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Casualties of World War 1 (surnames H-L)

Harold Hallett

died 10th April 1918, aged 30
Lance Corporal, 2/5th Hampshire
see page Harold Hallett

Charles William Harrison
Charles appears on our War Memorial, the Bitterne Memorial and Southampton Cenotaph.
His contribution is currently unknown but not unrecognised.

Cyril Tregare Harston
died 9th October 1918, aged 22
Rifleman, 9th London Labour Corp (Queen Victoria Rifles)
Cyril was the son of Theodore (Lieut. R.N.R.), and Amy, who grew up in Alma Road, Bevois Mount. He had been educated at Streatham Hill College, London. Cyril was buried on 12th October at West Norwood Cemetery, Lambeth, London.

Reginald Hartley
died 26th October 1915, aged 24
Lieutenant, 10th Worcestershire
Reginald lived at 95 Highfield Lane. He had two other brothers who also served. Norman (also remembered here) and Sydney a Lieutenant in the 10th Worcs. He is buried at Browns Road Cemetery, Festubert.

Norman Curtis Hartley
died 20th January 1918, aged 18
2nd Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery 19th Division
Norman lived at 95 Highfield Lane. His father was a school inspector. His older brother, Reginald, had died in 1915, aged 24, and is also remembered here. Norman died from wounds received within 4 months of joining up. Another brother, Sydney served and went on to be awarded the MC & Bar. Norman is buried at Neuville-Bourjonval, France.

Edwin Lewis Heath
died 1919, aged 32
Sapper, Royal Engineers
Edwin lived at 242 Portswood Road, and joined up November 1915.
Edwin was admitted to Southampton University War Hospital, 28th November 1918 (after peace was declared) and 2 months after his brother James had died. He was awarded the Silver War Badge and discharged unfit for service six weeks later and died from his wounds early in 1919.

James Heath
died 18th September 1918, aged 27
Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery 185th Siege Battery
James lived at 2 Orchard Place, Portswood Road with his parents Edwin and Julia. His father was a gardener. He had two brothers, Edwin (also remembered here) and Albert.
James was killed in action and buried in Hancourt, France.

Harold Percival Hendin
died 28th April 1917, aged 23
Lieutenant, 10th Lincolnshire
Harold lived at Burford House, Highfield Crescent. In August 1916, he received the Military Cross, for conspicuous gallantry and determination during operations. He led four men along the enemy front, holding a point for twelve hours. Later, he withdrew his men and held out for three days. He was killed in action at the Battle of Arleux and is remembered at the Arras Memorial, France.

Edwin Ernest Horley
died 20th July 1918, aged 22
A/Corporal, 2/4th Hampshire
see page Edwin Horley

Frank Hebden Hoskyn
died 19th November 1919 , aged 19
2nd Lieutenant, 102nd King Edward’s Own Grenadiers
 Frank lived at 48 Westwood Road. Frank was mentioned in dispatches, "Though not fit at the time he set his men a fine example of grit and devotion to duty”. He led a forced march of 22 miles in the heat of the day, May 1919, bringing his detachment and 1,000 transport animals to Thal the day before it was besieged. He is listed on the Delhi Memorial, India.

Frederick Howe
died 28th September 1917, aged 28
Private, 1/4th Dorsetshire
Before the war Frederick had been a shipping clerk and lived with his parents at 'Beaulieu‘, Welbeck Avenue. He was killed during the Battle of Ramadi, part of the Mesopotamian campaign. He is remembered at Baghdad (North Gate), Iraq.

Edward Pitcairn Jones
died 13th May 1916, aged 20
2nd Lieutenant, 5th/9th Rifle Brigade
Edward was the son of Edward, a Rear Admiral. His mother, Rosalie, was the enrolling member for Highfield Mothers’ Union and they lived at 8 Oakmount Avenue. Edward died of wounds received and is buried at Avesnes le Comte, France.

George Robert Jones
died 21st March 1917, aged 16
Scullion, Mercantile Marine, HMHS Asturias
see page George Robert Jones 

Gordon Douglas Jones
died 26th October 1918, aged 23
Private, 2nd Dragoon Guard
see page Gordon D. Jones

John Archibald Jordan
died 25th March 1918, aged 39
Private, 1st Worcestershire
John lived at Church Farm House, University Road (now the site of the Student Services Building). John was killed in action at the Somme Crossings during the German Spring Offensive and is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial, France.

Charles Seccombe Craufurd Kennedy
died 22nd August 1916, aged 24
Captain, 1st Sherwood Foresters
Charles was the son of an Army Colonel, living at ‘Caradon’, Church Lane. He was twice mentioned in despatches for “gallant and distinguished service in the field” and received the Military Cross. He was accidentally killed whilst experimenting with explosives and is buried at Hazebrouck, France.

George Stanton Longster
died 11th November 1918, aged 36
Sapper, Royal Engineers 12th Inland Waterways, Port Construction Company
see page George Stanton Longster

Geoffrey William Lund
died 21st April 1917, aged 30
Sgt Major, 2nd Hampshire
Geoffrey’s was married to Mary and his parents Rev. William and Fanny Lund lived at 36 Welbeck Avenue. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. “He took command of his company when the officers were wounded and showed conspicuous courage and ability in organising the defences.” He was later killed in action and is remembered on the Arras Memorial in France.

Maurice Goldney Lyle
died 10th December 1914, aged 20
Airman 2nd class, 6th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps
see page Maurice Goldney Lyle

Leonard George Lyne
died 10th April 1917, aged 33
Private, Somerset Light Infantry
Leonard was the son of a gardener, William Lyne, and his wife Elizabeth. The family lived at ‘Brookfield House’, Portswood Road. He married Olive in 1904 and they had 3 children. He was killed in action at the Battle of Vimy Ridge and is remembered at Browns Copse, Rouex, France.

Norman James Lyne
died 9th April 1917, aged 23
Corporal, Royal Canadian Reg’t
Norman was the son of Thomas Lyne, a draughtsman with the Royal Ordnance Survey and his wife Mary. He left for Canada in 1909. His enlistment papers show he lived at 298 Portswood Road. He died at the Battle of Vimy Ridge and is remembered on the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, France.