Regiment: York And Lancaster Regiment 1st Battalion

The Regiment raised 22 Battalions in total during the course of World War 1 and recruited approximately 57,000 men during these years, 72 out of every 100 men were either wounded or killed. The Regiment was awarded 59 battle honours including 1,190 gallantry awards four of which were Victoria Crosses. 8,814 men of this Regiment died during the course of the war.

1st Battalion
04.08.1914 Stationed at Jubbulpore, India at the outbreak of war.
22.11.1914 Embarked for England from Bombay, arriving at Southampton 23.12.1914 and moved to Hursley Park to join the 83rd Brigade of the 28th Division.
17.01.1915 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
During 1915
The Second Battle of Ypres, The Battle of Loos.
Oct 1915 Moved to Egypt and then on to Salonika to aid Serbia against the Bulgarian forces and were involved in various actions including;
During 1916
The occupation of Mazirko, The capture of Barakli Jum’a.
During 1917
The capture of Ferdie and Essex Trenches, The capture of Barakli and Kumli.
During 1918
The Battle of Doiran, The pursuit to the Strumica valley.
30.09.1918 Ended the war in Macedonia, Tronovo north of Lake Doiran.

Last Name
Address
Narrative
26 , DALTRY STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
21/08/1916
       
Aged
37
BORN HULL 1879. ENLISTED LEEDS. SON OF FRANCIS R & MARY A J BENTLEY - 1881 CENSUS ADDRESS.
1 , CHRISTOPHER STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
29/09/1915
       
Aged
22
BORN HULL31/12/1892. SON OF MICHAEL BRENNAN 1866-1933) & ELLEN HARAN (1868-1943), OF 9 CHARLES SQUARE, WINCOLMLEE, HULL (1901 CENSUS), 8 GIBSON STREET, HULL (1911 CENSUS) AND 1 CHRISTOPHER STREET, HULL (WAR PENSION ADDRESS). HIS FATHER WAS A GROCER, BORN IN COUNTY MAYO, IRELAND. HE HAD FIVE BROTHERS AND THREE SISTERS. THREE SONS WERE […]
11 SALMOND TERRACE, LIVERPOOL STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
22/04/1918
       
Aged
24
BORN HULL 1894. SON OF GEORGE AND ISABELLA COULSON, OF 11 SALMOND TERRACE, LIVERPOOL STREET, HULL. HIS FATHER WAS A FISH PORTER FOR THE RAILWAYS. WILLIAM WAS ALSO EMPLOYED BY THE NORTH EASTERN RAILWAYS AS A PORTER-OPERATOR AT HULL. HE ENLISTED IN HULL. FORMERLY, PRIVATE, 32/444, NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS. TRANSFERRED AS PRIVATE, 34288, […]
, DONCASTER, , SOUTH YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
22/05/1915
       
Aged
31
BORN HULL 1884. SON OF ELLEN COULTHARD, OF DONCASTER. ENLISTED DONCASTER. (SOLDIERS DIED RECORDS). NO CENSUS ADDRESS FOUND. HE IS BURIED AT WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, PAS DE CALAIS, FRANCE. HIS GRAVE INSCRIPTION, READS, "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN"
2 DERWENT AVENUE, WESTBOURNE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
13/05/1915
       
Aged
21
BORN HULL 31/03/1894. SON OF THE LATE ARTHUR EDWARD CRESSEY (1864-1902) AND MARY JANE ANSON (1863-1908). HE WAS CARED FOR BY HIS HALF SISTER, MAUD WILSON (1883-1928), MARRIED TO A DOCKER, WITH TWO CHILDREN AT 2 DERWENT AVENUE, WESTBOURNE STREET, HULL (HDM ADDRESS, 06/10/1916). HE WAS A SCHOOL TRUANT. JOINED THE MERCHANT NAVY ON 10/12/ […]
18 , MYTON, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
Area
       
Died on
08/05/1915
       
Aged
22
BORN HULL 1893. HE WAS ORPHANED AT AN EARLY AGE. A SINGLE MAN, WITH A SISTER SARAH WHOSE WHEREABOUTS WERE UNKNOWN. HE WAS CARED FOR BY FOSTER MOTHER MRS AMELIA W. COSGROVE, OF 18 DUNCOMBE STREET, SHEFFIELD. HE HAD PREVIOUSLY  SERVED IN THE ROYAL MARINES BAND IN 1908. DESCRIBED AS BROWN EYES, BLACK HAIR, 5 FOOT, 3 INCHES TALL, 113 LBS WEI […]
39 , DE LA POLE AVENUE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
05/12/1918
       
Aged
28
BORN HULL 1890. SON OF CHARLES E & ANNIE DAWSON, WINDSOR CRESCENT, WHITLEY BAY. DIED OF WOUNDS, ON 05/12/1918, AGED 28.
47 , MARMADUKE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
08/05/1915
       
Aged
37
BORN HULL 1878. ONLY SON OF JAMES SEWARD (1847-1911) AND MARY ANN NORTHCOTT (1850-1899), OF 155 BEAN STREET, HULL. A PROFESSIONAL SOLDIER. HE HAD A YOUNGER BROTHER,  HERBERT, AND TWO SISTERS, IDA AND LILIAN.  A DOCK LABOURER. HE ENLISTED IN HULL, IN 1901, AGED 23. DESCRIBED AS 5 FOOT , 6 INCHES TALL,  BROWN EYES, BROWN HAIR, 122 LBS WEIG […]
4 WILFRED'S TERRACE, NORNABELL STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
10/04/1915
       
Aged
22
BORN HULL 1893. SON OF OCTAVIUS WEBSTER (1862-1931) & MARY EMILY SHAW (1869-1906), OF 14 ROSE TERRACE, ALFRED STREET, HESSLE ROAD, HULL. HE HAD THREE BROTHERS AND A SISTER, ETHEL SMITH. A CASUAL LABOURER, WORKING IN PONTERFRACT. HE JOINED THE REGULAR ARMY THERE, ON 03/03/1911. DESCRIBED IN HIS ARMY RECORDS, AS 5 FOOT, 8 INCHES TALL, […]