Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.

Alfred Hanson

This name appears on the War Memorial at Quatt.

Alfred does not appear to have been born in the Bridgnorth Registration District. He does not seem to have been recorded as a resident of Quatt at any of the likely censuses. He was not baptised at Quatt church.

A Frederick Hanson, aged 34, farm labourer, born at Albrighton, was living in Quatt at the time of the 1911 census. I have not been able to identify him as a war casualty.

Alfred was probably a worker on the Dudmaston Estate who moved to the area after the 1911 census was taken. The most likely candidate in Soldiers Died in the Great War is Alfred Hanson, who was born at Shipton, Much Wenlock, in 1889. He was the son of Thomas, a labourer, and Mary. He enlisted at Bridgnorth and served with the 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. He went to France in December 1914 and died of wounds on the 13th February, 1915. He is buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery.

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