BRITISH PRISONERS OF WAR IN GERMAN CAPTIVITY, 1914-1918
Q 31277. Private Norman A. Veitch of the 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (army numbers 1141 and 240082) a POW returned from Germany. The private was taken prisoner on the 27th May 1918 and then sent to work on railway buildings behind the German lines until rendered too sick to continue work
The Long, Long Trail – Researching soldiers of the British Army in the Great War of 1914-1919
The soldiers, units, regiments and battles of the British Army of the First World War, and how to research and understand them.
Voices of the First World War: Trench Life
That bloody great thing’d come up there and stand up on its back legs and gnaw something like that, you know. I used to line the sights up and give them one round of ball, bang! Blow ‘em to nothing.
thisdayinwwi: “Oct 5 1917 8th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment going up to the line near Frezenberg during Third Battle of Ypres… https://t.co/grcT0ki3Rs...
Survivors of the original 10th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment - WW1 Timeline
The battalion went to Egypt in December 1915, then was moved to France in March 1916 as part of the 92nd Brigade, 31st Division. There the battalion took part in some of the toughest fighting of the war, participating in the Battle...
History of Regiments
Regiments have always been proud of their tradiitons and customs. Find out more about the Battle Honours carried on the Colours, Nicknames of the Regiments, how regimental traditions started or find out about the Regimental Marches.
East Yorkshire Regiment-Bantams (9th or 18th Bttn?)
I posted a photo some years back of a group of EY Regt NCOs. I had no joy in tracking any of them down, but in Morrisons supermarket in Beverley last week I noticed another of their photos showing the East Yorkshire Regt. (They have a small display in the foyer as the store is built on the old Vi...
East Yorkshire Regiment suffers heavy losses at Oppy Wood - WW1 Timeline
The village of Oppy in France had been in German hands since October 1914 and was part of a formidable defensive system including trenches, dug-outs and thick barbed wire defences. During the Battle of Arras, which began in April 1917, the British tried...