Regiment: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI), 2nd Battalion

The Regiment raised 23 Battalions, awarded 26 Battle Honours and 8 Victoria Crosses during the course of the war.
2nd Battalion
04.08.1914 Stationed at Dublin as part of the 13th Brigade of the 5th Division.
16.08.1914 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre and engaged in various actions on the Western front including;
1914
The Battle of Mons and subsequent retreat, The Battle of Le Cateau and the Affair of Crepy-en-Valois, The Battle of the Marne, The Battle of the Aisne, The Battles of La Bassee and Messines 1914, The First Battle of Ypres.
1915
The Second Battle of Ypres and the Capture of Hill 60.
28.12.1915 Transferred to the 97th Brigade of the 32nd Division;
1916
The Battle of Albert, The Battle of Bazentin, The Battle of the Ancre.
1917
Operations on the Ancre, The pursuit of the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line.
1918
The First Battle of Arras, The Battle of Amiens, The Battle of Albert, The Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of the St Quentin Canal, The Battle of Beaurevoir, The Battle of the Sambre.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Haut Lieu S.W. of Avesnes, France.

Last Name
Address
Narrative
, , HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
Area
       
Died on
03/04/1917
       
Aged
32
BORN HULL 1885. HE SERVED IN THE 2ND KINGS OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION, ON 03/04/1917, AGED 32. HE LEFT WIDOW, DORA, & CHILDREN. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, ON 03/04/1918 & 03/04/1919. HIS HULL ADDRESS IS UNKNOWN. NB; SGT, JAMES HAWLER BOWMAN, EYR - 287 ANLABY ROAD.
16 , PRYME STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
23/08/1918
       
Aged
27
BORN KEYINGHAM 1891. A FARM LAABOURER. HE ENLISTED IN THE HULL PAL. FORMERLY, PRIVATE, 13/1221 EYR. TRANSFERRED TO THE 2ND KING'SOWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. PROMOTED TO COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR. HE WAS KILLED ON 23/08/1918, AGED 27. SHOT BY SNIPER WHILE ROUNDING UP PRISONERS.  HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, ON 03/09/191 […]
, SHEFFIELD, , SOUTH YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
18/10/1914
       
Aged
30
BORN ST GEORGES, SHEFFIELD 1884. ENLISTED HULL. SON OF MARGARET IN SHEFFIELD - 1911 CENSUS. BRICKLAYER
, CHILTERN STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
18/09/1915
       
Aged
25
BORN RUDSTON, BRIDLINGTON, 1890. SON OF HENRY CHAMPLIN AND ELIZABETH FOSTER, OF RUDSTON, YORKSHIRE. HE ENLISTED IN LEEDS. SERVED AS SERGEANT, 9139, 2ND KINGS OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION, ON 18/09/1915, AGED 25. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS SISTER, RHODA, DALTON. THIS IS THE ONLY CWGC RECORD. HIS NAME WAS LI […]
7 Ellen's Villas, Holland Street, Hull
       
Died on
01/11/1914
       
Aged
29
Born Driffield, 1885. A single man. He lived at 7 Ellen's Villas, Holland Street, Hull. A regular soldier, with the 2nd King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. His brother served in the same regiment, residing at 5 Marion's Crescent, Courtney Street, Hull. He had served eleven years and was concluding his last year in the Reserves. Before b […]
78 , CHILTERN STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
28/10/1914
       
Aged
32
BORN NEWFIELD, GOOLE, 1882. SON OF SAMUEL CARTER CROSSMAN (1851-1917) AND LOUISA SANDERSON (1858-1890), OF GOOLE. HIS WIFE ELIZABETH FOSTER CROSSMAN (1885-1949), AND THEIR DAUGHTER MARY LOUISA, LIVED AT 13 EBENEEZER TERRACE, WEST DOCK AVENUE, HULL (1911 CENSUS) AND THIS ARMY ADDRESS. HE ENLISTED IN HULL. SERVED WITH THE 2ND KINGS OWN YOR […]
83 , STEPNEY LANE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
27/10/1914
       
Aged
29
BORN HANSLEY, NEAR NOTTINGHAM, 11/03/1885. SON OF JOHN DAVIES AND MARY BRIGHT. ENLISTED IN THE ARMY, ON 03/03/1901. SERVED THREE YEARS WITH THE COLOURS AND EIGHT YEARS WITH THE RESERVES. ALSO WITH THE MILITIA IN SOUTH AFRICA, (MEDAL). HE WAS AFTERWARDS EMPLOYED AT ORGREAVE COAL COLLIERY, IN ROTHERHAM. HE MARRIED, LILY BROWN. AT ST MARYS […]
132 , CLUMBER STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
11/08/1918
       
Aged
27
BORN HULL 1892. SON OF HENRY & ELIZA JANE FAIRCHILD, OF 69 CHANTERLANDS AVENUE, HULL. A FORMER CLERK FOR THE NORTH EASTERN RAILWAYS. HE ENLISTED IN HULL. FORMERLY, 22473, EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. TRANSFERRED AS 51526, 2ND KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. PROMOTED TO SERGEANT. HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION, ON 11/08/1918, AGED 27. HE IS COM […]
79 , MERSEY STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
13/03/1918
       
Aged
19
BORN HULL 1898. SON OF CHARLES & LAURA JANE HALL, OF 79 MERSEY STREET, HULL AND LATER 60 QUEEN STREET, WITHERNSEA. EX 81977 TR BN. SECOND OF TWO SONS. SERVED IN THE 2ND KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. KILLED IN ACTION, AT YPRES, ON 13/03/1918, AGED 19. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS MOTHER, LAURA (1868-1955). HE IS COMMEMO […]
2 VICTORIA TERRACE, DE LA POLE AVENUE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
08/09/1918
       
Aged
18
BORN HULL 1899. ONLY SON OF WILLIAM HOLT & ALICE M. HOLT. A FORMER MEMBER OF ST PETERS SCOUT GROUP, DRYPOOL HULL, WHICH LOST EIGHT MEN IN THE WAR. HIS FRIEND, FREDERICK WILLIAM THOPSON, (EYR) WAS ONE OF THEM, DYING OF WOUNDS, ON 10/09/1918. FRANK HOLT ENLISTED IN HULL. FORMERLY, PRIVATE, 1783, 12TH KOYLI (TERRITORIAL BATTALION). H […]
102 , TRINITY STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
04/11/1918
       
Aged
19
BORN HULL 1899. SON OF CHARLES & ANN ELIZA HUDSON, OF 102 TRINITY STREET, HULL (CWGC ADDRESS). ONE OF FIVE CHILDREN. THE FAMILY ALSO LIVED AT 7 BRAMWELL TERRACE, GREY STREET (OFF PARK STREET). HE ENLISTED IN HULL, AS PTE, 66061, 1/5TH NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS. TRANSFERRED TO THE 2ND KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. DIED IN FRANCE […]
BEAN STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
30/10/1914
       
Aged
28
BORN HULL 1886. ST MARKS. SON OF CHARLES FREDERICK HUNT (1848- 1895) AND MARY SMALES (1852-1890), OF 2 CHAPMAN STREET, HULL. ERNEST WAS BOARDING IN KIRK ELLA (1901 CENSUS) AND AT 7 HILDA GROVE, HADDON STREET, HULL (1911 CENSUS) WHERE HE IS RECORDED AS A GENERAL LABOURER LOOKING FOR WORK. HIS HULL DAILY MAIL ADDRESS WAS BEAN STREET, HULL […]
345 , WINCOLMLEE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
Died on
14/04/1917
       
Aged
33
BORN HULL 1884. ST MARKS PARISH. SON OF ALFRED & AGNES KAY, OF 345 , WINCOLMLEE, HULL. BEFORE THE WAR HE WORKED FOR EAGLE OIL MILLS. HIS SISTER MRS DUNN LIVED AT, 34 DORSET TERRACE, BURLEIGH STREET, HULL. HE WAS ALSO AN OLD RESERVIST CALLED UP AT THE OUTBREAK OF WAR. HE WAS KNOWN AS "DAD KAY" BECAUSE HE WAS CHEERFUL AND ALWAYS READY […]
16 GROVE TERRACE, SPYVEE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
20/04/1918
       
Aged
23
BORN HULL 1894. SON OF WILLIAM MADDISON & FLORENCE KEAL. WORKED AS A FARM LABOURER AND FOR THE HULL AND BARNSLEY RAILWAYS AS A RULLYMAN. HIS WIFE MARY ELIZABETH KEAL LIVED AT 6 GROVES TERRACE, SPYVEE STREET, HULL (HDM 13/05/1918). HE ENLISTED IN THE HULL PALS. EX 12/1308, EYR. TRANSFERRED TO THE 2ND KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFAN […]
8 POPLAR GROVE, NORTHUMBERLAND AVE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
Died on
12/02/1917
       
Aged
38
BORN SUNK ISLAND, HULL 1879. SON OF JOHN AND SARAH ANN KING, CHURCH FARM OTTRINGHAM. HE HAD THREE SISTERS ADA AND TWINS ROSIE & ANNIE KING. A BRICKLAYER BY TRADE. ENLISTED HULL. EX 25005, EYR. KILLED IN ACTION ON 12/02/1917, AGED 38. HIS BODY WAS NOT FOUND AND HE IS COMMEMORATED AT THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. HE LEFT WIDOW LILY & F […]
, WALKER STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
12/02/1917
       
Aged
20
BORN NEWCASTLE, 1897. SON OF ROBERT & MARGARET D LYALL. ON WALKER ST MEMORIAL. ADDRESS NOT FOUND.
5 , GREAT THORNTON STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
30/10/2014
BORN HULL. A REGULAR SOLDIER. LEFT A WIFE AND ONE CHILD AT 5 GREAT THORNTON STREET. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL ON 14TH MARCH 1916. *
3 MARY'S TERRACE, ALEXANDRA STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
18/11/1916
       
Aged
29
BORN HULL 1886. ENLISTED HULL. REPORTED MISSING ON THE 18TH NOVEMBER 1916 AND LATER CONFIRMED AS KILLED IN ACTION. HE LEFT A WIDOW & TWO CHILDREN AT THIS ADDRESS . HIS SISTERS FLORENCE & GRACE LIVED 14 JAMES PLACE, COLLIER STREET. BEFORE THE WAR WILLIAM WAS EMPLOYED AS A STEAM WAGGON DRIVER FOR THE NER WAGON DRIVER. (HDM 1/1/17). […]
1 CATO AVENUE, ARUNDEL STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
06/09/1915
       
Aged
25
BORN STOCKTON, DURHAM, 1890. SON OF THOMAS & ELIZA MEGSON ABOVE. ENLISTED HULL. FORMERLY, 12999, 13TH RESERVE CAVALRY REGIMENT. TRANSFERRED TO THE 2ND KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 06/09/1915, AGED 25. BURIED AT CARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, SOMME, FRANCE NOTE: CYRIL MEGSON, 7 ALBERT TERRACE, SPRING STREET, H […]
6 FLORENCE TERRACE, WASSAND STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
08/07/1917
       
Aged
30
BORN HULL 1887. SON OF HENRY & EMILY BLYTH NORTHARD. HUSBAND OF SARA ELIZABETH (YOUNG) & FOUR CHILDREN. THEY LIVEDAT 14 VICTORIA TERRACE, STANIFORTH PLACE, HESSLE ROAD (1901 CENSUS) & AT 6 FLORENCE TERRACE, WASSAND STREET, HULL. WELL KNOWN ON HULL DOCKS. HE ENLISTED IN HULL, ON 01/02/1915. FORMERLY, EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. H […]