Thomas HAZELHURST
Rank: Private
Number: 14198
Unit: 11th Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 3 July 1916
Age: 30
Cemetery: Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France

Thomas was born in the parish of St Paul's C of E Church, Stockport, the son of Albert Hazlehurst. The 1901 Census shows him, aged 15, working as a doubler in a cotton mill. In later life, he married and had three children (after the war, his wife had married a Mr Woolfenden and was living at 38 Emperor Street, Portwood).

In September 1914, he enlisted in the army at Stockport joining one of the newly created "Service Battalions". On 3 July, he took part in an attack described here and was seriously wounded. He was evacuated from the front line and was being transferred to a Casualty Clearing Station when he died.

   
           
   
     
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