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 other members of their family. 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 devastating impact that the Great War had on families, and communities within Hull. 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;

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

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

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

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

Robert and Harold Bentley, from 50 Sharp 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;

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

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

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

Clarence and Ernest Braithwaite, from Cleveland Street;

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

Charles and Walter Brinham, from 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;

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;

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, both Royal Navy, from 220 Hawthorne Avenue;

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

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

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

John and Joseph Cousins, at Arundle 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, who lived at 248 Wincolmlee;

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

Arthur and Walter Drewery, from 29 Walton Street;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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 Garden Village;

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

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

george and Harold Harrison, and stepbrother, Benjamin Bollingham, from 10 St Andrew Avenue, St Mark Street;

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;

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 Stanifoth Palce, Hessle Road;

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

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

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

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

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

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;

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

Norman, James and Harold Lane, three brothers, from 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;

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;

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;

Albert and John Monday, from Bean Street;

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

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;

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

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 Frank Ounsworth, from 85 Hodgson Street;

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;

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;

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

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 Terry 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;

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

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

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

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;

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.

Christtmass

Able Seaman, Charles Samuel Christtmass, Royal Navy, HMS Invincible, was killed at the battle of Jutland on the 31st May 1916. His brother Orlando Christtmass was killed fighting with the Royal Navy Division at Ypres on 31st October 1917. Both brothers were the sons of Sam and Lily Alice Christtmass, 220 Hawthorne Avenue.

Francis, John and Paul Wilson

Boatswain, Francis C Wilson, drowned in the North sea, when the 'Gitano' struck a mine on 26/2/17. His brother Paul, CEF, had died of heart failure, in January 1917, at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Another Brother, John Wilson, died on the 'San Gregorio', in November, 1917. Their Grandsons, Sgt, Ernest Barnby, 4th EYR, was killed in action on 23/4/16, and Pte, Francis Barnby, killed in action in September 1915.

Clare

Brothers George and John Thomas Clare, died in 1917 & 1918 respectively. They were the sons of Thomas and Margaret Clare in Humber Street, Hull.

 

Grahn

Another set of brothers from Wellsted Street were John William Grahn and his brother Fred Grahn. They were killed in 1917 & 1918 respectively, Their father was German and they were raised by their Auntie at 4 Francis Avenue, Wellsted Street. Their names are recorded together in the Holy Trinity Church book of remembrance.

Cyril and Sidney Webb

Brothers Cyril and Sidney Webb, from 8 Wyndham Street, died within weeks of each other in 1918 as did Archbald & Fred Sims who both served with heNorthumberland Fusiliers.

Isley

John Rowland Isley died with the 9th Warwickshire Regiment in Iraq, on the 25th January 1917. His brother William Alfred Isley, had been killed the previous year, fighting for the Australians at Villers Bretoneux on the 14th November 1916. They were the sons of Alfred and Lilley Isley who lived at 200 Newbridge Road, Hull.

Dixon

Pte, Harold Dixon. 6th EYR, killed 1916 and his brother Pte Ernest Dixon, 10th EYR, killed in 1917, both had lived with their parents at 78 Manchester Street, Hessle Road. Thirty Two men died in the Great War from Manchester Street.

 

FRANKS

 

Thank You to Rory Paddock, for the following information, sent on 17/10/2016:- 
Born in Bewholme, East Yorkshire in December 1897, Robert was the youngest of five children to George and Emma Franks. At the time of the 1911 Census he was already living away from home and working as a Horseman on a farm near Lowthorpe, Driffield. When war came, Robert was among the first to enlist in the fledgling Pals battalions, signing up on 24th September 1914, originally in the 12th EYR and later transferred to the 10th. He was underage. A mere 16 years old at the time. He must have told them he was 19 and they will have been only too happy to swallow his lie. Training throughout 1915, Robert shipped to Egypt that December and on to France the following March. A veteran of the Somme, Oppy Wood and the Spring Offensive, Robert was badly wounded during July and evacuated to the hospital centre at St Omer, where he died of wounds, on 29th July 1918. He is buried at Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery; he was 20 years old. It was a second blow for George and Emma Franks. They had lost their fourth son, James (29655 in the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment) on 22nd March 1918 as his unit was overrun by the German advance. His body was never recovered and his name is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial which bears the names of 14,000 UK servicemen with no known grave who died between 21st March and 7th August 1918. James was 22 years old.  The loss their mother, Emma, endured was all the more so, because her husband, George Robert had died in 1917. He was buried Nunkeeling on 19 Dec 1917. Robert Percy also had three younger siblings, whom Emma then had to support and raise as a widow: Harold (b. 1903); Ernest b. 1905); and Arthur Henry (b. 1912).
Despite their different birth years and along with a third brother, George Alfred, who was born at Bessingby in 1893, James and Robert Percy FRANKS were baptised at Nunkeeling on the same date: 22 Oct 1899. George Alfred FRANKS also saw action on the Western Front during WW1, but with the New Zealand Army, and he survived.
The NZ connection stems from the fact that two of the brothers’ great-uncles, from Ganton, George FRANKS (1835-1908) and John FRANKS (1837-1922) emigrated there in the 1860s. George Alfred was working on a farm at Leven, west of Hornsea, at the time of the 1911 census and moved to NZ sometime thereafter.  The family must have stayed in touch, because he nominated one of his Kiwi cousins as next-of-kin at the time of his enlistment.  Two NZ-born cousins are also known to have served in WW1. Brief details follow and WW1 NZ Army records are available online via the ‘Archives NZ Archway’ website:https://archway.archives.govt.nz/BriefDescItemSearch.do .
32443 Private George Alfred FRANKS (1893-1970) attested into the NZ Army on 27 Jul 1916 and joined the 1st Battalion Canterbury Infantry Regiment. He was wounded in action on 7 Jun 1917 (gunshot wound to the right arm, causing a severe fracture), probably during the initial assault of the Battle of Messines, 7-14 Jun 1917. George Alfred spent time recuperating at Brockenhurst in Hampshire, the location of a wartime NZ military hospital, before returning to his new home in Nov 1917.  He was discharged from the Army on 28 Feb 1918 as being ‘no longer physically fit for war service’.
34562 Trooper John Frederick FRANKS (1882-1952). Son of John FRANKS (1837-1922). John Frederick joined the Canterbury Mounted Rifles and spent his wartime service in the Middle East. He was based in Egypt and reverted in rank at own request down from Sergeant, probably to see active service rather than undertake instructor duties, as the ME was used as a major training area for ANZAC forces. He is recorded as having been ‘in the field’ on a number of occasions, including during the period of the 3rd Battle of Gaza (aka Battle of Beersheba), 31 Oct – 7 Nov 1917.    
3/1383 Private Spencer Franks CARVER (1899-1974). Grandson of George FRANKS (1835-1908). Spencer Franks served with the NZ Medical Corps and was at the 3rd Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) where, on 12/13 Oct 1917, he earned the Military Medal for ‘conspicuous gallantry in action’ as a stretcher-bearer with No. 3 Field Ambulance. He had given a false age on enlistment and was still only 17 at the time (b. 3 Nov 1899). Coincidentally, the CARVER family also came from Yorkshire (Northallerton). 

 

Johnson

Pte, Alfred Fenton Johnson, 7th EYR was killed at Arras on 21/3/1918, aged 21. His brother, George Edward Johnson had died at sea on the 17th May 1917, aged only 15 years old. They were the sons of Mr Christopher Bacon and Mrs Louisa Johnson and lived at 426 Beverley Road

Dodsworth

Brothers Alfred and James Dodsworth, both casualties of World War One are similarly buried in Hull Cemeteries. Their parents were Frederick and Jane Dodsworth who lived at 248 Wincolmlee.

Johnson(1)

Two more teenage brothers, Arthur William Johnson aged 15, and John Edward Johnson aged 17 died together on 21st May 1915, when the Hull Trawler 'Sabrina' struck a mine in the North Sea. They were the sons of John Edward and Florence Ada Johnson, who lived at 343 Hawthorne Avenue.

Douglas

David and Joseph Douglas were two more brothers lost in the war. They were the sons of David Batty and Alice Douglas at 53 Lambert Street, Newland Avenue. They were remembered on the Kings Hall Church, Roll of Honour at Symons Street until this was bombed in the Second World War.

Johnson(2)

More Johnson brothers include, Private, Clifford Hardy Johnson, Durham Light Infantry, lost in action, on 25th October1918, aged 19 years old. He is buried at Tyne Cot cemetery along alond with nearly 12,000 others. His brother, Sgt, Fred Walter Johnson, 3rd EYR, died at Archangel, Russia, on the 19th February 1919. He is commemorated here with 229 other British Officers and men that died in the Russian campaign. They were the sons of Frederick and Eleanor Jane Johnson, who lived at 242 Newland Avenue.