- Surnames starting with the letter H. 

William Hulme

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:11th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Cheshire Rgt
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:BelgiumGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Rifle House Cemetery, Comines
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born at Timperley c1879  - 1881.

1891 Census - No Trace.

1901 Census - No Trace.

1911 Census - No Trace.

WO 96 - Enlisted at Manchester into the 3rd Battalion Royal  Lancashire
Regiment on the 15th January 1898 - No. 5701.   He was aged: 19 years 0
months and was born at Timperley.  He resided with his parents at No. 4
Chapel Street, Altrincham.  He was employed by Mr. T. Hamlet, Coal Merchant
of Chapel Road, Sale and had previously been rejected by the Militia about
four years previously as he was under height.  He was now only 5 feet 3
inches in height and weighed 127 lb.  His chest measurements were 33 1/2 to
35 1/2 inches.  He had a Fresh Complexion, Hazel eyes and Brown hair.  His
religion was Church of England.

WO 363 - Enlisted at Altrincham on the 4th September 1914 into the 11th
Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.  Born in the Parish of Christ  Church,
Timperley, he was aged: 32 years 182 days and employed as a Labourer.   He
stated that he had not previously served in the Forces.  He was still 5
feet 3 inches in height, but now weighed 130 1/2 lb.   Chest measurements
were still 33 1/2 to 35 1/2 inches.  He had a Brown complexion,Gey eyes and
Brown hair.   His religion was Church of England.

At Bournemouth on the 14th November 1914, he was charged with being drunk
in the town at 10.50 pm - given 4 days C..B. (Confined to Barracks).  
Still at Bournemouth, on the 11th December 1914, he was found to be drunk
and disorderly in Clarence Road, at 10.00 pm.  He was also charged with
breaking his cell door by breaking a panel - given 7 days C.B., fined 2/6d,
and suffered the loss of 5 days pay.  He was ordered to pay 6/- for the
damage to  Whilst serving at Codford, he was charged with (i) causing a
disturbance in his hut the cell door (ii) using obscene and threatening
language to an N.C.O. - given five days Field Punishment No.2.   At Flower
Down Camp on the 22nd May 1915, he was found to be drunk at 2.00 pm whilst
on duty in the cookhouse - fined 5/-.

At North Camp, Aldershot he was charged with causing a disturbance in the
Barrack Room at 10.30 pm on the 5th June 1915 - given 8 days, C.B.  Still
at Aldershot on the 29th June 1915, he was charged with 'not complying with
an order' and insolence to a W.O. - deprived of 6 days pay and given 8 days
C.B.   Still at Aldershot, he was charged that on the 9th July 1915, he
refused to escort a soldier to the Guardroom when ordered - given 28 days
detention.  The officer commanding the Detention Barrack signed him out on
the 2nd August 1915, having gained 4 days remission for good behaviour and
stated that he had exercised in all drills, musketry, physical training and

He embarked at Southampton and posted to France on the 25th September 1915.
  Given 28 days Field Punishment No.1 for insubordination on the 27th
November 1915.    His next of Kin was listed as Mrs. Annie Whitney, Wharf
Road, Sale.    In 1916, his sister - Mrs. T. Clancy, 3 Dukinfield Place,
off Hillgate, Stockport received his grant and personal effects on the 28th
August 1920.  In 1921, his brother - James Hulme, aged: 30 resided at
Chapel Street, Altrincham and his sister - Nancy at 57 Bamford Street,
Wellington Road, Stockport.

Local Newspaper refers to a Mrs. Whitney, 10 Brook St, Sale.

Listed in the Guardian Year Book - Roll of Honour for 1917.

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