Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
John Sheen's Photographic Collection, - Groups
The following group photographs of the Yorkshire Regiment have been supplied by John Sheen. In a small number of cases individual soldiers have been identifief.
The photographs are presented with the battalions in numerical order. In all cases, select the thumbnail photo for a larger version which opens in a new window. Close the windown that opens to return to this page.
|7th (Service) Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment.
12 Platoon, C Coy.
|8th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, Folkestone 1915. Unidentified
The Sergeant on the Officer's left wears at least 4 medal ribbons.
On the third row from the front, second from the left, the soldier has been identified as Private William Stevenson 31497 Scottish Rifles, formerly 11540 Yorkshire Regt.
(b 3/10/1881, d 22/5/1950) from Middlesbrough.
Ref : g-daughter Hannah Stevenson & g-grandson William Stevenson (Paul Bollands, <firstname.lastname@example.org>).
5th from the left in the rear row is Private John Walker, 13202.
|Durham City, North Road, Railway Station, 1400 Hours 3 September 1914,
men from Durham City leave to join the Yorkshire Regiment. On arrival
at Richmond they were split between the various service battalions that
1. Private Walter Sheen 13093. 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment
Resided 1 Sidegate Durham City. Shellshock August 1916, GSW Forearm October 1916, Shrapnel wnds L Hand Oct 1918.
2. Private Patrick (Paddy) Burke. 13089.10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.
Enlisted Durham City 3/9/14 Resident Milburngate, Durham City, Discharged KR xviii Wounds 22/3/18.
3. 13101 Pte Harry Inglis. 13101. 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.
Resided 1 Sidegate Durham City. Killed in Action 10 July 1916 at the Capture of Contalmaison.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.
Harry Inglis was the No 2 on the Lewis Gun carried by Walter Sheen. They both lived in the same tenement and when Walter returned home he gave Mrs Inglis a Green Howards cap badge and told her that was all of Harry that was picked up, as he had been “blown to bits”. Of course today we know they were wearing steel helmets so it was Walter's way of dealing with a mothers grief.
|8th or 9th (Service) Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment.
From a postcard sent by "Harry" to his brother.
"Just a few lines hoping to find you well as it leaves me in the pink. I got this photo taken just as I was going for a wash. Don't laugh. In a hurry tonight as we have just got orders we have to pack up and leave camp first thing in the morning."
|10th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment in various dress October 1914. Some in civilian clothes, some in Kitchener Blue and the NCO’s wearing the prewar Scarlet Tunic. Note the use of wooden rifles for drill purposes.||10th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment in various dress October 1914. Some in civilian clothes, some in Kitchener Blue and the NCO’s wearing the prewar Scarlet Tunic. Note the use of wooden rifles for drill purposes.|
|A group from "A" Coy, 10th Battalion.
From a postcard sent from Aylesbury to "Miss A Smart, High Street, Kippax, Nr Leeds, Yorks."
From Arthur, - Dear Miss Smart. "Thanks very much for your kindness in sending me eatables which will come in very handy. Kindly accept PC. We are very hard time of it. With kindest regards, Arthur."
|A group from the 12th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment.
Taken at Newcastle July 1915. Posted to Mrs Kirby, 16 ShortridgeTerrace, Jesmond, Newcastle. Sent By F Durrans.
Message reads; - Dear Friends. Just a line to say the reason I have not paid you another visit is because we have been kept to camp owing to a good case of fires. You may be sure I shall come to see you again as soon as possible as we are all tired of being fastened up here. Yours sincerely, F Durrans.
23352 Private Frederick Durrans lived at 39 Allison Street, Guisborough, and was aged 31 when he enlisted into 12th Yorkshire Regiment on 10/4/1915. He was posted to the Depot company, which became 14th Yorkshire Regiment and then in September 1916 the 81st Training Reserve Battalion, where he was re-numbered TR/5/4447. On 23/5/1917 he was transferred to the 498 (Home Service) Labour Company, where he was re-numbered for a third time as 260962. He was posted to Northern Command Labour Centre in Ripon on 5/1/1918 and from there to 584 (Home Service) Labour Company on 18/1/1918, where he was employed in the Officers Mess Kitchens. He was discharged on 22/12/1918.
|Unidentified Platoon of Bantams. 13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Postcard sent to Mrs F Roberts, 15 Faraday Street, Parliament Road, Middlesbrough.|
|Group from the 18th Battalion.
Identified as being 18th Battalion by the Clacton photographer's mark on the back of the print.
The 24th Provisional Battalion was formed by Home Service men of the Territorial Battalions, and moved to Clacton as part of 222 Brigade, before being renamed the 18th Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment.