Kingston upon Hull War Memorial 1914 - 1918

The story of Hull in World War One



Mr and Mrs Arnold. from 14 Worship Street, lost their only son John, two days before the war ended.


Private, Arthur Mowforth, 2nd East Yorkshires, died of wounds in Greece on 1st June 1917. He was the son of George & Ruth Mowforth at 40 Louis Street. He was 21 years old.


The Lord Mayor of Hull Alderman Gaskell, lost his only son in the war. 2nd Lt/ Reginald Robinson Gaskell, Royal Flying Corps,died on the 15th December 1916, aged 27. He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery.




John and Fanny Binnington, from 49 Newbridge Road lost their only child Arthur. He lies buried in Hedon Road Cemetery in Hull.


Mr Daniel and Mrs Sarah McDonald of 4 Mason Street, also lost two sons. Both, John and Joseph McDonald were aged 21 when they died. Their third son Daniel also committed suicide in 1917 aged 17.


Robert and Elizabeth Wilson, lost their son Paul of heart failure, serving with the Canadian Engineers on 22/1/17. Another son, Francis C Wilson, died a month later, on the 'Gitano' on 26/2/17. A third son, John William Wilson, was lost on the oil tanker 'San Gregorio' in November 1917. Their two Grandsons, Ernest and Francis Barnby, had already been killed fighting in France.




The following names were Clergymen's sons lost in the war;

2nd Lt., Arthur Charles Vaughn Smith, West Yorks Regiment, killed 19/10/17, from the Sculcoates Vicarage.

2nd Lt., Percival Ram, Manchester Regiment, killed 1st July 1916, from the St Mary's Vicarage, Lowgate.

Lt., Eric Thomas, West Yorkshire Regiment, killed 8/12/17, and his brother, Lt., Greville Thomas, 4th Gurkha Rifles, killed 10/4/18, both from the Newland Vicarage, Hull.

2nd Lt. Robert Burton Clegg, Royal Field Artillery, killed in action, 17/2/17, aged 23. Son of Rev. Robert E Clegg, Pastor of the Fish Street, Memorial Congregational Church, Hull.

Captain, William Reginald Dibb, MC, RFA 37th TMB, died of wounds 27/5/18 in Thailand, aged 42. He was the fourth son of the Reverand Ashton & Mary Dibb of Hull.

Pte., James Aaron, MM, 8th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, killed 1st July 1916. Son of James Aaron, Hull Western Synagogue.

Lt., William Edmund Wigfall, MC, 8th East Yorkshire Regiment, died 19/8/16, from Beverley Minster.

Lt., Reginald Blencowe Bayliss, Manchester Regiment, killed 18/11/16, the Beverley Wesleyan Chapel.

Captain, David Hepburn Brown, 6th Kings Own Scottish Borderers, killed at Loos, on 25/09/1915, aged 29. Son of the Rev. David Hepburn Brown, from Mappleton.

2nd Lt., Wilfred Herbert Marshall North-Cox, 2nd Sherwood Forresters, killed 2/3/16. Son of the Rev. HCG North-Cox, Barton -on-Humber.

L/Cpl., Thomas Wilfred Fisher, Border Regiment, died of pneumonia on 21/2/17, from the Pocklington Vicarage.

2nd Lt., Lionel William Halse, 12th Gloucester Regiment, died 17/10/18. Son of the Rev. William George Halse, Holy Trinity Church, Bridlington.

Trevor Ernest Wilberforce, killed on the 14/11/16. Son of Rev., George Wilberforce Trevor from the Beeford Rectory.

Sub Lt., Edgar Claude Donovan, Royal Navy, who died 26/4/17, from the Garton in Holderness, Vicarage.

2nd Lt., Walter Sherburn Phillips, East Yorkshire Regiment, killed 16/9/16, from Skirlaugh Vicarage.

Major, Sydney Herbert Goodall, 16th Canadian Expeditionary Force, killed 8/10/16, from Howden Vicarage.

Lt. Col., Bernard Barton, 1st Worcester Regiment, killed 11/8/18, aged 39, son of Revd. Haycroft Barton, from Fridaythorpe, Malton.

Sub. Lt., Norman Nesbitt, Royal Naval Division died on 21/8/18 from the Elloughton Vicarage.

Father, Joseph William Finn, MC, born Hull 1875, served as Chaplain 4th Class, in the Army Chaplain's Department. Father Finn was the first Roman Catholic Priest, killed in the war. He died on the first day of the Gallipoli campaign, 25th April 1915, while landing on 'V' Beach, with the Dublin and Munster Fusiliers. He was Mentioned in Despatches & awarded the Military Cross, for attending the wounded on the beach unarmed. His brother, who was also the Lord Mayor of Hull, built the Sacred Hearts church, on Southcoates Lane, Hull in memory of him.

Father, Leclerc, Roman Catholic Chaplain of Endsleigh Convent, Beverley Road, left Hull at the outbreak of war to join the 13th French Regiment. He was killed in action in 1915.


The City Treasurer, Thomas George Milner, from 283 Beverley Road, lost his son - Cpl., Thomas George Milner, RGA, died of wounds, at Calais, on the 26th September. 1918 aged 27 years.