ive. Enlisted with Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Service no. C/12422...

Pte. George Luty Shaw. Duke of Wellington’s Regt. Service no. 5696.
Posted missing in action. 5/5/1917
Posted POW 28/7/1917
Repatriated.

Cannot find Pte. JH Mongon. Presume survived.

Pte. R. Wade. Possibly buried in Pudsey Cemetery, otherwise can’t find him.

 

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