Regiment: The Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 16th Battalion (Bradford Pals)

16th (Service) Battalion (1st Bradford) & 18th (Service) Battalion (2nd Bradford)
Sept 1914 The 16th formed and the 18th Formed on 22.01.1915 at Bradford by the Lord mayor and the City.
Jan 1915 Moved to Skipton and then Ripon as part of 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 The 16th amalgamated with the 17th Battalion to form the 15/17th Battalion.
15.02.1918 The 16th disbanded in France.
15.12.1918 The 17th disbanded in France.

Last Name
Address
Narrative
4 , PARK ROAD, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
05/05/1917
       
Aged
32
BORN ENFIELD, MIDDLESEX 1885. SON OF FREDERICK & ELIZABETH DAVIS. HUSBAND OF ETHEL MARY DAVIS, AT THIS CWGC ADDRESS. HE ENLISTED AT PONTEFRACT. EX 39625 KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. TRANSFERRED AS PRIVATE, 41667, 16TH WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. HE DIED OF WOUNDS, ON 05/05/1917, AGED 32. HIS NAME IS RECORDED ON THE HULL GRAMMAR SCHO […]
24 , BRIGHTON STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
27/02/1917
       
Aged
20
BORN KEMPSEY, WORCS. 1897. SON OF ALBERT AUGUSTUS DEAKIN AND EMMA CLARA DEAKIN. ENLISTED BRADFORD. PROMOTED CORPORAL. SERVED IN THE 16TH WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION, ON 27/02/1917, AGED 20. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS WIDOW, CLARA J DEAKIN, AT THIS ADDRESS. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, ON 27/ […]
HULL, UK
       
Area
       
Died on
03/05/1917
       
Aged
35
BORN HULL 1882. HE WAS WORKING AS A LABOURER AND BOARDING AT 110 GAWTHORPE STREET, SELBY (1911 CENSUS). ENLISTED YORK. LEFT FOR FRANCE, ON 19/09/1914. SERVED AS PRIVATE, 6130, WITH THE 16TH WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 03/05/1917, AGED 35. HIS ARMY AFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS UNMARRIED WIFE, ANNIE HINCHCLIFF, AT 6 POPLAR […]
13 RYLANDS AVENUE, WASSAND STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
03/05/1917
       
Aged
24
BORN HULL 1893. SON OF ROBERT WILLIAM STOCKTON (1849-1920) & ANN RENSHAW HAWKSWORTH (1851-1931). SON OF AN IRON MOULDER'S LABOURER. ONE OF NINE CHILDREN. HE WORKED AS A BOILER SCALER. HE ENLISTED IN HULL. ARRIVED IN FRANCE, ON 26/08/1915. SERVED AS PRIVATE, 13944, 16TH PRINCE OF WALES OWN (WEST YORKSHIRE) REGIMENT. HE WAS KILLED IN A […]