2nd Lieutenant, 10th Battalion Cheshire Regiment, attached to 7th Trench Mortar Battery.

Killed in action 7th July 1916, age 24.

Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

Former student of applied chemistry.


Alfred was born in 1892 at Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire, to Rev. Herbert Hampson (M.A.) and Alice Ada Hampson, of Old St. George’s Vicarage, Stalybridge, Cheshire. He was educated at St. George’s, Ascot, and Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, then employed as a Chemist with Calico Printers Association Ltd., Central Labs., Rhodes. At age 17 he entered Manchester University in 1909, and gained a Certificate Technology (Applied Chemistry) in 1912.

Alfred was an emergency cadet in the University Officer Training Corps, and enlisted in September 1914 into the 7th Battalion Manchester Regiment as a Serjeant. He was gazetted on 23rd November 1914 into 10th Battalion Cheshire Regiment as a 2nd Lieutenant. He served on the Western Front, and was killed in action on 7th July 1916. Effects worth £53 18s 5d were left to his father.