Service Number
12th Battalion B Coy East Yorkshire Regiment

Attested 21 December 1914 at City Hall Hull 1st Depot Coy – Medal Index Card entered Egypt 28 December 1915 with 12th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment – Entered Marseilles France 8 March 1916 – 12th Battalion reported missing 13 November 1916 – Missing Casualty List Hull Daily News 09 January 1917 – East Yorkshire Regiment Posted missing Snapper February 1917 – Documents Available brother of 1226 – Effects to widow Evelyn for herself and child – Photo and Write up Hull Daily News 30 November 1917 – Commemorated East Yorkshire Regiment War Memorial Beverley Minster East Yorkshire – War Diary –

Battle of the Ancre

13 November 1916,
5.45am, Zero time for attack. All objectives were captured in under twenty minutes with few casualties the barrage being excellent. Over 300 prisoners were captured, and sent back, less than 50% reaching our own lines. The 3rd Division having failed on our right, the position was a very difficult one; the trenches too had been so blown about that it was impossible to make them really defensive. The Germans counter-attacked in force twice during the day from the left, but were annihilated by our Lewis Guns. The whole day was spent fighting small parties, bombers and snipers. In the evening as there was a danger of being surrounded it was decided to withdraw, the last party retiring about 8.45pm Our total casualties throughout the day were:

A. Coy Captain Watson wounded
Lieut. Wright wounded
2nd Lieut Morgan wounded & missing
B. Coy Captain Marriott killed
2nd Lieut Estridge killed
Lieut Williams wounded
C. Coy Lieut Frisoni wounded & missing
2nd Lieut Heathcote wounded afterwards died
2nd Lieut Moncrieff wounded afterwards died
Lieut F.W. Burch Lewis Gun Officer wounded
D. Coy Captain Habershon killed
2nd Lieut Faker killed
2nd Lieut Livesey killed
2nd Lieut Elford killed
2nd Lieut Down A. Coy, 2nd Lieut Mitchell D. Coy were the only officers to return unwounded.

Total Officers killed or died of wounds 8
Wounded and missing 2
Wounded 4
Other Ranks Killed 13
Wounded 195
Missing 161
The casualties inflicted on the Germans during the day by the Battalion are estimated at more than a thousand. The German front line attacked was K.23.b.6.0 – K.23. d.8.7. The German second line attacked was K.23.b.9.3 – K.24. c.1.4.

How Died
Killed in Action
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial Pier & face C2 Somme France.
Next of Kin
3 Studley Street Holderness Road Hull - Son of Mark and Minnie Hotchkin, of 6, Sophia's Terrace, Spyvee Street, Hull; husband of Evelyn Marsden (formerly Hotchkin), of 2, Crofton Avenue, Egton Street, Cleveland Steet, Hull.
Date Died