Private Francis Hulland (1888-1917) of Beverley
Francis Hulland was born in Beverley in 1888
He was the youngest of eleven children born to George Hulland and his wife Harriet
In 1912 he married Sarah Hunt. Husband of Sarah Gray (formerly Hulland), of 1, Pape’s Cottages, Wilbert Lane, Beverley.
At the outbreak of the war he joined the Royal Field Artillery: he was transferred to the East Surrey Regiment and was later drafted to the Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex) Regiment to work in agriculture in England.
He was killed in a farming accident in Enfield and his death was reported in the Beverley Guardian dated 23 June, 1917, stating:
“It appears that he was attempting to mount a horse yoked to a roller which was being moved from one field to another when he fell and the roller passed over him causing injuries from which he died. He was 29 years of age”