Families that lost three sons
James & Mary Ann Grayburn, of 7 Talbot Terrace, Toogoode Street, Hull had eight children. They lost their sons; George, killed with the Border Regiment on 16/9/16, aged 30; John, killed with the 13th EYR on 20/7/17, aged 27, and William killed with the 10th EYR on 26/9/18, aged 23.
John and Sarah Galloway of 46 Cleveland Street, lost the following three sons. Private, George David Galloway, 7th EYR, who died of wounds on 7th July 1916, aged 30 and is buried at Hedon Road Cemetery; Private, Thomas Galloway, 1st EYR, killed on the Somme, on 16th September 1916, aged 24; and Gunner, Evans Galloway, RFA, who died of wounds, in Belgium on 15th November 1917, aged 27.
Thomas and Sarah Dimmack, of Strickland Street, Hull, lost three of their six children in the war. Pte, Thomas William Dimmack, East Surreys, killed 7/8/16, aged 33; L/Cpl, Thomas Dimmack, 1st EYR, killed 21/4/18, aged 36, and Pte, Joseph Dimmack, 12th EYR, died 19/10/18, aged 22.
Robert and Emma Sergeant lost the following three sons: Pte, Robert Sergeant, 12th EYR, killed 13/11/16, age 27; Driver, Edwin Sergeant, RFA, killed 23/3/18, age 34; and Pte, Herbert Sergeant, Yorkshire Regiment killed 9/4/18, aged 18.
John Edward Lilley and Mary Ann Lilley, of 7 Holderness Villas, Rhodes Street, Hawthorne Avenue lost their three sons: Pte, Sydney Lilley, 13th EYR, killed on 13/11/16, aged 20; Pte, Fred Lilley, MGC, killed 10/10/17, aged 29; and Pte, George Lilley, 10the EYR, killed 15/8/18, aged 23.
The three Diglin brothers (photo below) were George Diglin, East Yorks Regt, service no 13/505, killed 13/11/1916, Walter Diglin, York and Lancaster Regiment Service no 203159, killed 24/0/1917 and William Diglin, East Yorkshire Regiment 7th Battalion, Service No. 3/33418, killed 25/04/1917. A 4th brother who served - Ernest Diglin, Kings Royal Rifle Corps 6th Battalion Service No Y624 was disharged from the service because of wounds he received in action. He was discharged 23/10/1916 and awarded the Silver War Badge. They were the sons of William and Elizabeth Diglin, 10 High Street, Hull.
Anthony and Catherine Walsh, from Gordon Street, Hull, lost three sons, from their family of ten children. Their eldest son Anthony had served in the military for10 years before re-enlisting at the outbreak of war. He was discharged from the army with mania and committed to Beverley Asylum, where he died in May 1916. Their other son Thomas was killed, aged 36, on the 1st July 1916, serving with the York and Lancs regiment. Their third son Joseph Walsh, 13th EYR, was wounded and captured at Serre, on 13th November 1916. He died of wounds in Gemany, on the 2nd January 1917, aged 31.
Kate and John Hedges, of 16 Goodrick Terrace, Cave Street, lost their three sons. Noel Victor Hedges died of wounds recieved on the Somme, on 8th July 1916, aged 19. their eldest son Mark Ellis Hedges, died at Ypres on 26th September, 1917, aged 27. Their other son Frank Arthur Hedges, died on the Menin Road, after only one month at the front, on 31st January 1918, aged 26.
ARTHUR SEPTIMUS & HARRIET PERRY of 81 Hessle Road lost: STOKER, ARTHUR WILLIAM PERRY, RN - 26/12/1918, AGED 21. PTE, JOHN THOMAS PERRY, 6TH EYR - 6/09/1916, AGED 24. PTE, HAROLD JAMES PERRY, 19TH MIDDLESEX, - 7/10/1918, AGED 19. PTE, JOHN WILLIAM O'NEIL, EYR - 3/05/1917, AGED 20, WAS COUSIN OF THE ABOVE. THEIR NAMES ARE RECORDED ON THE WALKER STREET MEMORIAL AND THE FAMILY GRAVE AT HULL WESTERN CEMETERY.
Pte. Arthur Barnes, 12th EYR was killed by a sniper on the 25th June 1917. He left his wife Edith at 2 Courtney Street. His brother Sgt, John Barnes, 7th EYR, had been previously killed on the 10th July 1916. His third brother, Pte, George Barnes was killed on the 11th October 1917, serving with the South Wales Borderers. These three brothers were the sons of Robert and Ann Barnes who lived at 44 Nornabell Street.
John and Elizabeth Ann Glew, 18 Finsbury Street, lost two sons Arthur and George Glew in 1915 and their third son Charles Glew in 1917. They were aged 25, 29 and 18 years old respectively.
George Henry Bird and wife Sarah Bird, at 22 Glasgow Street, lost their son eldest son William Bird, on 22 October 1914 fighting with the Coldstream Guards. His brother George Bird, was killed on 12th September 1916 with the Northamptonshire Regiment. Their third son Albert Bird, who won the Military Medal, was killed with the Coldstream Guards on the 27th September 1918.
Frank and Helena Gresham at 42 Westbourne Avenue, lost Leonard, George and Gordon Gresham. All three sons were Officers in the East Yorkshire Regiment and died in their twenties. They are also listed on the Hymers College memorial.
John and Mary Blaydon, 6 Leo Terrace, Waterloo Street, Hull, lost their sons John Blaydon in April 1915, and Ernest Blaydon in June 1915. Their third son Frederick Blaydon died of wounds on the 26th January 1919, and is buried in Hull Western Cemetery.
Cpl, Herbert William Hunt, 27777, RFA 50TH Bde., 'C' BTY, killed on the Somme, 5/11/16, aged 27.
Sgt, Harry Hunt, MM, 755036, RFA 317TH Bde., 'D' BTY, died 30/12/17, aged 32.
Pte., Albert Edward Hunt, 1265, 10th EYR, killed at Ypres, 29/9/18, aged 31.
The three sons of John and Annie Hunt, at 10 Grange Terrace, Grange Street, Hull
Albert and Margaret Cockerill lost 3 sons in the war. The family worked in the Oil Mill industries around Witham and lived at 8 St Johns Place, York Street, 231 Wincolmlee and at 5 Oak Terrace, Swann Street.
PRIVATE FRANK COCKERILL 12/1275. Born in 1891, Frank was the eldest of three sons to Albert and Margaret Cockerill. An Oil Miller by trade, he enlisted at City Hall on 28th December 1914 joining the 12th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, 'The Sportsmen', 3rd Hull Pals. He died on the 16th August 1916 and is buried in Le Touret Military Cemetery; he was 25 years old.
Private, ALBERT COCKERILL, MGC, was born in Hull 1896. Another Oil Miller , he enlisted in the 13th EYR, was transferred to the Machine Gun Corp and was killed on the 30th December 1916, age 20. His body was not recovered and he is commemorated on the memorial to the missing at Thiepval. His death was reported in the Hull Daily Mail on the 10th January 1917, with his photograph.
Their third son, Private, EDWARD COCKERILL, 22643, 1st EYR, was born in Hull in 1898. He was killed on the 15th June 1917, aged 18 and is buried at Cojeul.
Henry James Jeffrey and his wife Ethel lived at 69 Great Thornton Street. They too lost three sons - Lawrence Frederick Jeffrey, killed in 1916, William Henry Jeffrey, in 1917 and George David Jeffrey, in 1918.
The Cograve family at 1 Clarence Avenue, Portland Street, lost three sons in the war. These were Walter Cograve in 1915, Frederick Cograve, in 1916 and Alfred Cograve in 1918.
Charles and Mary Ann Joules, of 14 Harcourt Street, Hull, lost Ernest Joules, at Ypres and Harold Joules, at sea in 1916. Their third son Sydney Joules, was killed on the 9th April 1917 also at Ypres. All their sons, died in their twenties. Mrs Joules later passed away on the 9/6/18 and Mr Joules, died in Hull, on the 31/3/19. (Hull Daily Mail 12/6/19)
Edward and Susan Foston lived at 41 George Street, Hull. They lost three of their six sons in the war. John Foston, was killed in 1914, George Foston, in 1915 and Thomas Foston, in 1916. They all served with the East Yorkshire Regiment.
Richard Thomas Kingdom and his wife Priscilla lived at 2 Clumber Avenue, Flinton Street, Hessle Road. Two sons Thomas Kingdom, and Wilfred Kingdom, were lost at sea in the first six months of 1915. Their third son Charles Herbert Kingdom, died in France on 22nd July 1916, serving with the 10th East Yorkshire Regiment.