Joseph Hanson


About Joseph

  • Name
  • Initials
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
    11 September 1889
  • Birth town
    Wigan, Lancashire
  • Resided town
    Warrington, Lancashire
  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
  • Place of death
    Warrington, Lancashire
  • Date of death
  • Married
  • Occupation
    Case and Box Maker

Service Information

  • Army

  • Service Number
  • Rank
  • Regiment
    Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment


Joseph Hanson was born on 11 September 1889 in Wigan, Lancashire the son of Joseph, an ironworker puddler, and Mary Ann Hanson. He was one of nine children.

On the 1901 census, he was living with his parents and eight siblings at 128 Evelyn Street, Warrington. By 1911, Joseph was living at 6 Paradise Place, Warrington with his parents and younger brother Richard. His occupation was listed as warehouse porter for a railway company.

In April 1911, Joseph married Clara Landor in Warrington, Lancashire and they had one child, Doris, born later that year.

On 7 October 1914, Joseph enlisted for a term of four years in the Territorial Force (TF) with the South Lancashire Regiment. On attestation he was living at 2 Ellis Street, Warrington and gave his occupation as case and box maker with J Crosfield & Sons, soap makers of Warrington, the employment he returned to following discharge. He transferred to the York and Lancaster Regiment on 8 October 1916. He served at the Somme, France from 27 September 1916 to 16 October 1916, where on 12 October 1916 he suffered a gun-shot wound to his left hand. Following two operations his thumb remained stiff with shortening and some deformity, leaving the grip and holding power of his left hand much impaired. He was discharged from the Army on 20 August 1917, and awarded a weekly pension of 13s 9d.

He was awarded the British War, Allied Victory Medal and the Silver War Badge.

Joseph died in Warrington in 1928 aged 38 years old.

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