Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps (KRRC), 9th Battalion, B Company, 7th Platoon

9th (Service) Battalion
Aug 1914 Formed in Winchester as part of the First New Army (K1) then moved to Aldershot to join the 42nd Brigade of the 14th Division.
Nov 1914 Moved to Petworth and then back to Aldershot.
20.05.1915 Mobilised for war and landed at Boulogne and ended in various actions on the Western Front including;
During 1915
The Action of Hooge, The Second Attack on Bellewaarde.
During 1916
The Battle of Delville Wood, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette.
During 1917
The German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The First and Third Battles of the Scarpe, The Battle of Langemark, The First and Second Battles of Passchendaele.
27.04.1918 Reduced to training cadre.
16.06.1918 Transferred to the 34th Division
03.08.1918 Disbanded in France, Desvres.

Last Name
Address
Narrative
35 , WESTMORELAND STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
25/09/1915
       
Aged
32
BORN BEVERLEY 1884. SON OF JOHN W & HARRIET ELVIDGE, OF 5 HAMLYN AVENUE, HULL AND 24 CARLTON VILLAS, GROVE HILL ROAD, BEVERLEY. HE HAD TWO BROTHERS AND THREE SISTERS. A FORMER RAILWAY LABOURER. HE JOINED THE ARMY IN 13/02/1905. DESCRIBED AS 5 FOOT, 5 INCHES TALL, 126 LBS WEIGHT, 35 INCH CHEST, BROWN EYES, BROWN HAIR. WAS A BUGLER IN INDI […]