War Memorials Elsewhere, -
- St. John the Baptist's Church
The First World War Roll of Honour in the Church of St. John the Baptist, Adel (Leeds)
Photo : Yorkshire Indexers
The Church of St. John the Baptist, Adel (Leeds) has two Rolls
of Honour which commemorate those who lost their lives in the two World Wars.
Both are brass plaques.
The Roll of Honour for the First World War commemorates 18 men, 2 of whom served with the Yorkshire Regiment.
The Roll of Honour for the Second World War commemorates 25 men.
Photographs of both plaques, with a transcription of the names, are on the Yorkshire Indexers website.
2nd Lieutenant Albert Shann. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire
Regiment. Son of Joseph and Ann Shann. Killed 8 May 1918. Aged 31.
Commemorated on Panel 52 to 54 and 162A, TYNE COT MEMORIAL.
(In the 1901 Census, Albert Shann, son of Joseph and Ann Shann, lived at 12 Spring Hill View, Adel, with his parents, elder brothers and sisters. Albert Shann was related by marriage to Serjeant Alfred Smith, - see below. This information was given by Andrew Smith (<firstname.lastname@example.org>).)
Serjeant Alfred Smith. 200396. 4th Battalion Yorkshire
Regiment. Killed 12 April 1918.
Born Richmond (Yorks), Enlisted Richmond, Resided Moortown (Leeds).
Buried PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE.
(From information provided by a great nephew of Serjeant Smith, Andrew Smith (<email@example.com>), the full name of this soldier was "Thomas Alfred Smith". However, records in SDGW and CWGC, as well as in the Green Howards Gazette database, refer to him as "Alfred Smith". A biography, with photo, of this soldier can be found on the page for individual soldiers' photos on this website.)
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