Regiment: 6th East Yorkshire Regiment Pioneers D Company

6th (Service) Battalion (Pioneers)
27.08.1914 Formed at Beverley, Yorkshire as part of the First New Army (K1) in the 32nd Brigade of the 11th Division, then moved to Grantham.
Dec 1914 Became a Pioneer Battalion.
April 1915 Moved to Witley Camp Godalming.
01.07.1915 Mobilised for war and embarked for Gallipoli from Avonmouth via Mudros.
07.08.1915 Landed at Suvla Bay and engaged in various actions against the Ottoman Empire.
17.12.1915 Evacuated to Mudros due to heavy casualties from combat, disease and severe weather.
04.02.1916 Moved to Alexandria to defend the Suez Canal.
10.07.1916 Moved to France landing at Marseilles and the Division engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
During 1916
The capture of the Wundt-Werk, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of Thiepval.
During 1917
Operations on the Ancre, The Battle of Messines, The Battle of the Langemarck, The Battle of Polygon Wood, The Battle of Broodseinde, The Battle of Poelcapelle.
During 1918
The Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of the Drocourt-Quant Line, The Battle of the Canal du Nord, The Battle of Cambrai 1918, The pursuit to the Selle, The Battle of the Sambre.
11.11.1918 Ended the war in France, Hergies north of Bavai.

Last Name
Address
Narrative
71 , DANSOM LANE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
24/01/1917
       
Aged
20
BORN HULL 1897. SON OF CHARLES & ESTHER BIRD ABOVE - 1901 CENSUS. ENLISTED HULL. SERVED WITH THE 6TH EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. CAPTURED AT GALLIPOLI. DIED AS TURKISH PRISONER OF WAR, ON 24/01/1917, AGED 20, AT BAGHDAD. IRAQ.
, EDGAR STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
06/08/1915
       
Aged
18
BORN HULL 1898. SON OF FREDRICK HENRY DRURY & ELIZABETH PINE, OF 11 IRELAND TERRACE, WALCOTT STREET, HULL. BROTHER OF FRED DRURY, OF 9 GRANVILLE TERRACE, STRICKLAND STREET, HULL. HE ENLISTED UNDER AGE IN HULL. GIVING THE AGE OF 18 WHEN HE WAS ONLY 16 YEARS OLD. HE JOINED THE 6TH EAST YORKSHIRE (PIONEERS) BATTALION BASED IN BEVERLEY. […]
4 POPLAR GROVE, NORNABELL STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
28/08/1915
       
Aged
21
BORN HULL 1894. ONLY SON OF HERBERT EDWARD NICHOLSON (1871-1956) & EDITH A BRIGHAM (1871-1940). OF 4 POPLAR GROVE, NORNABELL STREET, HULL (CWGC ADDRESS). HE WAS BROTHER TO FIVE SISTERS. EMPLOYED AS A WINDOW CLEANER. HE ENLISTED AT HULL. SERVED AS LANCE SERGEANT, 10684, 'D' COMPANY, 6TH EAST YORKSHIRE PIONEERS. HE LEFT ENGLAND ON 14/0 […]
263 , ST GEORGES ROAD, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
09/08/1915
       
Aged
22
BORN HULL 1893. SON OF DAVID SLEIGHT & JULIA TARBITTON (1867-1935), OF 9 GLADSTONE TERRACE, BEECROFT STREET, HULL. THIS WAS HIS ARMY RECORDS ADDRESS. SON OF A POLICE CONSTABLE. BROTHER OF DAVID, HARRY, ALBERT, CYRIL, DORIS & MINNIE. A BOILER MAKER. DESCRIBED AS 5 FOOT, 5.5 INCHES TALL, 127 LBS WEIGHT, 35-37 INCH CHEST SIZE, "GOOD […]
2 ETTYS TERRACE, STRICKLAND STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
09/08/1915
       
Aged
35
BORN HULL 1880. SON OF HERBERT ERNEST & MARY AGNES THOMPSON, OF 2 ETTYS TERRACE, STRICKLAND STREET, HULL (1911 CENSUS). A DOCK LABOURER. ENLISTED HULL. SERVED IN THE 6TH EAST YORKSHIRE PIONEERS. REPORTED MISSING AND KILLED AT GALLIPOLI ON 09/08/1915, AGED 35. HIS BROTHER, PTE, SAMUEL THOMPSON, 4TH EYR, DIED OF WOUNDS, ON 11/06/1915 […]