Andrew K Daniels 1899 – 1918


Leeds Rifles Cap Badge
Leeds Rifles Cap Badge

Andrew was the son of James Esplie Daniels who also died as a result of the war.

Andrew King Daniels: The 1/8th Battalion, (Leeds Rifles) West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own), a territorial battalion was at Carlton Barracks, Leeds in August 1914 when war broke out. On the 10th of August they moved to Selby, and end of the month to Strenshall, in late October they moved to York. In March 1915 they moved to Gainsborough before proceeding to France, sailing from Folkestone on the 15th of April 1915, landing at Boulogne with the 146th Brigade, 49th (West Riding) Division.
They served on the Western Front throughout the conflict, seeing action at Aubers Ridge, on the Somme, the Flanders Coast, the Third Battle of Ypres, the Battle of the Lys and the final advance in Picardy. On the 30th of January 1918 they absorbed the 2/8th Battalion and transferred to 185th Brigade, 62nd (2nd West Riding) Division
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Born: 1899 Gorton Lancashire registered Chorlton Vol 8c Page 802 A/M/J. The son of James Esplie Snr & Ada Daniels.
1901 Census: Living at 8 Rushton Street Didsbury aged 1yr.
1911 Census: Living @ 56 Kings Road, Fairfield. Andrew had an older brother James Esplie Jnr, a younger sister Maria Constance and a younger brother Marcus Lloyd
Occupation: School & Newsboy (I can find no record of him at North Road School).

1911 Census
1911 Census
56 Kings Road (2014) the home Andrew left to go to War
56 Kings Road (Stenson 2014) the home Andrew and his father James Esplie Snr left to go to War

1917: Enlisted in Bakewell aged 17yrs into the West Yorks. Training reserves. Transferred 1st December into 7th Reserves then to 8th Battalion
1918: Death July 20th

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