At the Front
Pte, Francis Knaggs, 1st EYR was killed on the 20th September 1914. He died on the same day with seven other Hull men from the 1st East Yorkshires, halting the German advance at the Marne. Casualties continued. Pte, Charles Hodges, 1st EYR, from 8 Buckingham Street was killed on the 18th October 1914, aged 21.
George Richard Pickering, 18 Massey Street, died of wounds in Ireland, aged 17.
Lieutenant, Edward M. Thompson, 5th Yorkshire Regiment, killed 22/2/16, aged 28. Son of Frederick & Adeline Thompson at 113 Stepney Lane.
Gunner, Frank William Owens, had just returned to Flanders after 10 days leave when he was killed on 31st July 1917. He had worked for his Father’s Grocery business at 43 Brunswick Avenue and he is commemorated on the Hull Grammar School Roll of Honour.
Sapper, Eric Simpson, Royal Engineers, was accidentally drowned in the River Dwina, aged 20, and is buried at Archangel in Russia.
Driver, Gerald Pitts Parker was killed while feeding his horse. He was born in Hull in 1891 and before the war had worked at Reckitts. He left a widow Minnie and two children at 101 Rosmead Street.