Hull pals david bilton on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in response to kitcheners famous call for a million volunteers local communities raised entire battalions for the service on the western front hull folk are reticent people and the hull pals were no exception this book tells their inspiring story of sacrifice and gallantry under appalling conditions. By the end of september over fifty towns in britain had formed pals battalions the larger towns and cities were able to form more than one battalion manchester and hull had four liverpool birmingham and glasgow had three and many more were able to raise at least two battalions in glasgow one battalion was drawn from the drivers conductors . Hull pals memorial posts has 685 members this is a five and a half year mission to commemorate every single soldier who lost their life fighting for the. The hull pals were a brigade of four battalions of the east yorkshire regiment the east yorks raised as part of kitcheners army in 1914 they served in 31st division at serre on the first day of the battle of the somme in 1916 though they escaped the worst of the disaster however they
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