George Thomas Hansom (c.1897-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

HANSOM, GEORGE THOMAS. Private. No 30546. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of Amanda Maria Hansom, 21 Gatehead, Marsden. Attended Holthead General Sunday School. Prior to enlistment, was employed for some time at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden and later at Slaithwaite Railway Station. Enlisted in August, 1914, when he was only 16 years of age. Embarked for France in April 1915. Was wounded twice, once during 1915 and the second time in July, 1916, during the Somme campaign. Returned to France in September, 1917. Killed in action, 13.4.1918, aged 20 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission