Service Number
4th/4302
Rank
Private
Firstname
James Albert
Lastname
Tripp
Battalion
1/4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment
Notes

Attested 07 June 1915 – Medal Index Card entered France 27 October 1915 with 1/4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment – Effects to Father Edward

Map 28 Wytschaete

17 June 1916
12.25am Enemy released Gas opposite E trenches, the wind at the time was North and rather variable. It blew the gas across the ‘New Cut’ trench E3. E1. E6 trenches. The gas cloud was very thick and lasted about 20 minutes. Few casualties were caused at first, but the after effects proved fatal in several cases, 2nd Lt WF Carlton was killed in F Trench, 2nd Lt Gresham very severely wounded, 2nd Lt Sutton slightly wounded, 2nd Lt WRR Brown and 2nd Lt Marshall were affected by shock and gas and left the trenches.
The Total casualties were, Officers killed 1, wounded 3, other ranks killed 10, wounded 74, missing 1. 5 other ranks of the wounded subsequently died at the dressing station at LINDENHOEK. 2nd Lt GH Lofthouse sick to hospital.

18 June 1916
Quiet day no casualties. 2nd Lt Carlton and 17 other ranks were buried at LINDENHOEK Cemetery, N.27.c. These men were casualties on the 17/06/1916. Six were killed by shellfire, 11 died of gas poisoning. 2 men of the wounded died in hospital and 2 others were buried at LOCRE.

Age
20
Birthplace
Hull
Enlisted
Hull
Residence
Hull
How Died
Killed in Action
Memorial
I. K. 13 Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery
Next of Kin
Son of Edward and Hannah Eliza Tripp, of 23, Burleigh Street, Holderness Road , Hull.
Date Died
17-Jun-16