Francis Edwin Hansford

Name

Francis Edwin Hansford

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

13/04/1917
32

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Corporal
187246
Canadian Infantry
8th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

BOIS-CARRE BRITISH CEMETERY, THELUS
II. E. 15.
France

UK Memorials

St Matthew’s Church Memorial, Oxhey

Pre War

Son of Arthur Edgar and Rhoda Hansford, of 12, Field Rd., Oxhey, Watford, England. Francis was born in Sligo, Ireland on 29th September 1884. At the time he enlisted his parents were living in Oxhey and he in Canada (he attested in Winnipeg). He worked as a house painter and was active in the militia. He was 6’ tall, with a 39 ½” chest, a dark complexion light blue eyes and dark brown hair. He also had a leaf with four violets tattooed on his right forearm.

Wartime Service

He served as Corporal 187246 on the Western Front and died on 13 April 1917.

Additional Information

Also see ‘Additional Information’ provided with kind permission of Bushey First World War Commemoration Project – Please visit www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk.

Acknowledgments

Dianne Payne - www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk, Jonty Wild, Wild www.collectionscanada.gc.ca