Kingston upon Hull War Memorial 1914 - 1918

The story of Hull in World War One

Fathers and Sons

 

. Able Seaman, Alfred Lancelot Anderson, (49), from 1 Norman Terrace, Campbell Street, Hull, died, serving the Royal Navy, on 13th April 1915. His son, Able Seaman, William Oliver Anderson, (22), HMS 'Thesus', died at sea, in Russia in 1919.

. Skipper, Thomas Ashley, (52) Skipper of the trawler 'Cygnus', lost at sea on 12/12/1914, and his son, Tom, (31) Skipper of the trawler, 'Margate' sunk on 24/04/1917. They both lived at 26 Camden Street and are listed together, on the war memorial at St Matthews Church, Boulvard.

. Skipper, Frank Boyle, (42), sank with vessel, 'Campania', on 20th February 1918. His only son, 2nd Lieutenant, Charles Boyle, (21), of the 4th East Yorkshire Regiment, was killed in action on the 23rd April 1917.  They lived at 6 Walcott Street.

. Second Officer, Alfred Buchacan Cheetham, (51), sank with the Steam Ship ‘Prunelle’ on the 22nd August 1918. His 16 year old son Wilfred Alfred Cheetham, sank, with the Steam Ship, ‘Adriatic ‘ on the 31st October 1916. They lived at 212 Bean Street.

. Private, John Bernard Clark, (21), 10th EYR, was killed in action, on 29th September 1918. His father Pte., Herbert Taylor Clark, (45) 2nd EYR, was killed at Ypres on 5th February 1915. They lived at Waterloo Street, Hull

SkipperWilliam Darby Coates, Snr. (59) and his son 3rd Hand, William Darby Coates Jnr. (20 years), died on the 21st January 1916, when Hull steam trawler, ‘Earl’ was lost with all hands . They lived at 6 Empringham Place, Daltry Street, Hull.

Skipper, Andrew Summers, (49) drowned with his seventeen year old son, Harry Andrew Summers, on the trawler 'Mauritius', on the 17th May 1915. Their wife and mother, Fanny Summers, lived at 12 Division Road, Hull. 

. Father and son, Leonard William Cooper, Senior, (52), and his son Leonard William Cooper, Junior, (32), drowned together, on the 16th November 1916, when their steam ship ‘Vasco’ was sunk. They both left widows at 8 Byron Street, Westcott Street and 182 Mersey Street, Hull.

. Robert James Cressey, (52), Skipper of the steam ship, ‘Stirling’, sank on the 24th February 1915. His son George James Cressey (27), died on the Trawler ‘Hermia’ on the 1st August 1916. They were the Husband and son of Mary Cressey, who lived at 11 Shaw Street, Holderness Road.

  . Harry Addison Fletcher, (44), Skipper of the Trawler, 'St Lawrence', died at sea, on 03/10/1914. His son, Deckhand, Frank Fletcher, (21), was lost art sea, on 04/05/1916. They lived at 11 St Andrews Street, Hull.

Arthur Edwin Foster lost two sons in the war. These were Arthur Foster, (27), of the 10th West Yorkshire Regiment, killed on 14th April 1917. His younger son George, (24), 2/8th Sherwood Forresters, was killed. on the 17thApril 1917. Arthur Edwin having seen both sons killed was to die himself on the 8th September 1918 serving with the Northumberland Fusiliers.

 Skipper, George Hillam, (52), of the Trawler ‘Numitor’, was lost at sea, on 20th April 1918. His 16 year old son, George Hughs Hillam, was killed on HMS 'Cornwallis', on 25th April 1915. They both lived at 46 Liverpool Street, Hull.

.  Charles Crosby Johnston, Senior, (54) was lost at sea on the Steam ship ‘ Sappho’, on the 27th December 1915. His son Charles Crosby Johnston, (29), died fighting with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, at Ypres, on 19thApril 1916. They lived at 199 Hessle Road.

. Tom Kent (50), Royal Marine Light Infantry, and his son, John Robert Kent (18), of 34 Derby Street.

. Thomas Moor Leach, (49), a Merchantile Fireman, died at sea on 15/04/1915. His son Alan Leach, (21), died at sea, on 04/05/1916. Their wife and mother, Emmaline Leach, lived at Rosamond Street, Hessel Road.

. Fred Lindo, (37), was lost on the Hull ship, 'Khartoum', on 26th March 1916. His son Fred Lindo, Junior, (18), died seven months later, on the trawler 'Lord Roberts' on 26th October 1916. They lived at, 8 Blanche Grove, Brighton Street, Hull.

. Private, William Rees Nanney, a professional soldier with the Royal Welch Fusiliers, died at Gallipolli, on the 20thAugust 1915, aged 46. His son, Private, John Holford Nanney, (19) of the 11th South Wales Borderers, was killed at Ypres, on 31st July 1917. They were the husband and son, of Sara Catherine Nanney, who lived at 14 Flora Avenue, Carlton Street, Dairycoates, Hull.

. Francis Robert Postle, Senior, (42) and Francis Robert Postle, Junior, (17), died together, on the 12th April 1917, when their Trawler, ‘St Andromache’ was sunk by an enemy submarine. Their wife and mother Gertrude, lived at 21 Harrow Street, Hull.

.  John Henry Ridsdill, (56), Skipper of the Trawler 'Strymon', sank with his ship, on the 27th October 1917. He lived at 26 Gillett Street, Hull. His son, William Henry Ridsdill, (27) was also lost at sea, on the Trawler 'Egret', on the 1st June 1918. He lived with his wife Ruth at 6 Cedar Grove, Eastbourne Street, Hull. 

. George Skipworth, (46), of the SS 'Dido' was lost at sea on the 26 February 1916. His son, John William Skipworth, (20), of the 1st/4th Bn., East Yorkshire Regiment, died of wounds, on 23 April 1917. They both lived on Adelaide Street, Hull.

. Sergeant, Albert Edward Straker, (42) 9th Australian Light Horse, died on 14/08/1919. His son, Private, Samuel Albert Straker, (19), 5th Lincolnshire Regiment, was killed in action, on 15/04/1918. Their wife and mother, Ellen Parr, lived at 1 Newcomes Street, Hull.

. Skipper, William Wemyss, (40), SS 'Nimrod', died at sea, on 18th December 1917. He lost two sons in the war. Private, George Wemyss, (22), 11th Hull Pals, killed at Bethune, on the 4th August 1916, and Corporal, Leonard Wemyss, (21), 2nd Yorkshire Regiment, killed at Arras, on 9th April 1917. Their wife and mother, Fanny Weymss, lived at 78 English Street, Hull.

- Alfred Handson, of 22 Park View, Sculcoates Lane, served in the Royal Naval Reserve and died of influenza, in 1918. His son John Willaim Handson, was killed at Ypres in 1915. Another son, George Frederick Handson, died of wounds in Hull on the 1st June 1916, aged 18. Their wife and mother was Dinah Handson. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anderson

Able Seaman, Alfred Lancelot Anderson, from 1 Norman Terrace, Campbell Street, Hull, died serving the Royal Navy on 13th April 1915. His son William Oliver Anderson died at sea in Russia in 1919.

 

 

Cressey

Robert James Cressey, Skipper of the ‘Stirling’ sank with his steam ship on the 24th February 1915. His son George James Cressey, died on the Trawler ‘Hermia’ on the 1st August 1916. They were the Husband and son of Mary Cressey who lived at 11 Shaw Street, Holderness Road.

Boyle

Master Mariner, Frank Boyle sank with 'Campania' on 20th February 1918. He had lost his son, the previous year,- 2nd Lieutenant, Charles Boyle, of the 4th East Yorkshire Regiment, killed on the 23rd April 1917. His brother George Lawrence Boyle, had died with the 1st East Yorkshire Regiment, on the 3rd November 1914. Frank left his wife Annie at 116 Park Grove,. His son Charles lived 29 Hymers Avenue, and brother George at 9 Consatble Street. His parents Lawrence and Mary Boyle lived at 3 Balfour Street.

Hillam

Skipper, George Hillam, commanded the Trawler ‘Numitor’ which was lost at sea on 20th April 1918. His 16 year old son George Hughs Hillam, had previously been killed serving with the Royal Navy, on HMS Cornwallis, on 25th April 1915

Cheetham

Second Officer, Alfred Buchacan Cheetham, sank with the Steam Ship ‘Prunelle’ on the 22nd August 1918. It was sunk on a voyage from London to Dundee carrying a cargo of Jute when it was torpedoed by the U-Boat 112, 2 miles South East of Blyth. He left a widow Eliza and daughter Carrie at number 40 Bean Street, Anlaby Road. Their 16 year old son Wilfred Alfred Cheetham also drowned, when the Hull Steam Ship, ‘Adriatic ‘ was sunk on the 31st October 1916.

Johnston

Charles Crosby Johnston, Snr, was lost at sea on the Steam ship ‘ Sappho’ on the 27th December 1915. His son also called Charles Crosby Johnston, died fighting with the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Ypres on 19th April 1916. They lived at 199 Hessle Road.

Clark

Pte., John Bernard Clark, 10th EYR, was killed in action on 29th September 1918. His father Pte., Herbert Taylor Clark, 2nd EYR, was killed at Ypres on 5th February 1915. They are remembered on the memorials at Tyne Cot and Menin Gate respectively. They lived with Mary Clark at 4 Phoenix Court, Waterloo Street, Hull.

LEACH

THOMAS MOOR LEACH WAS BORN IN HULL ON 25/12/1867. SON OF WILLIAM ALLEN & ELIZA LEACH. HIS WIFE EMMALINE LEACH, LIVED AT 6 SARAH TERRACE, ROSAMOND STREET, HULL. A MERCHANT MARINE, FIREMAN. HE DIED OF DISEASE ON 15/04/1915, AGED 49 AND IS BURIED AT HULL'S HEDON ROAD CEMETERY. HIS SON, ALLAN LEACH, DIED AT SEA, ON 04/05/1916, AGED 21. 

FRANK FLETCHER WAS BORN HULL 20/09/1894. SON OF HENRY (HARRY) ADDISON FLETCHER & SARAH FLETCHER - 11 ST ANDREWS STREET, HULL. HE SERVED AS A DECKHAND, ON THE TRAWLER 'CROWNSIN' , AND WAS LOST AT SEA, ON 04/05/1916, AGED 21.  HIS FATHER, HARRY, WAS SKIPPER OF THE TRAWLER 'ST LAWRENCE', AND DIED AT SEA, ON 03/10/1914, AGED 44. BORN IN CORNWALL 1870, HENRY ADDISON FLETCHER MARRIED SARAH ANN FLETCHER, AND LIVED AT 14 GALDYS TERRACE, WEST DOCK STREET, HESSLE ROAD. HE LEFT A WIDOW AND THREE CHILDREN UNDER TEN YEARS OLD AND ANOTHER TWO LADS WHO WERE OLD ENOUGH TO GO TO SEA. IT WAS ONLY BY CHANCE THAT HIS SON FRANK DID NOT JOIN HIM ON THE 'ST LAWRENCE'.  BOTH FATHER AND SON ARE LISTED ON THE SUBWAY STREET ROLL OF HONOUR. HARRY FLETCHER HAD BEEN AT SEA SINCE HE WAS A BOY AND ALTHOUGH ONLY 44 YEARS OLD, HAD A SKIPPER'S CERTIFICATE FOR OVER 20 YEARS, SAILING FREQUENTLY TO ICELAND. HE HAD NEVER HAD ANY MISHAP IN CHARGE OF A TRAWLER, BUT AS A MATE IN THE TRAWLER 'SHAKESPEARE' WAS SHIP WRECKED OFF THE ORKNEYS SOME YEARS AGO. THE 'ST LAWRENCE', WAS NOT HIS REGULAR VESSEL, INDEED THIS WAS HIS FIRST TRIP. THE 'ST LAWRENCE' LEFT HULL ON THE 6TH SEPTEMBER 1914, FOR STROMNESS, ON A FOUR WEEK JOURNEY. ITS LOSS AT SEA WAS A MYSTERY. SKIPPER, HARRY FLETCHER'S DEATH AND PHOTOGRAPH WERE REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL ON 26TH OCTOBER 1914. *

Coates

Skipper, William Darby Coates Snr. (59 years) and his son 3rd Hand, William Darby Coates Jnr. (20 years), died on the 21st January 1916, when Hull steam trawler, ‘Earl’ was lost with all hands . They lived at 6 Empringham Place, Daltry Street, Hull.

Skipper, Andrew Summers (49) drowned with his seventeen year old son, Harry Andrew Summers, on the trawler 'Mauritius'. It was sunk on the 17th May 1915, with all hands. Their wife and mother, Fanny, lived at 12 Division Road, Hull. 

Lindo

Fred Lindo, Senior., was lost on the Hull ship 'Khartoum', on 26th March 1916. His son Fred Lindo, Junior, died seven months later, on the trawler 'Lord Roberts' on 26th October 1916. Their wife and mother was Jane Rebecca Lindo, 8 Blanche Grove, Brighton Street.

Cooper

Father and son, Leonard William Cooper, Snr, aged 52, and his son Leonard William Cooper, Jnr, aged 32 years, both died at sea on the 16th November 1916, when their steam ship ‘Vasco’ was sunk. They both left widows at 8 Byron Street, Westcott Street and 182 Mersey Street.

 

Nanney

Pte William Rees Nanney, died at Gallipolli on the 20th August 1915, serving with the Welsh Fusiliers. His son John Halford Nanney of the South Wales Borderers was killed on 31st July 1917, aged 20 years old and is commemorated on the Menin Gate at Ypres. They were the husband and son, of Catherine Nanney, who lived at 14 Flora Avenue, Carlton Street, Hull.