Wetherby War Memorial - The Great War 1914 - 1918

Private Herbert Backhouse

Introduction
Gunter, R B N
Durrant, C M
Weston, C G
Kelly, K G
Armitage, G J
Durrant, H M L
Hargreaves, J P
March, G
Dukes, W
Fowler, R
Westerman, H
Kirk, J C
Wiggins, T A
Telford, G
Harper, J W
Alexander, H W
Mason, T F
Wilkinson, W
Brown, C
Adkin, J
Barton, F
Hobman, A
Webster, A E
March, E A
Miller, G
Hannan, E
Utley, G
Walker, F
Bygrave, E W
Chapman, E
Varley, N W
Bowen, F J
Byrom, F
Backhouse, S
Dalby, M
Crossland, A
Crossley, J S
Dean, R
Frost, A E
Hodgson, F H
Holt, J
Hood, W H
Hill, W
Kitchen, T
Linfoot, E
Metcalfe, J C
Marsden, J
Pawson, W
Precious, G
Scutt, T G
Shields,P
Wiggins, J
Walker, E
Wood, A
Young, T
Pratt, W
Taylor, H
Dawson, G W
Lister, J
Binge, T
Atack, G
Durham, E F
Precious, G R
Wheelhouse Smith, W
Backhouse, H
Swann, J W
Burnsides, G A
Coles, W
Kelly, H W
Miles, J G
Tapsell, K
Acknowledgements
Dardanelles

S/23779
6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders (Queens Own)
Died 28th September 1916, age 22

Cemetery : Wetherby Cemetery, Hallfield Lane, Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Grave Reference or Panel Number : U. "U". 13

Son of Albert and Sarah Alice Backhouse, of St. James Street, Wetherby, West Yorkshire.

Herbert was born at Wetherby in 1894 to parents Albert, a Reporter and Newspaper Proprieter, and Sarah Alice Backhouse.


He enlisted in Leeds and died of wounds received at Martinpuich, Somme, France.

Herbert’s brother Sidney is also commemorated on the same Headstone (refer to text). The ‘S’ prefix to Herbert’s serial number indicates war time enlistment.