Alexandra,  Princess   of   Wales's   Own
Embarkation - The Ypres Salient - Battle of St Julien.

2 OCTOBER 1914.

5th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own
(Yorkshire Regiment).

From 3rd October 1914.
Captain Reginald Guy Graham (late 4th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (Militia)), to be Major.
Captain and Honorary Major Herbert de Mossenden Leathes (late 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment) to be Captain, with the honorary rank of Major, and to be Adjutant.
William Hopper Williamson (late Lieutenant,18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars, to be Captain.
Walter Carless Harries (late Lieutenant,Hampshire and Isle of Wight Royal Garrison Artillery (Militia)) to be Captain.
Leonard William Huffam (late Captain,1 st Volunteer Battalion, The West Yorkshire Regiment) to be Captain.
Edward Stewardson Taylor (late Lieutenant,3rd Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment (Militia)) to be Captain.
Valentine Fowler (late Captain, 5th Volunteer Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment) to be Captain.
The undermentioned to be Lieutenants.
Lieutenant James Elgey, from the Territorial Force Reserve.
Henry Robinson Chapman.
Geoffrey Moseley.
Philip Lloyd-Graeme.
William Hewlins Milburn. John Gjers Mills.
Henry Percy Bagge.
James Wyvill Lesley.
The undermentioned to be Second Lieutenants:-
Hugh Hamsworth Sykes.
Edward Moore Robson.
Ernest Hilary Weighill.
Wilfred Edwin Even Garrod.
William Ridley Harkess.
Henry Stuart Lambert.
Percival Victor Alban Radcliffe.

Pte George Creaser.

Deaths in Training prior to embarkation.
3193 Pte Creaser George. Died on 18th October 1914, aged 22. Home at 54 St John’s Walk, Bridlington, place of birth and enlistment. Transferred to East Yorks Regt as 1272. Buried in Darlington West Cemetery.
Annals of Bridlington -
The death has occurred at Darlington of Private George Creaser of the Bridlington Company of the 5th East Yorkshire (Territorial) Regiment. He was the son of Mr Fred Creaser, Bridlington. When he left Bridlington for training at Darlington he seemed in good health, but contracted pneumonia in the first few days in the camp. He was taken to the Greenbank Hospital, Darlington, where he died after an illness extending over nine weeks. The funeral was a military one, and was attended by members of the 4th Yorks Regiment, from Middlesbrough, stationed at Darlington. Pte Creaser was well-known in the town. He was 22 years of age and has left a young widow and two children.
[photograph and information kindly contributed by Mike Wilson of Bridlington.]

The "Driffield Terriers" at Annual Camp.
No one identified.

1724 Pte Pinkney George. Died on 27th December 1914, aged 32. Born in Bridlington, lived in Scarborough; son of Henry and Mary Pinkney; Husband of Olufina Pinkney. Buried in Bridlington Cemetery.
Annals of Bridlington - Military funeral at Bridlington. The death took place on Sunday, at the Armstrong Hospital, Newcastle-on-Tyne, of Pte George Pinkney, 41 St John Street, Bridlington, from pneumonia, the result of a chill whilst doing his duty to active service. The deceased, was for 11 years in the old artillery battery, and later joined the National Reserves. He went on active service at the beginning of the war on August 5. He had not enjoyed robust health of late and contracted his fatal illness, as the official intimation stated, on duty. The sadness of the death has been added to by the fact that Mrs Pinkney is in a delicate state of health and prostrate with grief. The deceased was accorded a military funeral, which took place on Wednesday afternoon at the cemetery. The firing party of the Yorkshire Dragoons preceded the Excelsior Band, playing impressively the Dead March en route with muffled drums. The chief mourner was the father of the deceased, bowed down with grief and illness. The Rev Robert Shaw

The "Bridlington Terriers" at Annual Camp.
Second from Left is thought to be Pte John W Wilson, who was killed on the 25th April.

officiated, and at the close of the committal service, three volleys were fired over the grave. In the procession walked a contingent of National Reserves, under Captain Hewitt, a number of them having been in the old artillery. The young widow received the following letter from Col. Sir Mark Sykes on Monday: 5th Yorkshire Regiment, Old Infirmary, Newcastle-on-Tyne, 27th December, 1914. Dear Mrs Pinkney.
Please allow me to express my great sorrow that you should have lost your husband while he was serving in this battalion. He was well esteemed by all his comrades, and his loss will be felt by all who knew him. Believe me, yours sincerely etc.

2316 Pte Harrison George Wilfred. Home at Wilberton Yorks. Born at Howden Yorks. Enlisted Scarborough. Died. 9 Jan 1915. Commemorated at Bishop Wilton St Edith Churchyard.
2411 Pte Burton Thomas. Home at Flamborough, Enlisted at Bridlington. Died. 3 March 1915. Commemorated at Flamborough St Oswald Churchyard.
2388 Pte Wallace George. Enlisted Pickhill, Thirsk, N Yorks. Died 4th March 1915 aged 25. 2/5th Battalion. Commemorated at Pickhill All Saints Churchyard.
1800 Pte Gill Frank. Home at Huttons Ambo, Malton. Enlisted Scarborough. Died 14th March 1915 aged 17. Commemorated at Huttons Ambo St Margaret Churchyard.
APRIL 1915.

15th - Advance Party of Transport and details left Newcastle on Tyne, 35 strong, under Captain JAR Thomson. Other Officers were Lt GA Maxwell. Lt JS Wadsworth [TO] and 2nd Lt GB Purvis [MGO].
16th - This party arrived AT Southampton 6.0 am and sailed 7.30.am.
17th - This party arrived Le Havre in the forenoon and marched at night to camp.
18th - Left Le Havre 11.30 by train and formed juncture with Battalion en route and de-trained Cassels 6.0 am on the 19th.
17th - Battalion left Newcastle on Tyne 11.0 am at full strength [less advance party], under the command of Major J Mortimer, with whom were Capt CH Pearce, Capt JB Purvis, Capt GJ Scott, Capt GC Barber, Capt FW Robson, Capt EGC Bagshawe, Lieutenants TE Dufty,

Men of the Territorial Force, Pickering, N Yorks Company leaving the town in August 1914.

F Woodcock, ER Spofforth, H Brown, R Green. 2nd Lieutenants AF Clarke, W Vause, HS Cranswick, G Thompson, EM Thompson, FHH Barber, HE Gorst, FJ Dymond. DP Tonks. Capt & Adjutant S Grant-Dalton, Lt & QM R Rennison, Capt A Perl, RAMC [attached, Rev B Wolferstan, Chaplain. 2nd Lt Majolier had previously proceeded to France for duty with the M.L.O.]
The Battalion arrived at Folkestone at 10.0 pm and embarked on HM Transport "Onward".
18th - Battalion arrived at Boulogne 1.50 am and proceeded to Camp at St Martins. Left by train at night.
19th - Arrived at Cassels at 6.0 am and marched to Steenvoorde twelve ‘hot and very tiring’ miles to billets outside the village of Steenvoorde, where they had finally rested, for three whole days.
20th to 22nd - In billets at Steenvoorde. At midnight on the 22nd ordered to be ready at 2 hours notice.
23rd - Battalion [less QM, QMS, Sgt.Dr.5 men and guard of 6 NCOs and men of A Company] proceeded by Motor Buses to Vlamertinghe and from thence marched to A Huts at Ypres. Transport and M Guns followed.
‘As they tramped along the pave road, with Vlamertinghe and Ypres ahead, the boom of guns became even louder. Crowds of refugees were met, hurrying westwards with handcarts perambulators and almost any kind of vehicle laden with all the worldly possessions left to them’

SS "Onward" leaving Boulogne.

Informed we were to be held in Corps Reserve and ready to move at ten minutes notice. Received orders and fell in 1.15 am.
24th - Proceeded [less Machine Guns] to the banks of the Yser Canal in support of 2nd Zouaves.
The Battalion lined the Canal banks under the shelter of a ridge before daylight, the men shortly afterwards digging themselves into shelter holes.
B Company, which was somewhat exposed, suffered minor casualties from overdropping bullets.
Had first experience of shell fire in forenoon, but sustained no injury.
Attached 2nd Lt Craig and MG Section of 7th Northumberland Fus to us.
Shortly in the afternoon the Battalion was ordered to cross the Canal and support the Canadians at Chateau, where it reported at 3.0 pm being subject to rifle and shell fire en route.
From Chateau it was ordered to proceed to Saint Jean to the support of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade.

The Ypres Salient April 22nd 1915.

This village was soon afterwards in flames and the Battalion skirting its rear, skirmished across open country under heavy shelling to the 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade HQ.
Attempted repeatedly to get into touch with the York and Durham Brigade, but could obtain no reply.
Taken over by a Canadian General. Re-inforced one of his trenches and received the following order:-
"You will take up a position and entrench in rear of our present line in C.16.C. You will be ready to counter attack when necessary." signed G B Hughes, Lt Col.3rd Canadian Inf Brigade.
Constant rain all night. Several men wounded and one killed.

1958 Pte Edmond George Thomas. Son of Mrs Georgina and the late Thomas Edmond of Brookland Road, Bridlington. Born Driffield. Enlisted in the Territorial Force in September 1914. Died on 24th April 1915. Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery. Annals of Bridlington - We regret very much to state that Pte George Thomas Edmond, who went out with his Regiment about a fortnight ago,was taken ill and died of Meningitis in hospital in France.
25th - At 3.0 am received orders to proceed to Fortuin. En route passed a number of detached bodies of troops in retreat.
Arrived at rendezvous about 5.0 am in company with 5th Durham Light Infantry and met the General Officer in Command of the Yorks and Durham Brigade.
With daylight shelling commenced.
B and C Companies occupied line of reserve trenches on the Right of the road to the Left of the DLI, but no shelter availabe for the A and D Companies except the hedge bottom on roadside.
About 6.0 am these latter Companies advanced to support of Royal Irish across open field and were met with heavy shrapnel fire.
Leading parties obtained the objective when the order was given to retire as Royal Irish were falling back.
In this movement A and D Companies suffered severely, losing 8 killed and about 40 wounded [the latter including the Adjutant].
A and D Coys then dug themselves in the hedge bottom of a field to the left of the road. D Coy in line with B and C and with A at right angles on the left of D Coy.
The 7th Northumberland Fusiliers Machine Gun Section was placed on A Coy line.
Alternating bursts of the shell and rifle fire continued throughout the day.
About noon the DLI, who had been ordered to search a farmhouse requested assistance and a party of 25 of D Company under Capt GC Barber and Lt H Brown was sent out.
It was met by the fire of a Machine Gun concealed in the house and Capt Barber and a L/Cpl [Dell] were instantly killed.
Capt Purvis reported small parties of Germans due North in trenches. Orderlies were sent to Brigade stating that "Enemy was inclined to press" and asking "Have you any orders ?". No reply could be obtained.
Other casualties occurred from shell and rifle fire, which died down at nightfall, when the dead were collected and buried.
The wounded had all been attended to under fire and conveyed to the advanced dressing station. trenches were improved and preparations to hold the line for the night at all costs.
The following 16 men lost their lives this day. Their graves were destroyed in the fighting of the next three years and they are all remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.:-

Capt Barber Geoffrey Carew. Home at West Ayton, N Yorks, where he was born on November 1st 1890. He was educated at Oakham College and then worked for H E Donner, Solicitors at Scarborough. He was commissioned in 1909 and promoted to Captain in 1913. He was ordered to move forward with part of D Company to occupy a farmhouse, but were met with heavy shell and machine gun fire and was killed in this action aged 24. His name is on the Sledmere Cross. Commemorated at Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres

Pte Thomas Barnett.

1862 Pte Barnett Thomas. Home at 8 Queen St, Bridlington, Yorks. Killed in action aged 25. He left a widow and two children.
Prior to the War he had been employed as a chauffeur by a local Doctor and was a member of the St John Ambulance Brigade.
Capt J. B. Purvis of A Company, wrote to his widow.:-
"I deeply regret to inform you that your husband, Private Tom Barnett, was killed in action on Sunday, 25th April. He bore himself gallantly in a severe fight, and met his death while assisting his wounded comrades to a place of safety after attending to their injuries. His conduct was highly meritorious, and I have represented it to the authorities. The company mourns his loss and you have our sincere sympathy."

Just prior to his death Pte Barnett, on hearing of the loss of his eldest brother, Sgt W Barnett, had written home to his mother at 11 Neptune St, Bridlington.:-
"It is awfully sad news, but keep a good heart, mother, and don’t worry too much. He did his duty and gave his life for the sake of humanity, to save our England and homes from being down-trodden by the brutal Hun. He had been fighting a long time and I know he will have accounted for a good many of them during his long career in the fighting line,
so for my sake keep a good heart. We are back for a rest just now, but I am going up again soon and I will have revenge, sweet revenge, for the death of Will. I am the only one of us left now and it is up to me to help to thin out the Germans, and I am going to do it now that all my brothers have gone. Mat got put out of action at the battle of the Marne, John was wounded and taken prisoner, and now Will has been killed.

Pte J W Cundall

It is a sad but an honourable record, and some families have lost more than us. Look at Mrs Mortimer and Mrs Woodcock, they have lost all. But it is for a great and good cause, and we are winning; that is some consolation. We know that the Germans will never enter England to wreck our homes."
[Photographs and information kindly contributed by Mike Wilson of Bridlington.]
2257 Pte Cundall John William. Home at Arden, Hawnby. Born at Pickhill. Enlisted at Scarborough. Killed in action, aged 19. The son of Henry and Elizabeth Ann Cundall. At the census of 1911 his father was a Gamekeeper in Hawnby. John is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial Ypres.
[Photograph kindly contributed by Geoff King of Pickering, N Yorks.]
632 L/Cpl Dell Claude Stanley. Home at 147 Falsgrave Rd, Scarborough. Born New Cross, Lewisham, Surrey. Enlisted at Scarborough. Killed in action. aged 26. Commemorated at Menin Gate Memorial Ypres
1924 Pte Denby David. Home at 5 Gladstone Tce, Bridlington. Born at Hedon, enlisted in Bridlington, Killed in action, aged 18. Son of Percy and Florence Annie Denby.
1883 Pte Denny George. Home at 31 Kirkgate, Bridlington. Born at Amotherby. Killed in action, aged 18.

Pte Arthur Fewster.

1207 Pte Elliott Joseph, Thomas. Home at Bridlington. Born at Market Weighton. Son of John Henry and Hekna Elliott, 38 Baker Street, Sparkhill, Birmingham. Killed in action, aged 30.
1509 Pte Fewster Arthur. Home at Park Holme, Bessingby Rd, Bridlington. Killed in action aged 20.
The local paper reported - He was a smart, intelligent lad, served his apprenticeship at the ‘Quay Gazette’ office, where he was a favourite, and quickly picked up knowledge of the Mono machine. He was a Scout, in the company of which his father was Scoutmaster, and as soon as he was eligible he enrolled himself in the Bridlington Territorials, with whom he went into training at the outbreak of the war.
Captain Purvis wrote to his parents -
"He behaved himself gallantly in a very severe fight and has fallen in the service of his King and country. He was a good soldier, always did his duty, and his comrades mourn his loss, and you have our sympathy."

The Menin Gate Memorial.
It contains the names of 54,896 officers and men of the British and Commonwealth forces who fell in the Ypres Salient before 16 August 1917.
They have no known grave either because they were missing in action or more usually that they had been properly buried and their graves subsequently destroyed by shelling.

[Cemetery/Memorial photos by kind permission of - "WW1Cemeteries.com"

841 Cpl Fowler Charles. Son of Thomas and Sarah Jane Fowler of 11 St. Hilda Street. Born in Beverley, Killed in action, aged 27.
Annals of Bridlington - This fine young soldier, well known and highly respected, was a well-set-up young fellow, who was for a number of years an enthusiastic and devoted Territorial. He was a Linotype operator, and served his apprenticeship in Bridlington. He was of a kindly disposition and firm in his resolution. Duty was to him a real and serious thing, and he did it. He was for several years a member of the Priory Church choir. He was fond of cricket, and with his brother, who is at the front, was a member of the Bessingby Club. He was a Lance-corporal in the Bridlington Territorial Co. at the time of the outbreak of war, and was promoted to the rank of corporal at Newcastle-on-Tyne. He left for France with the Battalion three weeks ago and took part in the great fight on the 21st ult. It was understood that he was struck in the side during the battle, dying instantly. In their great sorrow there will be deep sympathy felt for the bereaved father and mother, and other relatives.
His brother wrote home to their mother:- Dear Mother.
I am writing to try to console you a little in your great loss; but someone has to go under, and we must try and realise it is a noble death to die for one’s country, and poor Charlie’s death was very merciful. He never suffered an instant, which is a great thing when we consider what some poor fellows have to go through. Everyone here is very sympathetic, as he was very much liked throughout the Company. We are back in a rest camp now for a bit, so we are out of danger for the present.
We were run into it very suddenly, but it was a critical time, and we happened to be the troops nearest to hand. You will feel this loss very greatly, but everyone has to go some time or other, so I ask you to bear up with the same courage at home as I assure you Charlie showed out here, for everyone who was in action that day was a hero. A lot of lives were lost that day and unfortunately Charlie was one of them. I am quite well and unhurt, and hope to remain so. Please accept my love and sympathy.
Your loving son, Harry.

1239 Pte Hodgson Bielby. Home at Buckton Bridlington, place of birth and enlistment. Killed in action. aged 25. Commemorated at Menin Gate Memorial Ypres.
2248 Pte Jenkinson Thomas. Home at Fortuyn 57 Mitford St, Filey. place of birth. Enlisted Scarborough. Killed in action. aged 19. Commemorated at Menin Gate Memorial Ypres.
591 Sgt Joy David Graham. Born High Hoyland Barnsley. Enlisted at Sand Hutton, Yorks. Killed in action. Commemorated at Menin Gate Memorial Ypres.
2868 Pte Lawson Sydney John. Enlisted Driffield. Killed in action. Commemorated at Menin Gate Memorial Ypres.

Pte John William Wilson.

2223 Pte Simpson Archibald. Born and enlisted at Malton. Killed in action aged 19. Commemorated at Menin Gate Memorial Ypres.
1881 Pte Waller Arthur John. Home at Scarborough, place of birth. Enlisted Bridlington. Killed in action. Commemorated at Menin Gate Memorial Ypres.

2370 Pte Wilson John William. Home at 33 Westbourne Ave, Bridlington. Son of John Henry and Eliza Wilson of 18 St John's Walk Bridlington. Killed in action on the 25th April 1915. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.
He left a widow and five young children, the eldest only nine. His father had died suddenly just five week previously while delivering newspapers.
Prior to the War, John had been a joiner and by 1914 was a Building Inspector. In 1901 he had enlisted in the Bridlington Rifles, but withdrew on the formation of the Territorial Force and enrolled himself with the National Reserves.
On the outbreak of war he enlisted in the 5th Yorks Bn.
Captain J. B. Purvis of "A" Company wrote to his family stating that Private Willson had met his death in action on the 25th April. He was a brave man and died like a true British soldier.
Photograph and information kindly contributed by his Grandson, Mike Wilson of Bridlington, Yorks. Mike's website.
26th - Same position. Reported position again to Brigade. Ordered to remain. 2 Lt E Majolier, Acting Adjutant. Heavy shelling as on previous day with considerable sniping.
Closely adjacent farmhouse destroyed by enemy's incendiary shells.
Slight relief in local area when Lahore Division went into action during afternoon on the slopes to West of our position.
Trenches further improved. Further casualties. At night advanced and occupied line of trenches in relief of London Regiment in Horseshoe.

2034 Pte Hunter Frederick Leo. Home at 109 Victoria Rd, Scarborough. Born Hull and enlisted Scarborough. Died of wounds, aged 19, Commemorated at Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery.

Sgt Frederick Harold Reed.

376 Sgt Reed Frederick Harold. ‘B’ Company. Born at Beverley, Younges son of the late Sanitary Inspector Reed, of Bridlington; husband of Amy Reed, 10 The Bungalows, North Back Lane, Bridlington. Died of wounds on the 26th April 1915, aged 32. Buried in White House Cemetery, St Jean-les-Ypres.
Annals of Bridlington - His death has been confirmed by a letter from Captain Purvis, who was well known in Bridlington. He was for some years a postman, and afterwards assistant caretaker at the Bridlington Grammar School. Amongst the men of the ‘B’ Company he was a great favourite, and was one of the signalling detachment. He leaves a widow and one son, for whom the deepest sympathy will be felt. He took a deep interest in the Territorial movement, and went into training with his company at the outbreak of the war. Mrs Reed, has received the following letter from Sgt Fowler, of the same Company. "I am writing to tell you that the other day we came across the place where Harold was buried. It is in a garden behind the baths which we use when we are out of the trenches. It appears that the place was used for about a fortnight last April as a temporary hospital and Harold evidently was taken there, and died two days afterwards. We have had a Sergeant in charge of the baths, and he has had the grave done up, and I must say it looks beautiful.
It is one of the prettiest graves I have seen. It has a border of bent willow twigs round it, and then a border of snowdrops, with a little garden with a sort of pyramid of willow twigs in the centre. Our Colonel has had a new cross put up for him also, so that anyone will be able to find it afterwards. I know it will be some consolation to you to know that someone has seen the place where he lies, and that his resting place has been made as pretty as it is possible by his own comrades. I might say that when it was found everyone was anxious to do the best he could to make the spot look neat and tidy. We have been in this district for some time now, but I think we are leaving it again. I don’t think anyone is sorry, as the place has too many unpleasant recollections."
2679 Pte Robinson Alfred. Enlisted Malton. Killed in action. Commemorated at Menin Gate Memorial Ypres.
2228 Pte Tallentire Harry. Born in Bridlington, lived in Driffield, son of the late Richard and Mary Tallentire, husband of Mary Alice Tallentire, of Harpham Road, Kilham/16 Clarence Road. Killed in action on 26th April 1915, aged 33. Commemorated at Ypres Menin Gate Memorial.
1626 Pte Thorpe George Thomas. Born Hull and enlisted Scarborough. Killed in action. aged 17. Commemorated at Menin Gate Memorial Ypres.
27th - In these trenches. Shelled, but replied vigourously to rifle fire.
28th - In trenches. Relieved midnight by 4th East Yorks Regt.
Casualties for tour. Killed 1 Officer and 23 Other Ranks.
Wounded 1 Officer and 106 OR. Of these 6 subsequently died of their wounds.

2793 Pte Church Percy Henry Hardman. Home at Greenway, Tockenham, Wooton Basset, Wilts. Enlisted at Malton Yorks. Killed in action on 28th April 1915. Commemorated at Menin Gate Memorial Ypres.
1921 L/Cpl Evett [Evitt] Samuel. Home at Bridlington. Born in Jersey, Son of Emmanuel George and Mary Evett, of Jersey, Channel Islands. Died of wounds received on the 25th, aged 27. Buried in Hazebrouk Communal Cemetery.
Annals of Bridlington - News has reached Bridlington that Private Samuel Evitt has died of wounds received in action near Ypres, on the 25th April. He was formerly in the employ of Mr J. J. Wardill, dentist, on Prospect Street, Bridlington, and was held in high esteem by all who knew him.
It appears that he was wounded on Sunday, April 25, but news of his death did not reach Bridlington until early this week.
The following extract from a letter written by Lance-Sergeant Saltonstall to his mother tells how bravely Private Evitt met his death:
"My dearest Mother. You ask how Sammy is. Well, dear, I have not told you before, as I thought it was upset you, but he was hit badly hit last Sunday week, the 25th, when we were in a very hot corner. He was next to me, dear, at the time, and I did all in my power for him. I bandaged him up, and talked to him to keep him cheerful. I saw him removed on a stretcher, and the last I saw of the poor little chap. We had stuck together throughout it all until then and his last goodbye to me was: ‘So long, old boy, and thank you; we have been pals, haven’t we?’ Since then (yesterday to be exact, I heard in the orderly room that he was dead. Of course, it make not be that but I am afraid it is to. Still, even if it is, he died like a man, and was in war. But I do miss him."

Note: ‘Evitt’ appears in local newspapers, ‘Evett’ on Commonwealth Graves Commission website.
29th - Rest Camp C Huts, where arrived 2.0 am.

254 Sgt Hare John. Born and enlisted at Beverley. Died of wounds. 29th April 1915. D Coy. In Volunteers since 1906. Commemorated at Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery.
2050 Pte Robinson Harry. Home at 53 Doncaster Rd, Goldthorpe Rotherham, Born Eastwood Notts. Enlisted Scarborough. Died of wounds. 29th April. aged 24. Assistant Scout Master of 1st Goldthorpe Troop. Commemorated at Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery
30th - C Huts. Shelled out and sheltered in trenches North of Camp.
1914 Pte Coulson John William. Home at West Hartlepool, Born and enlisted at Scarborough. Died of wounds 30th April 1915. Commemorated at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery Hospital.
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