Here are 10 facts that tell the story of World War One at sea. Although primarily a land-war, there were significant skirmishes at sea. 1. The Battle of Heligoland Bight (August 1914) was the first naval battle of WW1 The British fleet ambushed and sunk three German light cruisers and one destroyer. 2. In 1914 SM U-9 (a German … Read more
‘HMT ARGYLL H923’ sunk 15th June 1915 On the 15th June 1915, the Hull vessel, was torpedoed by the submarine UC-11, off the Harwich coast. All seven Hull fishermen were lost: * ALDAN Albert (46), 4 St Andrews Street, Hull. Chief Engineer * BOWLES Fred (35), 6 Rugby Terace, Rugby Street, Hull. Deckhand * COWLAM Jack (29), 3 … Read more
John Rumble, was skipper of the fishing vessel “Jersey”, lost at sea, on 5th November 1915, aged 27. His brother, Lance Corporal, Watson Burnham Rumble, 6th East Yorkshire Pioneers was killed at Gallipoli, on 9th August 1915, aged 20. Another brother, James Henry Rumble was a deckhand in the Royal Naval Reserve, and died in Hull on 19th … Read more
Samuel Wass, 20th Hussars, George William Wass, 2/5th West Riding Regiment, James Wass, 6th east Yorkshire Piioneers, and John Wass, 8th East Yorkshire battalion, were four Hull brothers all dead within 16 months of the war. They were the only children of Luke James Wass and his wife, Clara, at 4 Robinson Place, Princess Street, … Read more
Arthur Septimus & Harriet Perry, of 81 Hessle Road lost: Stoker, ARTHUR WILLIAM PERRY, Royal Navy – 26/12/1918, Aged 21. Private,JOHN THOMAS PERRY, 6TH EYR, on 6/09/1916, Aged 24. Private, HAROLD JAMES PERRY, 19TH Middlesex regiment, on7/10/1918, Aged 19. Priavte, JOHN WILLIAM O’NEIL, EYR, killed in action at Oppy Wood, on 3/05/1917, Aged 20, was the cousin of the above brothers. All thier … Read more
George and Emma Booth, of Chapel Lane, Hull, lost their son Fred Booth serving on Minesweepers, in March 1916, another son, John William Booth, at the Battle of Jultland in May 1916 and their third son, Private, Albert Edward Booth, on the Somme, on the 2nd April 1918.
Fred, Matthew and Robert Driver, were three brothers, from 3 Devon Grove, Sculcoates Lane, Hull, that died in the war.
Kate and John Hedges, of 16 Goodrick Terrace, Cave Street, lost their three sons. Noel Victor Hedges died of wounds recieved on the Somme, on 8th July 1916, aged 19. their eldest son, Mark Ellis Hedges, died at Ypres on 26th September, 1917, aged 27. Their other son Frank Arthur Hedges, died on the Menin Road, after only one month at … Read more
Anthony and Catherine Walsh, from Gordon Street, Hull, lost three sons, from their family of ten children. Their eldest son Anthony had served in the military for10 years before re-enlisting at the outbreak of war. He was discharged from the army with mania and committed to Beverley Asylum, where he died in May 1916. Their other … Read more
The three Diglin brothers (photo below) were George Diglin, East Yorks Regt, service no 13/505, killed 13/11/1916, Walter Diglin, York and Lancaster Regiment Service no 203159, killed 24/0/1917 and William Diglin, East Yorkshire Regiment 7th Battalion, Service No. 3/33418, killed 25/04/1917. A 4th brother who served – Ernest Diglin, Kings Royal Rifle Corps 6th Battalion Service No: Y624 was discharged from … Read more