The parish of The Most Holy Trinity at Hinton in the Hedges is part of the Astwick Vale Benefice which includes St Michael at Aynho, All Saints at Croughton, St George at Evenley, St Michael & All Angels at Farthinghoe and St Peter at Steane
The War Memorials are two wooden wall plaques in the Church
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
LT COL JOHN WILLOUGHBY SCOTT
LIEUT JOHN BOWER HARMAN
SGT LIONEL NORTH
PTE JOSEPH ELLARD
PTE THOMAS CHARLES HAGRAM
PTE WILLIAM ISHAM
PTE LEVI TRINDER
PTE FRANK WILLIAM WOOTTON
“GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN
THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY
DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.”
1939 ~ 1945
PTE GEORGE WILLIAM DALE
PTE LEWIS JOHN UPSTONE
The Fallen from WW1
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
Charlie Tom HAGRAM
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 is remembered on pier and face 9A, 9B & 10B of the Thiepval Memorial.
John Bower HARMAN
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 James F Harman RA and of Ellen S Harman
He is buried in grave Sp Mem B 7 Caudry Old Communal Cemetery, near Cambrai
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
Sergeant, 1st Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars, 2 Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. Army no. 285180
He died on 24 November 1918. He was 22.
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 the son of Thomas and Jane North, Manor Farm, Hinton in the Hedges
He is buried in grave LI B 3 Étaples Military Cemetery
John Willoughby SCOTT DSO and 3 x MiD
Lieutenant Colonel, The Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars,
commanding 8th Battalion, Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry), 63 Brigade, 37th Division.
He was 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, Tudor Cottage, Overthorpe
He is buried in grave XV G 11 Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez
Probate shows his address as Goldsmith Buildings, The Temple, London.
No record has been found of this name in 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 in 1880. Military records offer just one possibility
Edwin Akers Trinder
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 is remembered on panel 96 to 98 of the Tyne Cot Memorial
Frank William WOOTTON
Private, 15th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force, 4 Brigade. Army no. 1369
He died on 8 May 1915. He was 23
He was a native of Hinton in the Hedges and the son of Henry
Wootton, High Street, Brackley and the late Harriet A Wootton
He is remembered on panel 50, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli
The 15th Battalion was raised from late September 1914 and
three-quarters of the battalion were 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 this, the Anzac area.
The Fallen from WW1
George William DALE
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 W and Eliza Dale of Hinton in the Hedges
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 WW2 maritime disaster took place.
On 17 June 1940 the British troopship Lancastria was sunk off the port of Saint-Nazaire in Brittany. 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 passengers including both servicemen and civilians and 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 26 July 1940, that the world discovered what had happened. The New York Times broke the story, printing the dramatic pictures of the disaster.
The units of the Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps (Gorge Dale’s 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.
Lewis John UPSTONE
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 Upstone.
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 Lieutenant Hughie Gallacher was killed. B Squadron took the village of Ronay the next day. There was much fighting in the area and, by 22 August, the Battle of Falaise and the German 7th Army group had come to an end!
Walter John WALKER
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 W Walker RN and Hannah J 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