Hull Corporation 1914-1918 Memorial

Name Position Department Rank Regiment Address Death Age
Brambles, James Conductor Tramways Pte. East Lancs 1/5th 14, Frederick Terrace, Hawthorne Avenue, Hull 24/08/1918 22
Bright, Frederick Temp. Clerk Accounts C.S.M Durham Light Infantry, 27th 7. Cave Street 04/03/1918 48
Burton, George Car Washer Tramways Pte. East Riding RGA Marshall Street 01/09/1922 49
Campey, Tom Conductor Tramways Pte. King’s Royal Rifle Corps 84, Selby Street 21/04/1915 32
Cox, James Driver Health Dept. Pte. Coldstream Guards 1st Sculcoates Lane 23/10/1914 32
Daddy, John William Telephonist Telephones Cpl. 13th EYR Alaska Street 13/11/1916 31
Dale, Albert Conductor Tramways Pte. RAMC North Field Ambulance 30, Sandringham Street 20/04/1916 25
Davie , Frank (MM) Clerk Accounts Lieut. 11th EYR 62, Sunny Bank 02/06/1917 27
Donkin, William Filler Health Driver RFA 153rd Bde. Westbourne Street 06/11/1918 23
Elston, James Herbert Stonemason Engineers Sgt 13th EYR Waterloo Street 13/11/1916 27
French, James Arthur Labourer Engineers Sgt Coldstream Guards, 1st Montrose Street 15/08/1920 33
Garniss, Harry Wireman Tramway Electrical Pte. 1/4th EYR Nicholson Street 23/04/1917 24
Gould, Wilfred Labourer Tramway Electrical Pte. Coldstream Guards, 1st 193, Hawthorne Avenue, Hull 14/03/1915 21
Groves, Ernest Clerk Treasurer’s Dept. Lieut. 7th EYR 33, Salisbury Street, Hull 31/03/1918 21
Groves, William Clerk Treasurer’s Dept. Pte. East Riding Yeomanry 1st 33, Salisbury Street, Hull 15/04/1917 22
Haldenby, Albert Conductor Tramways Pte. Coldstream Guards 1, Brooklyn Ave, Perth Street, Hull 28/09/1914 26
Harper, William Herbert Tram Driver Tramways Pte. 12th EYR 4, Beech Grove, Westbourne Street, Hull 13/11/1916 30
Harrison, Amaziah Beadle Town Clerks Sgt Ox & Bucks Reg Granville Street, Hull 20/06/1918 48
Henning, Cecil Victor Clerk Accounts Cpl. King’s Royal Rifle Corps 5, Pryme Street, Hull 05/07/1917 30
Hepton, Richard Henry Road sweeper Health Dept. Gunner RFA 2nd Northumbrian 123, St Paul St 04/03/1916 22
Howard, William Henry Conductor Tramways Sapper East Riding Engineers 7, Terry Avenue, Stoneferry, Hull 17/08/1918 32
Johnson, John Wilfred Motorman Tramways Pte. 3rd EYR 5, Hardy Street, Hull 17/10/1918 33
Kay, Herbert James Conductor Tramways L/Cpl Northumberland Fusiliers, 1st 10, Stable Yard, Salthouse Lane 20/10/1914 21
Larard, Howard Martin Sworn Weigher Weights & Measures Pte. KOYLI, 9th 59, Regent Street 10/10/1917 39
Lee, Robert Harold Signalman Tramways Pte. Lincolnshire Regiment 23, Zetland Street, Hull 25/10/1917 37
Lockyear, Horace Clerk Accounts Lieut. 6th Lincolnshire Clumber Street 20/05/1918 21
Maplethorpe, Harry Handyman Tramway Electrical Pte. MGC, 57th Symons Street 27/11/1918 27
McNally, Thomas John Conductor Tramways Pte. 13th EYR 13 Ventnor Street, Newland, Avenue,  Hull 13/11/1916 22
Monday, Albert Conductor Tramways Private Royal Marine Light Infantry, “Portsmouth” Battalion, Royal Naval Division 11, Russell Terrace, Bean Street 24/06/1915 21
Ryan, John Fireman Tramway Electrical Stoker Royal Naval Reserve 7, Alberts Terrace, Terry Street, Hull 09/10/1917 22
Smith, Richard William Brassfinisher Apprentice Tramway Electrical Gunner RFA 2nd Northumbrian 3, Liverpool Street, Hull 15/05/1915 19
Stamp, Ernest Conductor Tramways Gunner RFA, 317th 27, Folkestone Street, Hull 14/11/1916 25
Temple, Alfred Labourer Engineers Gunner RGA 3, Reform Street, Hull 16/05/1919 47
Thompson, Percy Lawrence Motorman Tramways Private WYR, 2nd 19, Terry Street, Hull 16/08/1917 26
Tindale, Thomas Driver Tramways Pte. K.O.Y.L.I, 1/4th 26, Glasgow Street, Hull 24/07/1917 30
Usher, William Ernest Driver Tramways Cpl. 11th EYR 60, Folkestone Street, Hull 12/04/1918 35
Warvill, Alfred Labourer Engineers Gunner RGA 10, Lily Grove, Subway Street, Hull 01/07/1915 26
Wilkinson, Harry Manley Sgt. 1/4th EYR 94, Plane Street, Hull 25/03/1918 25
Worsnop, Edgar Teacher Education Lieut. West Yorks. Reg. 9th Armley, Leeds 07/08/1915 26

In August 1914, 178 Hull Corporation or Council staff enlisted in the Great War. Many were former soldiers, reservists or members of the Territorial forces. All were Volunteers. One was a widower, 92 of the 178 men were married and had dependent wives and children. There were also many single men, who supported their family, in various ways and in one case, lived at home with two blind parents. To encourage enlistment, the Council offered to make up the wages of staff who enlisted and paid 2 shillings a week for every dependent child. The Corporation also promised servicemen their jobs back when they returned.

The above 40 men were the first Council Staff to enlist and die in the war. There is no Official Memorial or Plaque to them, at the Hull Guildhall, (as there are for Hull Teachers, and Council Staff killed in the Spanish Civil War). However, their stories can be found in the Council War Minutes and Archives at the Hull History Centre. You can also search each name on this website for more information, on what they did and where they lived, etc.

Many more Council Staff enlisted during the course of the war, particularly when compulsory conscription was introduced in 1916. Therefore the list above will be updated, over time.

Not included above are the 27 Hull Teachers, from the Hull Education Department, killed in the 1914-18 war. Their stories are told here

Rifleman, Tom Campey, KRRC
Corporal, John William Daddy, East Yorkshire Regiment
Date of death: 13/11/1916 (aged 31)
Driver, William Donkin, RFA
Sgt, James Herbert Elston, 13th EYR
Sergeant, James Arthur French, Coldstream Guards
Private, Albert Haldenby, Coldstream Guards
Date of death: 28/09/1914 (aged 25)
Gunner, Richard Henry Hepton, RFA
2nd, Lieut, Horace Lockyear, 6th Lincolns
Pte, Harry Maplethorpe, MGC
Able Seaman, John Ryan, RN HMS ‘CHAMPAGNE’
Gunner, Richard William Smith, Royal Field Artillery.
Edward Wilson, 10th WYR
Pte, Arthur Pearson, 2nd Coldstream Guards

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