WW1 & 2 Memorials

At the end of almost every street in Hull would have been a small Memorial dedicated to the Men lost who had lived there. The Recruitment Policy of the 1st World War meant that whole communities or Streets or Work Places would all sign up together and then would serve together and ultimately die together. Some of these memorials still remain on a wall of a Street, the majority have disappeared and we would like to track them down. With the help of you we could find them and document them giving them a place where they can be honoured. A lot of ww2 Memorials are still with us but without propper care and maintenance they will disapear like our ww1 memorials

These are some we have found :


Our first one is for the Hull Corporation Electricity Dept. Sent in by Stewart he says "Here's a picture of one of the three (at least) that were displayed in Hull Corporation Electricity Department (later, YEB) depots - Ryde Avenue, Ferensway and Clough Road Mains depot. Certainly by the 1970s, they had been consigned to a store in the bowels of Ferensway & were on their way to a skip when I rescued them. I fought over (and eventually succeeded in) having one re-erected in the foyer of Central Depot on Clough Road, but sadly it was removed soon after I retired. I believe that one ended up in the Carnegie Heritage Centre.


This plaque sits on the side of Boyes on Holderness Road the Latin inscription translated says "From The Beginning of the War to The Beginning of Peace"


This Memorial stands proudly in the Holy Trinity Church in Hull

Bob sent this one in and he says "This is a memorial to the fallen of Lockington in WW1. It includes my great granddad John Sanderson. Bizarrely he never left England, he died of bronchial pneumonia in 1918 aged 40 after a route march in Middlesex.

The following are from the Post Office and were sent in by Pat

This is the Stoneferry Roll of honour which can be seen in the Streetlife Museum.

The Wilmington Memorial again in the Streetlife Mseum

This Memorial cast in Bronze also sits in the Streetlife Museum was originally displayed at the entrance to Alexandra Dock, it is in memory of the 183 employees of the former Hull and Barnsley Railway Company who died during the First World War.

This plaque is within the St Johns Church on St Georges Road

The only remaining Street Shrine that we could find on Hessle Road, almost all the roads on Hessle Road would have had a street shrine sadly none are left except this one