The East Yorkshire Regiment

Battalions of the Regular Army

1st Battalion
August 1914 : in York. Part of 18th Brigade, 6th Division. Moved on 8 August to Edinburgh then six days later to Cambridge.
Landed at St Nazaire on 10 September 1914.
26 November 1915 : transferred to 64th Brigade, 21st Division.
War diary extract on this site

2nd Battalion
August 1914 : in Kamptee. Returned to England and landed in December 1914. Moved to Hursley Park near Winchester.
December 1914 : attached to 83rd Brigade, 28th Division.
16 January 1915 : landed at Le Havre.
26 October 1915 : sailed from Marseilles to Egypt and on to Salonika.

3rd (Reserve) Battalion
August 1914 : in Beverley. A training unit, it remained in UK throughout the war. Moved within a few days of declaration of war to Hedon, for duty as the Humber Garrison. Made the short journey in April 1916 to Withernsea.

Battalions of the Territorial Force

1/4th Battalion
August 1914 : in Londesborough Barracks, Hull.
Part of York and Durham Brigade, Northumbrian Division.
17 April 1915 : landed at Boulogne.
12 May 1915 : formation became 150th Brigade, 50th (Northumbrian) Division.
15 July 1918 : reduced to cadre and transferred to Lines of Communication.
16 August 1918 :transferred to 116th Brigade, 39th Division.
7 November 1918 : demobilised in France.

5th (Cyclist) Battalion
August 1914 : in Park Street, Hull. Remained in UK throughout the war. Soon moved to Louth and thence in May 1915 to Withernsea. Moved on from there to Newbiggin and became part of Tyne Garrison.

2/4th Battalion
Formed at Darlington in September 1914 as a second line battalion. Moved to Hull in November 1914.
February 1915 : moved back to Darlington and came under orders of 189th Brigade, 63rd (2nd Northumbrian) Division. In July 1915 moved to Cramlington and in November 1915 to Retford. Division was broken up in July 1916 and Brigade moved to Catterick.
Moved in November 1916 to Bermuda, remaining there throughout the rest of the war.

3/4th Battalion
Formed at Hull on 19 June 1915 but soon moved to South Dalton.
8 April 1916 : became 4th Reserve Battalion. By September 1916 was at Catterick. In 1917 was at Hornsea and by November 1918 was at South Dalton, part of Humber Garrison.

Battalions of the New Armies

6th (Service) Battalion (Pioneers)
Formed at Beverley on 27 August 1914 as part of K1 and came under orders of 32nd Brigade, 11th (Northern) Division.
December 1914 : became the Pioneer Battalion to the Division.
1 July 1915 : sailed from Avonmouth for Gallipoli via Mudros and landed at Suvla Bay 7 August 1915.
10 July 1916 : landed at Marseilles.

7th (Service) Battalion
Formed at Beverley on 16 September 1914 as part of K2 and came under orders of 50th Brigade, 17th (Northern) Division.
14 July 1915 : landed at Boulogne.

8th (Service) Battalion
Formed at Beverley on 22 September 1914 as part of K3 and came under orders of 62nd Brigade, 21st Division.
9 September 1915 : landed at Boulogne.
16 November 1915 : transferred to 8th Brigade, 3rd Division.
17 February 1918 : disbanded in France. Troops formed 10th Entrenching Bn with men from 12th West Yorks.

9th (Reserve) Battalion
Formed in York on 9 November 1914 as a Service battalion, part of K4, coming under orders of 90th Brigade, original 30th Division.
10 April 1915: became a Reserve Battalion. Moved in May 1915 to Harrogate and in September of that year to Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase.
1 September 1916 : converted into 7th Training Reserve Battalion in 2nd Reserve Brigade.

10th (Service) Battalion (1st Hull)
Formed in Hull on 29 August 1914 by Lord Nunburnholme and the East Riding TF Association. Commonly known as the Hull Commercials Battalion.
June 1915 : came under orders of 92nd Brigade, 31st Division.
15 December 1915 : moved to Egypt. Went on to France in March 1916.
War diary extract on this site

11th (Service) Battalion (2nd Hull)
Formed in Hull on 2 September 1914 by Lord Nunburnholme and the East Riding TF Association. Commonly known as the Hull Tradesmen's Battalion.
Record same as 10th Bn.

12th (Service) Battalion (3rd Hull)
Formed in Hull on 11 August 1914 by Lord Nunburnholme and the East Riding TF Association. Commonly known as the Hull Sportsmen's Battalion.
Record same as 10th Bn.
8 February 1918 : disbanded in France.

13th (Service) Battalion (4th Hull)
Formed in Hull on 11 August 1914 by Lord Nunburnholme and the East Riding TF Association. Commonly known as the T'Others!
Record same as 10th Bn.
8 February 1918 : disbanded in France.

14th (Reserve) Battalion
Formed in Lichfield in August 1915 as a Reserve battalion and moved to Clipstone Camp. By April 1916 was at Seaton Delaval.
1 September 1916 : became 90th Training Reserve Battalion of 21st Reserve Brigade and moved to Blyth.

15th (Reserve) Battalion
Formed at Seaton Delaval in February 1916 by the 14th Bn. as local Reserve.
1 September 1916 : absorbed by 15th Bn York & Lancs, and became 91st Training Reserve Battalion of 21st Reserve Brigade.

Other Battalions

1st Garrison Battalion
Formed in Sheffield in October 1915. Moved to Lichfield in November 1915 and in February 1916 went to India. Joined Allahabad Brigade in 8th (Lucknow) Division. Moved to Lucknow Brigade in same Division in March 1918.

2nd (Home Service) Garrison Battalion
Formed in Hull in April 1916. In August 1917 was converted into 8th Battalion of Royal Defence Corps.