Drummer Alfred Hare (1895-1993)

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Alfred was born in Beverley on 23 July 1895. He was one of six children born to George and Jane Hare. Alfred became a cabinet maker’s apprentice. He was also a member of the Boys’ Brigade.
Alfred served as a private and drummer in the 5th Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment, He arrived in France on 18 April 1915 and the 5th were immediately drafted to Belgium where the Second Battle of Ypres was being fought. During the Battle of St Julien Alfred was wounded and was hospitalised. He was disembodied on 17 February 1919. Alfred was awarded the War and Victory Medals as well as the 1914-15 Star.
In 1920 Alfred married Hilda White in Darlington. They moved back to Beverley where Alfred worked as a cabinet maker. In 1939 they were living in Beverley. Alfred was employed at the East Riding Mental Hospital, Broadgate, Walkington. Alfred died in 1993 aged 98
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