Ann Maria Paxton from Alexandra Street, was widowed with six children.   Harriet Ann Foster from 67 Dorset Street, Hull, lost her husband Arthur on the 18/09/1918. Her two sons George and Arthur had been killed in April 1917.    


Mary Eliza Pawlett from 1 Dee Street, Hessle Road was left with 4 children to support, when her husband was lost on the steam trawler ‘Quair’, sunk in 1916.


Mrs Emma Morrison from 10 Breamar Terrace, Walcott Street, lost her nineteen year old son John at Arras in 1918. Her other son William who lived next door with his wife and four children was also killed.


The mother of John William Sawyer killed on the 20th October 1917 lived to be 101 years old, but never got over the loss of her son in the First World War.


Hull Newspapers report that Minnie Storr from 7 Wassand Street ‘died of shock’, on the 29th May 1917, aged 42 years old. She had never recovered from the loss of her son Pte. Arthur Storr, 13th EYR. who was killed on the Somme on the 13th November 1916, aged 21. His body was never found … Read more


Mrs Charlotte Fenn, who lived at 16 Springfield Villas, Stoneferry Road had already lost two sons in the war. Her husband George Edward Fenn died of wounds on the 20th January 1919. He was given a military funeral and buried at the Hedon Road Cemetery. She had also lost her younger brother Arthur Jarvis, on … Read more