Regiment: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI), 7th Battalion

7th (Service) Battalion
12.09.1914 at Pontefract as part of the Second New Army (K2) and then moved to Woking to join the 61st Brigade of the 20th Division.
Feb 1915 Moved to Witley and then Salisbury Plain.
24.07.1915 Mobilised for war and landed at Boulogne and engaged in various actions on the Western front including;
1915
Trench familiarisation and training in Fleurbaix area.
1916
The Battle of Mount Sorrel, The Battle of Delville Wood, The Battle of Guillemont, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of Morval, The Battle of Le Transloy.
1917
The German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of Langemarck, The Battle of the Menin Road Ridge, The Battle of Polygon Wood, The Cambrai Operations.
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The actions at the Somme crossings, The Battle of Rosieres.
20.02.1918 Disbanded in France.

Last Name
Address
Narrative
38 , WELLINGTON LANE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK, HU1 1UF
       
       
Died on
6089
       
Aged
19
BORN HULL 1897. SON OF CHARLES HENRY & HARRIET BLYTH, AT THIS CWGC ADDRESS. HE ENLISTED IN GOOLE. SERVED AS A LANCE CORPORAL, IN THE 7TH KINGS OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. HE ARRIVED IN FRANCE, ON 22/07/1915. KILLED IN ACTION, AT THE SOMME, ON 01/09/1916, AGED 19. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS SISTER, REBECCA. HE BURIED AT FLATI […]
34 , WELLSTED STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
01/10/1916
       
Aged
31
BORN HULL 1885. SON OF JOHN HENRY & BETSY BURTON 34 WELLSTED STREET. HIS WIFE POLLY BURTON LIVED 24 GREEN LANE, HULL. HE WAS WELL KNOWN AS A FISHERMAN AT HULL FISH COCKS. EMPLOYED AY MESSRS KEHALL BROS & BEECHING. HE WAS A THIRD HAND ON ONE OF THE TRAWLERS, DURING THE 'RUSSIAN OUTRAGE'. ENLISTED HULL AUGUST 1914. SERVED WITH […]
2 GORDON TERRACE, COURTNEY STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
16/09/1916
       
Aged
34
BORN HULL 1882. SON OF MARY BARKER. A MILWRIGHT'S LABOURER. HE ENLISTED IN HULL. SERVED AS PRIVATE, 22054, 7TH KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. KILLED IN ACTION ON 16/09/1916, AGED 34. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, ON 24/10/1916. HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE THIEPVAL MEMORIAL.
, SWINE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
26/09/1916
       
Aged
18
BORN SWINE 1898. SON OF WILLIAM & ELEANOR KATE ENGLAND FROM HILL FARM, SWINE, HULL. ON HYMERS COLLEGE MEMORIAL.
2 VILLA TERRACE, SWANN STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
05/09/1916
       
Aged
34
BORN HULL 1882. SON OF THOMAS & SUSAN HARRISON, ABOVE ADDRTESS, HULL. GEORGE DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED SAME DAY. HE WAS AGED 34, UNMARRIED AND LIVED WITH HIS WIDOWED MOTHER AT 2 VILLA TERRACE, SWANN STREET, HULL BEFORE THE WAR HE WAS A FOUNDRY WORKER. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, WITH HIS PHOTO ON 13TH SEPTEMBER 1916.
14 , FREEHOLD STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
04/04/1918
       
Aged
20
BORN HULL 1898. SON OF SHEPLEY VICKERS SMITH & CLARA HARRIS.ENLISTED HULL. ATTACHED TO 8TH RIFLE BDE. KILLED IN ACTION, AT POZIERES, ON 04/04/1918, AGED 20. HIS ONLY BROTHER AMOS CHARLES SMITH, KOYLI, DIED OF WOUNDS IN 1915.
76 , PEEL STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
16/08/1917
       
Aged
22
BORN HULL 1895. THE ONLY SON OF LEONARD WHITAKER (1866-1942) & LOUISA BROOKS (1865-1931), OF 76 PEEL STREET, HULL. HE HAD TWO SISTERS, DAISY AND ELSIE. A FORMER CLERK, LIVING AT 70 BLAKE STREET, HULL (1911 CENSUS). HE ENLISTED AS A TEENAGER, ON 18/08/1914. SERVED AS PRIVATE, 15501, "B" COMPANY, 8TH SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY. POSTED T […]