Capt Robert Salter

Location address: Pudsey Cemetery, Cemetery Road Pudsey Metropolitan Borough of Leeds West Yorkshire  England LS28 7HH

Details on cross : Not possible to see as protected by granite case.

Cross dimensions (millimetres please) N/A

Other information

Mounting to wall: Mounted to family grave and now protected by granite case.

Notes and observations:

The family plot is engraved with the words “This cross marked the grave of our son in France” and “This granite cross protects the original one”

The inscription to Capt Robert Salter is written on the neighbouring tomb of his grandfathers family:

In Loving Memory of Robert Salter. Captain 7th West Yorks Regt (Leeds Rifles) Born August 10th 1890 was killed in action near Thiepval  August 26th 1916, Beloved and only son of Chas. S and Sarah Salter and grandson of the above Thos. Huggan his body lies buried in the Paisley Avenue Military Cemetery France”

Captain Robert Salter, son of Charles Salter of Pudsey. Educated at Fulneck school, his fathers family owned Salters & Salters – the successful boot manufacturers. On August 26th 1916 during the Battle of the Somme, Robert led his section of the 7th Battalion Leeds Rifles in a charge across no-mans land from which he didn’t return.“Roddie” is buried at Lonsdale Cemetery,  Authuille near Thiepval.  He is also named on the family grave in Pudsey Cemetery.

Survey courtesy of: Damon Sugden – Friends of Pudsey Cemetery & Chapel