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  • This photo of Edward Hipkin was first published in the 'Retfordian' magazine following his death.
Person Details
Sturton Le Steeple
Edward was born in Sturton le Steeple in 1896 he was the son of Edward a general builder and bricklayer and Elizabeth Hipkin, of Vicarage Lane Sturton-le-Steeple Retford. In the 1911 census we find the family living at Vicarage Lane, Edward is 14 years of age a scholar and he has a younger brother Harold Charles and younger sister Emma Ellen.
He attended the King Edward Vi Grammar school, Retford and later was a student in Westminster Training College.
20 Jul 1918
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611213 - CWGC Website
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Private
5th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Edward enlisted in Derby in October 1916 and went to France in December 1916, he served with the 5th battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. was seriously wounded in may 1917 and spent some months recovering. he was killed in action 20th July 1918 and is buried in Chambrecy British Cemetery France, grave reference III B 1
Pte E G Hipkin Retford Times 16th Aug1918 On Saturday morning last, Mr and Mrs Hipkin received the sad news from the War Office, that their son, Pte E G Hipkin was killed in action in France on July 20th. He joined the K.O.Y.L.I. in October 1916 and proceeded to France at Christmas of the same year. He was wounded rather seriously in May 1917 and spent some months in hospital owing to septic poisoning. He was a pupil teacher in the Sturton Parochial School and at the time he joined the forces was a student in Westminster Training College. He was of a bright and cheerful disposition, a great favourite of all who knew him and seemed to have before him the prospect of a useful and successful career.
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  • This photo of Edward Hipkin was first published in the 'Retfordian' magazine following his death.
    Edward Gasgoigne Hipkin - This photo of Edward Hipkin was first published in the 'Retfordian' magazine following his death.
  • photo shows the commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Edward Hipkin in 
Chambrecy British Cemetery France
    Edward Gascoigne Hipkin - grave - photo shows the commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Edward Hipkin in Chambrecy British Cemetery France