Their Names Live For Evermore


This book was inspired by a strong desire to record, in one place, the great sacrifice made by the Jewish community in Leeds during the First World War



Nearly thirty years ago, AJEX worked very hard to find the names of Jewish Soldiers from Leeds who made the Supreme Sacrifice in World War One and World War Two to inscribe their names on the War Memorial at Street Lane Gardens.    Ruth and Pamela Morris in this book have started to pull together the faces behind the names of the soldiers who died in World War 1. Now we know more about the boys from Leeds who joined up in World War One and never came home.   Ruth and Pamela are to be congratulated for their work and this is a fitting contribution to Leeds Jewry’s remembrance of the centenary of the start of World War One which takes place in 2014.   Nigel Grizzard Member of the Jewish Historical Society of England (Leeds Branch)



This book would not have been possible without the staff at Leeds City Reference Library. Their patience and commitment to helping with our research was greatly appreciated and their kindness was both reassuring and encouraging. The discovery of the Porton Room was a revelation and the invaluable resources therein further demonstrates the Jewish heritage of Leeds and its contribution to the city. It is to be hoped that these unique resources continue to be valued and treasured for the rich perspectives they offer from our past.

We are grateful to Jack Morris for research and support. His early childhood memories growing up on Roundhay Road and listening to relatives who lived and worked in the Leylands, has been useful in understanding the geography of the area at that time. Thanks to Ben Morris of BJM Publishing for cover design, photography and formatting.

Last but not least, a special thank you to U4 (Year 9) of Harrogate Ladies’ College who I accompanied on a school trip to the ‘Battlefields’ (March 2012) where the seeds for this book were first sown.

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