Kingston upon Hull War Memorial 1914 - 1918

The story of Hull in World War One

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 KOYLI, who died choking on his false teeth (HDM 7/11/1915).

Private, Arthur Herbert Smith, 5th EYR, drowned on his 24th Birthday, while swimming at Withernsea, on the 17/08/1915.

Private, John William Milner, of the 3rd EYR, died in mysterious circumstances on the 5/12/1914. He had fallen from a balcony and impaled himself on the railings beneath. The Coroner recorded an ‘Open Verdict’. He was 38 years old and buried in Hull Western Cemetery. His wife Hannah Maria Milner who he had married in 1899, lived at 5 Ash Grove, Brighton Street, Hull.

Private, Albert Williamson, Northumberland Fusiliers, died falling from the Hull to York train, near Cottingham on the 23rd November 1916. He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery. He left a widow Charlotte Williamson, at 3 Percy Cottages, Mayfield Street.

Private, George Frederick Williamson, died on leave, from mushrooom poisoning, on the 26th November 1916. He was aged 20 and is buried at Hull Western Cemetery.