Attested 30 August 1914 3rd Battalion Special Reserve at Hull – Medal Index Card entered 2b Balkans 14 July 1915 with 6th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment – Missing casualty list Hull Daily Mail 1 October 1915 – Effects to widow Amy K for self and children – Photo and Write up – Commemorated East Yorkshire Regiment War Memorial Beverley Minster East Yorkshire – War Diary –
22nd August 1915
In the early morning before daylight several heavy bombs were thrown by the Turks but failed to reach the trench.
05.00 A party of Turkish bomb throwers worked up in the long grass to within 30 yds of the barricade & threw a large number of cricket ball bombs into the trench and over the barricade.
Men were unable to hold onto the barricade and retired but stopped when they met Major Cowper who formed a new firing line. Unfortunately by this time the men in the trench had also retired as they had no bombs to throw back and the Turks were working round their flank up the ravine. The men retired slowly fighting all the way, under heavy fire and close range shrapnel fire from the right flank. Portions of the Turkish trench were held for a considerable time after the right flank had been driven back. Major Cowper was wounded and taken to the rear by a South Stafford Private.
07.30 Eventually the men fell back onto our original first line trench.
10.00 The Battalion was ordered to collect together in some fire trenched on the right 92.A.6.
15.00 Orders were received that 30th Brigade were to relieve the 34th Brigade at 19.30 and that the battalion was to proceed to its original dug outs at NIBRUNSI POINT.
19.30 Reliving was very difficult owing to the complicated arrangement of the trenches and we did not finish handing over to the 6th Dublin Fusiliers till 21.30
22.30 The Battalion arrived at NIBRINSI POINT. Losses Killed Lt. R. Garrett, Lt G.E. Mee. Wounded Major Cowper, 2nd Lt. Coultas, Wounded and Missing 2nd Lt Hosken, Lt Steele, Lt Dingle. NCOs and men Killed 22, Wounded 128, Missing 49.