Hull Street War Memorials

Britain’s War Memorial. We tend to approach war memorials with pathos and a narrative about the futility of war, but the generation that built them were actually proud of them. People wanted to show the pride of sacrifice. They even experienced joy that their fathers, husbands and sons, had stepped up to the plate in the time … Read more


Steward, William Oaktree, sank with the Steam ship ‘Hazlewood’ on the 19th October 1917, aged 19. His brother Frederick Oaktree, died the same day on a different Steam Ship called ‘Sten’, aged 22. They lived with their parents, Peter and Augusta Oaktree, at 3 Ryders Terrace, Strickland Street, Hessle Road.