Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
2nd Lieutenant Frederick Charles HATTON.
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2nd Lieutenant Frederick Charles HATTON
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late Alfred Charles and Louisa Frances Minetta Hatton; husband of Mrs. E. A. M. Hatton, of 4, West Terrace, Richmond, Yorks. Served in the South African Campaign. Killed 30 October 1914. Aged 36.
Commemorated Panel 33, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
(Frederick Hatton had only been promoted from CSM to 2nd Lieutenant two weeks previously).
2nd Lieutenant Frederick Charles Hatton
(Photo from the Green Howards Gazette)
John Sly (<email@example.com>) has provided some additional information on 2nd Lieutenant Hatton;-
Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902 3620 Cpl F.C.HATTON,
Clasps Relief Of Kimberley Yorkshire Regt
British War Medal 2 Lieut.F.C.HATTON
Allied Victory Medal
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (EVII) 3620 Q.M.Sjt:F.C.HATTON. York:Regt.
Queen’s South Africa Medal confirmed on roll WO 100/178 f 37. Remarks: Issd 28.8.01. Invalided to England
Long Service and Good Conduct medal awarded by AO 254 of October 1910
Also entitled to the 1914 Star and bar, which is confirmed by Army Medal Office rolls, giving his date of disembarkation as 5 October 1914.
He was born 9 April 1878 at The Barracks, Parkhurst, the son of Alfred Charles Hatton, Lance-Sergeant 2/19th Foot, and his wife Louisa Frances Minetta (née Scriven). He married Elsie Annie M Thewlis in Richmond in the September quarter 1902.
He was severely wounded at the battle of Driefontein. As Regimental Sergeant
Major of the 2/Yorkshire Regiment he sailed with the battalion to France 5
He was commissioned Second Lieutenant 9 October 1914.
He was killed in action by a sniper 30 October. Commonwealth War Graves Commission records that he was aged 36, the son of the late Alfred Charles and Louisa Frances Minetta Hatton, and husband of Mrs E A M Hatton of 4 West Terrace, Richmond, Yorks. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial.
A full resume of his career, with a photograph, was published in the Green Howards Gazette for October 1913, and a detailed obituary was published in the Green Howards Gazette for December 1914. His full services are recorded in his correspondence file.
He wrote a lengthy article for the Green Howards Gazette (August 1910) on ‘Bonnie Richmondshire’.
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