Regiment: The Prince of Wales Own West Yorkshire Regiment 15/17th Battalion (Leeds Pals)

The Regiment raised 35 Battalions and was awarded 57 Battle Honours and 4 Victoria Crosses, losing 12,700 men during the course of the war.
15th (Service) Battalion (1st Leeds)
Sept 1914 Formed at Leeds by the Lord Mayor and the City and then moved to Colsterdale.
June 1915 Moved to Ripon and joined the 93rd Brigade of the 31st Division.
10.08.1915 Taken over by the War Office and moved to Fovant, Salisbury Plain.
Dec 1915 Moved to Egypt and took over a section on the Suez Canal defences.
Mar 1916 Moved to France and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
The Battle of Albert, The Battle of the Ancre.
1917
Operations on the Ancre, The Third Battle of the Scarpe, The Capture of Oppy Wood.
07.12.1917 Amalgamated with the 17th Battalion to form the 15/17th Battalion;
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The Battle of Bapaume, The First Battle of Arras, The Battle of Estaires, The Battle of Hazebrouck, The Defence of Nieppe Forest, The attack at La Becque, The capture of Vieux Berquin, The Battle of Ypres, The action of Tieghem.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Renaix, Belgium.

Last Name
Address
Narrative
74 , ADELAIDE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
31/08/1918
       
Aged
23
BORN HULL 1895. SON OF JOHN WILLIAM AND EMMA ELIZA BOOTHBY, OF 125 HARDY STREET. ONE OF NINE CHILDREN. BEFORE THE WAR HE WAS A TELEGRAPH MESSENGER. HE ENLISTED IN HULL, AS PRIVATE, 1474, EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. TRANSFERRED TO THE WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. KILLED IN ACTION ON 31/08/1918. BURIED IN FRANCE. HE WAS UNMARRIED. HIS ARMY EFFECT […]
3 , CORNWALL STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
12/04/1918
       
Aged
18
BORN HULL 1900. SON OF GEORGE & ELIZABETH BROWN AT 3 CORNWALL STREET, CLEVELAND STREET, HULL (CWGC ADDRESS). HE ENLISTED IN HULL. SERVED WITH THE 15TH WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. HE WAS KILLED INA ACTION, ON 12/04/1918, AGED 18. UNMARRIED HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS MOTHER, ELIZABETH.
5 LOCKWOOD TERRACE, LOCKWOOD STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
31/03/1918
       
Aged
35
BORN HULL 1884. ELDEST SON OF MICHAEL (1862-1947) & LOUISA DEVANEY (1864-1912), OF 10 BENJAMIN TERRACE, DALTON STREET, HULL AND 16 HOOD STREET, THE GROVES, HULL. ONE OF SEVEN CHILDREN AND THREE BROTHERS KILLED IN THE WAR. EMPLOYED AS AN OIL MILLER. MARRIED IN 1905. HIS WIFE LILLY (1887-1961) & THREE CHILDREN (LILY, MARGARET AND J […]
62 , NORTHUMBERLAND AVE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
Died on
12/04/1918
       
Aged
18
BORN HULL 1899. SON OF FREDERICK WILLIAM DUCK (870-1933) & ANNIE HILL (1871-1936), OF 13 OAKLAND VILLAS, MARSHALL STREET, HULL AND THE ABOVE CWGC ADDRESS. HE ENLISTED IN HULL. SERVED AS PRIVATE, 62061, 15TH/17TH WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION 12/04/1918, AGED 18. UNMARRIED. HE LEFT SIBLINGS, ALFRED, HARRY, EDWARD, WILLI […]
4 NORTHUMBERLAND VILLAS, FOUNTAIN ROAD, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
30/06/1918
       
Aged
27
BORN HULL, 1891. ENLISTED HULL. REGULAR ARMY SOLDIER. SERVED IN INDIA. SON OF GEORGE & CLARA ELLERINGTON, AT 4 NORTHUMBERLAND VILLAS, FOUNTAIN ROAD, HULL. THEY MOVED TO 255 MOORLAND ROAD, SPLOTT, CARDIFF. HE IS BURIED AT THE ST OMAR CEMETERY
18 , ESTCOURT STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
Died on
12/04/1918
       
Aged
18
BORN HULL 1899. SECOND SON OF ROSE ANN TOMLINSON & JOHN WILLIAM GIBBINS AT 67 YORK STREET (1911 CENSUS) AND 18 ESTCOURT STREET, HULL. ONE OF TEN CHILDREN. SON OF A DOCKSIDE LABOURER. ENLISTED HULL. TRANSFERRED TO THE "LEEDS PALS". KILLED IN ACTION, ON 12/04/1918, AGED 18. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, ON 15/04/1919. UNMA […]
3 JOHN'S PLACE DINSDALE SQUARE, NEW GEORGE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
12/04/1918
       
Aged
18
BORN HULL 1899. SON OF ROBERT & ELIZABETH HARRISON, AT 3 JOHN'S PLACE DINSDALE SQUARE, NEW GEORGE STREET, HULL. SON OF AN OIL MILL LABOURER. HE HAD FIVE BROTHERS AND ONE SISTER. THREE BROTHERS DIED IN THE WAR. HE ENLISTED HULL. FORMERLY, PRIVATE, 26756, EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. TRANSFERRED TO THE "LEEDS PALS". KILLED IN ACTION, ON 1 […]
13 EDWARD AVENUE, BUCKINGHAM STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
08/04/1919
       
Aged
23
BORN LEVEN 1896. SON OF ALFRED HENRY & DORA HEBB 107 BALFOUR STREET AND LATER 13 EDWARD AVENUE, BUCKINGHAM STREET, HULL. HE HAD ONE BROTHER AND FOUR SISTERS AND LIVED WITH HIS PARENTS. WORKED AS AN APPRENTICE SHOEMAKER, FOR MR WRIGHT, HOLDERNESS ROAD. HE JOINED THE TERRITORIALS A FEW WEEKS BEFORE WAR STARTED. WAS CALLED UP ON THE 7TH […]
DEVON STREET, COTTINGHAM, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
12/04/1918
       
Aged
19
BORN SCARBOROUGH 1899. SON OF JOHN HOLLIDAY (1867-1947) & MARY JANE BAXTER (1869-1960). HIS FATHER WAS A GAS ENGINEER. THE FAMILY LIVED AT DEVON STREET, COTTINGHAM (1911 CENSUS). HE ENLISTED IN HULL. SERVED AS PRIVATE, 61674, 15TH/17TH WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 12/04/1918, AGED 19. HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE PLOEGS […]
4 RUTLAND TERRACE, NORFOLK STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
05/05/1918
       
Aged
18
BORN HULL 1900. SON OF GEORGE LEONARD & SARAH ANN I'ANSON, OF 4 RUTLAND TERRACE, NORFOLK STREET, HULL AND 9 WORHIP STREET, HULL (CWGC ADDRESS). HE WORKED FOR MESSRS, SEABROOKS, ON HULL'S, HIGH STREET. HE ENLISTED HULL. SERVED IN THE 12TH/13TH WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. HE HAD ONLY BEEN IN FRANCE FOR FIVE WEEKS, WHEN HE WAS KILLED IN […]
92 , SPRING STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
28/08/1918
       
Aged
26
BORN HULL 1892. SON OF WILLIAM NELSON (1868-1944) AND MARY ELIZABETH NELSON (1874-1958). OF 92 SPRING STREET, HULL (CWGC ADDRESS). BROTHER OF WILLIAM, EDGAR AND MAY VICTORIA BROADLEY. A SHOEMAKER. HE ENLISTED IN HULL, ON 10/03/1916, AGED 21 YEARS AND 11 MONTHS. DESCRIBED AS 5 FOOT, 2.5 INCHES TALL, 123 LBS WEIGHT, 34.5 INCH CHEST.EX, […]
8 BLUNDELL TERRACE, BLUNDELL STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
28/08/1918
       
Aged
32
BORN HULL 1886. SON OF GEORGE TAYLOR (1861-1940) AND MARY ELIZABETH BOOTH (1864-1936). SON OF A SECONG HAND FURNITURE DEALER. HE MARRIED AT GLANFORD, BRIGG, LINCOLNSHIRE IN 1905 AGED 19. HUSBAND OF ANNIE (FROUD). THEY LIVED AT 8 BLUNDELL TERRACE, BLUNDELL STREET, HULL (1911 CENSUS)  HAD TWO SONS, JOSEPH AND JAMES. EMPLOYED AS A PAINT MAC […]