Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Hanson, John James - Private (5589)

Pte John James Hanson
10th Battalion,
Lancashire Fusiliers,
Died of wounds Military hospital, Bury.
8th March 1918,
Age 20,
Buried Holden Hall Cemetery, Haslingden. 

Newspaper Report:

Private John James Hanson, Lancashire Fusiliers, although only 19, has been wounded twice - the last time being when two of his toes were blown off, - and he is now at Bury Military Hospital.

Newspaper Memorial:

In loving memory of Private John James Hanson, who died of wounds March 8th, 1918; also Private Solomon Hanson, who died in action August 1st 1917. 

"We have died for the dear Homeland,
The land of the brave and free;
Always remember that, mother,
Whene'er you think of us.

When this sad war is over,
And the others come marching home,
And you think of your fallen heroes,
Who never more return.

Just look upon them, dear mother,
Though the tears may dim your eyes,
Remember, your sons were soldiers,
And not afraid to die."

From Father, Mother, Sisters and Brothers (Albert serving), Helmshore.