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East Yorkshire Regiment

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East Yorkshire Regiment

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Airey Richard. Sgt. 6th Btn. (d.22nd Aug 1915)
  • Allabyrne Edward. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.23rd Apr 1915)
  • Allum Walter Charles. Pte 2nd Btn
  • Anderson George. L/Cpl. 7th Btn. (d.20th Jul 1916)
  • Anderson William. Cpl. 2nd Btn. (d.13th March 1915)
  • Atkinson Edwin. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.26th Apr 1917)
  • Back Harry. Pte. 1/4th Btn. (d.5th October 1918.)
  • Barber Arthur William. Pte.
  • Barry Patrick. Sgt. 7th Btn. (d.1st Oct 1915)
  • Beadle T. A.. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.10th Mar 1917)
  • Bell Donald Simpson. 2nd Lt. 9th Btn. (d.10th July 1916)
  • Bellenie Arthur Leolin. Pte. 13th Btn.
  • Bennet James. L/Cpl. 11th Battalion (d.3rd May 1917)
  • Bentley Herbert. Pte. 8th Btn "D" Coy (d.14th April 1916)
  • Beresford Thomas. Pte. 8th Battalion (d.25th Apr 1918)
  • Berry Daniel. Pte. 8th Battalion (d.18th Aug 1916)
  • Berry John. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.24th Sep 1915)
  • Bibby Joseph William. A/Sgt.Mjr. 12th Btn. (d.28th June 1918)
  • Black Myer. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Bowes Leonard. Pte. 4th Btn. (d.1st Oct 1916)
  • Broom John James. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.17th Aug 1918)
  • Brouse Willaim Henry. Cpl 1st Btn (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Bullock Eli. Pte. 2nd Battalion
  • Burgess James. Pte 2nd Battalion (d.5th Feb 1915)
  • Burn Thomas Mathew. Pte. 1st Battalion
  • Burn Thomas Mathew. Pte 1st Btn.
  • Burn William Hailes. 6th Btn.
  • Carney Edmund. 6th Btn.
  • Carney Frederick. Pte. 2nd Btn. F Coy.
  • Carney John. L/Sgt. 2nd Btn.
  • Carney Thomas P.. CSM. 2nd Btn.
  • Carney William Michael. 3th Btn.
  • Carr Charles. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.21st Aug 1915)
  • Chafer William George. Pte. 1st Battalion
  • Chapman Robert. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.20th Oct 1914)
  • Christopher Montague William. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Collen Norman Owen. 2nd Lt. 1st Btn. (d.25th Sep 1916)
  • Coulson James Hutchinson. Pte.
  • Coulson James Henry. Cpl. 2nd Btn. (d.1st October 1915)
  • Creswell Andrew. Pte 2nd Btn. C Coy
  • Crooks William Phipson. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.5th Mar 1916)
  • Crowther Milton. Pte. 2nd/4th Btn. (d.22nd May 1918)
  • Cunningham William. Sgt.
  • Curry Keith Cuthbert. Pte. 10th (Hull Commercials) Btn. (d.25th Mar 1919)
  • Curry Keith Cuthbert. Pte. 2/4th Battalion (d.25th March 1919)
  • Curtis Charles. Pte. 13th Battalion (d.21st July 1916)
  • Cutcliffe John. Lt. 9th Btn. (d.26th Aug 1918)
  • Darty James. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.16th February 1915)
  • Dearing Richard. L/Cpl 7th Btn (d.24th Aug 1918)
  • Dent Percy W. Pte. 13th Btn. (d.13th May 1917)
  • Drewery Joseph. L/Cpl. 7th Btn. (d.10th Jul 1916)
  • Drewery Thomas. L/Cpl. 9th Btn. (d.13th Jul 1918)
  • Eddolls Ernest James. Pte. 4th Btn. (d.10th Nov 1918)
  • Edson James. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.5th Nov 1916)
  • Exon John. L/Cpl. 7th Btn. (d.16th Nov 1917)
  • Eyre Harry. 2nd Lt. 2nd Btn. (d.17th Sep 1918)
  • Farrow Herbert. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.11th July 1918)
  • Fenby William. Ac/Sgt 8th Battalion (d.8th January 1917)
  • Ferguson Joseph. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.16th Jun 1918)
  • Ferguson Joseph. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.16th June 1918)
  • Field Francis Morgan. Capt. 7th Btn. (d.31st Mar 1918)
  • Fitzgerald George Bernard. L/Cpl. 1st Btn. (d.10th May 1917)
  • Flannigan Patrick. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.25th September 1916)
  • Ford Henry Richard. Pte. 10th (Hull Commercials) Battalion (d.27th Mar 1918)
  • Forrest George Scott. Pte. 1st Btn (d.16th Sept 1916)
  • Frary Charles. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.5th Nov 1916)
  • Fridlington George. Pte. 6th Btn.
  • Gardiner William John. Sgt.
  • Gill Ernest. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • Gleaden Joe. Pte.
  • Greenwood Ashton. Pte. 13th Btn. (d.2nd May 1917)
  • Greenwood Joe. Pte. 1/4th Btn. (d.23rd April 1917)
  • Greenwood John Wild. Pte. 2/4th Battalion
  • Grocock Albert Ishmael. Pte. 1st/5th Btn. (d.9th Apr 1918)
  • Gunshon George Henry. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.21st Aug 1917)
  • Hague Alfred. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.10th Jul 1916)
  • Hague Kenneth. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.1st July 1916)
  • Haley James. Pte. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Hallam John. Sgt. 13th Btn. (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Hallam John. Sgt 13th Btn (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Hance John Lawrence. Cpl. 1st Btn.
  • Harney Robert William. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.28th May 1918)
  • Harrison John. 2nd Lt. 11th Btn. (d.3rd May 1917)
  • Havelock Joseph. Pte. 8th Btn "C" Coy. (d.5th Mar 1916)
  • Henderson John. Pte. 6th Battalion, C Coy (d.22nd Aug 1915)
  • Hinch George Edmund. Cpl. 7th Btn. (d.9th Feb 1917)
  • Hodgson Amos. L/Cpl. 7th Btn. "C" company (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Holdsworth William Henry.
  • Holmes William. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.4th October 1915)
  • Hough Topham Becher Dabridgecourt. 2nd Lt. 8th Btn. (d.18th Jan 1916)
  • Howes Joseph Alfred. Pte. 7th Battalion (d.10th Oct 1918)
  • Hume John Garland. Pte. 1st Btn (d.5th Aug 1918)
  • Hutting William. Pte. 2nd Btn.
  • Hyde Edgar. 10th Btn. (d.17th Apr 1916)
  • Jackson Edward. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.4th November 1918)
  • Jackson George Walton. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • Jackson Harold Willows. Lt. 4th Btn. (d.14th May 1917)
  • Jackson Harold. Sgt. 7th Btn. C Company (d.24th Aug 1918)
  • Jackson Vincent Machin. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.26th Sep 1916)
  • Jacques William. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.8th May 1914)
  • Jarvis Richard. Pte. 12th Btn. (d.17th Aug 1916)
  • Jessop Walter G.. Pte. 12th Battalion (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Jessop Walter George. Pte. 12th Battalion (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Johnson George H.. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.4th Jun 1916)
  • Johnson John William. Pte. 11th (Hull Pals) Btn. (d.5th Sep 1918)
  • Jones David Willy. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Kelly James. Pte. 6th Battalion (d.26th Sep 1916)
  • King John. Pte, 1st Btn (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Knox John. Pte. 8th Battalion (d.14th Jul 1916)
  • Lamond Harold Gordon. Sgt. 2nd Battalion
  • Land Ernest. Pte. 11th (Hull Tradesmen) Btn.
  • Lavery Arthur William E. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Leak George. Pte. 7th Battalion (d.24th Sept 1915)
  • Ledger Joseph Henry. Pte. 10th Battalion (d.28th June 1918)
  • Leighton Joseph. L/Cpl. 8th Battalion (d.24th Jul 1916)
  • Lister Joseph. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.13th Aug 1918)
  • Little Norman. Private 1st Battalion (d.21st Mar 1918)
  • Loudoun-Shand Stewart Walter. Major 10th Btn. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Macgarr Walter. Pte. 4th Btn.
  • Mackay William. Pte. 6th Battalion (d.22nd Aug 1915)
  • Mansell Thomas. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Marchbanks Arthur Ernest. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.27th Oct 1917)
  • Martin Nathan Vincent. L/Cpl. 10th Battalion (d.5th Oct 1918)
  • Masterman George Bernard. L/Cpl. 8th Battalion (d.26th Sep 1917)
  • Mayman Ernest Arthur. Pte. 1st Btn. B Coy.
  • McCarty James. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.4th May 1916)
  • McColl Charles Frederick. Pte. 1/4th Btn. (d.28th Dec 1917)
  • McEvoy Robert McEvoy. Pte.
  • McIntyre James. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.28th Oct 1914)
  • McIntyre John. 2nd Lt. 6th Btn.
  • Meadows Albert George. Pte. 8th Battalion (d.26th Sep 1915)
  • Middleton Alfred. Cpl. 1st Btn (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Middleton Alfred. Cpl. 1st Btn. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Miley Albert. Pte. 2nd/4th Btn. (d.17th Dec 1916)
  • Mitchell Charles Wand. Chap. (d.3rd May 1917)
  • Moore Arthur. Pte. 13th Btn.
  • Needham Albert. Pte. 4th Battalion (d.29th Apr 1915)
  • Owers Frank. L/Cpl. 161st Coy. (d.5th Apr 1918)
  • Palmer Robert. Sgt.
  • Partis Daniel. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.30th Mar 1918)
  • Pindar William. Pte. 12th Btn. B Coy.
  • Preston James Routledge. Pte. 13th Battalion (d.25th May 1916)
  • Reid George. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.28th September 1915)
  • Revell Joseph. Pte. 1st Battalion
  • Richmond Wilfred Norburn. Pte. 790 (d.7th Nov 1916 )
  • Riley Michael. Pte. 12th Btn. (d.28th Mar 1916)
  • Roberts Albert Edward. Pte. 6th Battalion (d.21st September 1915)
  • Roberts William. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.13th Apr 1917)
  • Rutherford James. Pte. 11th Btn. A Coy. (d.8th Sept 1918)
  • Sample Frederick. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.9th Apr 1917)
  • Sanger Henry Keith. 2nd Lt. 10th Btn. (d.13th April 1918)
  • Scullion William. Pte. 7th Battalion (d.10th Jul 1916)
  • Seagrove Alfred. Pte. 1st Garrison Battalion
  • Sharp Thomas Alfred. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.30th Sep 1915)
  • Sheldon Thomas. L/Sgt. 8th Btn. (d.26th Sep 1915)
  • Shores John. Pte. 14th Battalion (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Sieber John Frederick Louis. 2nd Lt. 6th Battalion (d.4th Oct 1916)
  • Slack Cecil M.. Lt 4th Btn.
  • Slack Cecil Moorhouse. Pte. 10th Btn.
  • Slimmer Louis. Pte. 7th Battalion (d.23rd March 1918)
  • Smelt John. Pte. 10th (1st Hull) Btn. (d.5th June 1916)
  • Smith George. Pte. 8th Battalion (d.18th Jun 1916)
  • Smith James Valentine. 10th Btn.
  • Smith Joseph. Sgt. 7th Battalion (d.12th May 1917)
  • Smith Richard Henry. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.3rd May 1917)
  • Smith William. Pte. 2nd Btn., "B" Coy. (d.5th May 1915)
  • Sole Soloman. Pte. 13th Btn. (d.5th May 1917)
  • Sole Solomon. Pte. 13th Btn. (d.5th May 1917)
  • Stanton Joseph. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.16th Sep 1916)
  • Stead Joseph. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.19th Oct 1918)
  • Steel Allen. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.28th June 1918)
  • Steele Arthur Joseph. Lt. 6th Btn. (d.22nd September 1915)
  • Stoker Robert. 12th Btn.
  • Story Arthur. Sgt. 2nd Btn. (d.17th Feb 1915)
  • Stott John W.. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.25th Apr 1918)
  • Swallow Frederick. Pte. 7th Battalion (d.6th Sep 1915)
  • Synnott Michael. Pte. 2/4th Btn. (d.12th October 1918)
  • Taylor George William. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.24th April 1917)
  • Taylor George William. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.24th April 1917)
  • Taylor William. Pte 9th Btn (d.8th Feb 1918)
  • Temple Herbert. 12th Btn.
  • Tomlinson William. Pte. 7th Battalion (d.19th Aug 1918)
  • Tripcony Ernest. Pte. 12th Battalion (d.3rd May 1917)
  • Trotter George Alexander. Pte. 12th Battalion
  • Trueman Townley. 13th Btn.
  • Turner Frederick. Pte. 13th Battalion (d.10th Sep 1918)
  • Turner Richard. Pte. 752nd Coy. (d.8th Jul 1918)
  • Veal Arthur Jubb. Pte. 2/4th Btn. (d.3rd October 1918)
  • Wall Ernest. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Walsh Patrick. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.23rd Nov 1915)
  • Ward Arthur Bowsher. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.15th Aug 1918)
  • Ward Augustus Simon. Pte 1st Btn (d.20th Oct 1918)
  • Wardell Joseph. Pte.
  • Watts Thomas W.. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.30th Aug 1917)
  • Webb Richard Henry. Pte. 4th Btn
  • Webster Albert. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.22nd Oct 1918)
  • White William. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.17th November 1915)
  • Whitworth Benjamin. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Wilkinson James. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.14th July 1916)
  • Williams Arthur Thomas. Pte. 1/4th Battalion (d.19 June 1916)
  • Williams Bertie. Pte. 12th Btn.
  • Wilson Allison Douglas. Pte. 5th
  • Wilson Frederick W.. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • Wood Robert. Pte. 10th Battalion (d.13th April 1918)
  • Wright Christopher William. Pte. 10th Btn.

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2nd Lt. Donald Simpson Bell VC 9th Btn. Yorkshire Regiment (d.10th July 1916)

Donald Bell was killed in action on the 10th of July 1916 and is buried in the Gordon Dump Cemetery in France. A former professional football player, he was the son of Smith and Annie Bell, of Western Flats, Queen's Rd., Harrogate; husband of Rhoda Bell, of Wilmslow, Cheshire.

An extract from The London Gazette, No. 29740, dated 8th Sept., 1916, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery. During an attack a very heavy enfilade fire was opened on the attacking company by a hostile machine gun. 2nd Lt. Bell immediately, and on his own initiative, crept up a communication trench and then, followed by Corpl. Colwill and Pte. Batey, rushed across the open under very heavy fire and attacked the machine gun, shooting the firer with his revolver, and destroying gun and personnel with bombs. This very brave act saved many lives and ensured the success of the attack. Five days later this very gallant officer lost his life performing a very similar act of bravery."

s flynn


William Henry Holdsworth East Yorkshire Regiment

Bill Holdsworth is my Mother's Great Uncle from her Father's side of the family. He was born 8th May 1884 in Bradford West Yorkshire. I am unsure as to what Regiment William served in, I did recall someone saying it was the East Yorkshire Regiment judging by the Military badge on his cap but I am not certain.

Karen Ridealgh


Major Stewart Walter Loudoun-Shand VC 10th Btn. Yorkshire Regiment (d.1st July 1916)

Walter Loudoun-Shand was killed in action on the 1st of July 1916, aged 36 and is buried in the Norfolk Cemetery in France. he was the son of Mr. J. L. Loudoun-Shand, of 27 Alleyn Park, Dulwich, London

An extract from the London Gazette No. 29740 dated 8th Sept. 1916 records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery. When his company attempted to climb over the parapet to attack the enemy's trenches, they were met by very fierce machine gun fire, which temporarily stopped their progress. Maj. Loudoun-Shand leapt on the parapet, helped the men over it, and encouraged them in every way until fell mortally wounded. Even then he insisted on being propped up in the trench, and went on encouraging the non-commissioned officers and men until he died"

s flynn


Pte. William Hutting 2nd Btn. East Yorkshire Regiment

Private William Hutting served as N9849, 2nd East Yorkshire Regiment, 83rd Brigade in 28th Division He changed units at the end of 1915 and went to the Machine Gun Corps with the n176806. After he changed another time the unit for going to the South Lancashire with the n8855.

It's the only information have find about this solder. I found his toothbrush near Arras Thanks if you have any another information about this soldier.



2nd Lt. John Harrison VC. 11th Btn. East Yorkshire Regiment (d.3rd May 1917)

John Harrison was killed in action on the 3rd of May 1917, aged 26. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery in Arras, France, he was the husband of Mrs. J. Harrison, of 75, Wharncliffe St., Spring Bank, Hull and a former Hull Rugby League Player.

An extract from The London Gazette dated 12th June, 1917, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery and self-sacrifice in an attack. Owing to darkness and to smoke from the enemy barrage, and from our own, and to the fact that our objective was in a dark wood, it was impossible to see when our barrage had lifted off the enemy front line. Nevertheless, 2nd Lt. Harrison led his company against the enemy trench under heavy rifle and machine-gun fire, but was repulsed. Reorganising his command as best he could in No Man's Land, he again attacked in darkness under terrific fire, but with no success. Then, turning round, this gallant officer single-handed made a dash at the machine-gun, hoping to knock out the gun and so save the lives of many of his company. His self-sacrifice and absolute disregard of danger was an inspiring example to all. He is reported missing, believed killed."

s flynn


Sgt. Harold Jackson VC. 7th Btn. C Company East Yorkshire Regiment (d.24th Aug 1918)

Harold Jackson was killed in action on 24th of August 1918, aged 26 and is buried in the A.I.F. Burial Ground, Somme, France. He was the son of Thomas and Mary Ann Jackson, of Allandales, Kirton, Boston.

An extract from The London Gazette, dated 7th May, 1918, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. Sjt. Jackson volunteered and went out through the hostile barrage and brought back valuable information regarding the enemy's movements. Later, when the enemy had established themselves in our line, this N.C.O. rushed at them, and single-handed, bombed them out into the open. Shortly afterwards, again single-handed, he stalked an enemy machine-gun, threw Mills bombs at the detachment, and put the gun out of action. On a subsequent occasion when all his officers had become casualties, this very gallant N.C.O. led his company in the attack, and, when ordered to retire, he withdrew the company successfully under heavy fire. He then went out repeatedly under heavy fire and carried in wounded."

s flynn


Lt. Harold Willows Jackson 4th Btn. East Yorkshire (d.14th May 1917)

Harold Willows Jackson

I have been researching this soldier as part of the WW1 remembrance in Hornsea, East Yorkshire. This poor lad was only 20 years of age when he died of his wounds in France. Harold Jackson was born in Hull in 1897, the only son of John Henry Jackson and Caroline Maud. He had one sister, Adele Mary born in 1900. The family lived at 19 Grosvenor Terrace, New Road, Hornsea. His father died in 1911 and was recorded as living at Holly Lodge, Hornsea at the time of his death.

He was educated at Red House, Marston Moor and was briefly a labourer before enlisting. He entered the Battalion as a private but was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in March 1915 and promoted to Lieutenant the following December.

Harold died of his wounds received during the Battle of Arras on 14th May 1917, aged 20. At the time of his death he was attached to the 10th Division Battalion. He is buried at Duisans, Etrun, Pas de Calais.

Susanne Jones


Cpl. William Anderson VC 2nd Btn. Yorkshire Regiment (d.13th March 1915)

William Anderson was killed in action on the 13th of March 1915, aged 29 and is commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial in France. He was native of Dallas, Elgin, Morayshire.

An extract from The London Gazette, dated 21st May, 1915, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery at Neuve-Chapelle on 12th March, 1915, when he led three men with bombs against a large party of the enemy who had entered our trenches, and by his prompt and determined action saved, what might otherwise have become, a serious situation. Cpl. Anderson first threw his own bombs, then those in possession of his three men (who had been wounded) amongst the Germans, after which he opened rapid rifle fire upon them with great effect, notwithstanding that he was at the time quite alone".

s flynn


L/Cpl. George Bernard Fitzgerald 1st Btn. East Yorkshire Regiment (d.10th May 1917)

George Fitzgerald was killed in action on the 10th of May 917, aged 27 and is buried in the Etretat Churchyard Extension in France. He was the son of John and Ann Fitzgerald, of Sunderland.

s flynn


Pte. Richard Jarvis 12th Btn. East Yorkshire Regiment (d.17th Aug 1916)

Richard Jarvis was killed in action on the 17th of August 1916, aged 36 and is buried in Chocques Military Cemetery in France. He was the son of Benjamin and Eliza Jarvis, husband of Ada of 2 Selkirk Street, Hull, father to Richard, Harold and Ada Alkimia. Brother to my grandmother Matilda Ward (nee Jarvis). Also brother to 10657 Private Arthur Harold Jarvis, 6th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment killed Monday 9th August 1915 at the Dardnelles in the Gallipoli campaign, commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

s flynn


Pte. Ashton Greenwood 13th Btn. East Yorkshire Regiment (d.2nd May 1917)

Aston Greenwood was killed in action on the 2nd of May 1917, aged 30. Buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension in France he was the son of Henry and Betty Greenwood; husband of Margaret Greenwood, of 21 Sandhurst St., Burnley

s flynn


Pte. William Jacques 2nd Btn. East Yorkshire Regiment (d.8th May 1914)

In memory of Pte 15004 William Jacques, 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Brother of Mr C Jacques, 2 St Oswald Terrace, Shiney Row, Houghton le Spring, County Durham. Killed in action on 8th May 1915 at Frezenberg, Ypres.

Remembered upon the Menin Gate, Memorial to the missing, Ypres, Belgium. Also upon the Shiney Row War Memorial, Houghton le Spring, County Durham.

Dave Gargett


Pte. Kenneth Hague 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment (d.1st July 1916)

Ken Hague was killed in action on 1st July 1916 in France. He left behind him a wife, Alice, and four girls, Alice, Ethel, Christiana and Marjorie. He was born in Sheffield in 1879 and married Alice Sayers on 29th January 1899. Before joining up, he had worked as a file cutter. Why he volunteered for the Yorkshire Imperial Yeomanry is not known, but he left Sheffield and went out with them to South Africa to fight the Boer War in March 1901. He came home in May 1902 and settled down to family life. He and Alice and the two younger girls moved to Filey in North Yorkshire, where Alice was originally from.

Ian Ollman


Pte. Patrick Flannigan 1st Btn. East Yorkshire Regiment (d.25th September 1916)

Patrick Flannigan originally joined the 1st Scottish Rifles in 1915. He was wounded and hospitalised in 1915. Both he and other soldiers from 1st Scottish Rifles seem to have been transferred to the 1st battalion East Yorkshire Regiment in 1916. Patrick died in action on the Somme in September 1916. His brother Patrick died in the same month in the following year.

John James


Pte. Robert McEvoy McEvoy East Yorkshire Regiment

Robert McEvoy is my great-grandfather. He passed away in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1957.

Christopher McEvoy


Lt. John Cutcliffe 9th Btn. East Yorkshire Regiment (d.26th Aug 1918)

John Cutliffe was born in Dawlish in 1887. He died 26 August 1918, aged 31. He was a lieutenant in the East Yorkshire Regt, 2nd Battalion, attached to Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regt, 9th Battalion.

It is not clear where John Cutcliffe was for the 1911 census and he may have joined the Army and been serving abroad. There is a record at the National Archives, Kew, which contains copies of telegrams, as follow:

  • 18-9-16 to Mrs Cutcliffe, 16 Camden Gardens, Uxbridge - Beg to inform you that 2nd Lieut J Cutcliffe, 2nd East Yorks, admitted 42 General Hospital, Salonica August 31, sick, any further news will be sent.
  • 10-10-16 to Mrs E Cutcliffe, 82 Holland Park Avenue [London W] Beg to inform you that 2nd Lieut J Cutcliffe, 2nd East Yorks discharged from 42 General Hospital, Salonica Sept 25 after treatment for malaria.
  • 16-12-16 to Mrs E Cutcliffe, 82 Holland Park Avenue [London W] Beg to inform you that 2nd Lieut J Cutcliffe, 2nd East Yorks transferred to Insulanfa Military Hospital Malta November thirtieth for treatment for dysentery following malaria.
  • 12-1-17 to Mrs E Cutcliffe, 2 Batoun Gardens, West Kensington Beg to inform you that 2nd Lieut J Cutcliffe, 2nd East Yorks left Malta for England Jan seventh.
  • 31-8-18 to Mrs E Cutcliffe, 2 Batoun Gardens, Deeply regret Lt J Cutcliffe, East Yorks attached 9th West Ridings killed in action August 26th. Army Council expresses sympathy.
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Robert Vickery


Cpl. James Henry Coulson 2nd Btn. East Yorkshire Regiment (d.1st October 1915)

My great grandfather, James Coulson served with the 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, I am desperately looking for any photographs taken during his service.


Pte. Albert Edward Roberts 6th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment (d.21st September 1915)

Albert was born in India on 15th November 1878 and baptised on 18th December 1878 at Morar,Gwalior, India. He was the son of George and Mary Ann Roberts. (George was in the 1st Battalion Wiltshire Regiment for 22 years and stationed in India).

The family returned to England and set up home in Durham where George became a prison warder and Albert became a miner. Albert married my grandmother Margaret Lewis on 26th April 1913 at Hebburn, Co Durham and my father was born on 20th April 1914. I don't have a date but he enlisted at Jarrow, Co Durham and died of dysentry in Malta. He is buried in Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.

Albert Roberts


Sgt. Joseph Smith MM. 7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment (d.12th May 1917)

Joseph Smith was my wife's great uncle. He died on 12th of May 1917 and is remembered on the Arras memorial, having no known grave. We believe he was killed during the battle for the chemical works at Roeux. He had been awarded the Military Medal earlier in the war. We do not know where or why he was awarded this medal


L/Sgt. Thomas Sheldon 8th Btn. East Yorkshire Regiment (d.26th Sep 1915)

Thomas Sheldon served with 8th Btn. East Yorkshire Regiment.

Kevin Gilmore

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This history covers all the battalions though only very briefly those that did not go overseas. The author, a prolific writer of divisional/regimental histories follows his customary pattern of arranging his story chronologically with chapters devoted to specific battles and periods of trench warfare. In the margins of the text describing events he notes the dates, as in a diary, and identifies the battalions involved. The Roll of Honour lists the officers alphabetically by ranks without indicating the battalion or date of death; the other ranks are shown by battalions and by ranks within each battalion. Given the number of battalions covered in this single volume the account of all the activities is necessarily compressed, based essentially on the War Diaries, without anecdotal contributions The maps are very good, uncluttered yet displaying tactical detail easy to follow.


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