Benjamin Hanson (1889-1917)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

HANSON, BENJAMIN. Lance Corporal. No 39597. 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 5/86657Territorial Reserve Battalion. Born Spark Hall, Longwood, 17.5.1889. Son of the late Benjamin and Emma Hanson. Educated at Goitfield Council School, Longwood. Attended Parkwood Methodist Church and was a member of the choir. He was a well known tenor vocalist and was a member of the Gledholt Vocal Union. Employed as a dyer's labourer at Leymoor Dyeworks. Husband of Beatrice Hanson, Church Street, Longwood. Enlisted September 1916. Received severe shrapnel wounds to the abdomen on 4.10.1917. Died of wounds at No 17 Casualty Clearing Station (Remy Siding) on 6.10.1917, aged 28 years. Buried LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 20, Row E, Grave 16.
ROH:- Parkwood Methodist Church; St. Mark's Parish Church, Longwood.

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