Kingston upon Hull War Memorial 1914 - 1918

The story of Hull in World War One

Brothers that died

The following, is a list of brothers, that died in the First World War, from Hull. They each have their own story, which can be told here. They were not only brothers to each other, but to their other siblings. Most were young men. Some were husbands, boyfriends, fathers, and grandfathers. They were uncles, nephews, cousins, colleagues, and friends. All were sons and meant something to someone. It's a long list, but by no means complete. Recording their names, highlights the enormity of their loss to their family and City.  Between 1914-1918, Hull lost over 7,500 men and another 14,000 returned home wounded.They maybe forgotten, but they are remembered here.

George and William Alcock, of 62 Argyll Street, Hull;

George and Harold Altoft, at 81 Rosamond Street;

Edward Arthur Anderson, and John Rodman AndersonBoth 18 years old . 19 Tomlinson Street;

Arthur Andrew and Edward Andrew - 16 William Street;

Sydney Arksey and Thomas Edward Arksey, Hull born brothers;

Arthur, George and John Barnes, three brothers from 44 Nornabell Street;

Robert Barrett and George William Barrett, 10 Gordon Avenue, Cannon Street, Hull;

James Henry and John Arthur (Jack) Bartram, of  Manchester Street;

Harry and Thomas Beautiman, both died of wounds, from 95 Bean Street;

George Leonard Bell and Henry Bell, of 2 Fern Avenue, Waterloo Street;

William Henry Bell and Walter Bell, of 12 Devonshire Villas, Wellsted Street;

Richard and Harold Bentley, from 50 Sharp Street;

John, George and Joshua Betts, three brothers from Sykes Street;

Arthur and Francis Bickers, of Arnon Villas, Sculcoates Lane.

James Henry and Archi Billany, from Courtney Street. Both died at sea;

Walter Binge and Harmen Binge, at 6 Marfleet Terrace, Craven Street;

William, George and Albert Bird, three brothers, from 22 Glasgow Street;

John Ernest and Fred Bladon, three brothers from Waterloo Street;

Percy Walter Blanchard, and Ernest Edward Blanchard, from 3 Olive Grove, Harrow Street;

John William Blenkin, and James Stephenson Blenkin, from the Butchers Shop, at 66 Sculcoates Lane;

John and Tom Blyth, of 149 Lime Street, Hull;

Percy, George and Harold Bourner, three brothers from Park Road, Hull;

Francis and George Boyle, from Walcott Street;

Clarence and Ernest Braithwaite, from Cleveland Street;

William and Albert Brett, from Walcott Street;

Charlie William Bridges, and Albert Bridges, from 64 Sharp Street;

Charles and Walter Brinham, from 13 Ashbourne Grove, Springbank West;

George Broadley and Thomas Broadley,  both killed at Ypres in April 1915 - 62 Clarendon Street;

Sydney & Oswald Broddle, of 13 Hull Road, Anlaby Common;

John and James Brown, of Dansom Lane;

James and John Henry Brown, of Sutton Bank, Hull:

Robert Henry Brown and Frederick Jessie Brown, Hull born brothers;

Harold Bulson, and Ernest Bulson,  who lived at 6 Gordon Street;

Ernest and John William Burgess,  both buried in Hull Western Cemetery, from 96 English Street;

Eli and Arundle Butterill, from Argyll Street, both lost at sea;

Edward Charles Calam and Fred Calam, 244 Alliance Avenue; 

Walter and Joseph Campion, both killed on the Somme in November 1916 - 7 Waller Street, Hull;

William and Ernest Carmichael, sailors lost at sea, from 346 Boulevard;

Albert and Teddy Chapman, from 13 Alaska Street;

Alfred and Fred Chapman, of 37 Worthing Street;

Arthur and William Chapman, of Raywell Street;

Bertrand and Stanley Chapman, of Raywell Street;

John and Samuel Chapman, both killed at Paschendaele, of Villa Place, Hessle Road;

Kenneth Child and Wilfred Child, from Burley House,on  Holderness Road;

Walter and Arthur Cade, at 17 Buckingham Street;

Ernest Carmichael, and William Albert Carmichael, lost at sea. Sailors from 346 Boulevard;

Charles Samuel Christtmass and Orlando Christtmass, from 220 Hawthorne Avenue;

George Clare and John Thomas Clare, from Humber Street, Hull;

Fred and Arthur Clayton, of Hawthorne Avenue;

Frank, Albert and Edward Cockerill, three brothers from Wincolmlee;

Walter, Frederick and Albert Cograve, three brothers from Portland Street, Ferens Way;

Joe and Albert Cooper, of Commercial Road, Hull;

Ernest and Robert Cooper, of Hedon Road;

John and Joseph Cousins, at 30 Arundle Street;

Joe Cox and David Cox, at Nornabell Street;

Leonard Cox and Alfred Cox, at William Street'

George, Walter and William Diglin, three brothers, from 10 High Street, Hull;

William, Thomas and Joseph Dimmack, three brothers, from  Strickland Street;

Harold Dixon and Ernest Dixon, both East Yorkshires, from 78 Manchester Street, Hessle Road;

Alfred and James Dodsworth, from 248 Wincolmlee;

David and Joseph Douglas, from 53 Lambert Street, Newland Avenue;

Arthur and Walter Drewery, from 29 Walton Street;

Fred, Matthew and Robert Driver, three brothers, from 3 Devon Grove, Sculcoates Lane;

Robert and Thomas Earnshaw, from 4 Sarah Ann's Terrace, Spyvee Street:

John William Elliott and Thomas Edward Elliott, from 307 Boulevard;

John and Joseph Ellis, both lost at sea, from  344 Boulevard;

Nathan and Solomon Ellis, at 26 Portland Place, Ferensway;

Arthur and John William Farr, of Porter Street, Hull;

Captain, Bede Farrell and his brother Adrian Farrell, from 1 Brookside Villas, Newland Park;

George and Herbert Fern, of Stoneferry Road;

John, George and Thomas Foston, three brothers from 41 George Street;

George and Arthur Foster, of 330 Holderness Road;

William and Charles Franklin, of 2 Baden Grove, Exchange Street;

Oliver and Geoffrey Fyson, born in Hull:

George, Thomas and Evan Galloway, three brothers from 46 Cleveland Street;

Charles Edward Gamble and his brother Thomas William Gamble, from Londesborough Street;

David and Edward Gash, of Clifton Street, Beverley Road;

George and Norman Gedney, of 58 Norwood Street;

Ernest & Joseph Glentworth, both killed in May 1917, from 68 Wassand Street; 

Arthur, George and Charles Glew, three brothers from 18 Finsbury Street;

Arthur Gooding and Fred Gooding, from 23 Sidmouth Street;

John William Grahn and Fred Grahna German family that fought for Britain, - 4 Francis Avenue, Wellsted Street;

Ernest and William Groves, of 33 Salisbury Street;

George, John and William Grayburn, three brothers, from Hull;

Edward and Herbert Green, from 187 Ella Street;

Leonard, George and Gordon Gresham, three brothers from 42 Westbourne Avenue;

Charles  and Harry Grimbleby, of 33 Parmberton Street, Dansom Lane;

Frederick and Francis Guy, from 27 Lilac Avenue, Garden Village;

Herbert and Alfred Hamilton, of Beecroft Street, St George Road;

George Frederick and John William Handson, of 22 Park View, Sculcoates Lane;

Bernard and Frederick William Harper, from Willam Street, Hull;

Anthony & Thomas Harran, from 22 Bowers Terrace, Waterloo Street;

George and Harold Harrison, and stepbrother, Benjamin Bollingham, three brothers, from 10 St Andrew Avenue, St Mark St.;

John Richard Harrison and Walter Harrison, from 7 Shaw Street, Holderness Road;

Noel, Mark and Frank Hedges, three brothers, from Cave Street, Beverley Road; 

Thomas and Harry Hildyard, of Strickland Street, Hessle Road;

James and Harry Hockless, of Sykes Street:

Charles and Robert Hodges, from 9 Buckingham Street;

Thomas Henry Holder and John Morley Holder, from Beverley Road, both killed in May 1917;

Arthur Holder and Walter Holder, from Hessle Road, both lost at sea;

Thomas and William Holness, from 9 Conway Street, Hull, both lost at sea;

Francis Hudson and Thomas Hudson, from Ella Street;

Herbert, Harry and Albert Hunt, three brothers, from Grange Street;

Frank and John Inman, from Staniforth Place, Hessle Road;

John Rowland Isley and William Alfred Isley, from 200 Newbridge Road;

Walter and Harry Jackson, Royal Marine brothers, from Hull;

Andrew and John Jederin, 14 Model Dwellings, Midland Street;

Lawrence, William and George Jeffrey, three brothers, from 69 Great Thornton Street;

John, Harold, Walter and Arthur Johnson, four brothers, from 10 Telford Street, Holderness Road;

Alfred Fenton Johnson, and George Edward Johnson, at 426 Beverley Road;

Arthur Johnson (15) and John Johnson (17), lost at sea on the same day, from 343 Hawthorne Ave; 

Clifford Hardy Johnson and Frederick Walter Johnson, from 242 Newland Avenue;

Frank and Edward Stephen Johnson, of 82 Great Thornton Street;

Ernest, Harold and Sidney Joules, three brothers, from 14 Harcout Street, Ripon Way, Hull

James and Charles Joys, they died within 8 weeks of each other, from 12 Wellsted Street;

Herbert and Arthur Keithfrom 79 Arundel Street;

John and Tom Kennington, of 150 Hawthorne Avenue;

Laurence Leggott King and William Henry King, of 21 May Street;

Thomas, Charles and Wilfred Kingdom, three brothers from Flinton Street;

Frederick and Ernest Kirkwood, of Charles Street, Hull;

Norman, James and Harold Lane, three brothers, from Villa Place, Walker Street;

Thomas and George Langthorp, of 630 Holderness Road;

Arthur and William Lazenby, of 6 Kimberley Street;

Frank, Fred and Samuel Laughton, three brothers, from Francis Street;

William, Arthur and Alfred Levitt, three brothers from 59 Lee Street;

Sydney, Fred and George Lilley, three brothers from Rhodes Street, Hawthorne Avenue; 

Arthur, George and Charles Lloyd; three brothers, from Spring Street;

Joseph and Harry Longworth, from Lime Street;

Arthur and Ernest Lowsley, from Courtney Street;

William and Edward Lyons, from 37 Upper Union Street;

George and Thomas Margerison, of 18 Goddard Avenue;

Anthony Marr and Samuel Marr, both killed in 1915, from Courtney Street;

Frederick, James and Horatio Marshall, three brothers, from 10 Portland Street, Ferensway;

Robert and Harold Massam, of Scarborough Street;

Joseph, Stanley and Sidney Maynard, three brothers from, 42 Edgecumbe Street;

Albert Melton and Ernest Melton, of 22 Empringham Street, Hull;

George William Miller and Frank Lonsdale Miller, of 28 Laburnum Avenue, Garden Village;

Albert and John Monday, from Bean Street;

Fred and Charles Monsey, from Hull;

Thomas, John and George McKee, from Brighton Street, Hessle Road;

Patrick, John and Luke Mcloughlin, three brothers, from 21 North Street, Hull;

Jack, Alfred, George and James Mercer, four brothers, from 36 Shaw Street, Holderness Road;

Arthur, Albert and Robert Merrylees, three brothers from 86 Spyvee Street;

Frank and Harold Mileham, of 3 Middleburg Street;

Laurence Mitchell and Tom Mitchell, of 135 Francis Street;

Wilfred and Percy Mitchell, from 9 Walcott Street;

John Monday & Albert Monday, - 11 Russell Terrace, Bean Street;

Harold Moisey and John Moisey, from Hessle Road;

Fred Septimus Monsey and Charles Harold Monsey, of Victor Street;

Charles Edward Myers and George William Myers, at 17 Dansom Lane;

Thomas Arthur Nasby and Valentine Percy Nasby, of 2 Lorne terrace, Lorne Street;

Ernest Newell & Hilyard Newell, sailors lost at sea in 1916, from Brighton Street, Hessle Road;

William Henry Newlove and George Newlove, from Hessle Road;

George, Herbert and William Noel, three brothers, lost at sea, from 7 Flinton Street, Hessle Road;

William and Fred Oaktree, of Strickland Street, Hessle Road;

Harold and Robert Ollett, from New George Street;

Alfred and Edward Osbourn, of Bright Street, Hull;

Alfred and Frank Ounsworth, from 85 Hodgson Street;

Walter and Charles Owen, at 7 Kings Bench Street, Hull;

William and Arthur Parish, from 39 Raywell Street;

Ernest Charles Parker and Sidney Parker, of Havelock Street;

John Partis and Daniel Partis, from Spyvee Street and Courtney Street;

Charles Partridge and James Partridge, of 18 Victor Street;

George Thomas Pawlett and John Richard Pawlett, from 1 Dee Street and Gloucester Street, Hull;

Samuel, John and Charles Pearson, three brothers, from Fountain Road;

Fred Pegg and Arhur Pegg, from Spyvee Street and Courtney Street, respectively;

Arthur, John and Harold Perry, three brothers from 81 Hessle Road; 

Frank and Alfred Petherbridge, both lost at sea, of 13 Somerset Street;

Alfred and Fred Piggott, from Sykes Street, Hull;

John Ernest Porter and Robert Henry Porter, at 430 Hessle Road;

Ben Pougher and William Pougher, from Cambridge Street;

James, John and Cyril Purchon, three brothers, from 3 Gillett Street;

Christopher Redfearn and William Redfearn, MM, of 25 Blue Bell Entry, High Street, Hull;

George and Alfred Reed, both died the same day - 30/07/1917. 8 Nelson Square, New George St.;

John Rennard and William Rennard, from Courtney Street;

George, Arthur and Elijah Richardson; three brothers, from 10 Mary Ann Terrace, Sculcoates Lane;

William, John and Benjamin Rusholme, three brothers, from 57 Norwood Street;

William, Joseph and John Ryan, three brothers, from Nornabell Street;

Frank and Albert Shaw, from 19 Carlton Street;

George Sherburn and John Sherburn from Craven Street;

Harold Sayer and James Sayer, from Hessle Road;

Edwin, Herbert and Robert Sergeant, three brothers from Hull;

Archibald Sims & Fred Sims, both killed with the Northumberland Fusiliers, in 1918;

Ernest Sleight and George Sleight, from 351 Holderness Road;

Amos Charles Smith and Shepley Vickers Smith, of 14 Freehold Street;

Victor Smith and Lawrence Smith, of 116 Brunswick Avenue;

Raymond Smith and Reginald Smith,  of 29 Field Street;

Fred Smith and Herbert Henry Smith, of 59 Eastbourne Street;

Ernest Smith and Charles Smith, from 60 Nornabell Street;

Arthur and Charles Snowley, at 43 Wellington Lane;

William Spink and Gilbert Spink, from Franklin Street;

John Robert Stockdale and Tom Stockdale, of 50 Beverley Road;

James and Albert Stones, from 49 St Andrews Street, Hessle Road;

Arthur and Bernard Story, of 84 Regent Street;

George Storry and Herbert Storry, from Coltman Street and Waller Street;

William Suddaby & Alfred Suddaby, from Lee Smith Street and Craven Street, East Hull;

Ernest Taylor and Dawson Taylor, of 47 Arundle Street;

Victor Taylor and Thomas Taylor, of 28 Gibson Street;

William Henry Taylor and Thomas Taylor, sailors from Havelock Street;

Albert and William Thurnell, of 14 Wentworth Avenue, Field Street;

John and Roger Tighe, from 14 Albert Terrace, Spring Street;

Christopher, John  and Walter Tindall, three brothers, from 30 Bishops Lane, Lowgate;

Edward, John and Thomas Toalster, three brothers, from Lockwood Street;

Harold and Raymond Tock, of 21 Lockwood Street;

Sam Thomson and Herbert Thomson, from 2 Etty's Terrace, Strickland Street, both killed in 1915;

Herbert and samuel Thompson, of Strickland Street;

John Robert Trowell, and George Robert Trowellof 81 Laburnum Avenue;

George Turner and Edward Turner, from 65 Edinburgh Street;

Harold Percy Tutton and his brother John Henry Tutton, of 204 Bean Street; 

Arthur Veal and Cyril Veal, from 91 Clarendon Street;

Albert William Venus and Herbert James Venus, of 29 Eastbourne Street;

Victor, Harold and John Cyril Walker, three brothers, from 343 Anlaby Road; 

Anthony, Thomas and Joseph Walsh, three brothers, from Gordon Street, Boulevard;

George and Percy Ware, of 19 Devon Street;

Cyril and Sidney Webb, from 8 Nelson Square, New George Street;

Arthur Cyril Webster and George Alan Webster, EYR Officers, from 113 Westbourne Avenue;

Arthur and Herbert West, from 6 Kings Cross Terrace, Bean Street;

Harry, Walter and George West, three brothers, from 1 Cuthbert Avenue, Airlie Street;

Albert Wilcox and George Wilcox from 4 Matlock Villas, Escourt Street;

Alfred and James Williamson, Hull born brothers, lost at sea.

John Turner Willingham and Stanley Lawton Willingham; from Escourt Street;

Willam, Arthur and John Henry Wilkinson, three brothers, killed in 1917, from Wescott Street;

Harold Wilson and Fred Wilson, from 48 Raywell Street;

Herbert, Arthur and Charles Wilson, three brothers, from 115 Grafton Street;

Francis, Paul, and John Wilson, three brothers, from Hull;

George, Herbert and Mark Wilson, three brothers at 13 Nellies Terrace, Gillett Street;

Robert and George Wilson, of 29 Strawberry Street;

Victor, Clarence and Harry Winter, three brothers, from 40 Edgecumbe Street

James and Arthur Withers, both killed in 1915, from Hotham Street and Wyke Street;

John & James Wright - from 62 Alexandra Road;

Cyril and Sidney Webb, died within weeks of each other in 1918, from 8 Wyndham Street;

James and Joseph Wood, from St Paul Street, Hull;

Arthur and Harry Woodward, of Mason Street, Hull;


Pte, Edward Arthur Anderson, Durham Light Infantry, killed 10/9/18, and Pte, John Rodman Anderson, Machine Gun Corps, killed 10/11/16. Both were 18 years old and died in France. They were the sons of Edward and Mary Ann Anderson, 19 Tomlinson Street, Newington. They are both commemorated on the memorial inside St Mathews Church, Boulevard.


Pte, Charlie William Bridges, 11th EYR died at Arras on the 24th March 1918, aged 22. His brother, Albert Bridges served with the Australian Imperial Force, and was killed in France on the 26th April 1918. They were the sons of Ellen and William Bridges who lived at 64 Sharp Street.



The Bentley brothers Robert and Harold were the sons of Robert and Amanda Bentley who lived at 50 Sharp Street, Newland Avenue, They both served with the 11th East Yorkshire Regiment, and both died of wounds in 1918. They are buried together at Hull Western Cemetery. 141 men from Sharp Street served in World War One. Robert and Harold Bentley are both shown on the Sharp Street memorial which still survives today. 



George Broadley was killed on the 23rd April 1915. His brother Thomas Broadley was killed three days later on the 26th April 1915. They had joined the East Yorkshire together and are buried together at Ypres. They were the sons of James and Catherine Broadley, 62 Clarendon Street, Hull.


Sapper, Walter Binge, East Riding Engineers, died at Ypres on 23/5/16, aged 23. He was husband of Hilda at 3 Coronation Avenue, Rustenberg Street. Her brother John Wrigglesworth was gassed in the war. Pte, Harmen Binge, of the East Yorkshire Regiment, died six months later, on 3/1/17. He was also aged 23 and is buried at Meaulte. The Binge brothers were the sons of  Walter and Henrietta at 6 Marfleet Terrace, Craven Street.


Harold Bulson, killed on the 15th September 1916, at the Somme, aged 19, and his younger brother Ernest Bulson killed in action on the 1st April 1918 are both remembered on the St Mathews Church memorial, Boulevard. They were the sons of Sarah Jane and the late Tennison Bulson, who lived at 6 Gordon Street.



Pte, Percy Walter Blanchard, died with the East Yorkshires, in France on 17/6/16, aged 23. He was the son of John and Margaret Blanchard at 5 City Grove, Harrow Street. His brother, L/Cpl, Ernest Edward Blanchard, was killed with the East Yorkshires on the 20/4/17, aged 26. He lived with his wife Ellen (nee Cook) at 3 Olive Grove, Harrow Street.


Brothers, Ernest and John William Burgess are both buried in Hull Western Cemetery, Sons of Rose and the late John Burgess at 96 English Street, they are commemorated on the Walker Street, War Memorial outside St Lukes Church.



Pte, John William Blenkin, 9th Durham Light Infantry, was killed on the 14th April 1918, aged 33 years. His brother, Sgt, James Stephenson Blenkin, was killed 4 days later on the 18th April 1918, fighting for Canada, aged 35 years old. They were the sons of John and Barbara Blenkin, the Butchers Shop, 66 Sculcoates Lane. Both brothers are remembered on the stone columns of St Mary's Church, Sculcoates Lane.


Walter and Joseph Campion, both died on the Somme, in November 1916.



William Bratton lost at sea in 1915 lost 3 stepbrothers during the war. They were the four children of Thomas Cudbertson and Sarah Ann Withers at 12 Richmond Terrace, Harrow Street, Hessle Road. Twenty Eight men are known to have died in the war from Harrow Street. Although this street has now been demolished, their names are all remembered here.


Ernest Carmichael, was lost on the 20th May 1917 when the Hull steam ship 'Tycho' bound from Bombay to Hull was sank by a torpedo from UBoat 40. His brother William Albert Carmichael, was lost on the 21st December 1916 when the Hull trawler 'St Ives' was mined in the English Channel off Falmouth, Cornwall. Sailing brothers and sons of Charles and Mary Ann Carmichael, who lived at 346 Boulevard. They are remembered on the Trinity House Roll of Honour.