Regiment: The Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 1st Battalion

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.

1st Battalion
04.08.1914 Stationed at Lichfield as part of the 18th Brigade of the 6th Division then moved to Dunfermline and then Cambridge.
10.09.1914 Mobilised for war and landed at St. Nazaire and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1914
The actions on the Aisne heights.
1915
The action at Hooge.
1916
The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of Morval, The Battle of Le Transloy.
1917
The Battle of Hill 70, The Cambrai operations.
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The Battle of Bailleul, The First Battle of Kemmel Ridge, The Second Battle of Kemmel Ridge, The Advance in Flanders, The Battle of Epehy, The Battle of the St Quentin Canal, The Battle of Beaurevoir, The Battle of Cambrai 1918, The pursuit to the Selle, The Battle of the Selle.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Fresnoy N.E. of St. Quentin.

Last Name
Address
Narrative
8 LORNE TERRACE, WYKE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
26/04/1918
       
Aged
29
BORN HULL 1889. SON OF HARRY & CAROLINE ALLVIN ABOVE. FIANCEE MARY COWLAM. SON OF A HAIRDRESSER. HE WORKED AS A HAIRDRESSER'S ASSISTANT. HE ENLISTED IN BEVERLEY. SERVED IN THE 1ST WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 26/04/1918, AGED 29. BURIED AT BELGIUM BATTERY CORNER, YPRES. COMMEMORATED ON THE MENIN GATE MEMORIAL. HIS A […]
23 , CAMBRIDGE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
6130
       
Aged
30
BORN HULL 25/06/1886. SON OF THE LATE ARTHUR & ESTHER BLYTH, AT THIS CWGC ADDRESS. STEP FATHER CHARLES MASON ABOVE. A REGULAR SOLDIER. SERVED ON NORTH WEST FRONTIER IN 1908. ON DISCHARGE HE WORKED AS A SAW MILL LABOURER. HE ENLISTED IN BEVERLEY. ARRIVED IN FRANCE, ON 05/11/1914. SERVED WITH THE 1ST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. KILLED IN ACTION, O […]
15 , CURZON STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
17/09/1918
       
Aged
18
BORN HULL 1900.  SON OF EDWIN & LILY WYATT BURN ABOVE. ENLISTED LEEDS. KILLED 17/09/1918, AGED 18. BURIED AT TREFCON BRITISH CEMETERY, CAULAINCOURT, AISNE, FRANCE. HIS GRAVE INSCRIPTION, READS, "INTO THE SUDDEN GLORY OUT OF THE DARK HE TROD"
32 Stanley Street, Spring Bank, Hull
       
Died on
03/07/1924
       
Aged
44
Born Hull 1879. Private, Charles Button, 1st West Yorkshire Regiment, died of war injuries on 03/07/1924, at 32 Stanley Street, Hull (pension Ledger Address. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) on 30 Jun 1915, for rescuing a wounded man 200 yards from the German Trench and carrying him back under fire, through a long dit […]
10 BERKELEY TERRACE, BUCKINGHAM STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
10/10/1918
       
Aged
34
BORN HULL 10/12/1883. SONOF ALBERT CAWKWELL AND AGNES HOLLOWAY. MARRIED AT ST ANDREW'S CHURCH, HULL, ON 5TH JULY 1913. HIS WIFE FLORENCE ILLINGWORTH, LIVED AT THIS ADDRESS. HE JOINED THE ARMY ON 11TH JUNE 1903. SERVING AS A PROFESSIONAL SOLDIER, WITH THE WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. AS A RESERVIST, HE WAS MOBILIZED ON 4TH AUGUST 1914 WHEN […]
1 VICTORIA AVENUE, MAYFIELD STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
23/10/1918
       
Aged
30
BORN HULL 1888. SON OF MATTHEW WILLIAM DAWS & ADA HAGUE, OF 10 BRUNSWICK AVENUE, HULL (1911 CENSUS). HE MARRIED ELSIE GILLARD, AT ST JUDES CHURCH, HULL, IN 1910. HIS WIFE ELSIE LIVED AT THIS ADDRESS. HE ENLISTED IN HULL. SERVED AS PRIVATE, 57388, 1ST WEST YORKSHIRE REIMENT. WAS KILLED IN ACTION, ON 23/10/1918, AGED 30. HE IS COMMEMORATED […]
8 , BRIDLINGTON STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
23/10/1918
       
Aged
21
BORN HULL 1897. SON OF HANNAH ABOVE. BROTHER GEORGE & ARTHUR. NB: FRED FREAR AT 2 CARLTON AVENUE, NICHOLSON ST; THOMAS - 14 EASTBOURNE ST;
55 , RUSSELL STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
12/10/1916
       
Aged
26
BORN HULL 1890. SON OF SARAH ANN HEWITT - 1911 CENSUS ADDRESS. KIA. WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT. HULL GARDENER SOCIETY.
1 PERSERVERENCE TERRACE, FOUNTAIN ROAD, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
26/09/1914
       
Aged
21
BORN HULL 1893. SON OF THOMAS & MARY ELIZABETH HODGSON, OF 1 PERSEVERENCE TERRACE, FOUNTAIN ROAD, HULL. HE ENLISTED IN HULL. AND WAS A SERVING SOLDIER WITH THE 1ST EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT, WHEN WAR BEGAN. PROMOTED TO LANCE CORPORAL. HE ARRIVED IN FRANCE WITH THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE. DIED OF WOUNDS, ON 26/09/1914, AGED 21.' H […]
LEE STREET , HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
24/09/1918
BORN LEITH, SCOTLAND. LIVED & ENLISTED IN HULL. EX 38455 EYR. TRANSFERRED TO THE 1ST WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. KILLED IN ACTION ON 24/09/1918. LEFT ARMY EFFECTS TO HIS WIDOW ALICE M. JOHNSON, OF LEE STREET, HULL BURIED AT CHAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, HOLNON, AISNE, FRANCE.
28 , CONSTABLE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
03/05/1916
       
Aged
20
BORN HULL 6/10/1895. SON OF WALTER R B KEMP & EDITH ELSIE KEMP - 28 DAY STREET, ANLABY ROAD (1911) AND ABOVE ADDRESS FROM CWGC RECORDS. EX BRASS FINISHER (1911 CENSUS) BROTHER PTE., WALTER ERNEST KEMP, COLDSTREAM GUARDS, WAS SEVERELY WOUNDED. PHOTOS OF BOTH BROTHERS IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL 11/5/16 & MEMORIAL TO WILFRED KEMP IN 3/ […]
9 , BLANKET ROW, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
11/01/1915
       
Aged
29
BORN HULL 1886. SON OF THOMAS & MARY ELIZABETH LARVIN, 3 MARSH STREET AND 73 WAVERLEY STREET. ONE OF EIGHT CHILDREN. HE WAS AN ASSISTANT STEVEDORE, LIVING ABOVE. ENLISTED HULL. DIED OF WOUNDS ON 11/01/1915, AGED 29. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS SISTER IN LAW JULIA MIDGELEY.
18 , HIGH STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
21/03/1918
       
Aged
25
BORN HULL 1894. SON OF MARTHA ANN LEIGHTON - 3 SALTHOUSE COURT, SALTHOUSE LANE & AT THIS ADDRESS. CASUAL LABOURER. ENLISTED HULL. KILLED DURING THE GERMAN SPRING OFFENSIVE, 21/03/1918, AGED 25. UNMARRIED. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WENT TO HIS MOTHER, MARTHA. HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. Arras, Departement du Pas-de […]
4 WILLIAMS TERRACE, WALLER STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
29/09/1916
       
Aged
19
BORN HULL 1897. SIXTH CHILD OF SEPTIMUS & SARAH LIEVESLEY, 14 PORTLAND TERRACE, COURTNEY STREET. ONE OF SEVEN CHILDREN LIVING AT THIS ADDRESS (1901 CENSUS). SON OF A PAINTER'S LABOURER. ENLISTED SUNDERLAND. DIED OF WOUNDS ON 29/09/1916, AGED 19. HIS ARMY EFFEXTS WERE LEFT TO HIS SISTER, MRS JANE KEY. BURIED: Carnoy Military Cemetery, Ca […]
10 GLOUCESTER PLACE, ADELAIDE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
20/09/1914
       
Aged
22
BORN HULL 1892. DAIRYCOATES. ENLISTED HULL. SON OF JOHN THOMAS PARKER - 29 PARKER AVENUE, BRACEBRIDGE, LINCOLNSHIRE. HE HAD SERVED FOUR YEARS IN THE ARMY AND WAS SENT TO FRANCE AT THE OUTBREAK OF WAR. HIS DEATH AND ADDRESS WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL ON 19TH NOVEMBER 1914.
33 DISCOUNT COURT, ST JAMES STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
29/10/1914
       
Aged
32
BORN MALTON 1882. SON OF JOHN POTTER, OF STAMFORD, BRIDLINGTON, YORKS, AND  33 DISCOUNT COURT, ST JAMES STREET, HULL (CWGC ADDRESS). ENLISTED KNARESBOROUGH. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 29/10/1914, AGED 32. HE LEFT A WIDOW MARIA, AND CHILD AT 24 MICHAEL STREET. HIS NAME IS ON THE WALKER STREET MEMORIAL. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL TIMES, […]
83 , CLIFTON STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
20/10/1916
       
Aged
37
BORN BEVERLEY1881. SON OF JAMES & ANN QUAID OF 83 , CLIFTON STREET, HULL (CWGC ADDRESS). SERVED IN THE BOER WAR. ENLISTED WALSALL. EX 6524 DUBLIN FUSILIERS. TRANSFERRED TO THE 1ST WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. DIED OF WOUNDS, ON 20/10/1916, AGED 37. BURIED AT ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, SEINE-MARITIME, FRANCE. HIS GRAVE READS, "HE DIED FOR US […]
4 WESTMEATH AVENUE, ALBEMARLE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
27/06/1918
       
Aged
21
BORN DRYPOOL, HULL 1897. SON OF JOHN GEORGE & ANN FIDELL QUEMBY, 3 PARKLAND TERRACE, WESTBOURNE STREET, HULL.. EX NER MESSENGER & FISHERMAN. ENLISTED HULL. EX 1218, EYR; 1ST & 10TH WYR. DIED OF WOUNDS 27/06/1918, AGED 21. HIS NAME IS LISTED ON ST MATHEWS CHURCH, BOULEVARD. CENSUS PHOTO.
2 PARK GROVE, PULMAN STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
20/10/1914
       
Aged
21
BORN HULL 1893. SON OF ARTHUR & ALICE ROBERTS, OF 2 PARK GROVE, PULMAN STREET, HULL. A FORMER LABOURER. ENLISTED HULL ON THE 14/02/1911. SERVING AS A REGULAR SOLDIER IN THE WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT WHEN WAR BEGAN. ARRIVED IN BELGIUM WITH THE BEF. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 20/10/1914, AGED 21. UNMARRIED. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO BOTH P […]
2 WAWNE TERRACE, WAWNE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
14/07/1918
       
Aged
19
BORN HULL 1898. ELDEST SON OF MR WILLIAM HENRY RODMELL (1870-1926) & MRS MARIA ELIZABETH RODMELL OF THIS ADDRESS. HE SERVED AS PRIVATE, 57098, 1ST WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 14/07/1918, AGED 19. HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE TYNE COT MEMORIAL, BELGIUM. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS FATHER, WILLIAM. HE LEFT SIBLINGS, FR […]