Structure of the battalion in April 1915.

Reconstructed structure of the Battalion as it stood on 19 April 1915 (Currently under construction).  Reconstructed army lists leading up to this period can be found here.

Lt Colonel
Harry Crawford Watson

Major (company)
Stanley Edgar Badcock (B)
John Edward Hawdon (Second in command)
John Gray (At depot)

Captain (company)
Alfred Cummins (A)
William Devey (C)
Jonathan Townend (D)
John William Jeffreys (Adjutant – attached regular)
Frederick Livesey
Joseph Monkhouse
Robert Park
Frederick Walton
Thomas Welch
Charles E Cleminson (At depot)
John H Ramsey (At depot)
Samuel Rayner (At depot)
George Rudd (Adjutant at depot)
Harry Shearwater (At Depot – attached regular)

William Hope

RAMC Doctor
William Mackay

Walter Frederick Badcock
Henry Bircham (Transport officer)
William Gill
Alfred Hare
Ralph Hare
Arnold Haythornthwaite
H Haythornthwaite
Thomas Heslop
Robert Peberby (At depot)
Charles Wawn (At depot)

Second Lieutenant
George Roddam Angus
Alfred Blenkinsopp
John Favell
George Kirkhouse
Colin Kynoch
John Leighton
Percy Lyon
Harry Nicholson
Kenneth Stuart
Sydney Thorpe
Bernard Storr (At depot)

Regimental Serjeant Major
1319 Perry (attached regular)

Regimental Quartermaster Serjeant
650 Barrow

Bugle Major
1235 Jackson

Company Quarter Master Serjeant  (company)
184 Barrett
576 Bennison (B)
986 Walton
651 Bennison (D)

Company Serjeant Major (company)
94 Lancaster (A)
192 Bulman
561 McNair
9127 Bousfield (attached regular)

Battalion Armourer-Serjeant
A1334 Osbourne (attached from Army Ordnance Corps)



Joseph Stirk 2383

Born : Abt 1878
Enlisted at : Bishop Auckland on 08/09/1914
Sent overseas on : 19/04/1915
Discharged on : 26/02/1919
Died on : Unknown
Extra Notes :  Suffered a shrapnel wound to the right leg on 1 May 1915, also states he was suffering shell shock.Evacuated to England onboard the “St Patrick” on 3 May 1915 Ncl Journal of 3 June 1915 states he had been wounded. Later Sergeant cook with 3/6th DLI.

William Ryder 2085

Born : Unknown
Enlisted at : Unknown
Sent overseas on : 19/04/1915
Discharged on : Unknown
Died on : Unknown
Extra Notes : Private in April 1915. Ncl Journal of 18 May 1915 reports he was in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley from 16 May 1915.

Alexander Matthews 2159

Born : Abt 1885
Enlisted at : Unknown on 19/04/1914
Sent overseas on : 19/04/1915
Discharged on : 11/07/1918
Died on : Unknown
Extra Notes : Ncl Journal of 12 May 1915 reports he was in Rouen Hospital with the effects of Gas. Later posted to the Royal Defence Corps.

Henry Lane 2181

Born : Abt 1897
Enlisted at : Willington on 26/05/1914
Sent overseas on : Never Overseas
Discharged on : Unknown
Died on : Unknown
Extra Notes : A letter in his service file indicates his brother and father were serving with the DLI. Sent to France on 3 Sep 1916 with the York & Lancs. Court of inquiry on 13 Jun 1917 as to how he suffered an eye injury whilst serving with 2nd Bn York & Lancs. When training at 16th Bde school of instruction, Bethune, France, a grenade being held by a Pvt Pheonix exploded and a piece of detonator entered his eye. Released to civilian employment in July 1917.