Henry Hampton

Date of birth: 1890
Place of birth: Southampton
Regiment: King’s Own (Royal Lancaster)
Battalion: 1st
Rank / Service No: Private, 28327
Died: 28th March 1918, aged 28 years
Commemorated: Arras Memorial, France


Henry was the youngest of 5 siblings born to Samuel James and Mary Ann Hampton (nee Pace), who married in Southampton in 1881.

Henry also had 3 half-sisters as a result of his father’s later marriage.


Mary was born in Southampton in 1859 and she unfortunately passed away in 1890, possibly whilst giving birth to Henry.

Samuel was born in Fareham in 1861 and he married Lucy Jane Mead in Southampton in 1892.


Samuel died in Winchester in 1945.



Emily Louisa   b. 1880 Southampton   d. ??   Married Henry Avis in Stepney in 1905.

Samuel Henry   b. 1881 Southampton   d. 1944 Winchester   Married Florence Amelia Nicholas in Southampton in 1906.

Charles Matthew   b. 1885 Southampton  d. 1954 Southampton   Married Maud Metcalf in Southampton in 1911.

Mary Ann   b. 1888   d. ??



Half siblings

Dorothy Gladys   b. 1893 Southampton   d. 1978 Winchester   Married Bertram A. Povey in Winchester in 1920.

Phoebe Winifred   b. 1895 Southampton   d. 1979 Southampton   Married Arthur G. Pavey in Southampton in 1916. Married Frank W. White in Southampton in 1930.

Annie Louisa   b. 1903 Southampton   d. 1986 Isle of Wight   Married Maurice R. Matthews in Romsey in 1940.



Henry attested on 8 December 1911 in Southampton, so it is a puzzle how he came to enlist in the Royal Lancasters.


The battalion mobilised at Aldershot on 7 August 1914 and left for France on the 15th.


Henry perished during the German offensive at Arras. The Memorial commemorates the 35,000 Commonwealth servicemen who died in the Arras sector between the spring of 1916 and August 1918, and have no known grave.



Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 2nd September 2016


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