Kingston upon Hull War Memorial 1914 - 1918

The story of Hull in World War One

Mothers

Cuthbertson

Mrs Sarah Ann Cuthbertson, from 12 Richmond Terrace, Harrow Street, lost four of her seven sons in the war.

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Pearson

Charlotte Pearson from Sidmouth Street was left with six children when her husband Edwin died in 1917 from wounds received six months earlier.

Fenn

Mrs Charlotte Fenn, who lived at 16 Springfield Villas, Stoneferry Road had already lost two sons in the war. Her husband George Edward Fenn died of wounds on the 20th January 1919. He was given a military funeral and buried at the Hedon Road Cemetery. She had also lost her younger brother Arthur Jarvis, on the 12th April 1918, aged 17. Her husband, sons and brother all served with the East Yorkshire Regiment.

Popplewell

Mary Elizabeth Popplewell, from 143 Regent Street was widowed with six children when her husband Joseph was lost at sea on Christmas Eve 1914

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Morrison

Mrs Emma Morrison from 10 Breamar Terrace, Walcott Street, lost her nineteen year old son John at Arras in 1918. Her other son William who lived next door with his wife and four children was also killed.

Sawyer

The mother of John William Sawyer killed on the 20th October 1917 lived to be 101 years old, but never got over the loss of her son in the First World War.

Pawlett

Mary Eliza Pawlett from 1 Dee Street, Hessle Road was left with 4 children to support, when her husband was lost on the steam trawler ‘Quair', sunk in 1916.

Storr

Hull Newspapers report that Minnie Storr from 7 Wassand Street ‘died of shock’, on the 29th May 1917, aged 42 years old. She had never recovered from the loss of her son Pte. Arthur Storr, 13th EYR. who was killed on the Somme on the 13th November 1916, aged 21. His body was never found and he is commemorated at the Thiepval memorial to the missing.

Paxton

Ann Maria Paxton from Alexandra Street, was widowed with six children.

 

Harriet Ann Foster from 67 Dorset Street, Hull, lost her husband Arthur on the 18/09/1918. Her two sons George and Arthur had been killed in April 1917.