Battle of Tardenois

The 8th West Yorkshires Roving back from the Front Line after they had captured the Montaigne de Bligny, 29 July…

The 10th East Yorkshire Regiment

marching to the trenches; near Doullens, 28th June 1916

Men of the 8th Battalion

East Yorkshire Regiment going up to the line near Frezenberg during the Third Battle of Ypres, 1917

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The Kingston upon Hull Memorial remembers the 7,500 men from Hull, who died in the First World War.

This 'digital' memorial lists all the Hull men who died in the First World War and where they lived in the City. It has taken 30 years to research and is the definitive database of Hull casualties in World War One. You can search the memorial by name, rank, regiment, age, date of death, place of burial, and home address. All names are linked to a 'Street Memorial', and a satellite map which shows the street where they lived. Every day the site will show the names of the Hull men, who died in the First World War, on this day.

It remembers over 7,000 Hull men that died in the War, who were born in Hull, lived in Hull and were buried in the City. It also includes details of another 2,000 men who died from nearby towns and villages that enlisted in Hull, or were associated with the City. It records the names of oversea sailors, lost on Hull ships, so that their sacrifice is remembered too. There is also a full list of all Hull's civilian casualties, killed in Zeppelin air raids, during the First World War.

The Hull Memorial is inter active. You can search for Hull relatives lost in the 'Great War', or find out who died from your Street in Hull. Discover Hull in the First World War, or learn more about the Great War itself. Also, add your own family stories and photographs, to make the Hull Memorial comprehensive, interesting  and up to date. The Hull Memorial is 'on line', accessible and free to use. It belongs to the people of Hull.

Hull in the First World War

During 1914 -18, Hull citizens joined up in large numbers. Over 75,000 people served, and some 30% were to become casualties. Hull raised four 'Pal' Battalions for the East Yorkshire Regiment, which was more than many other larger Cities. It formed an additional 5th 'Cyclist' Battalion, and a Railway 'Pals' Battalion, known as the 17th Northumberland Fusiliers. Hull created other voluntary reserve Units, which the City paid for and equipped itself. It was one of the first to develop an Anti Aircraft unit and had its own Army Service Corp.

Hull supplied Britain with modern trawlers and skillful mariners to safeguard the seas. The City at a time of severe shortages built a remarkable 40 ships during the war, and supplied the nation with vital food and raw materials. Hull lost nearly 130 ships and over 1,200 sailors during the First World War.

Hull created a unique force of 3,000 'Special Constables', to guard the City and its ports. Hull was known as the 'Home to Blighty', receiving some 80,000 repatriated Prisoners of War through its ports. Hull established medical units and new hospitals, and had one of Britain's most successful Recruiting Offices, at Hull City Hall. Hull formed a Special Garrison of Artillery, made up of local Policemen, to specifically guard the Humber Estuary. The City suffered eight bombing raids by enemy Zeppelins and was home to the British Spy, Max Schultz.

As the war ended, Hull established a unique charity, known as the 'Great War Civic Trust'. This helped Hull's 20,000 wounded and their dependents for the next 65 years. Hull adapted its industries and workforce to help win the war. Hull women proved indispensable in maintaining home life, in the face of great hardship and tragedy.

Hull has a unique story to tell during the First World War. It is time to remember Hull's history, 100 years on from the start of World War One, and as Hull becomes the City of Culture in 2017.

This website is constantly under development.

9th August 2020

On this day we remember…

1915 Stephen Atkinson Cross
1915 John William Davison
1915 Peter Deakin
1915 John Charles Dick
1915 Albert Henry Dry
1915 John James Edwards
1915 James Egan
1915 Charles Fairburn
1915 Thomas Fisher
1915 George William Flesher
1915 George Foston
1915 Robert Michael Fox
1915 James William Gibson
1915 Thomas Haldenby
1915 John Harrison
1915 Frederick William Harvey
1915 Herbert Hutchinson
1915 John William Irwin
1915 Richard Jackson
1915 Arthur Harold Jarvis
1915 Alfred George Jordan
1915 George Herbert Joyce
1915 John King
1915 William Arthur Leedham
1915 Samuel Marr
1915 Eugene Martin
1915 Robert Mcdonald
1915 John Mcgann
1915 John Ernest (Jack) Mercer
1915 George Albert Mills
1915 Albert Moody
1915 George Morgan
1915 John James Morrod
1915 John Stanley Mowforth
1915 Thomas Nevitt
1915 John O'Hara
1915 William James Olsen
1915 Albert J. O'Neill
1915 William Henry Parsons
1915 John Partis
1915 James Pearson
1915 Henry Pepper
1915 Allan Perkins
1915 Charles Perry
1915 James Albert Petch
1915 Henry Reid
1915 George W Richmond
1915 Walter Rowland
1915 Watson Burnham Rumble
1915 John William Salmon
1915 Watson Burnham Rumble
1915 John Thomas Youlton
1915 George Woodbridge
1915 Thomas David Wing
1915 John Richard Winduss
1915 Leonard Carmen Willis
1915 Jobe Williamson
1915 William Westoby
1915 John Clayton West
1915 Walter Ernest Waudby
1915 William J. Watson
1915 John Arthur Wardell
1915 Joseph Walsham
1915 Herbert Ernest Thompson
1915 William Thiele
1915 Richard Tarbottom
1915 Ernest Stanley
1915 John James Spooner
1915 Alfred Spivey
1915 John William Southard
1915 John William Smith
1915 James Walter Smith
1915 Charles Edward Smedley
1915 George Gerald Sleight
1915 John William Salmon
1915 David Northern Cox
1915 George E. Cox (Mid)
1915 James Conroy
1915 David Burrill
1915 William Harold Brown
1915 Harold Brown
1915 Hector Cummings Brankling
1915 James Henry (Jimmy) Beal
1915 John William Atkinson
1915 Charles Andrews
1915 William Fewlass Atkinson
1915 Albert Brown
1916 George Dawson
1916 Arthur Edward Jackson
1916 John Mcnally
1916 Samuel West
1916 Charles William Coyne
1916 Hu6 7Sn Close
1916 James Bugg
1917 Charles Feeney
1917 John Messina Laverack
1917 Albert William Winters
1917 Cyril Ingram Skelton
1917 Percy William Baxter
1917 Walter Frederick Barton
1917 William Herbert Ansell
1918 Clifford Tim Haigh
1918 Joseph Hall
1918 George Kitching
1918 Richard Spencer Knaggs
1918 Charles Lazenby
1918 Thomas Arthur Whitty
1918 George Bassett Wharram
1918 Frank Wheatley Cowley Mc & Bar

British Troops taken prisoner


British Soldiers amputations


Soldiers who lied about their age