SKELTON - IN - CLEVELAND
"WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"
Private ROBERT H. HUSBAND.
28415, 7th Bn., East Yorkshire Regiment.
who died on the 24th April 1917.
Son of John and Mary J Husband of 21
Harker St, Skelton Green, N Yorks
The Skelton War Memorial and the Skelton Church Plaque records the
death of HUSBAND H. East Yorks.
The Commonwealth War Graves has a memorial to Robert H Husband, East
The census of 1901 records Robert H Husband, aged 4, living at 21/23
Harker St and having been born in Skelton.
Perhaps he became better known by his second name.
His father, John 38, also born in Skelton was an Ironstone miner and
married to Mary 42, who came from Cornwall.
They had three other children - Mary 9, John W 7 and Joseph 2.
East Yorkshire Regiment.
The 1st/4th Bn East Yorks were part of the 150th (York and Durham)
Brigade, which was in turn part of the 50th (Northumbrian) Division.
The Division served with distinction on the Western Front throughout
The Division fought in the Arras offensive which was launched on the
9th April against the formidable Hindenberg line
to which the Germans had made a strategic withdrawal.
The struggle continued on until May in several phases, opening with the
Battle of Vimy and then the three Battles of
the Scarpe (a river in that region).
The final Battle of Bullecourt brought this "push" to an end and like
all the others, it started well only to become bogged down in a
stalemate with terrible loss of life.
Robert's death occurred at the time of the Second Battle of the Scarpe.
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