Search results for West Riding Territorials.

21 November 1917 : Pte George Wilson was reported missing in action on this day

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266366 Pte George Wilson, B Coy, 2/6th Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regt The eldest¬†, George worked on his father's dairy farm at Bank House Steeton before the war.¬† He enlisted into the West Riding Territorials in January 1915 and was sent overseas to join the 62nd Division on the Western Front in February 1917. After taking part in th…


4 May 1915: Capt Godfrey Henry Ermen, 2/6th Bn Duke of Wellingtons (W Riding) Regt.

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Godfrey was born at Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire in 1877. Before the war he was a general manager for the English Sewing Cotton Company. Having seen previous service with the 6th Manchester Regiment in the Boer War, he applied for a commission immediately upon the outbreak of war in August 1914, which was granted into the reserve battalion of the…