Regiment: The Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 2nd Battalion C Company

2nd Battalion
04.08.1914 Stationed at Malta.
14.09.1914 Embarked for England arriving at Southampton and moved to Hursley Park, Winchester to join the 23rd Brigade of the 8th Division.
05.11.1914 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1915
The Battle of Neuve Chapelle, The Battle of Aubers, The action of Bois Grenier.
1916
The Battle of Albert.
1917
The German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of Pilkem, The Battle of Langemarck.
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The actions at the Somme crossings, The Battle of Rosieres, The actions of Villers-Bretonneux, The Battle of the Aisne 1918, The Battle of the Scarpe, The Final Advance in Artois.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Tertre west of Mons, Belgium.

Last Name
Address
Narrative
105 , DE LA POLE AVENUE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
16/08/1917
       
Aged
23
BORN GOOLE 1894. SON OF GEORGE WHITFIELD CROSS & MARY ELLEN WRAY, AT THIS CWGC ADDRESS. SON OF A BAKER. ONE OF SEVEN CHILDREN. HE WORKED AS A PRINTER IN HULL.(1911 CENSUS). HE THEN MOVED TO CHARD, SOMERSET, AND ENLISTED THERE, WHEN WAR BEGAN. FORMERLY, PRIVATE, 5483, OF THE YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. HE TRANSFERRED ASPRIVATE, 41038, TO 'C' COMP […]