HATTON, ANDREW 201207 L/Cpl 2/4th Battalion 170th Brigade 57th Division
THE LOYAL NORTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT
Born Not Known Enlisted Preston Living Farington
Killed in Action France / Flanders 26th October 1917
Ref: ‘Soldiers Died in the Great War, Part 50.
Andrew Hatton’s name appears on the following local memorials:-
War Memorial, Church Road, Leyland
St. Ambrose Memorial, Moss Lane, Leyland
Mural Plaque in St. Ambrose, Leyland.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
With no known grave, Andrew Hatton is commemorated on the:-
TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PASSENDALE, BELGIUM
The men of the ‘Loyals’ are commemorated on Panels 102 to 104. Aged 20, son of Sarah Ann
Hatton, 5 Mount Tabor, Lowton, Newton-le-Willows, Lancs. and the late Charles Hatton.
Passendale (formerly Passchendaele) is a village about 10 km north-east of Ieper (formerly Yprès), on the road to Roeslare (Roulers). The Tyne Cot Memorial forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery which is about 2 km south-west of Passendale, just off the main road from Ieper. It records the names of over 34,000 of the Forces of the British Commonwealth and Empire who fell in the Salient from August 16th, 1917, to the end of the war and have no known grave.
From Captain E. A. James’s ‘Record’, the 57th Division was fighting in the ‘Second Battle of Passchendaele’, 26th Oct. to 10th Nov., 1917 when Andrew Hatton was killed on the first day.
Note:- Unusually, no newspaper account has been found of Andrew Hatton’s death.
Hatton, Andrew. WE Waring 2003