Memorials and Honour Rolls

There are still a large number of surviving memorials and rolls of honour around the city, if you know where to look. You can scroll through some of them, and one or two lost ones, here. If you know of a memorial anywhere in Hull which is not listed, please let us know; be it made of paper, stone or bronze - or anything else for that matter!


Second Lieutenant Jack Harrison VC
  A picture of the memorial.
  
Kingston upon Hull. HU1 2AA
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This plaque is inscribed; 
space 1914 THE GREAT WAR 1919 HARRISON 2ND LIEUT JOHN V.C. M.C. 'THESE TO GOD'S KEEPING, FOR THEIR COUNTRY'S NEED RESIGNING THEIR COURAGE, SKILL, WILL TO ENDURE UNTO LIFE'S UTTER LIMIT' WAR OFFICE 14TH JUNE 1917. HIS MAJESTY THE KING HAS BEEN GRACIOUSLY PLEASED TO APPROVE OF THE AWARD OF THE VICTORIA CROSS ON THE UNDERMENTIONED 2ND LIEUT JOHN HARRISON EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT FOR MOST CONSPICUOUS BRAVERY AND SELF SACRIFICE IN AN ATTACK. OWING TO DARK- NESS AND IN THE SMOKE FOM THE ENEMY BARRAGE AND FROM OUR OWN, AND TO THE FACT THAT OUR OBJECTIVE WAS IN A DARK WOOD. IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE WHEN OUR BARRAGE HAD LIFTED OFF THE ENEMY FRONT LINE NEVETHLESS T/2ND LIEUT. HARRISON LED HIS COMPANY AGAINST THE ENEMY TRENCH UNDER HEAVY RIFLE AND MACHINE GUN FIRE, BUT WAS REPULSED. REORGANISING HIS COMMAND AS BEST HE COULD IN NO MANS LAND, HE AGAIN ATTACKED IN DARKNESS UNDER TERRIFIC FIRE BUT WITH NO SUCCESS, THEN, TURNING ROUND, THIS GALLANT OFFICER SINGLE HANDED MADE A DASH AT THE MACHINE GUN HOPING TO KNOCK OUT THE GUN AND SO SAVED THE LIVES OF MANY OF HIS COMPANY, HIS SELF-SACRIFICE AND ABSOLUTE DISREGARD OF DANGER WAS AN INSPIRING EXAMPLE TO ALL. 
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