Service Number
13th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment

Attested 15 January 1915 at City Hall Hull 1st Depot Coy – Medal Index Card entered Egypt 29 December 1915 with 13th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment – Entered Marseilles France 8 March 1916 – Captured 13 November 1916 – Reported Missing 13 November 1916 – Missing Casualty List Hull Daily News 09 January 1917 – Reported missing (Snapper February 1917) – Previously posted missing now reported Prisoner of War in German Hands Lincolnshire Echo 24 February 1917 – East Yorkshire Regiment Previously posted missing now reported Prisoner of War in German Hands Snapper March 1917 – Prisoner of War Receiving parcels from East Yorkshire Regiment Comfort fund in Wahn Administration Centre Snapper May 1917 – Photo and write up Prisoner of War 13 Jan 1917 Hull Times – Discharged 6 August 1918 – Silver War Badge Number 381790 – Silver War Badge List O/475/1 – Aged 24 – War Diary –

13th November 1916

The 1st wave, under command of Capt Laverack, had no difficulty in taking the German 1st line. The 2nd and 3rd waves went through without difficulty, but by the time the 2nd wave had got to the German 2nd line, the Battalion on our right had got into difficulties, owing to the state of the ground and machine gun fire. The 3rd wave took the Germans 3rd line but what happened after this is not certain, but about 50 men and probably one Officer, are known to have been taken prisoner. The Battalion on our right (2nd Suffolk Regiment) were back in their own front line by 7am. This left the right flank of our Battalion completely exposed and the Germans made at least 3 counter attacks. On our right there (sic) counter attacks were only partially successful, as certain parties were able to hold the German 2nd line until 2.0pm. After this these parties retired, to the German 1st line. The last men left the German 1st line at 8.45pm. From 9.45am to 6pm the Germans barraged all our lines and in particular Caber Trench, where Battalion HQ were situated. Owing to this barrage it was impossible to get either supplies or reinforcements over, though several attempts were made. The Battalion took over 200 prisoners, but a number of these escaped. In addition to the German Artillery barrage, they employed machine guns and snipers in sweeping our trenches and “no mans” land

Next of Kin
Father 29 Traford Street Scunthorpe