Sidney William Hinton

Name

Sidney William Hinton

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

01/12/1917
24

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
201254
Bedfordshire Regiment
7th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY
XIV. F. 21.
Belgium

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Bushey Town Memorial, St James’ Church Memorial, Bushey, Not on the Oxhey memorials

Pre War

Born in Watford in 1893, Sidney William Hinton was the fourth in a family of five children born to Charles Hinton, a house painter, and Fanny (née Mattingley) Hinton. His parents were married on 24 December 1887 at St James Church, Bushey, Herts.  Fanny died in 1927, aged 59, and was buried on 12 March at St James, Bushey. Charles died on 27 July 1927, aged 61, and was buried on 30 July, also at St James.

At the 1901 Census, 7-year-old Sidney was living at 12 Vale Road, Bushey with his 35-year-old father, a house painter, and 34-year-old mother.  He had three brothers and a sister; Charles (Jnr.), Frances, Arthur and Frederick. Their ages were 13, 11, 9 and 4 respectively.  Birthplaces for those present are given as Bushey for Charles (Snr.) and Frederick, Heston, Middlesex for Fanny and Watford for all of the other children.

At the 1911 Census, the family were at the same address. Charles (Snr.) was still employed as a house painter in the building trade. Charles (Jnr.) was a shop assistant, Frances a domestic daily girl, Arthur a bricklayer & student in the building trade and Sidney was an Assistant for a Mineral Water Manufacturer. Frederick was still at school.

Wartime Service

Sidney enlisted in Watford and served as Private 201254 with the 7th Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment.  He died on 1 December 1917 at No. 61 Casualty Clearing Station of wounds received in action.

He was buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery in Belgium, grave reference XIV. F. 21, and is also commemorated on the Bushey Town Memorial, and at St James’ Parish Church and St Paul’s in Bushey.

There is a Death announcement for Sidney in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 15 December 1917 and an In Memoriam in the issue dated 7 December 1918.

Additional Information

Dianne Payne - www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk, Jonty Wild, Sue Carter (Research) and Watford Museum (ROH on line via www.ourwatfordhistory.org.uk)

Acknowledgments

Andrew Palmer
Dianne Payne - www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk, Jonty Wild