HANSON, George Ernest

Private George Ernest Hanson
13087 Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)

George Ernest was born in 1892 in Westwood, son of Isaac Hanson, a pit banksman, born in Huddersfield and his wife Mary (nee Disney) from Keyworth. Around 1890 to 1892 his parents moved to Westwood and in 1901 and also in 1911 they were living at Old Westwood (Palmerston Street), Westwood. George Ernest was one of 7 sons, Arthur b. 1883 Keyworth, George Ernest b. 1892 Westwood, Samuel Disney b. Westwood and Oswald b. 1901 Westwood. Five of the brothers served in WW1 and are listed on the Jacksdale War Memorial as having served and survived.

We have been unable to locate any service records but his Medal Rolls Index Card  states that he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, the Victory and British War Medals. George’s Card also states that he enlisted on 22nd August 1914, served overseas (initially in The Balkans prior to the end of 1915). He was discharged from the Sherwood Foresters on 24th January 1918 due to wounds received and was awarded Silver War Badge number 311487.

George Ernest died in 1032, aged only 39, and is buried at Westwood, St. Mary’s.