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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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Creswell Andrew. Pte 2nd Btn. C Coy
  • Crooks William Phipson. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.5th Mar 1916)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Ford Henry Richard. Pte. 10th (Hull Commercials) Battalion (d.27th Mar 1918)
  • Forrest George Scott. Pte. 1st Btn (d.16th Sept 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 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)
  • 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.
  • 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 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Preston James Routledge. Pte. 13th Battalion (d.25th May 1916)
  • Revell Joseph. Pte. 1st Battalion
  • Richmond Wilfred Norburn. Pte. 790 (d.7th Nov 1916 )
  • Riley Michael. Pte. 12th Btn. (d.28th Mar 1916)
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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 Richard Henry. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.3rd May 1917)
  • Sole Soloman. Pte. 13th Btn. (d.5th May 1917)
  • Sole Solomon. Pte. 13th Btn. (d.5th May 1917)
  • 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)
  • Taylor George William. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.24th April 1917)
  • Temple Herbert. 12th Btn.
  • Tomlinson William. Pte. 7th Battalion (d.19th Aug 1918)
  • Tripcony Ernest. Pte. 12th Battalion (d.3rd May 1917)
  • Trueman Townley. 13th Btn.
  • Turner Frederick. Pte. 13th Battalion (d.10th Sep 1918)
  • Turner Richard. Pte. 752nd Coy. (d.8th Jul 1918)
  • 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
  • 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. David Willy Jones 1st Btn. East Yorkshire Regiment (d.1st July 1916)

I am trying to trace more information about Pte David Jones as I have his Somme 100 Poppy.

Glen Smith


2nd Lt. Henry Keith Sanger 10th Btn. East Yorkshire Regiment (d.13th April 1918)

Henry Sanger was born on 11/09/1898, at Knighton Lodge, Rydens Rd, Walton-on-Thames; son of Henry (Wholesale Chemist) and Leila Somers [Thorpe] Sanger; (This was Leila's parents address; her father was a Rtd Lt Col). Herny was Baptised on 16/10/1898 at Oatlands, St Mary while according to the Baptism Record the family were actually living at 35, Ridgemont Gdns, WC. He grew up at varying addresses as in 1901 the family were living at 14 Horbury Cres, Notting Hill Gate; and in 1901 Henry was at Cholmeley House Boarding School, Eastbourne, Sussex. Between 1911 and at least 1918 the family were living at Ecclesbourne, Rydens Avenue, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey but again Henry is away at Marlborough College.

Information is scanty but his medal card states that he had been a Private in the 28th London Regiment with a temporary posting to the East Yorkshire Regiment as an officer. Outtersteene was captured by the Germans on 12/04/1918. Henry was listed as missing in action on 12/04/1918 and recorded killed in action 13/04/1918, he was aged 19. Commonwealth War Grave Commission data states that he left behind his parents, Henry and Leila Somers Sanger of 258 Euston Rd., London.

Hilary Brooks


Pte. William George Chafer VC. 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment

On 3rd/4th June 1916 east of Meaulte on the Somme, during a very heavy bombardment and attack on our trenches, a man carrying an important written message to his commanding officer was half buried and rendered unconscious by a shell. Private Chafer, at once grasping the situation, on his own initiative, took the message from the man's pocket and, although severely wounded, choking and blinded by gas, ran along the ruined parapet under heavy shell and machine-gun fire. He just succeeded in delivering the message before he collapsed from the effects of his wounds. For his actions William Chafer was awarded the Victoria Cross.

Ian Chafer


Lt. Arthur Joseph Steele 6th Btn. East Yorkshire Rgt. (d.22nd September 1915)

Arthur Steele was my great uncle and an engineer. He was killed retiring from a trench on 22nd September. A letter about his death was written to his mother by a fellow soldier and friend W Bray. I have that letter and Lord Kitchener's telegram advising his mother of his death.

John Steele


L/Cpl. George Bernard Masterman 8th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment (d.26th Sep 1917)

George Masterman was born 17 March 1889 in Westgate (Westow), Old Malton to John and Elizabeth Masterman. He married Ann Moody on 14 September 1916 at the Parish Church, Huttons Ambo, Yorkshire. In 1911 George was 22 years old and a Waggoner on a farm in Mennethorpe. He was a Lance Corporal of the 8th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. His Service Number was 28476. George died on 26th of September 1917, in Flanders aged 28. There is a memorial reference to him at the Tyne Cot Memorial. There is also a memorial in Westow which includes George's name.

Christine Saunders


Sgt. Robert Palmer MM. Northumberland Fusiliers

Robert Palmer went to France with the Northumberland Fusiliers. He wasn't there long before he was wounded and sent home. A piece of shrapnel went through his front side and out the back, missing his ribs. This soon healed and he was sent back to the front but this time with the East Yorkshire Regiment. He rose in the ranks, becoming a sergeant.

He received another wound but this time it was a bad one. A piece of shrapnel went in the front of his face on the bridge of his nose and exited at the back below his ear. It took the sight of his left eye, the roots of his teeth, some sweat glands and his sense of taste. Another soldier carried him on his back to a dressing station. He had a red label tied on him, which meant he was not expected to survive. However, he did, and landed up in Edinburgh.

Albert Palmer


Pte. Arthur William Barber East Yorkshire Regiment

My grandfather, who had moved to America to find employment a couple of years earlier, felt compelled to fight for England in WWI. He returned to England and enlisted with the Royal Engineers on 20th October 1916. He was transferred to the East Yorkshire Regiment for a short time. While with this regiment he sustained a severe gunshot wound to his back, but survived. He was transferred to the Royal Engineers and served proudly through until 25th March 1919.

Linda Dutcher


Pte. George Fridlington 6th Btn. East Yorkshire

George Fridlington was probably born on 16 September 1880 in Sculcoates, Hull. His parents were William James & Agnes Cordelia Fridlington. In 1881 he his living with his family and his Father a general labourer. By 1891 his father was a gas works labourer On the 28th of May 1896 George joined the East Yorkshire Militia (3rd Bttn. East Yorkshire Regiment) aged 17 years 6 months. At teh time he was employed as a labourer for a Mr Madden of Hull. He can sign his name He follwoing day a Medical was held at Beverley. He described as 5' 5" tall, weighs 8 stone and has blue eyes, brown hair and a fresh complexion. During 1896 he took part in the annual militia training and then left to join the Royal Navy on August 19th 1896.

George doesn't in fact join the Royal Navy until 16th of September 1897 when he signs up for 12 years. He has grown by an inch or so and now has grey eyes! He also has some tattoos now - 3 faint dots on his left forearm, a Maltese Cross on his right forearm and a sailor and flag on the back of his right hand.

The Royal Navy quotes a different birth date of 16th September 1879. However his birth registration is Q4 1880, which ties in with census details, so 16th September 1880 is probably correct.

He served on the following ships

  • HMS Caledonia - 18 August 1896 to 26 Oct 1897 -conduct very good.
  • HMS Pembroke I - 16 September 1897 to 18 January 1898 - conduct very good.
  • HMS Prince George - 19 January 1898 to 6 February 1899 - conduct good, but then spends 7 days in cells. 14 February 1899 to 26 June 1899 - conduct -fair.
  • HMS Pembroke I - 27 June 1899 to 5 September 1899 conduct good.
  • HMS Jupiter - 6 September 1899 to 9 November 1899 conduct fair.
  • HMS Majestic - 10 November to 17 November 1899 - no conduct rating, and he is back in the cells for 14 days. 2 December 1899 to 10 December 1899 no rating given.
  • HMS Jupiter - 11 December 1899 to 20 June 1900 no rating given. 21 June 1900 to 25 June 1900 now ranked as Able Bodied Seaman.
  • HMS Pembroke I - 26 June 1900 to 11 October 1900 - no rating given
  • HMS Colossus - 12 October 1900 to 4 November 1900 - no rating given
  • HMS Pembroke I - 5 November 1900 to 28 January 1901 - conduct good, then noted as Run. 3 December 1901 to 30 December 1901 conduct fair. 31 December 1901 to 21 January 1902 no rating given
  • HMS Grafton - 22 January 1902 to 11 May 1902 conduct very good, then noted as Run.
  • HMS Pembroke I - 12 July 1903 to 26 September 1903 conduct cant be deciphered, but record ends with Run again.
On the 4th November 1903 he was discharged. In 1906 he marries Mary Ann Ryan. O the 2nd of April 1911 he is living at 5 Johns Place, York Street in Hull with his wife Mary Ann and children Emily and John. His younger brother, John, and a lodger are also living in the property, which consists of just three rooms.

On the 14th of December 1914 George enlists in the 3rd Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. He is now aged 34 years and two months, and is a coal trimmer. He has grown to a height of 5' 8". Now has two tattoos - hands and heart on his left wrist and a sailor on his right hand. His address is 7 Ash Grove, Dalton Street in Hull and the date of his marriage is given as 15th December 1906 and it took place at St Silas Church Sculcoates, Hull. He was two children are noted:- Emily Ryan, born on November 24th 1902. She is crossed out and a note has been added - illegitimate - she was born 4 years before the marriage. John Francis Fridlington was born on 25th of April 1907. On the 17th of December 1914 the vicar of St Silas Church certifies that Emily Agnes was the infant daughter of George Fridlington and Mary Ann Ryan, was baptised on 7th of December 1902, and their parents subsequently married, thus legitimising her. The Adjutant replies stating he must have actual birth certificate. Given the note mentioned above, it appears the original certificate was not forthcoming and thus a dependant allowance was not made for her.

On the 28th of January 1915 George forfeits 6 days pay and was given 10 days detention due to absence from 23rd January 1915 to 24th January 1915 and from the 25th January 1915 to the 28th January 1915. On the 13th of February 1915 he deserted. But on the 30th of March 1915 he rejoined after being arrested and awaiting trial. On the 12th of April 1915 George was tried by the Divisional Courts Martial, and was convicted of desertion & deficiency of kit, and was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment (9 months remitted). All his former service is forfeited and entitlement towards pension now restarts from this date.

On the 19th of August 1915 he returns to duty. He had presumably been released from prison before the end of his net 6-month sentence. But on the 17th of September 1915 he forfeits 6 days pay due to absence from this date to the 22nd of September. He is absent again and on the 6th of October 1915 he forfeits 8 days pay for a seven-day absence. Again on the 6th of November 1915 he forfeits 6 days pay for a three-day absence.

On the 15th of November 1915 George is transferred to the 6th Battalion and moves with battalion to Gallipoli and then to France On the 30th of January 1917 he was posted to 3rd Battalion at Home Depot and on the 1st of March 1917 he was reported absent. On the 24th George was declared a deserter but on the 26th he returned and forfeited seven days pay for a six day absence. On the 18th of April 1917 he forfits thirteen days pay for a twelve-day absence and the following day was also awarded 14 days detention. On the 18th of June 1917 Georges was tried and sentenced to 56 days detention, forfeiting all ordinary pay for the same period, and also put under further stoppage of pay until he had made good the loss of equipment worth 3s 1d.

On the 7th of July 1917 he was posted to the 6th Battalion. and on the 1st of November 1917 he transferred to the Labour Corps 753rd Area Employment Company the reason for transfer is given as benefit of service. On the 7th of July 1918 he is posted to 742nd Area Employment Company. On the 2nd of June 1919 he re-enlists for a further period in the Labour Corps for a short service until 30th of April 1920. On the 2nd of July 1919 he was posted to the Base Depot of the BEF as part of the 723rd Labour Coy., and then proceeds overseas as part of the Graves Exhumation team. On the 21st of October 1919 he was deprived of one days pay but no reason is stated on his records. On the 7th of November 1919 George embarks on the SS Princess Henrietta for transport to the UK as unfit . He is discharged on the 11th of November 1919. His conduct is quoted as indifferent. He gives an address of 6 Eleanors Terrace, Oxford Street in Hull. He also has rheumatism due to active service but it is not thought to be permanent. But on the 23rd of November 1919 he is granted a pension of 6s 10d per week for 72 weeks due to rheumatism (not attributable to military service). He has a 15% degree of disablement.

George had served in the Mediterranean theatre from November 15th 1915 to July 2nd 1916 and then in France to January 29th 1917. After a spell back in the UK, he was in France again from July 7th 1917 to December 16th 1918 before returning to the UK through to June 1st 1916. He qualified for the 1915 Star as well as the usual British War & Victory medals.

Unusually, transcripts of his trial are in his service record. It seems he was caught by a policeman whilst working in civilian clothes at Messrs Storey and Wittys Wharf at Wincolmlee. A corporal was sent to escort him back to the barracks and both of them and the receiving officer gave evidence. George opted to have no defence lawyer and asked the witnesses no questions , an air of inevitability, perhaps?

Whilst on active service, he received treatment in the field (from a Field Ambulance) for piles, but a few days later he was admitted to the 11th Casualty Clearing Station at Le Treport in France suffering from haemorrhoids, which led to treatment at a military hospital in the UK.

In October 1918 he was admitted to a medical post suffering from scabies George died in Hull in late 1940, just over a year after his wife.

David Ingleby

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