The late 19th and early 20th century was a time of rapid expansion in South Bank, as railway and factory workers flooded in.
Aerial bombing of Britain began in January 1915. By the end of the War it accounted for some 1,417 deaths, and 3,400 injuries.
Research so far about the lives of those commemorated on our local First World War memorials has shown us some touching insights into many aspects of their lives.
Edward Hope Hawthorne was a teacher at Scarcroft School in the years before the First World War, who became the first Headmaster of the special Scout School in York.