Hampson Albert Henry Gunner 912206

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Name Hampson Albert Henry
Army number 912206
Rank Gunner
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards
Date of birth Birth registered October 1911 at Medway, Kent. Mother's maiden surname Brooks.
Age 34 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Artillery. Underwent Basic Training. Possibly posted to a Field Training Regiment for gunnery training. Posted to the 1st Mountain Regiment. Served in North Western Europe. KILLED in ACTION 1/5/1945.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Details awaited.
Joined Brigade Not yet known.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action KILLED in ACTION 1/5/1945 near Wangelau (possibly in the same incident as Gunner Arbon). Initially interred at Wangelau, Germany, Map sheet L.5 1/100,000 reference 853445. Re-buried 8/10/1946 in Grave 2A. F. 7. (next to Gunner Arbon) in Hamburg (Ohlsdorf) Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN, AND IN THE MORNING, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM."
Home address Son of Albert Henry and Amy Beatrice Hampson of Walmer, Kent. No trace of a marriage. Probate granted 7/12/1945 at Llandudno Registry.
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