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

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.

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Address
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20 SORRENTO AVENUE, WOODHOUSE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
01/07/1916
       
Aged
19
BORN HULL 1897. ONLY SON OF ROBERT HENRY KIRKWOOD (1868-1920) & MARTHA ELTHERINGTON, (1866-1922), AT 3 BEACH GROVE, WITHERNSEA STREET, HULL. HE ENLISTED IN HULL. SERVED WITH THE 2ND WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. KILLED ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME, ON 1ST JULY 1916, AGED 19. HIS BOTH WAS NEVER FOUND AND HE IS COMMEMORATED ON TH […]
, SHEFFIELD, , SOUTH YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
29/05/1918
       
Aged
25
BORN HULL. LIVED SHEFFIELD. ENLISTED SHEFFIELD. EX 4617 4TH YORK & LANCS REGIMENT. KILLED IN ACTION.
38 , GREAT PASSAGE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
24/07/1917
       
Aged
28
BORN HULL 1890. SON OF ISRAEL AND DORAH NEWMAN, AT 38 PASSAGE STREET, HULL. A PROFESSIONAL, REGULAR ARMY SOLDIER, SERVING WITH THE 1ST WEST YORKSHIRE (PRINCE OF WALES OWN) REGIMENT (1911 CENSUS). HE HAD PREVIOUSLY SERVED SEVEN AND HALF YEARS WITH HIS REGIMENT IN MALTA. HE ENLISTED IN HULL. ARRIVED IN FRANCE ON 05/11/1914. TRANSFERRED AS […]
118 , WELBECK STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
29/05/1918
       
Aged
28
BORN HIGHMOWTHORPE, YORKS 1890. HUSBAND OF RUTH NICHOLSON, AT 118 WELBECK STREET, HULL (CWGC ADDRESS). HE ENLISTED IN HULL. JOINED AS PRIVATE, 22809, EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. TRANSFERRED TO THE 2ND WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. PROMOTED TO SERGEANT. AWARDED THE MILITARY MEDAL (MM) FOR BRAVERY. HE DIED OF WOUNDS, AT JEDFRECOURT, ON 29/05/1918, […]
11 EMPRINGHAM TERRACE, DALTRY STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
30/08/1917
       
Aged
43
BORN HULL 1874. ON WALKER STREET MEMORIAL. WIFE ALICE MAUD PARRY. FRED PARRY, RNR - 92 REDBOURNE ST.
2 GLADYS AVENUE, WEST DOCK STREET, HULL EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
22/04/1918
       
Aged
20
BORN HULL 1898.  SON OF GEORGE WILLIAM PYRAH (1869-1945) & ELIZA DIXON (1873-1966), OF 3 PICTURESQUE TERRACE, MANCHESTER STREET, HULL (1911 CENSUS), 52 WALCOTT STREET, HULL AND 2 GLADYS AVENUE, WEST DOCK STREET, HULL (PENSION ADDRESS). SON OF A DOCKSIDE LABOURER. HE HAD TWO OLDER BROTHERS, WHO WORKED IN THE HULL SAW MILLS AND A YOUNG […]
NORTH GATE, COTTINGHAM, EAST RIDING, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
12/10/1917
       
Aged
22
Stanley Rhodes was the son of Florence Rhodeas, who was only 19 and unmarried when he was born. It is said that Florence had been in service in a big house when she became pregnant. He was born in January 1895 at Northgate and brought up here, by Emma Wiles, a widow. Florence married three years after Stanley was born and lived in Bridli […]
43 WHITELOCK STREET, LEEDS, , WEST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
29/05/1918
       
Aged
28
BORN HULL 1890. LIVED LEEDS. ENLISTED SOMERLEYTON. KILLED IN ACTION. SON OF MAX & HANNAH RIGGLE ABOVE. SINGLE MAN.
, LEEDS, , WEST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
16/01/1915
BORN HULL. ENLISTED LEEDS. DIED OF WOUNDS. SOLDIERS DIED RECORDS - NO 1911 CENSUS ADDRESS FOUND.
11 , SEYMOUR STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
01/10/1916
       
Aged
22
BORN HULL 1894. SCULCOATES. SON OF HAUXBY SCOTT (1867-1943) & EMILY MARTHA SOLLY (1867-1961), OF 40 ARTHUR STREET, HULL (1911 CENSUS) AND 11 SEYMOUR STREET, HAWTHORNE AVENUE, HULL. (ARMY CARD ADDRESS). HE WAS BROTHER, TO HERBERT, SYDNEY, LEONARD & ERNEST SCOTT. BEFORE THE WAR HE WAS ON THE CLERICAL STAFF FOR MARRIS, WILLOWS & […]
8 SHIRLEY AVENUE, PERTH STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
23/06/1917
BORN HULL. SON OF MRS JANE SIMPSON, OF 47 BLACKFRIARGATE, HULL. HIS MOTHER WAS A WELL KNOWN FIGURE, SELLING NEWSPAPERS AT THE CORNER OF SCALE LANE HULL FOR OVER 30 YEARS. A WIDOW, SHE HAD NINE CHILDREN ALL OF WHICH DIED IN INFANCY, APART FROM GEORGE AND ANOTHER SON. GEORGE SIMPSON WAS A FORMER HULL TRAMWAY DRIVER ON THE SPRING BANK ROUT […]
, , HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
Area
       
Died on
26/10/1916
BORN HULL. ENLISTED ST ANTHONY FALMOUTH. SERVED WITH THE 2ND WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. POSTED TO FRANCE, ON 19/03/1915. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 26/10/1916. COMMEMORATED ON THE THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. HULL ADDRESS UNTRACED. NO PENSION LEDGER ADDRESS.
155 , NEW BRIDGE ROAD, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
29/05/1918
       
Aged
18
BORN HULL 1900. SON OF THOMAS & JANE ANN SMITH, OF 155 NEW BRIDGE ROAD, HULL (WAR PENSION ADDRESS). HE ENLISTED IN HULL. SERVED WITH THE 2ND WEST YORKSHIRES. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 29/05/1918, AGED 18. HIS BODY WAS NOT RECOVERED. COMMEMORATED ON SOISSONS MEMORIAL, AISNE, FRANCE HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS FATHER, THOMAS. HE LEF […]
99 , SCULCOATES LANE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
16/08/1917
       
Aged
26
BORN HULL 1891. SON OF THOMAS HENRY THOMPSON (1857-1949) & EMILY FORD (1863-1936), OF 52 SYMONS STREET, FOUNTAIN ROAD, HULL (1911 CENSUS) AND 99 SCULCOATES LANE, HULL. A FORMER APPRENTICE JOINER. HE WORKED AS A  TRAM DRIVER ON THE BEVERLEY ROAD CARS. HE MARRIED ANNIE E. PENN, AT SCULCOATES, HULL,  ON 24/03/1913. ENLISTED HULL. SERV […]