1914

Volunteer soldiers in 1914, probably taken at Brocklesby Park, Grimsby. (c) North Lincolnshire Museum Service.
4th August

War is declared!

1914

King George V and Queen Mary, with Lieutenant Colonel J H Pitts, inspect a Navy trawler used for minesweeping. (c) Hull Museums.
8th August

Fishing trawlers requisitioned as minesweepers

1914

New recruits to the 10th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment (the Hull Commercials) outside Walton Street barracks. (c) Hull Museums.
29th August

Hull Commercials battalion begins recruiting

1914

George Copping's letter describing the loss of the Imperialist. (c) Hull Museums.
6th September

Hull trawler Imperialist sunk by a German mine

1914

Recruits to the Grimsby Chums, later the 10th Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment, at rifle drill during their training. (c) IWM (IWM Q 53286).
9th September

Grimsby Chums battalion created

1914

A ward at Normanby Hall Military Hospital, 1914. (c) North Lincolnshire Museum Service Image Archive.
19th November

Normanby Hall, Scunthorpe opens as a military hospital

1914

Decorative brass tin sent by Princess Mary to troops serving and Christmas 1914. Image (c) East Riding Museum Service
25th December

Princess Mary’s gift to the troops