Bramley War Memorial World War One Memories:
First to die in World War One:
24th August, 1914 – 20 days after war declared.
George Henry Edmundson, 36, Private, 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Buried in Northern France,
Husband of E. V. Musgrave (formerly Edmondson), of 17, Cleopatra St., Bramley, Leeds.
Youngest to die in World War One:
Frank Boyes aged 16, 9th August, 1915, Gallipoli,
Son of Arthur Spence Boyes and Fanny Boyes, of “Fern dale,” Bramley, Leeds.
Thomas Paul, aged 17, 22nd September, 1916, France.
Son of Walter Paul, of 7, Barkers Place, Bell Lane, Bramley, Yorks. Native of Leeds.
Died at Sea:
Sam Coulson Duce aged 26,, Battle of Jutland, HMS Invincible,
Battle of Jutland – 157 Stanningley Road, Bramley According to Probate Records
One of 1,026 who died when HMS Invincible was sunk – only 6 survivors
First Day of the Battle of the Somme:
15 killed on 1st July, 1916
Joseph, the brother of Arthur Thomson, KIA on the Somme was also killed 25th April 1917
John Cyril Watmough aged 26 10/07/1915
Victor Watmough aged 19 22/10/1917
Edmund Watmough aged 27 31/08/1918
Son of John and the late Helen Mary Watmough, late of Bramley, Leeds. One of three brothers, all of whom fell. John Cyril Baptised St.Peters, moved to Heaton, Northumberland.
EDITORIAL NOTE – These brave men were not necessarily Bramley residents but sons of a Bramley mother.
Frank Brown aged 35, 29/06/1917, Tailor
Ernest Oddy aged 22, 20/11/1917, Dyer
Frank Wentworth, aged 28, 05/11/1916, Grocer
Victoria Cross Winner:
Frederick McNess, won Victoria Cross on the Somme in 1916.
Born 22nd January, 1892. 39 Town End Yard, Bramley residence in 1911 Census, occupation Carrier.
To Australia from Bramley:
Ernest Worth aged 20 09/08/1918
Son of James and Sarah Worth ; husband of Emily Worth, of Mason St., North Fremantle, Western Australia. Born at Leeds, England. Son in Law of Mrs. Tordoff, 12 Bath Road, Bramley -FULL FILE INCLUDING LETTERS.
Atlanta Street, Bramley:
The following men from numbers, 18, 20 and 22 were killed
John Robert Bullen, 32, 07/12/1916 No.18
Thomas Smith, 24, 26/08/1918 No.20
James Brown, 18, 05/02/1915 No.22
On enlisting George Schmidt changed his surname to Smith (shown as “alias” on his records)
338 Men Remembered.