Suicides

Private, Thomas E. Copson, of the Machine Gun Corps, had been a former prisoner of war. He committed suicide on the 11/02/1919, aged 33.  Lieutenant, Arthur Franklin, was found dead in a pool of blood, in the waiting room at Worthing Railway station. He had a bullet wound to the head. (Hull Daily Mail 19/12/1919) … Read more

Miscellaneous Deaths

Not all deaths were a result of active service. The Hull Daily Mail reported a number of miscellaneous local deaths over the course of the war. These include;- Private, William Holtby Habbershaw, 11th King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, who died choking on his false teeth (HDM 07/11/1915). Private, Arthur Herbert Smith, 5th East Yorkshire Cyclists, … Read more

Harbron

Rifleman, George William Harbron, was killed in action on the 6th June 1916, aged 20. He had served in France for 12 months and just returned from home leave. Within 24 hours he was killed by a shell burst in the trench. He was a former employee of the British Oil Cake Mills in Wincolmlee … Read more

Barrass

Private, Ernest Barrass, who before the war had run the ‘Coach & Horses’ pub in Myton gate, died of gas wounds in Warrington on the 5th September 1919. He is buried in Hedon Road Cemetery.

Lockton

Pte, Charles Arthur Lockton, of the Northumberland Fusiliers, had been diagnosed as ‘mentally unfit’ on the 15th May 1917. He was finally discharged from the Army on the 24th April 1918. He died in an asylum, aged 38, on the 13th November 1918, two days after the war ended. His wife Clara, who lived at … Read more

Cook

Sydney Herbert Cook, from 4 Baker Street had survived the sinking of HMS Cook on 15th August 1918. He died of severe burns in Harwich Hospital on the 20th August 1918.

North

Pte, Arthur North, from Walker Street, died of Gas poisoning on the 26th June 1916. He had received these wounds three weeks earlier on the 4th June. He had joined the 10th Hull Pals and was 26 years old.

Died of Wounds

Private, John Henry Brown, EYR Depot, died of Tuberculosis at home aged 29. He was the Son of William & Mary Elizabeth Brown from Dansom Lane. His younger brother James had been killed in 1916. Pte, George William Robinson, Royal Engineers, from 60 Ella Street, died of gas poisoning on the 30th June 1918. Private, SidneyJack from 1 … Read more

Settrington

L/Cpl, John Arthur Settrington, 31025, 1st East Yorkshire Regiment, killed on the Somme, 26th September 1916, aged 24. He enlisted in December 1915 and was the Manager of the Boulevard Picture Palace. He was the son of John & Emily Settrington who lived at 3 Laurel Villas, Regent Street. He is commemorated at St Mathew’s … Read more