Oswin Hansom was born at Fleetwood in 1899.
 
He was the son of George Edward Oswin Hansom and Clara Mary (nee Gibbs) of 5 Park Terrace, Waterloo.  
 
A report on his death appeared in the Crosby Herald on the 28th September 1918.
 
WATERLOO SOLDIER'S DEATH.
   A promising career has been cut short through the death in action of Private Oswin Hansom, Welsh Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oswin Hansom, of Waterloo Park, Waterloo. After being only a month at the front, he was killed by a shell splinter at the age of 19 years.
   Young Hansom had a brilliant scholastic career. While at school in Bruges, and only 13, he entered the Oxford Local examination, and came out 14th in all England with first-class honours. For this distinction he received a special gold medal awarded by his school. In his following year, he passed first-class in the Oxford and Cambridge Joint Board examination. Later, on joining the Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby, he continued to distinguish himself in the Oxford Senior examinations, among other honours being that of third in England in French. While at Merchant Taylors' he was a very popular student, and an enthusiastic non-commissioned officer in the School Cadet Corps. On arriving at military age, he joined the Pembroke Yeomanry, and was attached to the Welsh Regiment when he gave his life for his country.

Crosby Herald 28th September 1918

 
   Private Oswin Hansom, Welsh Regiment, who was killed in action on September 18th, was a son of Mr. O. Hansom, of Waterloo Park, Waterloo, a member of the committee of the Hotel Dieu of Our Lady of Hope.

Catholic Herald 5th October 1918

 
   Sympathy has been extended to Mr. Oswin Hansom, of Park Terrace, Waterloo, on the death of his wife, which occurred suddenly on the 12th inst. Mr.Hansom, who is a member of the Committee of Management of the Hotel Dieu, Waterloo, lost a son at the war a few weeks ago.

Catholic Herald 23rd November 1918