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.

27th September 2020

On this day we remember…

1914 Charles Grommett
1914 Randal Kirk
1914 Richard Erle Benson
1915 George Eliassen
1915 Sydney Watson
1915 Walter Townend
1915 John Henry Thorne
1915 Harold Taylor
1915 George Coggan
1916 Richard Johnson Creaser
1916 Harry (Ben) England
1916 Frederick William Gillyon
1916 William Cecil Jubb
1916 Ernest May
1916 Edward Newton
1916 Alfred Robinson
1916 Thomas Christian Trafford
1917 Walter Daddy
1917 Nathan Ellis
1917 William Foster
1917 John Hills
1917 George Edgar Knowles
1917 Frederick Newton
1917 Charles Henry Pickering
1917 Robert A. Plimpton Mc & Bar
1917 Bernard Townley
1917 William Skinner
1917 Thomas Henry Bee
1917 William Henry Ball
1917 Joseph Banks
1918 George Henry Dixon
1918 Walter Dowell
1918 Stephen Griffin
1918 Alfred Gordon Holmes
1918 Arthur Jackson Keller
1918 Harry Lawson
1918 John Longthorn
1918 Edward Murphy
1918 George Parker
1918 Harold (Harry) Raspin
1918 Thomas Greenwoo Robinson
1918 Harold Scaife
1918 Herbert William Young
1918 J. Ward
1918 Arthur Taylor
1918 William M. Smith
1918 John Sleight
1918 Charles Walter Self
1918 Harold Scaife
1918 John Cowham
1918 William Henry Cook
1918 James Henry Cockill
1918 John William Clarke
1918 Henry Button
1918 George Reginald Boyes
1918 Albert Bird Mm
1918 Albert Baxter
1918 Lawrence Wallace
1919 Joseph Mitchell

British Troops taken prisoner


British Soldiers amputations


Soldiers who lied about their age