A visit to Manston St James graveyard Leeds

by Shaun Taylor February. 27, 2020 231 views

These military graves in my opinion need to be recorded because there will come a day when they family ones can no longer be read. Manston St James lies in the Crossgates area of Leeds

Roy Burnan served with the Royal Air Force. He died on the 19th October 1950.

Herbert Wood served as a Bombardier with the Royal Artillery. He was 27 when he died on the 23rd October 1943. He was the son of George Herbert and Mary E. Wood, of Leeds; husband of Evelyn Wood, of Cross Gates, Leeds.

Herbert Walton was 35 when he was killed in action on the 14th July 1917. He served with the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). He was the son of Nathaniel and Harriett Walton, of Leeds; husband of Mabel Walton, of 260, York Rd., Leeds.

Charles Williamson served with the Royal Artillery as a Gunner. He was 28 when he died on the 23rd March 1942. He was the son of James William and Elizabeth Williamson, of Leeds; husband of Jessie Williamson, of Stanks.

Herbert Ingle Austin served as a Flight Sergeant air gunner wireless operator. He was killed in action on the 22nd April 1944. He was the son of Herbert and Emily Ingle Austin; husband of Olive Austin, of Halton, Yorkshire.

James Kerr served with the Yorkshire and Lancashire regiment. He was 25 when he died on the 7th November 1942. He was the son of Robert Martin Kerr and Sarah Kerr, of Cross Gates, Leeds.

Joseph Sharp served with the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was 27 when he died on the 6th April 1947. He was the son of Clifford and Kathleen Sharp, of Leeds; husband of Mavis Sharp, of Cross Gates, Leeds.

Kenneth Roy Thatham served as a Pilot Officer with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was killed on active service on the 27th February 1945 and is buried at Lossiemouth. He was 23 and was the son of Harry and Phyllis S. Tatham; husband of Enid K. Tatham, of Whitkirk, Yorkshire.

Sub-Lieutenant Kenneth Victor Breed served with the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. He was 19 when he died on the 7th August 1945 at HMS Urley. HMS Urley was on the Isle of Man and was a training base for Fairey Barracuda torpedo bombers. He was the son of Charles Edward and Sarah Ann Breed, of Leeds.

Horace Kemp served with the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was 28 when he died on the 20th March 1920

William Smart was killed in action at the Battle of Fluers on the Somme on the 16th September 1916

James Edgar John Hugill served with the Leicestershire Regiment. He was 52 when he died on the 13th April 1916. He was the husband of Kate A. Hugill, of "Pavenham," 78, Farm Rd., Cross Gates, Leeds.

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