George Dudley Allen Hulett

Incident Date:22/08/1942
Incident Address.Holcombe Moor Training Camp
Died Address:Bury Infirmary
Grave Details:LL - 682
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Bloackpool (Layton) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born at Sheffield on the 10th July 1899, the birth
being registered during the September quarter 1899
in the Sheffield R.D. - ref: 9c/537, the son of
Alfred & Harriet Hulett (nee Moseley).

Attached to the 59th County of Lancaster (P.O.)
Battalion, Home Guard.

Married - Mary Margaret Murray during the
September quarter 1925 in the Fylde R.D. - ref:

Served  as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers during
WW1 - No. 373774.   He enlisted at Blackpool on
the 16th April 1918.  Having contracted Malaria,
he was discharged on the 24th June 1920, receiving
an Army pension.   He was 5 feet 3 1/2 inches in
height and weighed 110 lb.  He had blue eyes and
brown hair.

Courtesy of the Ramsbottom Heritage Society.    
"Five men attached to the Home Guard were killed
as a result of an anti-tank bomb explosion at
Holcombe Rifle Range on Saturday afternoon.
Sergeant-Instructor Almuth Prestwich (22) is
stated to have removed the shear wire from the
bomb remarking that it was “quite safe” and,
while demonstrating to a class in a hut on the
range, he hit the table with the bomb.
There was an immediate explosion and he received
grave injuries to which he succumbed immediately
Of the eight Home Guards receiving instruction in
the use of grenades, four died later and three
were seriously injured. Only one of the class
escaped. He was Home Guard Corporal Robert
McGowan, head postman at Blackpool.     The dead

Almuth Prestwich of Salford, aged: 22 - James
Dean, aged: 35 of Manchester - Norman Aykroyd,
aged: 30 of Manchester - Norman Victor Gill, aged:
44 of Stockport - George Dudley Allan Hullett,
aged: 43 of Blackpool.
James Dean and Norman Aykroyd died some hours
after admission to Bury Infirmary, Norman Victor
Gill on Sunday afternoon and George Dudley Allan
Hullett on Tuesday morning.
Still lying seriously ill in the Infirmary is
James Delaney of Manchester.    Two others
injured, Charles Alexander Hey, of Blackpool, and
Lance Corporal Fred Loach, of Castleton, were
transferred from the Infirmary to a military
hospital on Monday".

Reported as being from Blackpool and that his
surname was spelt "Hullett" (2 Ls)

M.I. - "Loved and remembered always".

Bury (Bury MBC)
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