A visit to Garforth Graveyard

by Shaun Taylor February. 06, 2020 176 views

Sadly many veterans who fell in the First World War were never returned to UK and all families had to remember them were memorial engraved on family gravestones

Harold Edward Hewitt was a Lance Corporal with the Kings Royal Rifle Corps when he died on the 9th April 1917. He has no known grave and is remembered on the Arras memorial.

E J Lincoln was 22 and served with the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry when he died on the 6th December 1918. He was the Son of William and Emma Lincoln; and was married to Nellie Lincoln, of Poplar House, Church Lane, Garforth. Kenneth Lincoln was 18 when he died at HMS Collingwood on the 18th June 1943, he was the son of N Lincoln

Flying Officer Eric Elston Smith was an Air Bomber who died on the 8th July 1946. He served with 297 Squadron. He was the Son of John Henry and Jane Malkin Smith, of Garforth.

Ernest Seaton was 22 and served with the Manchester Regiment when he was killed in action on October 22nd 1918. He was the son of Seth and Annie Seaton, of Station Rd., Garforth, Leeds.

Sidney Chappel was 26 and served with 513 Coast Regiment Royal Artillery when he died on the 19th April 1941. He was the son of Harry and Laura Chappel, of Garforth; and the husband of Ionie Chappel, of South Shields, Co. Durham.

Private Thomas Birch was the son of Joseph and Annie Birch of 25 Beech Grove Avenue. He served with the Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) and died on the 9th February 1918. He was 21

Thomas Alfred Brownridge was a Corporal in the Royal Engineers and was killed in action on the 22nd March 1918. He had been born in Garforth and enlisted in the army at Garforth also. He has no known grave and is remembered on the POZIERES MEMORIAL this may be why the family help out hope and recorded him as missing in France.

George James Davenport served with the Kings Royal Rifle Corp and was killed in action on the 18th August 1916

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