Regiment: London Regiment 2/8th City of London Battalion (Post Office Rifles)

2/8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles)
Sept 1914 Formed in London and then moved to Cuckfield to join the 174th Brigade of the 58th Division.
May 1915 Moved to Norwich and then Ipswich and then Stowmarket.
Jan 1916 Moved to Sudbury and then on to Foxhall Heath, near Ipswich and then Sutton Veny.
25.01.1917 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1917
The pursuit of the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of Bullecourt, The actions of the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of the Menin Road Ridge, The Battle of Polygon Wood, The Second Battle of Passchendaele.
31.01.1918 Absorbed by the 1/8th Battalion.

Last Name
Address
Narrative
169 , ALLIANCE AVENUE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
30/10/1917
       
Aged
32
BORN HULL 1885. KNOWN AS WILLIAM CLAYTON. SON OF JOSEPH CLAYTON (1853-1925) & BETSY JANE WINN (1854-1916), OF 169 ALLIANCE AVENUE, HULL (1911 CENSUS). ELDEST OF 5 CHILDREN. HE MARRIED AT SCULCOATES, HULL, IN 1911. HUSBAND OF GERTRUDE LILIAN JACKSON, OF 20 NELSON STREET, BRIDLINGTON, YORKSHIRE. SHE WAS THE ADOPTED DAUGHTER OF THE STOR […]
7, PRINCESS GARDENS, GODDARD AVENUE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
18/05/1917
       
Aged
24
BORN HULL 1893. ONLY SON OF WILLIAM HENRY HOWGILL (1841-1913) & MRS ELIZABETH CHALLONS (1854-1934), OF,  17, WALTERS TERRACE, NEWLAND AVENUE AND 7, PRINCESS GARDENS, GODDARD AVENUE, HULL (WAR PENSION ADDRESSES). HE HAD TWO SISTERS AND THREE HALF SISTERS. HE JOINED THE POSTAL SERVICE, IN 1910, AGED 17. HE WAS A HULL POSTMAN. HE ENLIS […]
8, FERNDALE AVENUE, EDGECUMBE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
20/09/1917
       
Aged
32
BORN HULL 1886. SON OF WALKER MAYNARD (1858-1907) & EMMA NICHOLLS (1855-1931), OF 93, SOMERSCALES STREET, HULL, 4 BRIGHTON TERRACE, HOPWOOD STREET, HULL & 8, FERNDALE AVENUE, EDGECUMBE STREET, HULL (CWGC ADDRESS). ONE OF SIX CHILDREN AND THREE SONS KILLED IN THE WAR. HE MARRIED EMILY ANDREW (1889-1967) AT HULL IN 1911. THEY HAD […]
3 , VICTOR STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
30/10/1917
       
Aged
19
BORN HULL 1898. SON OF LATE WILLIAM VALENTINE MONSEY (1858-1909) & HANNAH ELIZABETH MONSEY (1858-1910). A POST OFFICE WORKER FOR FOUR YEARS BEFORE WAR BEGAN. HE RESIDED AT 3 VICTOR STREET, HULL. HIS BROTHER, SERGEANT, MONSEY, LIVED AT 252 NEW BRIDGE ROAD, HULL. HE ENLISTED IN THE 2ND/8TH CITY OF LONDON REGIMENT (POST OFFICE RIFLES […]