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I have recently discovered that one of my relatives served in the KOLI 1/5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. I have very little information about this regiment. Can anyone help.

Private Samuel A Revill b. 1847

Died 23rd October 1917

No. 5411 242244

He won the Victory medal and the British medal.

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Bill

Are you sure that the birth year is correct? It would make him seventy at Third Ypres!

regards

Mel

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Bill

Are you sure that the birth year is correct? It would make him seventy at Third Ypres!

regards

Mel

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Bill

Here is his SDGW entry:

Name: Samuel Andrew Revill

Birth Place: Heeley, Sheffield

Residence: Sheffield

Death Date: 23 Oct 1917

Rank: Private

Regiment: King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Battalion: 1/5th Battalion.

Number: 242244

Type of Casualty: Died of wounds

Theater of War: Flanders

He died at the 44th CCS as per the CWGC details on his cemetery:

The cemetery was begun and used by the 3rd Australian and 44th Casualty Clearing Stations when they moved to Poperinghe (now Poperinge), from Brandhoek and Lijssenthoek respectively, in September 1917. Nearly all the burials in Plots I to IX came from these Casualty Clearing Stations, whilst they operated in this area during the 1917 Battle of Ypres, up until December 1917.

LLT info on 1/5th here:

http://www.1914-1918.net/49div.htm

Mel

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Bill

Here is his SDGW entry:

Name: Samuel Andrew Revill

Birth Place: Heeley, Sheffield

Residence: Sheffield

Death Date: 23 Oct 1917

Rank: Private

Regiment: King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Battalion: 1/5th Battalion.

Number: 242244

Type of Casualty: Died of wounds

Theater of War: Flanders

He died at the 44th CCS as per the CWGC details on his cemetery:

The cemetery was begun and used by the 3rd Australian and 44th Casualty Clearing Stations when they moved to Poperinghe (now Poperinge), from Brandhoek and Lijssenthoek respectively, in September 1917. Nearly all the burials in Plots I to IX came from these Casualty Clearing Stations, whilst they operated in this area during the 1917 Battle of Ypres, up until December 1917.

LLT info on 1/5th here:

http://www.1914-1918.net/49div.htm

Mel

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Hello Bill,

The 5th Bn, The King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) was one of the two territorial battalions of the King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). This was one of the Line Regiments of the British Army, and recruited from South Yorkshire. Its 5th Bn was formed in 1908 with HQ at Doncaster and companies at Doncaster, Pontefract, Goole and other towns in that area.

Upon outbreak of hostilities in August 1914 units of the Territorial Forces started to form second line units that were to act as depot for the unit serving overseas. This explains the designation "1/5th"; the second line unit was designated "2/5th". Third line units were formed early 1915, and second line units also went overseas. Early 1918 the 1/5th Bn was broken up, with part amalgamating with the 2/5th Bn as 5th Bn. (The bn was reconstituted after the war and was converted into an artillery role in the late 1930s)

Hope this helps a bit on your question about the 1/5th Bn.

Best regards,

Wienand

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Bill,

there's an S.A. Revill on the St Mary's Roll of Honour, Bramall Lane.

Dean.

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