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2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment.


Tony Lund
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I am looking for a little information about the above battalion on 5th November 1918, when the last Holmfirth man to be killed in action died. He was Louis Woodhead, serving with the 2nd Yorkshires. He was buried at Roisin Communal Cemetery, Honnelles, Hainaut, Belgium.

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Tony.

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The regimental History merely states that on this day, they assisted the West Yorkshires in capturing Roisin, then took over the front line.

Dave.

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Thanks for looking, at least I have a general idea now, at Roisin

in action assisting the West Yorkshires, that will do for now.

Tony.

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Tony,

The West York's History gives a little more detail...

The 9th bn, having received orders to resume the attack at 5.30 on the 5th, advanced at that hour under the barrage to Roisin. Patrols entered the village, but little opposition was encountered, a few Germans being captured. Despite the fact that the village was crowded with civilians (whose presence must have been known to the Germans) Roisin was heavily shelled. About 300 yds east of the village the West Yorkshires dug in and consolidated the line.

The 9/W.Yorks lost 9 killed and 34 wounded during the day.

Dave.

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