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.

26th September 2020

On this day we remember…

1914 Frederick James Hodgson
1915 Andrew Cunningham
1915 James Gibson
1915 William Herdsman
1915 Arthur Pashley
1915 Edward Reeder
1915 John Robert Wright
1915 Herbert White
1915 William Henry Shaxted
1915 Kenneth Bolton Scudder
1915 John Charles Coe
1915 Ralph Brooke
1915 Henry Bolsover
1916 William Edward Dale
1916 Harold Dixon
1916 Ernest William England
1916 Wilfred Harvey Escritt
1916 Samuel Roy Gascoigne
1916 George Graburn
1916 William (Ben) Johnson (Pougher)
1916 Robert (Bertie) Lee
1916 Walter Jean Lockham
1916 Charles Peter Maddison
1916 William George Manslow
1916 Thomas Frederick Noden
1916 James Ockelton
1916 Edmund Thomas Pinchbeck
1916 John Henry Postill
1916 Ralph Robinson
1916 Ralph Robinson
1916 William Wilson Wolfe
1916 James William Westwood
1916 Gordon Leslie Spencer
1916 Francis Leslie (Jack) Shaw
1916 John Arthur Setterington
1916 Oswald Copeman
1916 Walter Albert Cole
1916 Kenneth Anderson Clayton
1916 Ernest James Brooks
1916 George Bricklebank
1916 George William Barrass
1916 Robert Bush
1916 Ralph Stevens
1917 John William Underwood
1917 Joseph Wellington Dobbs
1917 George Alfred Hardy
1917 George Alfred Harman
1917 Henry Hatfield
1917 Mark Ellis Hedges
1917 Frank Hunsley
1917 Thomas Henry Hutton
1917 Harry Oakden Illingworth
1917 Richard Arthur Lee
1917 George Edward Mansfield
1917 George William Miller
1917 John Herbert Needler
1917 Ernest Noyland
1917 Walter Douglas Pick
1917 Christopher Redfearn
1917 Henry Roberts
1917 Thomas Wrack
1917 Albert Ernest Whiting
1917 Wilfred Tait
1917 Reginald Smith
1917 Sydney Simpson
1917 Robert Frank Cooper
1917 John William Chorlton
1917 Alfred William Charles
1917 Harold Cawkwell
1917 Charles Burton
1917 William Short
1918 William Grayburn
1918 Thomas George Milner
1918 F Poitras
1918 John William Richardson
1918 Frederick Wright
1918 Arthur James Watson
1918 Frederick (Fred) Chapman

British Troops taken prisoner


British Soldiers amputations


Soldiers who lied about their age