WIlliam Hurst (Fothergill)

Male24 January 1905–13 February 1985

Brief Life History of WIlliam

WIlliam Hurst (Fothergill) was born on 24 January 1905, in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom as the son of Ellen Fothergill. He died on 13 February 1985, in Tameside, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 80.

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Ellen Fothergill
1878–
WIlliam Hurst (Fothergill)
1905–1985

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    World Events (3)

    1908

    Age 3

    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    1908 · 7th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers

    Age 3

    The 7th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers was active from 1908-1967. They were another volunteer unit for Britian's Territorial Army. During WWI they fought on the Western Front and during WWII they arrived in Liverpool just in time for the Liverpool Blitz.

    1914

    Age 9

    Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived near a wood or wooded hill, from Middle English hirst(e), herst(e), hurst(e) (Old English hyrst) or a habitational name from any of the places so called, such as Hurst Green (in Mitton, Lancashire), Hirst (Northumberland), Hurst (Berkshire, Kent, Warwickshire), Hurstpierpoint (Sussex), or Hirst in Longwood (Yorkshire).

    Irish: re-Anglicized form of de Horsaigh, the Gaelicized form of the English habitational name Horsey , established in Ireland since the 13th century.

    German and Swiss German (also Hürst): topographic name from Middle High German hurst ‘woodland, thicket’; or a habitational name from a place so named in Westphalia.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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