World War 1

The following information is taken from   from the Commonwealth War Grave Commission records. Where possible, I have added more information  to these records.


Arras Memorial, France

Arras Memorial, France






Alex Cass Private, East Yorkshire Regiment; 
7th Bn. Service No. 13/1442 Memorial/Grave Reference: ARRAS MEMORIAL
Bay 4 and 5.
Alex Cass was born in Hull, Yorkshire in 1889, the youngest child of William Henry Cass and Hannah Cass (nee Usher). Alex had 2 brothers and 2 sisters; Sarah Anne b 1875, William b 1878, Charles b 1880 and Alice Mary b 1885.  He married Fanny Rawling  in Dec 1913  and their son Edward William was born in March 1914.
He enlisted in the East Yorkshire Regiment; 7th Bn on a Short Service Attestation at Beverley, Yorkshire on 2nd June 1915 and was killed in action in France on 22nd May 1917.
Alfred Cass Service No. 48032  20th (Tyneside Scottish) Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers, Commemorated at  Arras memorial Bay 2 and 3.
Alfred Cass was born in Pickering, Yorkshire circa 1881, the eldest  of 7 children born to William & Betsey Cass (nee)  Frank. He married Magdalen Fenwick in 1904 and they had 3 daughters, Annie b 1906 and twins Maggie & Olive May b 1910.
A stonemason by trade, Alfred enlisted in Northumberland Fusiliers; 20th (Tyneside Scottish) Bn. He was listed as missing and presumed dead on 5th June 1917.

Le Touret Memorial








Joseph Cass, Service Number 268,1st Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers LE TOURET MEMORIAL Panel 5 and 6.
Joseph Cass was born circa 1879 in Crosby, Cumberland, one of 7 children born to John Cass &Mary Green. A coal miner by trade, he joined the Northumberland Fusiliers; 1st Bn. Listed as missing on 26th Oct 1914.


William Cass Service Number 45345 1st Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers Memorial/Grave 
William Cass was born in 1899 in Kirkoswald, Cumberland, England, the eldest child of John Cass & Hannah Cass (nee Blenkinship). He  had 3 brothers; Thomas, b 1902, Hector b 1908, Jonathan Joseph, b 1910 and a sister Ellen  b 1906.
A Private in the Lancashire Fusiliers, 1st Battalion, He was killed in action in the final month of the war on the 11th  Apr 1918.

Thiepval Memorial

Albert Cass Service Number: ‘26547’Manchester Regiment;
19th Bn. Memorial/Grave : THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.
Albert or John Albert  was born in Manchester 1894, the only child of Mary Anne Cass (nee Harrison ) and Cornelius Cass. He married Marian Baybutt in 1915. He was killed in action on 1 July 1916
James Cass, Rank: Able Seaman Service Number: ‘TZ/5735’Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve; Hood Bn. R.N. Div. THIEPVAL MEMORIALPier and Face 1 A.
James was born in 1897 in Doncaster, one of 7children of James Cass & Amy Cass (nee Whitley). He enlisted in  1915 and joined the Hood Battalion in Dec 1915.  He was killed in action on 5 Feb 1917
Edward Charles Cass, Rank: Lance Serjeant Service Number: ‘4610’20th Bn.
Royal Fusiliers, THIEPVAL MEMORIALPier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
Edward Charles Cass  was born in Elloughton, Yorkshire, England in 1895, one of 3 children of Walter Hepworth Cass & Sarah Cass (nee Bulcock).Attended Manchester University and is mentioned on Roll of Fallen.Enlisted September 1914; 20th Battalion (University & Public Schools) Royal Fusiliers. Killed in High Wood (Battle of Somme) on  20th July 1916
Private Stanley William Cass Service Number 10197 1st Bn Somerset Light Infantry THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Pier and Face 2 A.

Stanley William Cass, born Dec 1894, Somerset, the eldest of 4 children of Herbert William Cass and Catherine Cass (nee Horler).  A Private in the British Army, Somerset Light Infantry. Service . He was killed in action on 1st July 1916.

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Frank Cass Service Number 330205 Rifleman 1st/8th Bn. Hampshire Regiment Died on 27 January 1917.Cemetery/memorial reference: Angora Mem. 42. 

Frank was the elder son of Edward Cass and Mary Jane Cass was born circa 1896 in Newport, Isle of Wight. He had a younger brother George. A Rifleman in 1st /8th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. He was killed in action in  Gallipoli on 27 Jan 1917