Harold Hampshire (c.1898-1918)
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:
- HAMPSHIRE, HAROLD. Private. No 38748. 7th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born New Mill, Holmfirth. Son of Aaron and Sarah Hampshire, Greenhill Bank Road, New Mill. Educated New Mill National School. Attended the Sunday School, being a member of the Rev. R. Warburton's bible class. Was a playing member of New Mill A.F.C. and also a member of the Holmfirth Harriers. Employed by Messrs Graham and Pott Limited, Kirkbridge Mills, as a pattern weaver. Wounded in the chest by a shell in June, 1917. After treatment at a hospital in Reading returned to France. Killed in action on 19.7.1918, when a shell burst in the trench where he was working, killing him instantly. He was 20 years of age. Buried HARPONVILLE COMMUNAL EXTENSION. Grave location:- Row E, Grave 21.
- ROH:- New Mill Working Men's Club; Fulstone War Memorial; memorial in Christ Church Churchyard, New Mill.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private HAROLD HAMPSHIRE
- regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
- died: Friday, July 19, 1918
- age: 20 years
- record ID: 82213
- Photos on the Wall: A Short History of New Mill and the Great War (2015) by Tom Ashworth
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #82213)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #1773438)