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Private 3020 Harold HAMPSON
9th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)

Killed in Action,   Friday 17th March 1916,   France,   age 21

Home address:12 Harrison Street, Gee Cross, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1895, Gee Cross, Cheshire
Parents:Elizabeth Ann Hampson and Frank Hampson
12 Harrison Street, Gee Cross, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Felt Hat Manufactory
Enlisted:Manchester, Lancashire
Remembered:Louez Military Cemetery, Duisans, Pas De Calais, France,
plot I, row A, grave 3.
Link to Hyde:Lived in Hyde

From the Manchester Evening News, Saturday 25th March 1916, page 2, column 6:

Killed in Action by Rifle Fire.
Private Harold Hampson, aged 21, of Harrison Street, Gee Cross, was killed in the trenches in France on the 17th inst. He was shot in the heart, and died in a few minutes. His officer in a letter states that this was the first casualty they had in the trench lines for many weeks. It is a sad coincidence that the mother of Private Hampson's fiancée, on hearing the news of his death, had a seizure and died within an hour or two.