Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers 17th, North Eastern Railway Pioneers Battalion (Hull)

17th (Service) Battalion (N.E.R., Pioneers)
Sept 1914 Formed at Hull by the North Eastern Railway.
11.01.1915 Became a Pioneer Battalion.
June 1915 Moved to Catterick and joined the 32nd Division then moved to Codford St. Mary.
01.09.1915 Taken over by the War Office.
21.11.1915 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1916
The Battle of Albert, The Battle of Bazentin, The Battle of the Ancre.
19.10.1916 Transferred to G.H.Q. Railway Construction Troops.
02.09.1917 Rejoined the 32nd Division at Ghyvelde.
15.11.1917 Transferred to G.H.Q. Railway Construction again.
31.05.1918 Transferred to 52nd Division as Pioneer Battalion.
The Battle of Albert, The Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of the Drocourt-Queant Line, The Battle of the Canal du Nord, The Final Advance in Artois.
11.11.1918 Ended the war in Sirault N.W. of Mons, Belgium.

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270 , ST GEORGES ROAD, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
05/07/1916
       
Aged
22
BORN BRIDLINGTON 1894. YOUNGEST SON OF CHARLES WILLIAM BANNING ( 1863-1943) & ANN DUGDALE (1860-1921), AT 270 , ST GEORGES ROAD, HULL. EMPLOYED BY THE NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY AS A FOREMAN, FIREMAN AND LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE CLEANER. HIS FIANCEE WAS ANNIE. HE ENLISTED ON 08/05/1915, IN YORK. JOINED THE 17TH NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS (RAILW […]
95 , BEAN STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
16/06/1920
       
Aged
23
BORN HULL 1896. SON OF JOHN HENRY BEAUTIMAN AND BERTHA (FOSTER) BEAUTIMAN, AT 95 BEAN STREET. ONE OF FIVE CHILDREN, LIVING AT THIS ADDRESS. HE DIED IN HULL ON 16/06/1920. BURIED IN A CWGC GRAVE AT HULL WESTERN CEMETERY. HIS BROTHER JOHN EDWARD BEAUTIMAN, 2ND NFUS, DIED OF WOUNDS, IN FRANCE ON 04/11/1918.
67 UNION STREET, BLYTH, NORTHUMBERLAND, NORTH EAST ENGLAND, UK
       
       
Died on
12/04/1915
       
Aged
22
Born Blyth, 1892. Son of Mrs. E. Manners, of 67, Union Street, Blyth, Northumberland. Enlisted in the Railway Pals in Hull. Died in Hull, on 12/04/1915, aged 22. Buried Hedon Road Cemetery.
3 , EGYPT STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
01/02/1918
       
Aged
29
William Theakstone Berridge was born at Bishop Burton on 25/11/1888. William’s mother, Alice, died in 1898 and his father then married Mary Maw of Aike. William attended the school in Bishop Burton. William married Ellen Scott at North Dalton on 1st January 1913. Ellen, known as Nelly, was the only child of John and Alice Scott, a jour […]
14 KATES TERRACE, ALEXANDRA STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
6036
       
Aged
21
BORN HULL 1895. SON OF RICHARD BOLTON (1839-1905) & RACHEL HODGKINSON (1855-1933) AT THIS CWGC ADDRESS. A GENERAL LABOURER. HE ENLISTED AT YORK. JOINED THE 17TH NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS (THE RAILWAY PALS). KILLED IN ACTION, ON THE SOMME, ON 10/07/1916, AGED 21. UNMARRIED. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS MOTHER RACHEL. BURIED AT BOU […]
, HORNSEA, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
19/11/1917
       
Aged
36
Private Fred Brooks 17/1122 (1879-1917) 17th (Pioneer) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers Fred was born Charles Frederick Brooks in Hull in 1879 and from a very early age he lived with his Grandparents, Charles and Jane Rudd in Brantingham near Hull. He married Rose Simpson in Hornsea on the 22nd December 1904 and they lived in Southgat […]
9 SOUTHGATE GARDENS, HORNSEA, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
19/11/1918
       
Aged
39
BORN HULL 06/04/1879. SON OF CHARLES BROOKS, OF BRANTINGHAM, BROUGH, EAST YORKSHIRE. RAISED BY GRANDPARENTS AT 24 REED STREET, HULL. HUSBAND OF  ROSE SIMPSON & 8 CHILDREN, AT 9 SOUTHGATE GARDENS, HORNSEA (CWGC ADDRESS) EMPLOYED AS A RAILWAY PLATER. HE ENLISTED ON 06/01/1915. SERVED WITH THE RAILWAY PALS, THE 17TH NORTHUMBERLAND FUSIL […]
178 Hawthorne Avenue, Hull
       
Died on
29/06/1916
       
Aged
36
Born Bridlington, 1880. Former NER Joiner living at 50 Haddon Street, Hull (1911 Census) and 178 Hawthorne Avenue, Hull (War Pension Address). He was also the Athletics Secretary for Hull's, Health and Strength Harriers. Enlisted at York, when war began. Served as Corporal, 17th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action, on 29/06/1916, […]
36 CHARLES STREET, DARLINGTON, DURHAM, COUNTY DURHAM, UK
       
       
Died on
13/07/1915
       
Aged
49
BORN DARLINGTON, 1866. HE DIED AT KING GEORGE DOCK, HULL, ON 13/07/1915, AGED 49. WHILE DRILLING HIS PLATOON OF RAILWAY PALS, THE 17TH NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE RETURNED TO HIS WIDOW, ANNIE, WHO LIVED AT 36 CHARLES STREET, SHILDON, DURHAM. HE LEFT THREE CHILDREN. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL TIMES, ON 17/07/19 […]
22 LOCKWOOD TERRACE, LOCKWOOD STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
12/06/1917
       
Aged
30
BORN 1887. EX NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY WORKER. HE MARRIED, AMY MAY CROSSLAND, IN HULL 1915. THEY LIVED WITH IN LAWS, MR AND MRS CROSSLAND AT THIS ADDRESS. HE WORKED FOR THE NORTH EASTERN RAILWAYS. ENLISTED IN THE RAILWAY PALS. THE 17TH NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS, FORMED AT KING GEORGE COCK, HULL, IN 1914. HE DIED OF WOUNDS LEAVING A WIDOW AND […]
42 , BRAZIL STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
06/07/1916
       
Aged
22
BORN WHITBY, 1894. SON OF LATE WILLIAM CROSBY & MRS ELIZA ANN EGTON, AT 42 , BRAZIL STREET, HULL, (CWGC ADDRESS). HIS FATHER DIED IN 1905. A FORMER RAILWAY WORKER. HE ENLISTED AT YORK. JOINED THE 17TH NFUS, NER 'RAILWAY PALS' BATTALION. SERVED AS A LANCE CORPORAL. WOUNDED AT THE SOMME, HE DIED ON 06/07/1916, AGED 22, AT THE 38TH CASU […]
88 , EDGAR STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
05/05/1916
       
Aged
23
BORN HULL 1893. SON OF WILLIAM HARMER & LOUISE WOOTON, OF HULL. HIS FATHER DIED IN 1905 AND HIS MOTHER IN 1907. ONE OF FIVE CHILDREN, THREE SISTERS AND A BROTHER CALLED ROBERT. THEY LIVED WITH THEIR AUNT AND UNCLE HARRIET ANN RUTTER AND JASPER RUTTER, AT 80 EDGAR STREET, HULL (WAR PENSION ADDRESS). WORKED AS A NORTHEASTERN RAILWAY PO […]
5 MILLER STREET, GATESHEAD, TYNE AND WEAR, NORTH EAST ENGLAND, UK
       
       
Died on
05/08/1917
       
Aged
24
BORN NEWCASTLE 1893. ENLISTED HULL. NER SIGNAL MAN. JOINED THE 17TH NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS (RAILWAY PALS). SON OF RICHARD AND ELIZABETH HOWEY, 5 MILLER STREET, BENSHAM, GATESHEAD, DURHAM. KILLED IN ACTION ON 05/08/1917, AGED 24. BURIED: Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
5 ETHEL'S TERRACE, BUCKINGHAM STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
07/08/1918
       
Aged
26
BORN TRONDHEIM, NORWAY 27/08/1892. SON OF MAGNUS ADOLF JACOBSON AND MARY ANN RIGGALL (1869-1903). HE MARRIED CHARLOTTE FULLARD (1895-1962), AT SCULCOATES, HULL IN DECEMBER 1916. HIS WIFE CHARLOTTE AND SON JOSEPH (1918-2003), LIVED AT 5 ETHEL'S TERRACE, BUCKINGHAM STREET, HULL. HIS GRANDMOTHER MARY ANN RIGGALL, LIVED AT 10 RIPON STREET, […]
14 , WILLIAM STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
13/11/1918
       
Aged
38
BORN NOTTINGHAM, 1880. SON OF TOM WALKER LOCKTON (1862-1937) AND FRANCES ELIZABETH THEAKER (1863-1907). A COAL TRIMMER. HE MARRIED CLARA SMITH, AT THE GRIMSBY REGISTRY OFFICE, ON 18/04/1911. THEY LIVED AT 14, WILLIAM STREET, HULL, WITH THEIR SON, CHARLES FREDERICK LOCTON AND 19 VILLA PLACE, HESSLE ROAD, HULL (WAR PENSION ADDRESS). HE EN […]
91 , CLARENDON STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
23/12/1915
       
Aged
20
BORN DRIFFIELD 14/08/1895. SON OF TOM MARSON ( 1868-1948) & ANNIE ELIZABETH CAWTHORNE (1869-1948),  OF 91 CLARENDON STREET, HULL. SON OF A RAILWAY RULLYMAN. HE HAD THREE BROTHERS, WALTER, HAROLD AND JOHN AND A SISTER, FLORRIE. WORKED AS A BUTCHERS ERRAND BOY (1911 CENSUS). ENLISTED IN THE ROYAL NAVY ON 06/05/1911. DESCRIBED AS 5 FOOT […]
92 CLAVERING PLACE, NEWCASTLE, TYNE AND WEAR, NORTH EAST ENGLAND, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
09/05/1918
       
Aged
34
A Railway Porter. He enlisted in Hull, joining the 17th Northumberland Fusiliers, know as the 'Railway Pals'. As per CWGC records, he was the son of Isabella McCall, of 92, Clavering Place, Newcastle-on-Tyne; Native of Pittenweem, Fifeshire, Scotland. Killed in action on 9th May 1918, during the German Spring Offensive. His age was give […]
5 RAILWAY COTTAGES, CHAPMAN STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
26/04/1918
       
Aged
25
BORN HULL 1894. SON OF GEORGE HENRY NEEDHAM & EMILY NEEDHAM. ONE OF EIGHT CHILDREN AND SON OF A RAILWAY GOODS LOADER. WILLIAM WORKED AS A NORTH EASTERN RAILWAYS PORTER. HE ENLISTED IN THE 17TH NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS, KNOWN AS THE RAILWAY PALS, WHICH WAS FORMED IN HULL. HE DIED OF WOUNDS, ON 26/04/1918, AGED 25. BURIED AT EBBLINGHEM MIL […]
8 DE LA POLE TERRACE, BEAN STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
25/10/1917
       
Aged
27
BORN HULL 1889. SON OF WILLIAM NESS (1851-1903) & ELIZABETH REVELL (1851-1902), OF  8 DE LA POLE TERRACE, BEAN STREET, HULL (1901 CENSUS). HE HAD ONE BROTHER AND TWO SISTERS. WORKED AS A RAILWAY PORTER. LIVED WITH HIS UNCLE, JOHN, IN NEWINGTON, HULL (1911 CENSUS). ENLISTED HULL. SERVED WITH THE NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY PALS BATTALION. K […]
HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
Died on
16/07/1916
BORN SOUTH SHIELDS, DURHAM, 1880. SON OF SUSANNAH AND LATE C.J NICHOLS, OF 78 SAVILLE STREET, GATESHEAD. HE ENLISTED IN THE HULL RAILWAY PALS. SERVED WITH THE 17TH NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS. DIED OF WOUNDS, ON 16/07/1916, AGED 36. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS MOTHER, SUSANNAH. HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE BRITISH GAS LIGHT AND COKE COM […]