Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Hanson, Solomon - Private (25108)

Pte Solomon Hanson
3rd Battalion,
Grenadier Guards,
Killed in Action,
1st August 1917
Age 22
Buried Dozinghem Military Cemetery

Newspaper Report:

Helmshore has lost a brave young fellow in Private Soloman Hanson, Grenadier Guards, who fell in action on August 1st 1917, age 22.

He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert hanson, of 1 Station Brow, Helmshore.  At the time of enlisting 13 months ago he was a firebeater at Holme Bleachworks, Rawtenstall, and his name is on the roll of honour of Musbury Church, which he attended regularly.  He went to the front a year ago.
His younger brother, 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.  The youngest brother is 17.
The father himself is an old soldier.  He served 10 years with the Lancashire Fusiliers, and received his discharge in 1889.

Newspaper Memorials:

In loving memory of Private Soloman Hanson, Grenadier Guards, eldest son of Albert and Annie Hanson, of 1 Station Brow, Helmshore, and who was killed in action on August 1st 1917.

"He fought for King and country;
He's done his level best,
For the sake of old England's honour,
And now he has gone to rest.

Duty called him; he was there,
To do his bit and take his share;
His heart was good, his spirit brave,
His resting place a soldier's grave.

He marched away so bravely,
His head so proudly held;
His footsteps never faltered,
His courage never failed.

He will answer no more the roll call,
Nor rush at the bugle's sound; 
But Lord, when the roll is called in heaven,
May his name on Thy book be found.

From his Father, Mother, Sisters and Brothers.