Joseph Hinson

Name

Joseph Hinson

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

03/11/1917
28

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
201174
Essex Regiment
1st/4th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

GAZA WAR CEMETERY
XXIX. B. 15
Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)

UK Memorials

Stanstead Abbotts Village Memorial

Pre War

Born in 1889 and lived in the North Wing of Stanstead Bury Farm with his parents Charles and Susan plus 4 brothers and 4 sisters. His father was the farm foreman and Joseph was a domestic under gardener.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in the Bedfordshire Regiment, transferred to Essex Regiment, 4th Battalion. Enlisting prior to March 1915 he may have fought in Gallipoli, before being evacuated and posted to Egypt, where the unit remained for the rest of the war. On 2nd November 1917 the 4th Battalion attacked Belan Ridge, as part of the 3rd Battle of Gaza. They moved up Gun Hill at 2300 the night before and at 0400, following a heavy artillery barrage they attacked. They captured the Turkish trench after heavy fighting but were forced back after a counter attack. Joseph was killed the following day.

Acknowledgments

Terry Collins