WW1 Memorial Reckitt And Sons – Hull

Reckitt’s is a Hull based company, formed in 1842, internationally renowned for its health and cleaning products. By the time of the Great War it had already pioneered a number of scientific breakthroughs to create revolutionary cleaning products, such as Robins Starch (1899), the UK’s first liquid metal polish Brasso (1905), and the silver polish, … Read more


Arthur and Stanley Blagg, from Hessle Hull, enlisted as teenagers in the Hull Pals. Arthur was killed with the 12th East Yorkshire regiment, at Oppy Wood, on 3rd May 1917, aged 21. His brother Stanley, was killed the following year in August 1918, aged 19.

St Julian Battle, April 1915 -the 1/4th East Yorkshire defend the Ypres Canal

The 4th Battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment (T.F.) was raised in 1858 and was known for many years as the “Hull Rifles” and later as the “Fighting Fourth” After having various titles, as the volunteer system of the home defence developed, it became the Territorial Force in 1908, based at Londesborough Barracks, Hull. Under this … Read more

The Great War 1914- 18

The Great War 1914- 18 The “Great War”, (or the First World War as it would be later known), was one of the most destructive wars in world history. It was a war like no other, where the British, French, Russian, German, Austria Hungarian and Ottoman Empires merged into two opposing forces. Centred in Europe, the Great … Read more

World War 1

The Beginning of the War for Britain Britain in 1914 Britain at the start of World War One, was a much different place than today. Britain in 1914 ruled the largest empire in history, through industrial might, commercial prowess and maritime supremacy. Britain through its colonies, dominions, protectorates and mandates, controlled about a quarter of … Read more