George Hamp

Lance-Corporal George Hamp

1886–29 October 1915

The family surname was sometimes spelt with an ‘e’.

He appears to have returned from Stratford, Canada, to enlist shortly after the outbreak of war. His last known address was in Paddington. Enlisted in Bow.

London Regiment 1/17 Bn/ No 2792.

Lance-Corporal Hamp died at the age of 29 at the Battle of Loos. a contemporary newspaper clipping states that he was in the trenches when a German shell exploded and buried ‘some of the heroic defenders alive’. He left £9.1.6d. He appears not to have appointed a legatee. George Hamp’s brother, Mr VW Hampe, of Littlehampton, claimed his brother’s campaign medals in 1967.

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