Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.

Charles Henry Hinton (1887 - 1917)

Charles Henry Hinton was born at Colemore Green, Astley Abbotts, in 1887. He was the son of Charles Hinton, a railway platelayer's assistant, and his wife Susannah.

Charles Henry worked as a 'Game Keeper on estate' - presumably the Apley Estate. Early in the war he volunteered and joined the 6th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. He went to France with the battalion in July 1915.

The 6th KSLI were part of the 20th (Light) Division - which took part in many significant actions, including Mount Sorrel, 1916 (with the Canadians) and the Somme, 1916. Charles was killed in action on 3rd March, 1917. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial - a memorial to soldiers who died in the Somme sector and who have no known grave.

Lance Corporal Charles Henry Hinton, 13373, was awarded the Victory and British medals and the 1915 Star.

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