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.


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.


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.


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. Private, George Wilkinson, 3rd KOYLI, enlisted on 23/05/1915 and fractured his spine, during gymnastics training, at North Ferriby, on 19/06/1915. Unable to stand or walk. He was discharged from the army, on 21/02/1916 and died in the John Symons … Read more


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


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


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


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