Aireborough Historical Society

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

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

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.
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.

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.
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.

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.

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

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.

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!

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.
Additional Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lambourne, of 1, Lombard St., Little London, Rawdon, Leeds.

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.

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

Cannot find Pte. JH Mongon. Presume survived.

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


Post a Comment

Please login to post a comment.



Comments Welcome

AHS welcomes your comments and information please use the comments box on each page to add your memories, names, dates and locations.

Carlo Harrison

Archivist AHS