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John James Hankinson (28773)

John with his wife Beatrice[1]

a soldier of the border regiment
remembered with honour

Lonsdale Battalion Roll of Honour
Full Name John James Hankinson
Rank (highest) Private
Service Number 28773
Battalion 11th Battalion (Lonsdale)
Regiment Border Regiment
Enlisted / Commissioned Failsworth, Lancashire
Former Unit 28979 Manchester Regiment
Theatre(s) of War France and Flanders
Born Failsworth, Lancashire
Nationality English
Spouse(s) Beatrice Hankinson[2] / 5 South View, Wrigley Road, Failsworth
Casualty Type Commonwealth War Dead
Died 3 March 1918
Age 21
Cause of Death Killed in action
Burial Type Grave
Reference Number XXXI.A.10.
Resting Place New Irish Farm Cemetery
Commemorated in perpetuity by the
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Coordinates Latitude: 50.8731 / Longitude: 2.8975
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References and notes

  1. Photograph courtesy of Karol Crabtree.
  2. John was married to Beatrice on 22 October 1916. They spent just eight days together before he was sent to Ypres.
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