Max Kaye (Chayet)

Max Chayet (1891-1916) The Roll of Honour in Pryme Street Shul includes the name Private M Kaye of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). The story of this young soldier, where he was born, where he died and his real name was the subject of my talk entitled “Finding Private Kay” at Hull Day Limmud … Read more

Gallipoli, Turkey, 1915

THE GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN – The East Yorkshire’s fight at Tekke Teppe.  The Gallipoli Peninsula runs in a south-westerly direction into the Aegean Sea between the Hellesport (now known as the Dardanelles) and the bay of Melas, which today is known as Saros Bay. At the time of the First World War, this narrow sea strait was a direct route to the Russian Empire, but was controlled by … Read more

Oppy Wood, Arras, France 1917

OPPY WOOD, 3rd May 1917 – The Hull Pals Attack The Capture of Oppy Wood was an engagement, North East of Arras, between May and June 1917. The Germans were in possession of a fortified wood, to the west of the village of Oppy, which overlooked British positions. The wood was 1-acre in area and contained many German observation posts, … Read more

List of WW1 Casualties

Civilian Deaths as a result of direct military action: 950,000 Civilian Deaths caused by disease and famine: 6 million  Country with the most military deaths: Germany (2.1 million) Country with highest total death toll: Russia (3.8 million)  Highest Percentage of population killed: Serbia (16.11%) 250,000 British Soldiers were suffered a partial or full amputation, as a … Read more