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Remembered Today:

Lt Stanley Hampshire Tyne Cott Holmfirth Soldier


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Good evening,

I am setting off next week touring round the Ypres area and try to visit graves and memorials to soldiers from the Holmfirth and Holme Valley area, one chap who is on our local memorial is Stanley Hampshire, who I believe to be

HAMPSHIRE, STANLEY Rank: Lieutenant

Date of Death: 09/10/1917 Regiment/Service:East Lancashire Regiment 2nd/4th Bn.

Grave Reference XXXV. F. 12.

Cemetery TYNE COT CEMETERY.

Does any one have any info on this chap at all, ?

I will place a poppy on his grave next Thur

Many thanks.

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He was living in Neiley Honley, Huddersfield, married Annie Thomas in Colchester in June 1916.

If I have the right man, in 1911 he was living alone at 11 Moorside, Baildon. Age 21, born in Castleford, he described himself as a Photographic Artist.

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many thanks for that quick reply, Sandie,

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He started the war as Private 4159, 28 London Regiment. He was 2nd Lieutenant and then Lieutenant in the East Lancs.

Medals sent to Mrs S Hampshire at Neilly Road, Honley, Huddersfield.

He was born on 2nd June 1889 to Samuel (insurance agent) and Eliza Hampshire. Baptised at All Saints Church, Castleford on 5th July 1889.

In 1891 the family were living at Gipton Mount, Potter Newton. There were 2 older brothers, Arthur P and Charles H.

In 1901 the family were living at 8 Oakroyd Terrace, Bradford. There were now 2 younger sisters, Ida and Una. Stanley was 11 and recorded as 'schoolboy'.

Samuel & Eliza still at this address in 1911, only the 2 girls still at home.

Private 16/136 Arthur P Hampshire West Yorks Regiment (Egypt 22.12.15) ?

Private 51776 Charles H Hampshire East Yorks Regiment ?

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