Attested 15 March 1915 1/4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment at Central Recruiting Office City Hall Hull – Medal Index Card entered France 27 October 1915 with 1/4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment – Died Of Wounds casualty list Hull Daily Mail 9 November 1916 – Died of Wounds 38 Casualty Clearing Station Heilly France – Effects to Widow Elsie – Commemorated East Yorkshire Regiment War Memorial Beverley Minster East Yorkshire – Commemorated Holy Trinity Hull Golden Book of Remembrance
16 September 1916
12.30am Commanding Officer takes up written orders to Officers Commanding Coys to re-organize the Battalion.
3.30am Battalion Headquarters moved to MARTIN ALLEY. OC A Coy and Dressing Station etc. left in SOMMEVALLEY, C, D, B Coys formed up in trenches east of MARTIN ALLEY in form of triangle.
8.40am 150th Infantry Brigade ordered to take part in 4th Army offensive. 5th Durham Light Infantry to assault and take STARFISH LINE supported by one Coy 4th Yorkshire Regiment and one Coy 4th East Yorks. D Coy ordered to support 5th Durham Light Infantry.
9.10am Barrage began
9.30am Assault took place. B Coy were also drawn into the assault, which missed its objective, bearing towards MARTINPUICH.
10.15am 2nd Lt Rollet came in wounded.
10.30am 2nd Lt Boyle reported that D Coy and B Coy on the night of the attack had been exposed to enfilade fire from the right flank and suffered heavy casualties, being then laid out in the open at about M.33.b.1.0. 2nd Lt Philips wounded, died of wounds before reaching the advanced dressing station, trenches heavily shelled all day by the enemy.
10.00pm Trenches held by the Brigade were re-allotted and the Battalion returned by Coys to the O.G.1 line near Bazentin le Petit Wood.
17 September 1916
Casualties since noon 14th September 1916. 2nd Lt JH Grainger, 2nd Lt WHS Phillips, Killed. Captain KA Wilson Barkworth, 2nd Lt H Rollet, 2nd Lt BV Hildyard, 2nd Lt GH Lofthouse, 2nd Lt FE Furley, 2nd Lt G Lisham, Lt WW Harrison, 2nd Lt CS Johnson, 2nd Lt CM Young, and 2nd Lt W Joy wounded. 30 Other Ranks Killed including 3 NCOs. 195 Other Ranks Wounded, including 22 NCOs and 13 Other Ranks Missing.
Field State 14 Officers and 370 Other Ranks.