1915

The Wilson Line ship the SS Eskimo. Gouache study for a poster. The Eskimo was captured by a German cruiser at Risor in Norway in July 1916.
4th February

German submarines target merchant ships

1915

Box respirator with its canvas bag. (c) Hull Museums.
22nd April

First use of gas on the Western Front

1915

Medal struck to commemorate the sinking of the Lusitania by a German submarine. (c) Hull Museums.
7th May

The Sinking of the Lusitania

1915

Postcard, 'The Midnight Assassin', commemorating the Zeppelin raid on the East Coast on 6 June 1915. (c) East Riding Museum Service.
6th June

Zeppelin raid on the East Coast

1915

Charles Hohenrein standing in the doorway of his pork butcher's shop at 7 Waterworks Street, Hull. (c) Hull Museums.
7th June

Height of attacks on German-owned businesses in Hull

1915

'On His Majesty's Service' recruitment poster, Hull. (c) Hull Museums
19th August

The E13 Submarine Disaster

1915

Recruitment letter from Lieutenant Douglas Boyd in Hull. Letters like this were sent to men who had told a canvasser they were willing to enlist. (c) Hull Museums.
16th October

The Derby Scheme: encouraging men to join the army

1915

Tinted postcard of Cairo sent home by Leonard May of the East Riding Yeomanry. (c) East Riding Museums and the May family.
27th October

East Riding Yeomanry posted to Egypt

1915

Letter from the Overseas Club appealing to children to bring a penny to school to pay for Christmas parcels for soldiers and sailors at the Front. (c) East Riding Museum Service.
25th December

The Penny Appeal