George W Hulley (MM), Private 8981, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers
Died of wounds 30th June 1917 in France
Husband of G. Hulley, of 19, Langley, Macclesfield, Cheshire.
The death of Private Hulley was reported in the Macclesfield Advertiser on 10 August 1917:
PRIVATE G W HULLEY, M.M. – Mr G Hulley, of Langley, has received information that his son, Private George William Hulley (31), of the Lancashire Fusiliers, died on June 30th from wounds sustained in action. An Army reservist, he was mobilised on the outbreak of war, and was drafted out to France in August 1914. He was wounded at the first battle of Ypres, and on recovering returned to the firing line. Within the next six months he was twice gassed. About the end of last year he came home on a ten days’ furlough. Three weeks prior to his death he wrote home stating that he had been awarded the Military medal. Prior to the war he was employed at the Langley Print-works. Four of his brothers are serving with the Colours: Private Joseph and Corporal Herbert Hulley, of the Cheshires; Private Francis, Shropshire Light Infantry; and Sergeant Wilfred, Machine Gun Corps. Two of the brothers are in Egypt, the others being at present in this country, the sergeant having been invalided from Egypt with dysentery. Their father is the Langley postman.
Private George Hulley is buried in Grave Ref. IV. N. 28. in the Duisans British Cemetery, France. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private George Hulley, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.
Locally, Private George Hulley is commemorated on the Sutton (Walker Lane), Sutton (St James’ Church) and Langley village (Methodist Church) memorials.
Brother of Private Joseph and Corporal Herbert Hulley, Cheshire Regt; Private Francis Hulley, Shropshire Light Infantry; and Sergeant Wilfred Hulley, Machine Gun Corps.