Leeds, the proud Yorkshire city, contributed more than its fair share towards Britain’s effort in the Great War – and lost many of her sons in the process. This meticulous and lovingly assembled volume combines a history of the various regular, Territorial, and volunteer units raised in and around Leeds, including the West Yorkshire Regiment; the Leeds Pals and the Leeds Bantams; a history of home defence in the city; contributions of Leeds industry and its university; care of the sick and wounded; and volunteer work such as nurses. The most impressive and moving item, though, is perhaps a complete Roll of Honour listing some 9,000 sons of the city who fell in action.
LEEDS IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 A Book of Remembrance
A complete history of the contribution of Leeds to the national effort in the Great War. Includes a Roll of Honour of some 9,000 sons of the proud Yorkshire city who fell, shows honours and awards and how died.