HINKINS Chart 0501

This is a Chart for Charles Henry Hinkins, Lily Marks and Walter F Towell

15th April 1915
St Peter
Woking, Surrey
William John FRANKS
Henry Stanley PURVES
June quarter
Guildford district
December quarter
Guildford district
born about
March quarter 1882
Somersham, Huntingdonshire
1891 Scholar, 1901 Clerk
1911 Clerk to  Fruit Salesman
Sergeant Kings Royal Rifles (at marriage)
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Sergeant A.3288
20th March 1916
Pas de Calais
panel reference
Bay 7
born about
 (registration not found)
died about
September quarter
Surrey South Western
Aged 43
born about
(registration not found)
Not found

Joan K
born about
September quarter
Kingston district
died about
September quarter
Surrey South Western
Aged 43

June quarter
Surrey South Western  district
Basil Hugh M
2nd May 1914
July 1991
Salisbury district
Aged 77
  1. 1891 Main Street, Somersham, Huntingdonshire
    1901 46 Warwick Road, Paddington, London. Charles was a Boarder with a Mary FINCHER, aged 31 a widow, who was a Boarding House Keeper.
    1911 144 Maybury Road, Woking, Surrey. Charles was a Boarder with a Samuel VINVINE aged 42 a Bricklayer born Woking, Surrey and his wife Alice Emily VINVINE aged 42 born Beaumont, Essex.
    1915 Talasera Barracks, Aldershot, Hampshire (address at marriage)
    from findmypast web site
    Last name HINKINS 
    Death year 1916 
    Service number A/3288 
    Rank Sergeant 
    Regiment or unit King's Royal Rifle Corps 
    Record source GRO War Death Army Other Ranks (1914 to 1921) 
    Volume I.78 
    Page 354 
    Record set British nationals armed forces deaths 1796-2005 
    Information from Forces War Records sent by John TERRY 6/11/2014
    First Name: Charles Henry 
    Surname: HINKINS
    Birth Town: Somersham, Huntingdonshire 
    Resided Town: Woking 
    Nationality: British 
    Date of Death: 20/03/1916 
    Fate: Killed in action 
    Rank: Sergeant 
    Service Number: A/3288 
    Duty Location: France and Flanders 
    Campaign Medals: 
    Victory Medal
    Given the information we have available it is likely that Charles Henry HINKINS was entitled to the Victory medal, also called the Inter Allied Victory Medal. This medal was awarded to all who received the 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star and, with certain exceptions, to those who received the British War Medal. It was never awarded alone. These three medals were sometimes irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.
    Eligibility for this award consisted of having been mobilised, fighting, having served in any of the theatres of operations, or at sea, between midnight 4th/5th August, 1914, and midnight, 11th/12th November, 1918. Women who served in any of the various military organisations in a theatre of operations were also eligible. 
    British War Medal
    From the information available to us, it is very possible that Charles Henry HINKINS was entitled to the British War Medal for service in World War One. This British Empire campaign medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.
    The medal was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period. 
    Service: British Army 
    Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps 
    King's Royal Rifle Corps during World War 1
    Since 1815 the balance of power in Europe had been maintained by a series of treaties. In 1888 Wilhelm II was crowned ‘German Emperor and King of Prussia’ and moved from a policy of maintaining the status quo to a more aggressive position. He did not renew a treaty with Russia, aligned Germany with the declining Austro-Hungarian Empire and started to build a Navy rivalling that of Britain. These actions greatly concerned Germany’s neighbours, who quickly forged new treaties and alliances in the event of war. On 28th June 1914 Franz Ferdinand the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne was assassinated by the Bosnian-Serb nationalist group Young Bosnia who wanted pan-Serbian independence. Franz Joseph's the Austro-Hungarian Emperor (with the backing of Germany) responded aggressively, presenting Serbia with an intentionally unacceptable ultimatum, to provoke Serbia into war. Serbia agreed to 8 of the 10 terms and on the 28th July 1914 the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia, producing a cascade effect across Europe. Russia bound by treaty to Serbia declared war with Austro-Hungary, Germany declared war with Russia and France declared war with Germany. Germany’s army crossed into neutral Belgium in order to reach Paris, forcing Britain to declare war with Germany (due to the Treaty of London (1839) whereby Britain agreed to defend Belgium in the event of invasion). By the 4th August 1914 Britain and much of Europe were pulled into a war which would last 1,566 days, cost 8,528,831 lives and 28,938,073 casualties or missing on both sides.
    The Regiment raised 22 Battalions in total during the course of World War I and saw action on the Western Front, Macedonia and Italy, winning 60 battle honours including 7 Victoria Crosses. The regiment lost 12,840 men who were killed during the course of the war.
    9th (Service) Battalion
    Aug 1914 Formed in Winchester as part of the First New Army (K1) then moved to Aldershot to join the 42nd Brigade of the 14th Division.
    Nov 1914 Moved to Petworth and then back to Aldershot.
    20.05.1915 Mobilised for war and landed at Boulogne and ended in various actions on the Western Front including;
    During 1915
    The Action of Hooge, The Second Attack on Bellewaarde.
    During 1916
    The Battle of Delville Wood, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette.
    During 1917
    The German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The First and Third Battles of the Scarpe, The Battle of Langemark, The First and Second Battles of Passchendaele.
    27.04.1918 Reduced to training cadre.
    16.06.1918 Transferred to the 34th Division 
    03.08.1918 Disbanded in France, Desvres.
    Information about other Battalions can be found on the Forces War Records web site
    Battalion: 9th Battalion 
    Commemorated: Britain 
    Collections: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 
  2. 1915 Police Station, Woking, Surrey (address at marriage) Father William John MARKS - Police SuperintendentS
    Remarried Bet. October - December 1932 Guildford District, Surrey Walter F TOWELL born Abt. 1890 (registration not found). Died Not found

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