Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers 8th Battalion

8th (Service) Battalion
Aug 1914 Formed at Newcastle as part of the First New Army (K1), moved to Grantham and joined the 34th Brigade of the 11th Division.
April 1915 Moved to Witley, Surrey.
July 1915 Moved to the Mediterranean.
07.08.1915 Landed in Gallipoli and engaged in various actions against the Turkish Army including;
The landing near Lala Baba at Suvla Bay, The Battle of Sari Bair.
Jan 1916 Evacuated from Gallipoli to Egypt due to severe casualties from combat, disease and harsh weather and then moved to defend the Suez Canal.
July 1916 Deployed back France and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1916
The capture of the Wundt-Werk, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of Thiepval.
1917
Operations on the Ancre, The Battle of Messines, The Battle of the Langemarck, The Battle of Polygon Wood, The Battle of Broodseinde, The Battle of Poelcapelle.
1918
The Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of the Drocourt-Quant Line, The Battle of the Canal du Nord, The Battle of Cambrai 1918, The pursuit to the Selle, The Battle of the Sambre.
11.11.1918 Ended the war Grosse Naie S.W. of Aulnois, France.

Last Name
Address
Narrative
1 HANNAH'S TERRACE, WALMSLEY STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
09/09/1915
       
Aged
21
BORN HULL 1894. SON OF WILLIAM HENRY ASHTON & SARAH ANN ASHTON OF 1 HANNAH'S TERRACE, WALMSLEY STREET, HULL. SIX CHILDREN FROM THE JEWISH WACHOLDER FAMILY  LIVED IN THE SAME HOUSE (1911 CENSUS). HE WAS A GROCER'S ASSISTANT CONNECTED WITH HULL'S ROYAL STATION HOTEL. HE ENLISTED IN HULL. SERVED WITH THE 8TH NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS […]
4 POPLAR AVENUE, WESTBOURNE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
28/09/1916
       
Aged
26
BORN HULL 1889. SON OF THOMAS EDWARD D'ARCY (1863-1943) & MARY ANN HOOTON (1867-1893), OF 4, POPLAR AVENUE, WESTBOURNE STREET, HULL (1911 CENSUS ADDRESS). HIS FOSTER MOTHER WAS MARGARET PIKE (WAR PENSION RECORDS). SON OF A FISH LABOURER AND OIL PRESSMAN. HE HAD ONE OLDER BROTHER, THOMAS. THE FAMILY ALSO LIVED A 1, TREVOR STREET, GR […]
28, CRAVEN STREET, HOLDERNESS ROAD, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
08/08/1916
       
Aged
26
BORN HULL 1890. SON OF TOM & ELLEN JOHNSON, OF 28, CRAVEN STREET, HOLDERNESS ROAD, HULL (WAR PENSION ADDRESS). A PORTER FOR THE NORTHEASTERN RAILWAYS. HE ENLISTED IN HULL. SERVED WITH THE NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS, IN THE BALKANS AND IN FRANCE FROM 15/10/1915. HE WAS ACCIDENTALLY KILLED, ON 08/08/1916, AGED 26. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE […]
157 , SHARP STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
29/09/1916
       
Aged
31
BORN HULL 1883. SON OF WILLIAM & RACHEL ANN RODWELL. JOINER BY TRADE. NOTE OTHER RODWELL'S AT 3 EPWORTH STREET.
44, MARVEL STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
16/08/1917
       
Aged
36
BORN HALIFAX 1881. HE MARRIED IN HALIFAX IN 1907. HIS WIFE ANNIE RUSHWORTH LIVED AT 32 , MARVEL STREET, HULL (1911 CENSUS). EMPLOYED AS A HULL DOCKER. HE ENLISTED HALIFAX. HE SERVED WITH THE 8TH NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS AND WAS KILLED IN ACTION ON 16/08/1917, AGED 36. HIS WIFE HAD DIED ON 19/03/1917. HIS WAR PENSION WENT TO THE GUARDIA […]
52 , JANE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
27/09/1918
       
Aged
28
BORN BEVERLEY 1890. SON OF GEORGE SCAIFE (1851-1933) & ALICE MELBOURNE (1855-1902). HE WORKED AS A HORSE MAN ON A FARM IN SWINE (1911 CENSUS). JOINED THE NORTH EASTERN RAILWAYS, IN JUNE 1912, AS A GANGMAN.  ALSO WORKED AS A FREIGHT SHUNTER, AT THE WEST HULL STATION. HE MARRIED SARAH JANE BAILEY (1893-1972) AT HULL, IN 1914. HE ENLI […]
6, MIDGLEY TERRACE, BEAN STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
16/08/1917
       
Aged
25
BORN HULL 1892. SON OF VICTOR SWIFT (1864-1922) & ELLEN DONNISON (1865-1931), OF 6, MIDGLEY TERRACE, BEAN STREET, HULL. SON OF A GENERAL LABOURER. HE HAD FOUR BROTHERS AND TWO SISTERS. HE WORKED AS A BAKER'S VAN MAN, AND COAL TEAMER, FOR THE NORTH EASTERN RAILWAYS. HE MARRIED SARAH FOWLER (1895-1990), AT HULL, IN 1915. HE ENLISTED […]
155 , WALKER STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
19/08/1915
       
Aged
31
BORN HULL 1884. SON OF HENRY & ANNIE WHITFIELD. STEVEDORE LABOURER. BOARDED AT 155 WALKER STREET, HULL (1911 CENSUS). ENLISTED IN HULL, ON 10/07/1901, AGED 18. DESCRIBED AS 5 FOOT 8 INCHES TALL, 125 LBS WEIGHT 32.5 INCH CHEST, BLUE EYES, BROWN HAIR. EX 8083, NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS, SOLDIER BEFORE THE WAR. SERVED FOR 7 YEARS IN THE REGU […]
, BEVERLEY, EAST RIDING, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
19/08/1915
       
Aged
41
BORN LOCKINGTON 1875. SON OF ROBERT & JANE WOOLL. LIVED BEVERLEY. LIEUTENANT AND QUARTER MASTER OF THE NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS HAD RISEN THROUGH THE RANKS. ENLISTED AT 17 YEARS OLD IN THE IST BATTALION AND RETIRED AFTER 21 YEARS SERVICE. HE POSSESSED THE NILE EXPEDITION MEDAL 1898. SOUTH AFRICAN WAR MEDALS 1899- 1902, THE MOHAN EXPE […]