George Hazledine, Private 62314, 1/6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
Killed in action 20th September 1917 in Belgium, aged 27
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George’s death was reported in the Macclesfield Times on 26 October 1917:
ONLY OUT THREE MONTHS – PTE G HAZLEDINE FALLS IN FRANCE
Official intimation has reached Mr and Mrs Thomas Hazledine, 3 London Road, Macclesfield… that their son, Pte George Hazledine, Ches Regt was killed on active service in France on September 20th. Pte Hazledine was twenty-seven years of age and leaves a wife and two children, who reside at Snow Hill. The deceased soldier was born in Mill Lane, and had lived in Sutton all his life. He was educated at London Road branch day school… and was a member of St Peter’s Institute. In civil life Pte Hazledine was employed as a paper-stainer at Messrs Backhouse and Coppock’s, Sutton Mills, where he had been engaged since he was thirteen years of age. He joined the colours in April this year and was sent out to France at the beginning of July.
He has two brothers serving in the Army. The first, Pte Thomas, Cheshire Regt, was present at the landing at Suvla Bay in August 1915 and is now in Egypt. He is 22 years of age and enlisted when nineteen years old. He was formerly employed as an embroiderer at the London Road mill of Councillor A W Hewetson. The other brother, Pte William, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, is stationed at Yarmouth. He has been in the Army fifteen months, prior to which he was employed at Mr J Arnold’s, Lowe Street.
Private George Hazledine has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel Ref. 61 to 63 of the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private George Hazledine, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.
Private George Hazledine is commemorated in Macclesfield on the Park Green, Town Hall, St Michael’s Church, St Peter’s Church and St George’s Church war memorials. His name is incorrectly spelled ‘Hazeldine’ on some of Macclesfield’s memorials.
Brother of Thomas Hazledine, who served with the 7th Cheshire Regt; and William Hazledine, who served with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Both are thought to have survived the war.