Rank: Lance Serjeant
Service Number:250421.
Regiment: 5th/6th Bn Royal Scots
Killed In Action Friday 8th March 1918
Age 26
County Memorial Parkgate
Commemorated\Buried New Irish Farm Cemetery
Grave\Panel Ref: XXXI.A.6.

James Maxwell's Story.

Birkenhead News  23 March 1918

Ness Sergt. Killed in France.

The death is recorded of Sergt. Maxwell Hampson, which occurred on the Western front in the early part of this month. He was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Hampson, of Ness, and volunteered to serve his country on the outbreak of war. He was among those who took part in the Gallipoli campaign, after which he was sent to France, taking part in many severe engagements. After having served so long, it was hooped that he would be spared to return in safety, but these hopes were dashed to the ground last Tuesday week, when a letter was received from his brother Harry, whose regiment was in the vicinity, stating that Maxwell had been shot in the neck.

It is some consolation to his parents to know that their younger son Harry was present at the funeral service, which was conducted by the chaplain of his regiment, and which took place on Sunday afternoon in a cemetery behind the lines. During his boyhood days Sergt. Hampson was a keen member of the Neston Boys’ Brigade, and was most regular in his attendance at the Presbyterian Church. He was a very promising youth, and his death at the age of 26 is deeply regretted by all who knew him.