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


John Edward Lilley and Mary Ann Lilley, of 7 Holderness Villas, Rhodes Street, Hawthorne Avenue, Hull, lost their three sons: Pte, Sydney Lilley, 13th EYR, killed on 13/11/1916, aged 20; Pte, Fred Lilley, MGC, killed 10/10/1917, aged 29; and Pte, George Lilley, 10the EYR, killed 15/08/1918, aged 23.


Private, William Arthur Rusholme, 7th East Yorkshires, ‘B’ Company, killed at Arras, on the 14th May 1917, aged 31.  Private, John Henry Rusholme, 1st East Yorkshires, ‘A’ Company, killed on  the 24th April 1918, aged 21. Private, Benjamin Rusholme, enlisted on the 13th January 1917, with the Sherwood Foresters, and killed on the 4th November … Read more


Samuel and Charlotte Pearson lost three sons. Private, Sam Pearson, died with the 1st East Yorkshires, on 16/6/17. He was 33 years old and left a widow at 44 Great Union Street, Hull. His Brother John died serving the Canadian Engineers and is buried at Halifax, Nova Scotia. L/Cpl Charles Pearson, of the Dragoon Guards, … Read more


Cpl, Herbert William Hunt, 27777, RFA 50TH Bde., ‘C’ BTY, killed on the Somme, 5/11/16, aged 27. Sgt, Harry Hunt, MM, 755036, RFA 317TH Bde., ‘D’ BTY, died 30/12/17, aged 32. Pte., Albert Edward Hunt, 1265, 10th EYR, killed at Ypres, 29/9/18, aged 31. The three sons of John and Annie Hunt, at 10 Grange Terrace, Grange Street, … Read more


William and Caroline Ryan, from 7 Albert’s Terrace, Terry Street, lost 3 sons They are commemorated on the Terry Street and Nornabell Street memorials. Private, William Ryan, was killed on the 27th October 1914, fighting with the East Yorkshires. He was 28 years old. On the 23rd April 1917, Private, Joseph Ryan, was killed with … Read more


Albert and Margaret Cockerill lost 3 sons in the war. The family worked in the Oil Mill industries around Witham and lived at 8 St Johns Place, York Street, 231 Wincolmlee and at 5 Oak Terrace, Swann Street. PRIVATE FRANK COCKERILL 12/1275. Born in 1891, Frank was the eldest of three sons to Albert and … Read more