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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.

31st May 2020

On this day we remember…

1915 Herbert Booty
1915 Harold Boyes
1916 Alfred Dean
1916 George Arthur Duffill
1916 William George Fletcher
1916 Robert Stanley Fox
1916 George William Frankish
1916 John Thornton Galt
1916 James Albert Goy
1916 Sydney Harniss
1916 James Arthur Henson
1916 Herbert Hillerby
1916 Charles Humphrey
1916 Tom Hunsley
1916 Harry Jackson
1916 James Jackson
1916 John H. Jekyll
1916 Christopher J L Lamming
1916 George Laroche
1916 Richard Ernest Lazenby
1916 John Liversedge
1916 Joseph Malcolm
1916 Albert Marsh
1916 George Mcnamee
1916 Joseph Melady
1916 Albert Morfitt
1916 Sidney Herbert Mullins
1916 Francis Newcombe
1916 Charles Arthur Nunn
1916 Frank Proctor Oldroyd
1916 Clarence Eric Plaxton
1916 Wilfred Albert Rhind
1916 Charles Clifford Roberts
1916 Alexander Cope. Ryan
1916 Alexander Cope. Ryan
1916 John Albert Wilson
1916 John William Wilson
1916 Herbert Sydney Willows
1916 Albert Wilcockson
1916 Robert Henry Wheater
1916 Albert Waddingham
1916 Herbert James Venus
1916 Horace Thrustle
1916 Arthur Havelock Taylor
1916 Charles Walter Tate
1916 Ernest Strangeway
1916 Herbert Stark
1916 Alexander Gardiner Smith
1916 Frederick Singleton
1916 Harry Codd
1916 Charles Samuel Christtmass
1916 James Albert Carson
1916 John William H. Bruin
1916 Herbert William Broom
1916 Arthur Bostock
1916 Charles Boreland
1916 John William Booth
1916 Thomas Blakemore
1916 Charles Albert Humbles Birks
1916 Harry Beadle
1916 Frederick Beacock
1916 Douglas Arthur Barber
1916 William Bamsey
1916 Joseph Edwin Balderson
1916 George Armitage
1917 John Edward Knight
1917 Ernest Pitman
1918 Charles Jubb
1918 John William Mcbain
1918 Albert Mitchell
1918 William Pashby Ward
1919 William Butler Kirby
1921 Albert West

British Troops taken prisoner

150000

British Soldiers amputations

100000

Soldiers who lied about their age

100000