Published By John Davies
Locre. 12 Bn West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own). 4 May 1916.
The 12 Bn West Yorkshire Regiment was a ‘Pals’ battalion, raised at York in September 1914. They had arrived in France in September 1915 and gone into actiom during the Battle of Loos when they suffered heavy casualties. The battalion had then served in and around Ypres. At the end of April 1916 they moved from Mereten to billets at Locre. They went into Divisional Reserve spending their time on working parties. On 29 April they went into the front line at Locre, but it is not known where. During the second night there was a gas attack to the right, the battalion ‘stood to’ all night – casualties were 4 ORs wounded, the enemy was otherwise quiet. On 3 May casualties were 5 ORs KIA and 2 wounded. On 4 May 4 ORs were KIA and 4 wounded; that night they were relieved and moved back to brigade reserves.
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B&O 1916. Ypres. Locre. 2 Bn West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own). 4 May 1916.END