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Hinton in the Hedges is a hamlet between Banbury, Brackley and Aynho within the Benefice of Aynho and Croughton with Evenley and Farthinghoe and Hinton-in-the-Hedges with Steane in the Peterborough Diocese. The memorial is within the Church of The Most Holy Trinity and takes the form of a polished, wooden, tablet with inset panel containing the names of those who fell in World War 1, below this is a in relief are two rifles crossing a wreath and below this and additional wooden panel with inset listing the men from World War 2 that fell. There are 8 names for World War 1 and 3 names for World War 2.

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1914 - 1918

Private, 1st Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment, 1 Brigade, 2nd Division. Army no. 7937 He was killed in action during the battle of the Somme on 17 August 1916. He was 28. He was the son of the late John and of Eunice E Ellard of Hinton-in-the-Hedges. He is buried in Sp Mem A 3 Bazentin le Petit Communal Cemetery Extension, near Pozières
HAGRAM Thomas Charles
Private, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 22 Brigade, 7th. Division. Army no. 10419. He was killed in action during the Battle of Guillemont on 3 September 1916. He was 18. He was the son of Charles Henry and Emma J Hagram. He has no known grave but his name is remembered on pier and face 9A, 9B & 10B of the Thiepval Memorial.
HARMAN John Bower
Second Lieutenant, 29th Battery, 42nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, 3rd Division. He was killed in action on 26 August 1914 in the Retreat from Mons. He was 21. He was the son of the late Colonel and Mrs JF Harman, RA. He is buried in grave Sp Mem B 7 Caudry Old Communal Cemetery, near Cambrai
ISHAM William
Gunner, 4th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Army no. 25811. He was killed in action during the Battle of Passchendaele on 14 September 1917. This battle is also known as the Third Battle of Ypres. He was 43. He was the son of William Henry and Harriet Isham. He is buried in grave I D 14 Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery and Extension near Ypres
NORTH Lionel
Sergeant, 1st Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars, 2 Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. Army no. 285180. He died on 24 November 1918. He is buried in Étaples which was a major hospital centre. It is therefore probable that he died of the Spanish Flu pandemic which was such a problem at that time and, according to Wikipedia, especially serious around Étaples. He was 22. He was the son of Thomas and Jane North, Manor Farm, Hinton-in-the-Hedges. He is buried in grave LI B 3 Étaples Military Cemetery
SCOTT John Willoughby
Lieutenant Colonel, The Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars, commanding 8th Battalion, Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry), 63 Brigade, 37th Division. Killed in action on 23 April 1917 He was 38. He was the son of Sir John Scott, KCMG, DCL and Lady Scott and the husband of Madeline E. Scott, of Tudor Cottage, Overthorpe. DSO and 3 x Mentioned in Despatches. He is buried in grave XV G 11 Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez

No record has been found of this name in the military records. George and Martha Trinder lived in Hinton in the Hedges and they did have a son Levi who was born in Stanton Harcourt. The military records offer just one possibility:

TRINDER, Edwin Akers, Private, 2nd/1st Battalion, The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 184 Brigade, 61st Division. Army no. 203347. He was formerly Private, Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars. He was killed in action in the Battle of Ypres on 22 August 1917. He has no known grave but his name is remembered on panel 96 to 98 of the Tyne Cot Memorial

WOOTTON Frank William

Private, 15th Battalion, Australian Infantry, AIF, 4 Brigade. Army no. 1369. He died on 8 May 1915 age: 23. He a native of Hinton in the Hedges and the son of Henry Wootton, High Street, Brackley and the late Harriet Ann Wootton. He has no known grave but his name is recorded on panel 50 Lone Pine Memorial

Additional information

The 15th Battalion was raised from late September 1914 and three-quarters of the battalion were volunteers from Queensland and the rest from Tasmania.
4 Brigade landed in Gallipoli late in the afternoon of 25 April 1915. From May the battalion was heavily involved in establishing and defending the front line of the ANZAC beachhead north of Gaba Tepe on the west coast.
The Lone Pine Memorial stands on the site of the fiercest fighting and overlooks the whole front line of May 1915. It commemorates more than 4,900 Australian and New Zealand servicemen who died in the Anzac area.



DALE George William

Private, 50th Company, Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps. Army no. 13001451 He died on 17 June 1940. He was 41, He was the son of George William Dale and of Eliza Dale of Hinton-in-the-Hedges. He has no known grave but he is remembered on column 150 of the Dunkirk Memorial.

Additional information

The evacuation of British troops from France in 1940 did not end with Dunkirk. British forces were still being rescued two weeks later when Britain's worst maritime disaster of World War 2 took place.
On 17 June 1940 the British troopship Lancastria was sunk off the Brittany port of Saint-Nazaire. More than 3,000 people lost their lives. A unique record of the disaster was captured by amateur photographer Frank Clements. The Lancastria, a converted Cunard liner, was carrying an estimated 6,000 servicemen and a number of civilian women and children when it was bombed by German planes and sank within minutes.
At the time, news of the disaster was suppressed by the British Government because of the impact it might have on the country's morale. It was not until nearly six weeks later, on July 26, 1940, that the world discovered what had happened. The New York Times broke the story, printing some of the dramatic pictures of the disaster.
The units of the Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps that were wholly or partly aboard the Lancastria included Companies numbered: 50 and 16, 26, 28, 32, 39, 40, 43, 46, 52, 53, 61, 62, 63, 66, 67, 68, 73, 75, 82, 104, 108, 115, 208, 233 as well as Base Depot Staff and HQ Labour Control.

UPSTONE Lewis John

Trooper, 44th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Army no. 5053548. He was probably killed in action at the key battle at Falaise on 18 August 1944. He was 27. He was the son of John E and Rose E Climer. He has no known grave but he is remembered on panel 8, column 3 of the Bayeux Memorial in Normandy

Additional information.

His name is also included on the War Memorial located in the Church of St Werburgh which is the Parish Church of Hanbury, Staffordshire
From the War Diary 44th Royal Tank Regiment: The regiment moved to the Falaise area coming under command of the 53rd Welsh Division and on 18 August started the attack on the Falaise pocket. ‘A’ Squadron losing two tanks and Lt. Hughie Gallacher was killed. ‘B’ Squadron took the village of Ronay the next day.

WALKER Walter John

Lance Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment. Army no. 5882517. He died on 1 February 1944 shortly after the crossing of the river Garigliano and the fall of the Gustav Line in Italy. He was 27. He was the son of George Walter Walker RN and Hannah Jane Walker and the husband of Elsie Walker, all of Hinton-in-the-Hedges. He is buried in grave III C 20 Minturno War Cemetery, Italy.

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