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