Tag: Leeds Pals

The Hunslet man who survived the Somme, but died of pneumonia

William Arthur Hollings from Hunslet joined the Leeds Pals Battalion and fought in the Battle of the Somme during the First World War. Although he survived the battle, he later died of pneumonia. This is his story. William was born on 4 September 1890, the fourth of six children. The

Edward Woffenden – a Leeds Pal from Beeston

Edward Woffenden, Private 15/1003, 15th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment Leeds 11 was, and still is, essentially Holbeck and Beeston. It had been a prosperous area during the 19th Century, with a lot of manufacturing, including John Marshall’s Mill and Matthew Murray’s Foundry, but by the beginning of the 20th Century

Join Leeds Museums in researching the WW1 Leeds Pals

  With the 100th anniversary of World War One fast approaching, Leeds Museums are offering volunteering opportunities to become a local history researcher. Leeds Museums has teamed up with the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to research the history of the Leeds Pals – a regiment raised in