Attested July 1913 with the 4th Battalion at Londesborough Street Barracks Hull – Medal Index Card Entered Boulogne France 17 April 1915 with 1/4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment – Wounded 15 June 1915 (War Diary) – Attached 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment Died of Wounds – Effects to Father and sole legatee Thomas – Photo 22 November 1916 Hull Daily News – Commemorated East Yorkshire Regiment War Memorial Beverley Minster East Yorkshire – Commemorated on Barnsley Street Holderness Road Hull Roll of Honour Hull Daily Mail 14 November 1916
9 September 1916
At Shelter Wood, under orders of General Officer Commanding 44th Infantry Brigade. received orders from him 7.00pm top relieve 7 Seaforths and 8/10 Gordon’s in the Brigade Sector commencing at 3.00am
10 September 1916
2am Left Shelter Wood and marched by Coys to North West corner of MAMETZ WOOD where guides from the 2 Regiments took the Coys into the front line. Battalion HQ at S.8.d.8.9. B and D Coys in front line S.3.e.9.9. C and D Coys in Support. Relief complete 7.30am.
4pm 5th Yorks moved into support of our left flank occupying ‘B’ AVENUE EAST BEASON Trench, LANCS Trench and KOYLI Redoubt.
10pm ‘A’ Coy relieved by 5th Yorks Regt in trenches west of junction of SOMME ALLEY and SWANSEA Trench and moved into reserve at O.G.1. line. D Coy moved 2 platoons after relief by 5th Yorks Regt into new intermediate line between Somme Alley and Jutland Alley, holding the front line (Swansea Trench) with 2 Platoons. Casualties: – 3pm 9th – 3pm 10th 1 Killed 7 Wounded