Kingston upon Hull War Memorial 1914 - 1918

The story of Hull in World War One

Husbands and Sons


Arthur Edwin Foster lost two sons in the war. These were Arthur Foster, 10th West Yorkshire Regiment killed on 14th April 1917 aged 27 years. His younger son George, 2/8th Sherwood Forresters was killed on the 17th April 1917 aged 24 years. Arthur Edwin having seen both sons killed was to die himself on the 8th September 1918 serving with the Northumberland Fusiliers.



Fanny Weymss of 78 English Street, lost her husband and two sons within 18 months. Her son Georg was killed serving with the East Yorkshire Regiment on the 4th August 1916. Her second son Leonard Wemyss was killed with the Yorkshire Regiment on the 9th April 1917. To compound her misery, her husband William was lost at sea on the ‘Nimrod’, 18th December 1917. They are all commemorated on the Walker Street memorial