Many Hull Mariners and experienced Skippers were lost during the First World war. The oldest may have been Joseph William Atkinson, Chief of the Steamship ‘Tummell’ (Hull). He was lost at sea on the 24th February 1916, aged 64 years. The youngest to die in the war were often in the same ship crews. For example, George Edward Johnson, George Edward Plewes and Vincent Michael Nolan were all lost on different ships in 1917. Each was only 14 years old when they died.