CLAUDE DAWSON HEMPSON

 

 

Born: 5th April 1890, Shotley, Suffolk.

Died: 8th March 1917; age 26; KiA – Mesopotamia.

 

Rank: Captain.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 10th Battalion attached 6th Battalion, King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment).

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War + Distinguished Service Order – For distinguished service in the field in Mesopotamia:

http://www.greatwar.co.uk/medals/ww1-gallantry-awards.htm#DSO

Gazetted on the 17th March 1917.

 

Grave Reference:

XIX. E.4.

Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery,

Iraq.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late John & Ada Hempson, of Shotley; Husband of Frances G.M. Hempson, of ‘Beechcroft’ Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Hill House Farm, Shotley, Suffolk.

 

Claude was a year old and living with his parents, siblings & cousin.

John Hempson, 39, a Farmer – employer, born St. Osyth, Essex.

Ada Hempson, 31, born Statton Hall, Suffolk.

John Spencer Hempson, 4, born Shotley.

Olive Ada Hempson, 3, born Shotley.

Edith Dawson, 9, born Nacton, Suffolk.

1 cook

1nurse

1 housemaid.

 

1901   Hill House Farm, Shotley, Suffolk.

 

Claude was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John, 49, a Farmer – employer.

Ada, 40.

Olive, 13.

Phyllis Mary Hempson, 9, born Shotley.

1 governess

1 housemaid

1 cook.

 

Attended Framlingham College – 1901 – 1906. Sub. Prefect & Shooting Captain. His brother John, also attended from 1900 – 1902.

 

Claude’s father John Hempson died, 1911, Ipswich.

 

On the 7th January 1915, Alfreton, Derbyshire, Claude married Frances Georgina Maude Leary, born 1891, Demerara, British Guiana. They had 1 son:

John George G. Hempson, born April 1916, Belper, Derbyshire.

 

Probate to Frances Georgina Maude Hempson – widow.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Mrs. Frances Georgina Maude Hempson – widow.

 

Claude is also remembered on the war memorial at Alfreton, Derbyshire and Framlingham College, Suffolk.

King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment):

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/kings-own-royal-lancaster-regiment/

 

 

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