HINTON IN THE HEDGES WAR MEMORIAL
World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Anonymous 2009
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.
Copyright © Anonymous 2009
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN THE PROUD AND GRATEFUL
MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
The 15th Battalion was raised from late September 1914 and three-quarters
of the battalion were volunteers from Queensland and the rest
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.
LOVE HATH NO MAN
THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY
DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS."
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
29 December, 2018