Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps (KRRC), 21st Battalion

21st (Service) Battalion (Yeoman Rifles)
Sept 1915 Formed from companies of farmers from Yorkshire, Northumberland, Durham, Lincoln, Leicestershire and Norfolk.
Jan 1916 Moved to Aldershot and joined the 124th Brigade of the 41st Division.
04.05.1916 Mobilised for war and landed in France and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
During 1916
The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of the Transloy Ridges.
During 1917
The Battle of Messines, The Battle of Pilkem Ridge, The Battle of the Menin Road.
Nov 1917 Moved to Italy to strengthen Italian resistance.
Mar 1918 Returned to France landing at Sombrin and disbanded in France on 16.03.1918.

Last Name
Address
Narrative
ST IVES HOUSE, HORNSEA BRIDGE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
22/06/1916
       
Aged
23
BORN HULL 1893. SON OF CHARLES DAVIDSON BRIGHOUSE (1863-1919) & SARAH JESSIE PIPER (1867-1927), OF HORNSEA. HE HAD A YOUNGER BROTHER, GILBERT AND TWO SISTERS, DORIS AND MARJORIE. EMPLOYED AS A FARMER. DESCRIBED AS 5 FOOT, 7 INCHES TALL, 37-39 INCH CHEST. HE ENLISTED AT HORNSEA, ON 12/01/1916. POSTED TO FRANCE, ON 05/05/1916. SERV […]
8 OMDURENE AVENUE, ROSAMOND STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
20/09/1917
       
Aged
24
BORN HULL 1893. SON OF HANSON BYCROFT (1855-1916) & ELIZABETH ROSS (1857-1943), OF 16 ROSAMUND STREET & 22 CHILTERN STREET, HULL. HE WORKED AS A CLERK AT BLUNDELL'S PAINT WORKS AND HAD BEEN WITH THE COMPANY SINCE THE AGE OF 14. (HDM 09/11/1917). HIS FATHER WAS A RAILWAY FISH CHECKER. HE WAS BROTHER TO HARRY, SYDNEY AND FLORENCE. […]
LUND, BEVERLEY, EAST RIDING, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
17/09/1916
       
Aged
25
Born Lund, Beverley 1892. Son of Thomas Chapman and Lydia Piercy Chapman, of Lund, Beverley, Yorks. Son of a Gardener. Employed as a Bank Clerk, living at 59 Princes Road, Hull (1911 Census). He enlisted in Beverley, joining the 21st Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Promoted to Lance Corporal. He was killed in action on the Somme, on 17/09/191 […]
18 ALEXANDRA CRESCENT, ALEXANDRA ROAD, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
17/06/1917
       
Aged
22
BORN HULL 1894. ONLY SON OF CHARLES CUTHBERT & JANE ELIZABETH EAST, OF 18 ALEXANDRA CRESCENT, ALEXANDRA ROAD, HULL. PRIOR TO WAR, HE WORKED AS A CLERK, IN THE OFFICES OF BLUNDELL SPENCE AND COMPANY AND TOOK AN ACTIVE PART IN THE NEWLAND BROTHERHOOD CONGRGATIOONAL CHURCH. HE ENLISTED ON 21/12/1915. DESCRIBED AS 5 FOOT, 7 INCHES TALL, […]
13 , KIMBERLEY STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
17/09/1916
       
Aged
25
BORN LAXTON. SON OF CHARLES EVERINGHAM & MARGARET ELIZABETH NIGHTINGALE, OF 13 KIMBERLEY STREET, HULL. EMPLOYED AS AN OPERATOR IN THE CORPORATION'S TELEPHONE DEPARTMENT AND WITH THE NORTH EASTERN RAILWAYS. SERVED AS A RIFLEMAN. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 17/09/1916, AGED 25. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HDM ON 03/10/1916. * HIS BROTHER W […]
1 DUDLEY AVENUE, WYNDHAM STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
17/09/1916
       
Aged
28
BORN HULL 1888. SON OF THOMAS & SARAH JANE HOLBORN - 4 WILDE STREET, HULL. BROTHER OF MR & MRS J H HANCOCK ABOVE. OIL REFINERY CLERK.
RED HOUSE, SPROATLEY, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
Died on
07/10/1916
       
Aged
28
Born Sutton, Hull, 1888. Only son of Frederick William Island (1861-1936) and Mary Chatterton, of 580 Holderness Road, Hull (1911 Census) and Wyton, Ganstead, Hull (Pension Address). He had an elder sister, Winifred, who lived in Wyton, Ganstead. Employed with his father as a General Printer. Described as %foot, 5,5 inches tall, 33-35 […]
580 , HOLDERNESS ROAD, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
07/10/1916
       
Aged
28
BORN HULL 1888. ENLISTED HULL. SON OF FRED & MARY ISLAND ABOVE. PRINTER, Rifleman C/12759. 21st Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 7th October 1916. Born and enlisted Hull, Yks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 13A and 13B. Listed on the Sproatley Village memorial with 13 other who died in the Great War.
164 , WORTHING STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
15/09/1916
       
Aged
25
BORN GOOLE 1891. ENLISTED BEVERLEY. HE LIVED AT KRKELLA AND 164 WORTHING STREET, HULL EMPLOYED IN THE OFFICE OF THE HELLYERS STEAM FISHING COMPANY, ST ANDREWS DOCK, HULL. HE SERVED IN THE KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS, AND WAS KILLED AT THE SOMME, ON 15/09/1916, AGED 25. HIS WAR PENSION WENT TO HIS AUNT, MRS ANN BELLAMY, WHO LIVED IN KIRKELL […]
, OLDHAM, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
17/09/1916
       
Aged
22
BORN HULL 1894. LIVED OLDHAM. ENLISTED SHAW, LANCASHIRE. SON OF JOHN THOMAS & ESHER ANN PARKINSON.
147 , COLTMAN STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
17/09/1916
       
Aged
19
BORN HULL 1897. SECOND SON OF CAPTAIN, GEORGE SPENCE & MARY HOULTON SPENCE, LIVING AT 147 COLTMAN STREET. ONE OF FOUR CHILDREN, INCLUDING TWO SISTERS, LOUISA AND HETTIE. HIS FATHER WAS A MASTER MARINER. EDUCATED AT HOLY TRINITY CHOIR SCHOOL. AN OFFICE BOY. WILLIAM ENLISTED IN HULL. SERVED AS RIFLEMAN, 12752, 21ST KINGS ROYAL RIFLE C […]
13 MONTROSE AVENUE, STANLEY STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
21/06/2018
       
Aged
24
BORN HULL 1893. ENLISTED 1916. HE SERVED WITH EARL FAVERSHAM'S KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORP (YEOMEN) AND FOR TWO YEARS SAW SERVICE IN FRANCE AND ITALY. HE CONTRACTED CONSUMPTION AND WAS INVALIDED HOME IN MAY 1918. SON OF WILLIAM THORNTON & KATE COCKERILL. LIVED WITH AUNT DORIS THORNTON AT THIS ADDRESS. BEFORE THE WAR HE WAS ON THE CLERICA […]
49 , WITHAM, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
17/09/1916
       
Aged
23
BORN HULL 1893. SON OF CHARLES ALFRED WEBSTER (1862-1943) & MARY HERD (1861-1939), OF 422 HOLDERNESS ROAD, HULL. HE HAD A YOUNGER, BROTHER, STANLEY AND OLDER SISTER GERTRUDE, WHO BOTH LIVED AT HOME WITH THEIR PARENTS. BORN HULL 1893. HE WORKED FOR HIS FATHER'S PLUMBER BUSINESS, AT THORNTON LODGE, HOLDERNESS ROAD. HE WAS WELL KNOWN […]
, ELLERBY, EAST RIDING, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
15/09/1916
       
Aged
30
BORN ELLERBY 1886. SON OF JOHN & HARRIET WELDON. EX FARMER & A SINGLE MAN. HIS ARMY RECORDS RECORD THAT HE WAS OF GOOD PHYSICAL BUILD, 5 FOOT 11 INCHES TALL, 12.5 STONE IN WEIGHT. HE ENLISTED AT HORNSEA, ON  13/11/1915. SERVED IN THE 21ST KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS. DIED OF WOUNDS, ON 15/09/1916, AGED 30. REMEMBERED ON ST JAMES CH […]
69 WALKERGATE, BEVERLEY, EAST RIDING, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
11/08/1918
       
Aged
42
BORN BEVERLEY 1876. SON OF ARTHUR WILLIAM WESTERMAN (1852-1914) AND ELIZABETH ANN CARR (1851-1931). WIFE MARY BEATRICE WESTERMAN (1885-1925). A REGULAR SOLDIER AND ACTING COLOUR SERGEANT, IN THE WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. SERVED IN INDIA IN 1907. PROMOTED TO SECOND LIEUTENANT IN THE 21ST KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS. HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION, O […]