Private, John Joseph Linford, 10th East Yorkshire Regiment, died a prisoner, on the 22nd September 1918, aged 31 years. He was the son of Thomas and Margaret Linford, at 2 Victoria Terrace, Newton Street. His brothers, George was reported missing in April 1918, Harold was also a prisoner of war, and Arthur was serving in France … Read more


Private, William Horsfall, known as ‘Sunny’ died of flu in Berlin on 15th October 1918, aged 22. He had married Alice Maud Hugman in 1917 and lived at 68 Marshall Street. His parents lived at 90 Alexandra Road. He is commemorated on a brass plaque at the Holy Methodist Church, Newland Avenue.


Bombardier, Clarence Cuthbert Wetherell, 755085, RFA, was returned from Germany on 5th December 1918, as an injured Prisoner of War. He was discharged from the Army on the 8th December 1918, and died soon, after an operation at Hull Royal Infirmary. He was the son of Edward and Bessie Wetherell, 61 Balfour Street and before the war … Read more


Private, Ernest Brown, 1/4th East Yorkshire Regiment, ‘D’ Company, died of starvation, at the Worms Prison camp on 27th May 1917. He was 29 years old and lived at 3 Brighton Terrace, Kent Street, East Hull. His wife Annie Elizabeth Brown died in 1918. His parents George and Anna Brown also lived in Kent Street. Tom Campey, 84 … Read more


Private, Thomas Woodmansey, also of the 13th East Yorkshires, died on the 19th January 1917. It was reported in the Hull Daily Mail that he was one of four prisoners to have died of mistreatment. He was 20 years old and the son of Tom and Isabella Woodmansey, of 35 Day Street, Hull. His brother John also … Read more


Pte, Harold Banks, 1/4th EYR, was taken prisoner on the 27th May 1918. He died in Cologne, on the 18th November 1918, aged 20 years old.  He was the son of Zachariah & Eleanor Banks, 1 Floral Avenue, Edinburgh Street, Hull. His older brother Ted had been killed in France in 1916, aged 19 years.


Pte, William Ashwell, had his left leg amputated while a prisoner of war, and died from his wounds on the 18th June 1918. He was 38 years old and is buried at Sissons. He was the son of Robert and Martha Ashwell, and lived with his wife Annie and son at 69 Queens Street.   


Stoker, Thomas Bennett, from the ‘Hawkes’ Battalion, Royal Navy Division, was captured and died on the 8th June 1917. He left a wife Harriet and children at 10 Albert Villas, Holland Street. He was 42 years old and buried at Groningen.  Female members of the staff of the POWIB being taught German. The offices of … Read more

Barker & Bird

Private, Colin Edward Barker, of the 13th East Yorkshire Regiment, died as a German prisoner in Berlin, on the 2nd December 1916. He was 22 years old and lived at 118 York Street. Pte, Cornelius Bird died as a Turkish Prisoner of War. He had been captured at Gallipoli serving with the 6thEast Yorkshire Pioneers in 1915. … Read more