Kingston upon Hull War Memorial 1914 - 1918

The story of Hull in World War One


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Sgt, George Ernest Atkinson, 1st EYR, ‘B’ Company was engaged to be married when he was killed on the 25th April 1918. He was 41 years old and lived at 32 Colonial Street, Hull.


Private, Sidney Marritt, from the Machine Gun Corps, was killed on 10th January 1917. He was 22 year old and left a sweetheart Ivy at 41 Arundel Street.


Private, Dixon Jameson, RAMC, died as a prisoner of war on 30th December 1918. He left Elsie, his financee at Redbourne Street. He was 22 years old and is buried in Colongne, Germany.



Arthur Colby, from 6 Wassand Street, was another early casualty in the War. He had been married only 4 months before he died of wounds at Bordeaux on 22nd October 1914.


Ernest Sidney Waine, a ship's carpenter for the Wilson Line, drowned in 1914. He had only been married for three months.


Tom Oliver, Coldstream Guards, wounded in a bayonet charge, died on 25th December 1914. He left a widow and five children.


Charles Chipchase, from 7 Courtney Street, was killed in action in 1914. He left a widow and four children.


William Coggin, Royal Navy died in an explosion in 1914. He left a widow and three children at Kent Street.

Private, Ernest Goddill, killed in action on 21st October 1914, left a widow and three children in Perth Street.



Private, John Backmore, 13th EYR, from 28 Naburn Street, was killed on the 25th March 1918, aged 23. He was engaged to Annie Williamson at the time of his death.



Charles Wakerley married in 1915. He was drowned on the 5th November 1915 when the steam Trawler ‘Jersey was lost at sea. He left his widow Ethel (Wharton) at 61 Haverlock Street, Hessle Road. His mother Mary Jane Wakerley also died in 1915.

His brother Joseph Wakerley, was later lost with all hands, on 27th May 1917, when the Hull cargo boat ‘Acona’ was sunk in the English Channel. He too left a widow Amelia Wakerley at 12 Tichbourne Terrace, Bean Street. They were the sons of John Hollingworth and Mary Jane Wakerley, at 18 Humber Avenue, West Dock Street.