Regiment: Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment 10th Battalion

10th (Service) Battalion
Sept 1914 Formed at Halifax as part of the Third New Army (K3) and then moved to Frensham to join the 69th Brigade of the 23rd Division, and then moved to Aldershot.
Feb 1915 Moved to Folkestone and then to Bramshott.
Aug 1915 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1915
Trench familiarisation as part of the 20th (Light) and 27th Divisions and then took control of the front line at Ferme Grande Flamengrie to the Armentieres-Wez Macquart road and at Bois Grenier.
1916
Relieved the French 17th Division in the Carency sector between the Boyau de l’Ersatz and the Souchez River. The German Attack on Vimy Ridge, The Battle of Albert, The Battle of Bazentin Ridge, The Battle of Pozieres, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of Morval, The Battle of Le Transloy, The capture of Le Sars.
1917
The Battle of Messines, The Battle of the Menin Road, The Battle of Polygon Wood, The First Battle of Passchendaele, The Second Battle of Passchendaele.
Nov 1917 Deployed to Italy to strengthen the Italian resistance after a recent disaster at the Battle of Caporetto and the Division positioned along the River Piave.;
The fighting on the Asiago Plateau, The Battle of Vittorio Veneto, including the passage of the Piave and the battle of Monticano.
04.11.1918 Ended the war west of Pordenone, Italy.

Last Name
Address
Narrative
, SPALDING, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
22/09/1917
       
Aged
19
BORN HULL 1898. ENLISTED LINCOLN. Son of William and Betsy Prestwood; husband of Elsie Alice Prestwood, of Gosberton, Risegate, Spalding.
67 PARK ROAD, BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
20/09/1917
       
Aged
26
BORN HULL 1891. SON OF WILLIAM SPENCER (1847-1909) & ELLEN LEMON SPENCER (1849-1932). ONE OF NINE CHILDREN. A WEAVER. HE MARRIED SELINA NORCROSS, ON 28/01/1915, AGED 25. LIVED AT 67 PARK ROAD, BARNOLDSWICK, NEAR COLNE, YORKSHIRE, AT THIS ARMY RECORDS ADDRESS. HE ENLISTED AT KEIGHLEY, YORKS, ON 01/07/1916. HE WAS DESCRIBED AS 5 FOOT, […]