- Surnames starting with the letter H. 

George Wilkinson Hulme

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:07th Bn [2]
Name of Rgt or Ship:Manchester Rgt
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial:Nieupoort Memorial
Town Memorial:Knutsford (High Legh)
Extra Information:
Born at High Legh during the June quarter 1895 in the Altrincham R.D. -
ref: 8a/198, the son of Walter & Agnes Hulme (nee Wilkinson).

1901 Census - Ditchfield's Lane, High Legh.   Son - aged: 6 - Scholar -
born: High Legh.   Head of household - Walter Hulme - Married - aged: 38 -
occ: Grocer Manager - born: High Legh.    Also Agnes Hulme - Wife - aged:
37 - born: Lostock Gralam, Cheshire.    Plus 2 siblings.

1911 Census - Winter Bottom, Mere.   Servant - aged: 16 - occ: Waggoner on
Farm - born: High Legh.   Employed on the farm of Peter & Ellen Wilkinson
(Uncle?)   His parents - Walter & Agnes Hulme were still residing at
Ditchfields Lane, High Legh.   Walter was a Grocer Manager aged: 48 - born:
High Legh.    Agnes was aged: 47 - born at Lostock Gralam, Cheshire.

He became betrothed to Ellen Tasker.  In 1911, Ellen was born in 1896 and
was a Domestic Assistant at Hollow Wood Farm, Over Tabley, Near Knutsford.

Enlisted at Altrincham.   The 2/7th Battalion, Manchster Rgt were formed at
Manchester in August 1914 as a second line unit, their record being the
same as 2/5th Battalion.  The Battalion landed in France in February 1917. 
  The Nieupoort Memorial commemorates those men who were killed in the 1917
fighting, when 15 Corps defended the line from Sint-Joris to the sea, that
included the German use of chemical weapons such as mustard gas and Blue
Cross.   The 32nd Division relieved French troops stationed at Nieuport in
preparation for planned Allied landings on German-held territory along the
Belgian coast.   German marines launched a pre-emptive attack against the
British forces on the river Yser in July and the landings, codenamed
‘Operation Hush’, never took place.   Over 260 men commemorated on the
Nieuport Memorial were killed or mortally wounded during heavy fighting
with units of the German Marine-Korps Flandern on July 10 1917.  A total of
40 men from the 2/7th Battalion were killed here during July and August
1917, one of whom was George. 

Listed simply as George Hulme on the Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
and on St. Mary's P.C. memorial, Rostherne.

Commemorated on the private family gravestone in St. Mary's Churchyard,
Rostherne.   His father Walter died 29/02/1940 aged 77 years and his mother
Agnes, died 19/09/1932 aged 69 years.

Awarded the two basic war medals - BWM & the VM, indicating that he did not
go to France until 1916.

Memorials found on:
St. Mary's (Rosthern)
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
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