Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment

The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment.

We're sharing group photographs on here of men from the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, simply because a great many local men served with this regiment.
If you have any similar photographs we'd be very pleased to add them to this page. Please get in touch through our Contact page to do this.
Naturally, the same applies if you spot anyone who you can identify!


Many of these photographs are scans from the private collection of our friend Stewart Wright of Haworth and we will be forever grateful to him for giving us access to them.
Photograph 17 is from the Herbert A. France Archive BK424, which is held at Keighley Library.


Photo 1 - Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.

Third from left, back row is Private Charles Lowndes.
Fifth from left, back row is Joseph William Tatton.
Laid on floor at front left is Private Isaiah Sanders.


Photo 2 - Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.


Photo 3 - Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.


Photo 4 - Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.


Photo 5 - Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.

The soldier on the right is believed to be Private W. H. Pearson of Denholme who may also have served with the West Yorkshire Regiment.


Photo 6 - Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.

Private Wilfrid Harrison of Haworth is on the left side of the photo above, killed in action on 20th January 1917.


Photo 7 - Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.


Photo 8 - Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.


Photo 9 - Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.


Photo 10 - Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.


Photo 11 - Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.


Photo 12 - Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.


Photo 13 - Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.


Photo 14 - Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.

The soldier on the right is believed to be Private Tom Garthwaite of Cross Roads who was taken prisoner.


Photo 15 - Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.

The soldier seated at left is Private Joe Chaplin of Haworth, gassed and wounded in September 1917.


Photo 16 - Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.

This photograph was taken at Catterick in 1931.


Photo 17 - Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.

Photo 18 - Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.


Photo 19 - Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.


Photo 20 - Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.


Photo 21 - Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.

Written in chalk on the spades, it reads 'THE KNUTS' and 'Off to France little fishes'


Photo 22 - Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.

The board in front reads 'A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL' Notably the soldier standing second from left has a black button which is a sign of mourning, as is what appears to be a black armband on the soldier standing at the right side. They all look very happy and the two lads seated have cigars in their hands.
Overleaf is written in pencil 'Xmas 1917 Arras, France.' Also the name 'Tommy Chapman' in pencil. Another name, 'Tommy Clarke, 6 DWR of Prince Street Haworth' which is a modern addition written in biro pen. No indication which soldiers these names refer to.

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