Kingston upon Hull War Memorial 1914 - 1918

The story of Hull in World War One

Husbands and Fathers


Pte, Mark Armstrong, from 6 Alaska Street, was killed at Serre on the 13th November 1916. He left his wife Jane and six children.



Councillor, Mrs Hatfield who campaigned vigorously for the Hull Cenotaph lost her brother in the war. Her husband had three brothers killed  and another two wounded.





Henry George Bacon, left a wife and seven children at 90 Porter Street, Hull, when his ship sank in the Indonesian sea, on the 17th November 1917.


Sydney Herbert Hick, Royal Navy died on the 20th August 1918, leaving a widow Violet and a 10 day old baby. 


Pte, James Henry Beal was killed in 1915 aged 37. He left his widow Mary Elizabeth Beal and ten children at 10 Claremont Avenue, Day Street.


Pte, 716, Stanley Horsfield, was the first 10th East Yorkshire casualty of the war. He was the son of Geoffrey and Kate Horsfield at 10 Curzon Street. Stanley Horsfield, was a Painter by Trade and one of the first to join the Hull Pals Regiment. He was killed by a ‘Minnie’ explosion on the 29th March 1916.


Pte, James Blain, enlisted in the 13th EYR, at Hull City Hall in September 1914. He died of wounds in 1916, having served in Egypt and France. He left his wife Gertrude and 5 children at Holborn Street, Hull.


Private, George Jacklin, 7th EYR, enlisted in 1916. He had only been in France for three weeks before he was killed on the 5th November 1916. He left his widow Sarah (Farnill) at 24 Glasgow Street, her parents at 82 Glasgow Street, and his Mother and family at 96 Egton Street. The loss of one life could have a wide impact on a close community. 

Clater & Rouse

Pte, James Clater from Holland Street left 7 children when he was killed on the 27th January 1918. 


Skipper, John Henry ROUSE, was lost with all hands, on the Steam Trawler, 'Oxford', on the 10th September 1914. He left his wife Elizabeth and 9 children at 35 Scarborough Street.


The first Hull man killed in the War, was Private, Frederick George Mileham, 18th Queen Mary’s Own Hussars. He died on the 24th August 1914. He was a regular soldier, who before the war had served in Egypt and India. He was 35 years old and the fourth son of George and Mary Ann Mileham who lived at 7 Middleburg Street. 


2nd Lt, Douglas Cowl, from 194 Beverley Road was the organist and choirmaster of St Luke’s Church. He died at Arras with the 1/4th East Yorkshires on the 23rd April 1917, aged 31. He had enlisted on the 2nd September 1914 and had previously been wounded in 1916. He was the son of Richard and Annie Cowl who lived at 163 Beverley Road.


Pte, Walter Morrod, killed with the East Yorkshire Pioneers at Gallipoli left a wife and 5 children at 2 Anvil Terrace, Spring Street. He was killed on 21st August 1915, aged 23 years old.