Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own Yorkshire Regiment, (“Green Howards”), 1/5th Battalion

The Regiment raised 25 Battalions and was awarded 52 Battle Honours and 10 Victoria Crosses during the course of the War.
1/4th & 1/5th Battalion Territorial Force
04.08.1914 The 1/4th stationed at Northallerton as part of the York & Durham Brigade of the Northumbrian Division then moved to Newcastle and then Hammersknott Park, Darlington.
04.08.1914 The 1/5th stationed at Scarborough as part of the York & Durham Brigade of the Northumbrian Division then moved to Hull and then Hammersknott Park, Darlington.
Oct 1914 Both moved to Newcastle.
18.04.1915 Mobilised for war and landed at Boulogne and formation became 150th Brigade of the 50th Division.
1915
The Battle of St Julien, The Battle of Frezenburg Ridge, The Battle of Bellewaarde Ridge.
1916
The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of Morval, The Battle of the Transloy Ridges.
1917
The First Battle of the Scarpe, The Capture of Wancourt Ridge, The Second Battle of the Scarpe, The Second Battle of Passchendaele.
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The Actions at the Somme Crossings, The Battle of Rosieres, The Battle of Estaires, The Battle of Hazebrouck, The Battle of the Aisne.
16.07.1918 Reduced to cadre and moved to defence the Lines of Communication at Dieppe areas.
16.08.1918 Transferred to the 116th Brigade of the 39th Division.
06.11.1918 Demobilized.

Last Name
Address
Narrative
34, WESTBOURNE AVENUE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
26/01/1916
       
Aged
26
BORN LEYTONSTONE, ESSEX, 1889. SON OF MAJOR, WILLIAM SNOWBALL WALKER (1862-1930) OF THE 1/5TH EYR, & EDITH SARAH BEDFORD (1863-1933), OF 34 WESTBOURNE AVENUE, HULL. HE HAD ONE BROTHER LESLIE BEDFORD AND ONE SISTER, MARGARET ISOBEL. HE WAS AN ARCHITECT'S ASSISTANT, (1911 CENSUS) SERVED AS CAPTAIN IN THE 1/5TH YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. WOUN […]
34, WESTBOURNE AVENUE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
01/07/1917
       
Aged
26
BORN LONDON 1891. SON OF MAJOR, WILLIAM SNOWBALL WALKER (1862-1930) OF THE 1/5TH EYR, & EDITH SARAH BEDFORD (1863-1933), OF 34, WESTBOURNE AVENUE, HULL AND MILESDEN HOUSE, NEWLAND PARK, HULL. HE HAD ONE BROTHER DENIS HENRY AND ONE SISTER, MARGARET ISOBEL. HE SERVED AS SECOND LIUTENANT, 1/5 YORKSHIRE REGIMENT ON 26TH MAY 1915. COMMIS […]
9, QUEENS GATE ROAD, BEVERLEY, EAST RIDING, YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
02/03/1916
       
Aged
23
BORN BEVERLEY 19/12/1892. ONLY SON OF HERBERT WALTERS AND MARTHA ELIZABETH BIRD, OF 9, QUEENS GATE ROAD, BEVERLEY (WAR PENSION ADDRESS). HE HAD TWO SISTERS. EMPLOYED AS A TANNER'S LABOURER. ENLISTED BEVERLEY. POSTED TO FRANCE, ON 18/04/1915. SERVED IN THE 1/5TH YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 02/03/1916, AGED 23. BURIED AT MA […]
, BEVERLEY, EAST RIDING, YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
27/02/1916
       
Aged
41
BORN ALDERSHOT, 1875, INTO AN ARMY FAMILY. ONE OF FOUNTEEN CHILDREN, SEVERAL OF WHICH ALSO JOINED THE FORCES. HE MOVED FROM ALDERSHOT TO BEVERLEY VIA SHEFFIELD. HE MARRIED ROSA BUTTERS, IN BEVERLEY, IN 1903 AND HAD TWO CHILDREN, CHARLES AND WILFRED. HE HAD SERVED IN THE EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT FROM 1891-1908 AND THEN WORKED IN A LOCA […]
4, MONTROSE AVENUE, MONTROSE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
15/07/1916
       
Aged
30
BORN HULL 1886.A COOPER BY TRADE. HIS WIFE, MINNIE WELBURN, LIVED AT 4, MONTROSE AVENUE, MONTROSE STREET, HULL. ENLISTED BEVERLEY.  SERVED WITH THE 5TH YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 15/07/1916, AGED 30. COMMEMORATED AT YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, BELGIUM HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, 03/05/1917.  
233 GROVEHILL ROAD, BEVERLEY, EAST RIDING, YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
12/07/1918
       
Aged
26
BORN BEVERLEY, 1892. SON OF WILLIAM AND FANNY TAYLOR WHITTAKER, OF 233 GROVEHILL ROAD, BEVERLEY. HIS GRANDPARENTS LIVED AT 20 RAIWAY STREET, BEVERLEY. EMPLOYED AS A TANNER'S LABOURER. HE ENLISTED AT BEVERLEY. SERVED IN THE 5TH YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. TRANSFERRED TO 847TH LABOUR CORPS. KILLED 12/07/1918. AGED 26. HIS NAME IS LISTED ON BEVER […]
11 DOG AND DUCK LANE, BEVERLEY, EAST RIDING, YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
15/09/1916
       
Aged
29
BORN BEVERLEY, ON 14/09/1887. SON OF CHARLES ARTHUR WIDDAS (1860-1909) AND CHRISTIAN WELBURN (1861-1931). ONE OF EIGHT CHILDREN. HIS MOTHER WAS THE WIDOWED LANDLADY OF THE "DOG AND DUCK" PUB, IN BEVERLEY. HE WAS A HOUSE AND SHIP PAINTER. HE MARRIED ALICE MAUD SCHOFIELD, AT BEVERLEY, ON 01/10/1911. THEY HAD TWO SONS, ARTHUR AND SIDNE […]
39 ST ANDREW'S STREET, BEVERLEY, EAST RIDING, YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
28/03/1918
       
Aged
26
BORN BEVERLEY. SON OF JOHN AND ANNIE WILLIAMSON, OF 39 ST ANDREW'S SSTREET, BEVERLEY, (CWGC ADDRESS). ENLISTED SCARBOROUGH. SERVED WITH  "C" COMPANY, 5TH YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. KILLED IN ACTION, 28/03/1918, AGED 26. HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE POZIERES MEMORIAL, SOMME, FRANCE. HIS NAME IS ALSO LISTED ON BEVERLEY MEMORIAL HALL ROLL OF HON […]
12 TRINITY GROVE, BEVERLEY, EAST RIDING, YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
Died on
06/12/1918
       
Aged
21
BORN BEVERLEY, 17/07/1897. SON OF MARK AND JANE WILLIAMSON, OF 12 TRINITY GROVE, GROVEHILL ROAD, BEVERLEY. (CWGC ADDRESS). A TANNER'S LABOURER. HE SERVED IN THE 5TH YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. TRANSFERRED TO 28059, LABOUR CORPS. HE DIED OF INFLUENZA, AT THE 4TH CANADIAN CLEARING STATION, AGED 21, ON 06/12/1918. HIS NAME IS RECORDED ON THE BEVE […]
57 TRINITY LANE, BEVERLEY, EAST RIDING, YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
28/03/1918
       
Aged
40
BORN BEVERLEY 1878. SON OF JOHN AND HARRIET WOOD. A CABINET MAKER. HE RESIDED IN BEVERLEY AT 57 TRINITY LANE (1911 CENSUS). ENLISTED SCARBOROUGH. SERVED AS A SERGEANT IN THE 5TH YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 28/03/1918, AGED 40. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS WIDOW SARAH, AND DAUGHTERS, MARJORY AND DOROTHY. COMMEMORATED A […]
17 MILL LANE, BEVERLEY, EAST RIDING, YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
19/07/1917
       
Aged
24
BORN BEVERLEY 1893. ENLISTED BEVERLEY. SERVED AS PRIVATE, 240637, 5TH YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 19/07/1917. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS FATHER, JOHN EDMUND WOOD. HIS NAME IS RECORDED ON THE BEVERLEY WAR MEMORIAL, MEMORIAL GARDENS.
2 CLIFFORD COTTAGES, BEVERLEY, EAST RIDING, YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
17/07/1916
       
Aged
29
BORN BEVERLEY 1887. SON OF JOHN EDWARD WOODTHORPE AND ISABELLA DAVIS. TANNER'S LABOURER. MARRIED 1910. HUSBAND OF FLORRIE GAMSBY, 2 CLIFFORD COTTAGES, WALKERGATE, BEVERLEY. ENLISTED BEVERLEY. KILLED IN ACTION ON 17/07/1916, AGED 29. HE IS BURIED IN BELGIUM AT LA LAITERIE MILITARY CEMETERY. HIS NAME IS LISTED ON BEVERLEY MEMORIAL HALL RO […]
9 LILLY GROVE, REGENT STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
23/04/1917
       
Aged
39
BORN HULL 1878.  SON OF MARY ELLEN MOODY & THOMAS WRIGHT, OF 27 DALTRY STREET, HULL.(1911 CENSUS). HUSBAND OF SUSANNA DAWSON (1863-1950), AT 9 LILLY GROVE, REGENT STREET, HULL. A FORMER NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY COAL TEAMER FOR TEN YEARS. HE ENLISTED IN HULL. SERVED WITH THE 5TH YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. KILLED IN ACTION, AT ARRAS, ON 23/04/19 […]