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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Richebourg-l'Avoue, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. Ccourtesy of 'Len' and findagrave.com
Person Details
Mattersey Nottinghamshire
Richard Hindson was born in 1880 the son of William, a farm labourer, and Hannah Hindson (née Parr) of Oxton, Nottinghamshire. William was born in 1852 at Foston, Lincolnshire, Hannah Parr was born in 1852 at Epperstone. They were married at Ossington Holy Rood, Nottinghamshire, in 1876 and had 12 children; sadly three died in infancy or early childhood. Their surviving children were Emma b1876 Ossington, John William b1877 Spilsby, Mary Elizabeth b1879 South Ormsby, Richard 1880 Mattersey, Annie b1884 Retford, Ada Hannah b1887 Southwell, George b1888 Southwell, Arthur b1891 Southwell and Nellie b1892 Farnsfield. Richard married his first wife Sarah Ann Wardle in 1903; their marriage was recorded in the Southwell Registration District. They had the following children, Dorothy Gwen b1904 Sandiacre, John Ernest b1905 Sandiacre and Ivy b1908 Bramcote. His wife Sarah died in 1908 aged 23 yrs. Richard married his second wife Harriet Barlow in 1909 at Southwell and they had two children, Richard Edward b1910 Stapleford and Ellen Celia b1912 In 1911 the family lived at 9 Mid Orchard Street, Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, and shown on the census as Richard, a core maker at an iron works, his wife Harriett, his three children, Dorothy Gwen, John Ernest and Ivy, and their son Richard Edward 8 months. Their daughter Ellen was born the following year.
Wesleyan Sunday School teacher. He was a core maker at an iron works.
29 Jun 1916
35
261805 - CWGC Website
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Stapleford
Private
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) Private Richard Hindson was killed in action on 29th June 1916 and is buried in Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, Pas de Calais, France (grave reference III.H.14).
CWGC headstone, personal inscription: 'Peace perfect peace He was a Wesleyan Sunday School teacher' Two of his brothers also served and died in the Great War. Private Arthur Hindson originally enlisted and served with the service number 16294 in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment, however on 16th September 1914 he was transferred to the Royal Marines Light Infantry. He embarked from Portsmouth on 17th November 1914 and served with the British Expeditionary Force France but then joined the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force from 28th February 1915 until 13th July 1915. While with the MEF he received a gun shot wound to his left hand. He returned to the Western Front on 31st July 1917 and died of wounds, which were self inflicted, on 23rd October 1917; believed to be suicide (reported by Major Ozanne RMLI). He is buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Driver John William Hindson enlisted at Southwell and served with the 5th Reserve Brigade Royal Field Artillery. John died on 14th May 1918 at the Military Hospital at Catterick; he had been thrown from a horse some weeks before and subsequently died from his injuries. He is buried in Southwell Minster (St. Mary) Churchyard, Nottinghamshire.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Richebourg-l'Avoue, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. Ccourtesy of 'Len' and findagrave.com
    Richard Hindson - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Richebourg-l'Avoue, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. Ccourtesy of 'Len' and findagrave.com