Kingston upon Hull War Memorial 1914 - 1918

The story of Hull in World War One

Fathers and Sons


Father and son, Francis Robert Postle, Snr, (42 years) and Francis Robert Postle, Jnr., died on the 12th April 1917 when the ‘St Andromache’ (GRIMSBY) was sunk by an enemy submarine. Their wife and mother Gertrude (nee Cressey) lived at 21 Harrow Street, Hull


Master Mariner, John Henry Ridsdill, skipper of the Trawler 'Strymon' sank with his ship on the 27th October 1917. He was aged 56 and lived with his wife Sarah (Lamb) and  had 12 children at 26 Gillett Street. On the 1st June 1918, his son William Henry Ridsdill, was also lost at sea on the Trawler 'Egret'.  William was 27 years old and lived with his wife Ruth at 6 Cedar Grove, Eastbourne Street, Hull. The deatsh of his Father and son was reported in the Hull daily mail 28/10/18.


George Skipworth, the father died on the 26 February 1916 Age 46. His ship the SS 'Dido', hit a mine at the mouth of the river Humber. George's son, John William Skipworth 1st/4th Bn., East Yorkshire Regiment, died on 23 April 1917, Age 20, at Calais in France. They both lived within the Adelaide St area, Hull.