Born: 9th July 1890, Earl Stonham, Suffolk.

Died: 17th September 1918; age 28; KiA – Salonika.

Residence: 507, Bramford Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 11th December 1915; Age: 25 years & 4 months; Occupation: General Labourer – Messrs. Fison’s, Bramford Works. Height: 5ft 8 ins.

 Embarked – 9th August 1916 Devonport – disembarked – 30th August 1916 – Salonika.

 Offence: 20th July 1917 – absent from parade at 6am (5 minutes) – in the field – deprived of 2 days pay.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 72985

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 138th Siege Battery.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Body exhumed and re-buried in Kalinova Military Cemetery, 7 miles S.W. near Lake Ardgan – 14th April 1919.

Body again exhumed and re-buried in Karasouli Military Cemetery – 8th June 1921.


Grave Reference:


Karasouli Military Cemetery,





1891   Earl Stonham, Suffolk.


Hansard was 8 months old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Squirrell, 34, an Inn Keeper, born Needham market, Suffolk.

Fanny Squirrell (nee Squirrell), 35, born Suffolk.

Sarah Priscilla Squirrell, 9, Creeting St. Peter, Suffolk.

Joseph Arthur Squirrell, 7, Creeting St. Peter.

Helen Louisa Squirrell, 5, born Creeting St. Peter.

Hilda Grace Squirrell, 3, born Earl Stonham, Suffolk.


1901   Lone Barn Farm, Bramford, Suffolk.


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

John, 44, a Farm Steward.

Fanny, 44.

Joseph, 19, a Carman for Builder.

Hilda, 13.

John William Squirrell, 7, born Earl Stonham.

Dorothy Priscilla Squirrell, 2, born Bramford.


1911   Lone Barn Farm, Bramford.


Hansard was 20 years old, a Farm Labourer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

John, 54, a Farm Bailiff.

Fanny, 54.

John, 18, a Farm Hand.

Dorothy, 12.

Edith Gwendoline Squirrell, 7, born Bramford.


On the 12th May 1912, at St. John’s Church, Ipswich, Hansard married Mary Harriett Brown, born 1891, Ipswich. They had 3 children:

Eva May Squirrell, born November 1912, Ipswich.

Dorothy Hilda Squirrell, born February 1914, Ipswich.

Ivy Irene Squirrell, born October 1915, Ipswich.


On the 6th October 1918, Mrs Fanny Squirrell, of Lone Barn Farm, Bramford Road, Ipswich, wrote to ask for further details of circumstances under which Hansard met his death. No further Information was found.


Hansard is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary the Virgin, Bramford, Suffolk. SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL ww1 Memorial, Ipswich.


 Royal Garrison Artillery, 138th Siege Battery



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