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Worksop, Notts
Worksop born Richard Henry Pinchin married Rosa Finbow in 1892 Worksop. Their first 3 children were born in Worksop, Frederick 1895, Dorothy 1896 and Harry 1896. Albert and Horace were born locally outside Worksop before the family moved to London in 1902, where Richard had a shop in which he ran a saw sharpening business at 2 Little Bridge Street, Mile End Old Town. Stepney. The couple increased the family by adding Laurel, Eileen, George, John and Richard by 1911, now living at 15 Old Gravel Lane, Wapping. It was sometime between 1911 and 1915 that the family returned to Worksop, as the local paper reports the obituary of Harry Pinchin who had resided in Sandy Lane prior to his enlistment.
18 Nov 1916
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10th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment
Pte Harry Pinchin Worksop Guardian 8 December 1916 John Street, Worksop, has figured largely in the War, by reason of the number of men who have gone from it, some alas! Who will never return, and we have regretfully to add another name to its roll of Honour. Amongst the families who have a proud record of service done, is that of Mr. now Lance Corporal Richard Henry Pinchin, who enlisted in April, 1915, in the London Division of the Royal Engineers. He was 43 years of age at the time and thus well above military age, but he felt he must do his bit as an example, and he enlisted. The following month his eldest son, Harry Pinchin, who like his father, was in the employ of Messr’s Godley and Golding, timber merchants Worksop, enlisted in the York and Lancs, and he was followed by his elder brother Fred, who joined the city of London Regiment. We have with regret this week to record the death of Pte Harry Pinchin, who appears to have been killed in France between November 16th and 19th. He had been in France seven months and had taken part in the big fighting. He had previously been wounded twice by shrapnel and now has come the tidings of his death which was told in a letter from the Chaplin who writes:- “ Dear Mrs Pinchin- writing about your dear son, Pte H Pinchin, I deeply regret to inform you that your dear one was brought in here severely wounded; that in spite of every care and attention from Doctor’s and Sister’s, he was unable to recover, and has passed away yesterday, ( October 18th) without suffering much consciously we may hope. I commended him the safe keeping of God and buried him in the Cemetery close by, near his other brave comrades, who like him, have so nobly given up their bits. A cross will be put up through the “Graves Registration” of the War Office, through whom any inquiries as to this should go; and his belongings will be forwarded in due course. Would you try to think of him living happily in his House of Paradise, still loving and praying for you all as we for him, waiting quietly to meet again? With the deepest sympathy of one who has had himself a great loss lately, Yours Faithfully, Alfred K Heyland, C.F.; Cof E.”
Commemorated at Puchevillers British Cemetery, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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