Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
Soldiers Died (W),
- Memorials / Graves Not Photographed
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The names below are of Soldiers who are listed in "Soldiers Died in The Great War", - Surname initials "W", as having served with the Yorkshire Regiment, and who lost their lives in the War.

The names below are of soldiers who are listed in "Soldiers Died in The Great War" as having served with the Yorkshire Regiment, and who lost their lives in the War. The names shown are for men for whom we do not currently have a photograph showing an associated memorial or their grave. When we are able to obtain a suitable photograph of a memorial or a grave, then the details of the soldier will be removed from this page and his details will be found on the page set up to illustrate the appropriate memorial or grave.


Private Alfred Walker. 31291. 8th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 25705 the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 13 April 1917.
Born Leeds, Enlisted Leeds.
Buried TIGRIS LANE CEMETERY, WANCOURT.

Private William Walker. 243423. 4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 23 March 1918.
Born Bridgegate (Barnard Castle - Durham), Enlisted Richmond (Yorks), Resided Old Hartlepool (Co. Durham).
Buried ROISEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.

Private Richard Wall. 41055. 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), formerly 5609 4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late Thomas and Dorothy Wall; husband of Ethel Wall, of 4, Wordsworth St., Sunderland Rd., Gateshead. Killed 1 January 1917. Aged 28.
Born Felling (Durham), Enlisted Newcastle-on-Tyne, Resided Gateshead-on-Tyne.
Buried GUARDS' CEMETERY, COMBLES.

Private Alfred Warner. 48296. 5th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 110343 87th T R Battn. Killed 24 October 1918.
Born Wolverhampton, Enlisted Wolverhampton.
Commemorated on the MALBORK MEMORIAL.

Lance Corporal George Charles Watts. 23588. 9th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Geo. Gladwell Watts and Margaret Watts, of Islington, London. Killed 20 July 1918. Aged 22.
Born Islington (Middx), Enlisted St. Pancras.
Commemorated on the GIAVERA MEMORIAL.

Private Walter John Watts. 35641. 4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 73809 Berks Yeomanry. Son of Thomas and Mary Watts. Born at Sulhampstead, Reading. Killed 15 November 1918. Aged 19.
Born Newton (Wilts), Enlisted Newbury, Resided Sulhampstead (Berks).
Buried POZNAN OLD GARRISON CEMETERY.

Private William Wearing. 7944. 6th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 17 January 1917.
Born Northleigh (Witrey - Oxfordshire), Enlisted Malton, Resided Witrey.
Buried VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY.

Private Cecil Webster. 34687. 7th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 4232 Queen's Own YorkshireDragoons. Killed 14 August 1918.
Born Flockton (Yorks), Enlisted Wakefield, Resided Emley (Nr. Wakefield).
Buried GLAGEON COMMUNAL CEMETERY.

Private Horace Webster. 45549. 19th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, formerly 25493 the Yorkshire Regiment. Brother of John William Webster, of 22, Bell Nagg Rd., Walkley, Sheffield. Killed 1 October 1916. Aged 29.
Born St. George's (Sheffield), Enlisted Sheffield.
Buried MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY.

Private Harry Weeks. 34800. 3rd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, formerly 4680 the Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home 14 November 1918. Aged 44.
Born Loftus-in-Cleveland (Yorks), Enlisted Guisborough.
(No record found in the CWGC register, - looking for "Weeks" or "Weekes" died in 1918
"Harry Weeks" aged 44 died in Guisborough in Q4 1918. Therefore possibly buried in Guisborough Cemetery).

Private Walter Westhead. 34155. 8th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 34627 Cheshire Regt. Killed 29 October 1918.
Born Whittle-le-Wood (Lancs), Enlisted Chorley (Lancs).
Buried TEZZE BRITISH CEMETERY.

Private Matthew Wheelhouse. 31289. 7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 23862 the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 18 September 1918.
Born Sheffield, Enlisted Sheffield.
Commemorated Panel 4, VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL.

Serjeant Mechanic William Harold White. P/46759. Royal Air Force. 103rd Sqdn. and (46759), formerly 46759 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment and 5/37834 10th T R Battalion. Son of Sidney William and Elizabeth White, of 15, Broomfield Crescent, Headingley, Leeds. Killed 25 October 1918. Aged 20.
Born Leeds, Enlisted Leeds.
Buried CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY.

Private Arthur Whittaker. 72478. 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), formerly 6832 the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William and Sarah Jane Whittaker, of Burnley. Killed 23 April 1918. Aged 31.
Born Burnley (Lancs), Enlisted Northallerton (Yorks).
Buried LONGPRE-LES-CORPS SAINTS BRITISH CEMETERY.

Private Austin Whittaker. 23121. 13th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William and Maria Whittaker. Native of Sheffield. Killed 8 January 1917. Aged 37.
Born Sheffield, Enlisted Sheffield, Resided Healey (Sheffield).
Buried GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE.

Private Joseph Wilford. 48140. 5th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Joseph and Jessie Wilford, of 28, Richardson St., Heaton, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Killed 22 August 1918. Aged 23.
Born York, Enlisted Newcastle.
Buried MARFAUX BRITISH CEMETERY.
(SDGW gives date of death as 22 October 1918. Reported "missing" in Sept 1918 GH Gazette. Therefore CWGC date correct)

Serjeant Sidney Wilkinson. 29568. 13th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 29877 Notts & Derby Regt. Killed 11 July 1917.
Born Aldridge (Staffs), Enlisted Walsall.
Buried FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND.

Private John Wilson. 15980. 10th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late John George Wilson. Killed 2 April 1917. Aged 22.
Born Shilton Moor (Durham), Enlisted Houghton-le-Spring, Resided High Moorsey (Hetton-le-Hole).
Buried DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY.

Private John Windsor. 39014. 21st (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, formerly 9238 the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 9 April 1917.
Born Holborn (Middlesex), Enlisted Shepherds Bush (London).
Buried ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY.

Private Arthur Wood. 14221. 21st Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 26009 the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 27 May 1918.
Born Bradford, Enlisted Bradford.
Commemorated on the SOISSONS MEMORIAL.

Lance Corporal Dennis Wood. 201878. 1st/5th Battalion Manchester Regiment, formerly 8821 the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mr. T. Wood, of 110, Greyhound Rd., Tottenham, London. Killed 25 October 1918.
Born Islington (Middlesex), Enlisted Finsbury Barracks (Middlesex), Resided Tottenham (Middlesex).
Buried ST. AUBERT BRITISH CEMETERY.

Private Walter Wood. 42939. 5th/6th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), formerly 23460 the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of H. and Alice Wood, of 23, Matthew St., Sheffield. Killed 22 September 1918. Aged 23.
Born St. Judas (Sheffield), Enlisted Sheffield.
Buried PIGEON RAVINE CEMETERY, EPEHY.

Lance Corporal Robert Woosey. 270459. 5th/6th Battalion Royal Scots, formerly 9616 the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 11 August 1918.
Born St. Helens (Lancs), Enlisted St. Helens.
Buried BOUCHOIR NEW BRITISH CEMETERY.
(Previously served as 202537 H L I, as well)

Lance Corporal Joseph Wragg. 31312. 7th Battalion Royal Scots, formerly 23155 the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Charles and Emma Wragg, of 37, Granville St., Sheffield. Killed 29 August 1918. Aged 20.
Born Sheffield, Enlisted Sheffield.
Buried BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT.

Driver John James Wright. T/384546. Attd. 234th Inf. Bde. H.Q. Army Service Corps, formerly 6789 the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William Walker Wright, of 31, Cyril St., Northampton. Killed 22 October 1918. Aged 37.
Born Upton (Hants), Enlisted Northampton, Resided Northampton.
Buried GAZA WAR CEMETERY.

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