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Hannaford , H F W

Amara War Cemetery, Iraq

Amara War Cemetery, Iraq

Commemorated on family memorial in Mont a l'Abbe Cemetery,
St Pauls School Memorial
and on St Pauls Church Memorial

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 2 December 1914

Jersey Soldier Frostbitten. News has been received in the Island that Private Hannaford of the Dorset Regiment is lying in a London hospital as the result of being frostbitten. The soldier had been three weeks in the trenches and his Regiment were being relieved when he was forced to go to hospital.

Family memorial in Mont a l'Abbe Cemetery


Picture courtesy of Mike & Rosemarie Thomas

Private Henry Frederick William Hannaford
2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment

1914-15 Star

Son of Henry & Edith Hannaford of 2 Union Court, Union Street, St Helier, Jersey.

Died of wounds, aged 23 years.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 4 March 1915

A Jersey Boy Fighting the Turks. Mr & Mrs H Hannaford of 2 Union Court have received the following letter from their son, Private H Hannaford of the 2nd Dorsets, who has been fighting the Turks. It reads "Dearest Mother & Dad, These few lines to let you know you have still got a son alive named Harry, but after what we went through on the 17th I consider you very lucky. This paper I am writing on was on my back beside my greatcoat and a bullet went through the coat and book, you will notice the cut in this sheet made by the bullet as it passed through. We are getting on splendidly, the Colonel congratulated our Battalion on the work we had done and said we had saved the situation as the other troops were away on our left and could not get up to help. We drove the enemy off and burned their camp for them. I will write again when I get a chance."

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 24 January 1916

Roll of Honour. Yet another Jerseyman has made the Supreme Sacrifice, the sad information being received yesterday by Mr & Mrs Hannaford of Union Street that their son Private H F W Hannaford of the 2nd Dorset Regiment had died on 9 December 1915 as the result of wounds received in action with the Indian Expeditionary Force in Mesopotamia. The gallant soldier, who was in his 24th year, had served some 4 years with the Colours, over 2 years being in India. He joined the Army with another brother, who proceeded to France with the 1st Dorsets and having been home wounded some time ago is now again in Flanders. No news had been received by the parents of Private H Hannaford being wounded so that the official information came as a great blow. The deceased was an old St Pauls boy and special mention was made at that school this morning of his death. To the parents and family we beg to tender our sincere condolences in their bereavement.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record