Wheal

Able Seaman, Frederick Wheal, was accidentally killed by a shell explosion in Church Street on the 1st June 1918. The shell had been wrapped up and used by his Daughter as a dolly.

Williamson

Pte, George Frederick Williamson, of 31 St Andrews Street, had been one the first to join the 10th East Yorkshire Pals Battalion. He died of mushroom poisoning, while on leave on 26th November 1916. He was 21 years old and is buried in Hull Western Cemetery. He left his mother Emma who lived at 1 … Read more

Dalton Brothers

Pte, Thomas Dalton, 1/4th EYR, died on the 6th May 1917, searching for his wounded brother Percy Dalton. It was later discovered that Percy had been captured, and had died a week earlier of wounds, after his left leg was amputated. Within a fortnight, Herbert and Mary Ann Dalton and lost both sons.

Murray

Pte, Walter Murray, had worked at Reckitt’s since 1900 before enlisting. He was killed when his rifle accidentally discharged and is buried at Ypres. He lived at 93 St Georges Road and was 37 years old.

Wigglesworth

Gunner, John Thomas Wigglesworth, enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery, in Easter 1915. He was gassed in France, on the 23rd May 1917, and never recovered. He died at home on the 7th December 1919, aged 23,  and is buried at  Hedon Road Cemetery. He was the son of Alfred Wigglesworth who lived at 18 … Read more

Deaths during Training

Driver, Charles Milson, from Arundle Street, died during training in 1915 and is buried in Wiltshire. Sgt, Henry Hill, MM, 11th EYR, from 9 Berkshire Street, was killed in a Trench Mortar accident. L/Cpl., George Leonard McKee, 2nd Coldstream Guards, was accidentally killed, during bomb throwing instruction on the 8th October 1915. Gunner, Albert Powley, … Read more

Suicides

Private, Willam Lee, cut his throat in Billet on Beverley Road on the 19/10/15. He was a Hull man aged 36. He served as 23186, in 3rd Battalion of the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. His wife lived at 53 Luke Street, Liverpool. (Hull Daily Mail 20/10/15) Robert Hume, a discharged soldier from Hull, cut … Read more

Smart

William John Smart who died falling into the dry dock at Hull was listed as “drowned’ on the 12th November 1915. His body was not recovered from St George’s Dock, until six months later, on 30th May 1916

Accidents

Arthur James Holmes died falling into the dry dock at Hull on 12th November 1915. Lieutenant, Edward Allen Kitching, Royal Field Artillery, 27th Bde., was injured  when dismounting from his horse, he was thrown in front of a lorry. He died at Hull Royal Infirmary on the 8th September 1915, aged 27 years. 2nd L/t, … Read more

Adams

Pte, Thomas Adams, a printer, enlisted in the 10th Hull Pals. He died shortly after of a brain fever on the 18th September 1914. He was 30 years old, lived at 10 Greek Street and is buried in Hull Western Cemetery