Deaths during Training

Driver, Charles Milson, from Arundle Street, died during training in 1915 and is buried in Wiltshire.

Private, George Wilkinson, 3rd KOYLI, enlisted on 23/05/1915 and fractured his spine, during gymnastics training, at North Ferriby, on 19/06/1915. Unable to stand or walk. He was discharged from the army, on 21/02/1916 and died in the John Symons Home, Park Street, Hull, on 06/10/1917, aged 24. His war pension went to his only sister, Alice, at 200 Newbridge Road, Hull.

Sgt, Henry Hill, MM, 11th EYR, from 9 Berkshire Street, was killed in a Trench Mortar accident.

L/Cpl., George Leonard McKee, 2nd Coldstream Guards, was accidentally killed, during bomb throwing instruction, on the 8th October 1915.

Gunner, Albert Powley, Royal Garrison Artillery, was accidentally killed while handling ammunition. He was 32 years old, and left a widow at 37 Steynburg Street.

Able Seaman, Ivor Francis King, was killed when HMS ‘Brisk’, exploded in port, on the 2nd October 1917. He was 28 years old and left a wife and children at Rosamond Street.

John William Benson, a Royal Navy Engineer, from Hessle Road, died when his ship HMS ‘Glatton,’ exploded in Dover Harbour on 16th September 1918.

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