Aireborough Historical Society

1914 - 1918 Aireborough Boys Part 05 - Wilkinson - Lee - Gooder - Verity - Rudley - Darnbrough - Dunwell - Saville - Stead - Pratt - Slater - Marshall - Brown



Title
Aireborough Boys
Date 1914-1918
Location Aireborough
Photo ID
Detailed information kindly supplied by Ken Roberts
Comment Nothing is known of the four Wilkinson brothers which is good news, it should mean that all four survived the war.
Unfortunately we do have information about Alec Lee.

Alec Lee ...
Residence: Yeadon
Death Date: 31 Jul 1917
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Halifax
Rank: Private
Regiment: Machine Gun Corps
Battalion: (Infantry)
Number: 90007
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

Grave Reference
V. C. 15.
Cemetery: PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL) Belgium.
Additional Information: Son of Joseph Lee, of 13, Hawthorn Crescent, Yeadon, Leeds, Yorks, and the late Annie Lee.

Again we have no information on the two Gooder boys which means that they must have survived the war, unfortunately we do have information on Fred Verity:
VERITY, FREDERICK
Rank: Private
Service No: 40595...
Date of Death: 22/10/1917
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 9th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 108 to 111.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of the late Thomas and Mary Verity.

I am happy to say that we are not able to find any information on Zac Rudley, Charles Darnbrough, Fred Dunwell or Frank Saville.
This should mean that these boys survived the war and came home.

I am happy to say that there is no information on either Wilfred Pratt or Walter Slater which should mean that these sailors survived the war and came back home to Rawdon and Yeadon.
Unfortunately we do have some detail on Telegraphist Edmund Stead

STEAD, EDMUND
Rank: Ordinary Telegraphist
Service No: J/35189
Date of Death: 05/06/1916
Age: 17
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy. H.M.S. "Hampshire."
Panel Reference: 15.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Arthur and Rachel Stead

Edmund Stead
Birth Date: 29 Oct 1898
Birth Place: Otley, Yorks
Cause of Death: Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action
Location of Grave: Not recorded
Name and Address of Cemetery: Body Not Recovered For Burial
Relatives Notified and Address: Mother: Rachael, 12 Morton Terrace, Guiseley, Leeds Father, Arthur, 5 Beamsley Place, Burley, Leeds
Rachel Ann Stead, of 3, Beamsley Place, Burley, Leeds. Native of Otley, Yorks

Edmund was killed by mine explosion off the Orkneys.
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Wm. P. Marshall - Donald Slater - William Brown.

Very happy to say that there is no information on these boys so it looks as if they all three made it back home after the war.
Just as a matter of interest here ...is the census entry for Donald Slater 5 years earlier when he was 12 years old.

1911 Census.
Donald Slater
Age in 1911: 12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1899
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Yeadon, Yorkshire, England
Street Address: 144 High Street Yeadon Nr Leeds
Occupation: School
Registration District: Wharfedale
Registration District Number: 491
Sub-registration District: Yeadon
ED, institution, or vessel: 15
Piece: 26043
Household Members: Name Age
James Edwin Slater
48
Sarah Ellen Slater
42
Donald Slater
12
Adeline Elizth Slater
11
Edna Slater
9


 

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