A volume of papers relating to Captain Joseph Hirst and the First World War



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Joseph Hirst, son of the City Architect, held an important position on the staff of Messrs Pyman Bell and Company. He was also well known for his cartoons, which appeared in the Hull Daily Mail and the Sport Mail.

At the outbreak of the First World War Joseph Hirst joined the East Yorkshire Regiment as private, and later received a commission, being attached to the Trench Mortar Battery. He progressed to Captain and was awarded the Military Cross for gallant work on the Somme, where he was in charge of a battery. He was not unfamiliar with Northern France and Belgium, as he had received some of his education at Bruges. Hirst was wounded twice during the War.

A volume compiled by Mr Joseph Hirst, including papers regarding the First World War