Commemorating WW1

Commemorating WW1

An Appeal for Help

Dear Colleagues

If you have visited the Leeds Law Society offices on Albion Place you might have noticed a shiny plaque just inside the door, which acknowledges local solicitors and articled clerks who were killed in WW1.

In this centenary year, Leeds Law Society would like to pay tribute to some of the men who are listed on the plaque.

However, we need your help.

ww1-plaque

There is an interesting record of all solicitors and articled clerks who served in WW1, from which I have managed to look up each of the names on the plaque, noting the firm or who the person was articled to (see list below with page numbers relating to each person named in the Record of Service booklet).

VIEW RECORD OF SERVICE of Solicitors and Articled Clerks wth His Magesty’s Forces 1914 – 1919

This is where you come in:

Does anyone have any information about any of the people listed (we are looking for photographs, more information about the person’s career and their life generally).

Do you recognise the firm names as a legacy firms of your current firm or are the principles mentioned former partners of your firm?

This could be something your firm is already looking at. Please could you pass these details onto your marketing or HR departments as appropriate?

Please forward any information to: info@leedslawsociety.org.uk.

The Law Society Gazette is also looking for information (and we are happy to pass on any information to them):

http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/analysis/comment-and-opinion/class-of-august-1914/5041321.article

Thank you for your assistance.

Sue Harris
Director of Leeds Law Society

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