Kingston upon Hull War Memorial 1914 - 1918

The story of Hull in World War One


Arthur James Holmes died falling into the dry dock at Hull on 12 Nov 1915.

Lieutenant, Edward Allen Kitching, RFA 27th Bde., was injured  when dismounting from his horse, he was thrown in front of a lorry. He died at Hull Royal Infirmary on the 8th September 1915, aged 27 years.

2nd L/t, Charles Richard Thornton-Varley, East Riding RGA, from Burnside, Newland Park, was killed on the 25th May 1915 when his motorcycle crashed into some Turnpike Gates. He was 28 years old and is buried in Hull Western Cemetery. (HDM 27/5/15)

Marine Fireman, Edward Chaplin, of London, who drowned during an air raid alarm on the 27th November 1916. He fell overboard from his ship and was lost in Hull's Albert Dock.  (HDM 17/1/17)

Cpl, Henry William James, RFA, knocked down in Wellington Street, by a motor bus, while escorting prisoners of war after dark. He died in the Royal Albert Hospital in Woolwich, aged 30. (HDM 2/12/16)

Sgt, Frank Chalmers, drowned with his girlfriend in a boating accident on the River Don, on the 6th July 1917.