Service Number
12th/1177
Rank
Corporal
Firstname
Edward
Lastname
Park
Battalion
12th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment
Notes

Attested 14 December 1914 at City Hall Hull – Medal Index Card entered Egypt 28 December 1915 with 12th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment – Entered Marseilles France 8 March 1916 – 12th Battalion promoted Corporal 17 November 1916 – 12th Battalion reported missing 3 May 1917 – Documents Available – Effects to mother and sole legasee Mary W – Photo and Write up Hull Daily News 5 June 1917 – Photo and write up Hull Daily News 4 May 1918 – Nornabell Street Roll of Honour Hull Daily Mail 8 November 1916 – Commemorated East Yorkshire Regiment War Memorial Beverley Minster East Yorkshire – War Diary –

Oppy Wood

2 May 1917,
11pm, Battalion moved up into Assembly positions in No Man’s Land at B.18.b.0.5 with the 11th Bn. E. York. R. on the right and the Composite Brigade of the 2nd Division on our left.
The Right flank was the Northern Boundary of OPPY WOOD, the left flank a line drawn through B.12.c.8.4 to C.7.a.7.1, the final objective being from C.7.a.7.1 to C.7. d.2.5. The Assembling took place in brilliant moonlight over quite unknown country and with poor guides. The enemy evidently saw the troops assembling and put up an intense barrage followed by another one later. This considerably disorganised things and at Zero hour, the blackest part of the night, the troops moved forward to the attack. They failed to obtain their objectives and were compelled to withdraw to the Assembly trench where they remained all day under heavy shell fire.

3 May 1917,
10pm, The Battalion were relieved at 10pm by the 11th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment. For Casualties please see attached list. Honours. 5 Military Medals, see attached. Moved out of the line to Nissen hut Camp at G.4.a.

3 May 1917,
Casualties Killed Officers 2
2nd Lieut. (Actg. Capt). WILLIAM B. CARROL
Temp 2nd Lt. A.R. DUGUID
Killed Other Ranks 7
Missing Officers 6
2nd Lt H.C. JENNINGS
Temp 2nd Lts. W.R. HIGNETT
J.S. HALL
J.E. CARRALL
E.P. COOPER
C. FENWICK
Missing O.R. 150
Wounded Officers 1
T.2nd Lt. A.R. GLAVES
Wounded O.R. 127
Died of Wounds Officers 1
T.2nd Lt. P. MOORE

Age
20
Birthplace
Hull
Enlisted
Hull
Residence
Hull
How Died
Killed in Action
Memorial
Bay 4 and 5.ARRAS Memorial Faubourg d'Amiens British Cemetery Arras Pas de Calais France
Next of Kin
Son of Mrs. Mary W. Park, of 70, Nornabell Street, Holderness Road, Hull.
Date Died
03-May-17