HINTON CHARTERHOUSE WAR MEMORIAL WORLD WAR 1 William ALLEN 9905 Private William George Allen, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards KIA 15th September 1916, Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France Entered France 12th August 1914  Born 1894 in Hinton Charterhouse Enlisted Hinton Charterhouse  In 1911, family are living in Green Lane, Hinton Charterhouse. His occupation is farm labourer. Son of Frederick & Carrie Allen. Three younger brothers, Frederick James, Arthur Charles & Sydney Edward. Vincent ANDREWS 494301 Lance Corporal Vincent Andrews, 477th (South Midland) Field Company Died of Wounds 18th July 1917, buried Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium Entered France 6th June 1915 Previous number 1520. (Probably re-numbered during the army re-numbering of late 1916) Born 1895 in Hinton Charterhouse SDGW lists him as living in Bath & enlisting in Bristol In 1911, family are living in Bath Road, Hinton Charterhouse. His occupation is Carpenter’s Apprentice. Son of Thomas & Emily Andrews, of Hinton Charterhouse.  Frank BAIGENT G/6616 Private Frank Baigent, 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment Died as a prisoner of war, 15th September 1917, aged 38, buried Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Germany. Entered France 27th April 1915 Born Chertsey, Surrey SDGW lists him as living & enlisting in Bath. Son of Harry Baigent, husband of Mrs Amy Baigent of Lymington, Hampshire. From East Surrey Regiment, 1st Battalion Orders 1915-1918 11th September 1915: Admitted Hospital, NYD fever (NYD = Not Yet Diagnosed, likely to be shellshock as he is evacuated to England a fortnight later and spends over a year away from his Battalion 25th September 1915: To England 12th November 1916: Posted to Battalion from 3rd Battalion (The 3rd Battalion is a depot/training battalion based in Dover throughout the war) 15th November 1916: Enlisted C Company, 1st Battalion 8th May 1917: Reported missing 8th August 1917: Reported missing on 8th May 1917, now officially accepted as being a prisoner of war Henry COOPER I have been unable to positively link any soldier with this name to Hinton Charterhouse. The original link to Henry Cooper KIA 16th September 1916 is incorrect as his Christian name is Herbert not Henry. Also his rank is Private not Corporal. I believe the man named on the Hinton Charterhouse memorial is 10617 Corporal Samuel Henry Cooper, 6th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry KIA 25th June 1916, aged 19. Son of Ernest T & Frances E Cooper of ‘Milcote’, Seaford Road, Wokingham, Berkshire. His body was never found so he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. Entered France: 21st May 1915. He is listed as Corporal on his medal index card, the Lance has been crossed out. SDGW list him as born & living in Wokingham, enlisting in Bath. In both the 1901 & 1911 census he is living in Wokingham, Berkshire. 11 men named COOPER died during WW1 whilst serving with the SLI, of these only 3 were called Henry & only1 has the rank of Corporal. The other 2 were both Privates. He enlisted in Bath so must have been in the area to go to enlist here rather than enlisting with the Berkshire’s in Wokingham. So by a process of elimination I believe he is the man named on the memorial.   Frederick HOPKINS 16637 Private Frederick Charles Hopkins, 12th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment In the 1911 census he is 13, born 1898, living with his grandfather, George Northover & mother Ellen Hopkins at Wellow Lane, Hinton Charterhouse. In the 1901 census he is living with parents Charles & Ellen at the Reading Rooms, Hinton Charterhouse. Enlisted 28th December 1914 His date of entry into France is unknown but would have been early 1916. Discharged due to wounds 24th July 1917 Silver War Badge issued 30th July 1917 Frederick Charles Hopkins died in the September ¼ 1917 in the district of Long Ashton. He was buried on 12th September 1917 at St Andrews, Backwell, Somerset. He is also remembered on the Backwell War Memorial. Harry MILES Major.   Royal Marine Light Infantry killed in the. explosion and  sinking of HMS Vanguard, Scapa Flow,  9 July 1917  -  aged 36 Portsmouth Naval Memorial  -  Son of Mr and Mrs Barrett  Miles, Homewood  House Hinton Charterhouse (Memorial in north aisle – St John's)                                                                                                                                                     John ORCHARD 10191 Private John Orchard, 7th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry KIA 13th September 1915, buried Rue-Petillon Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais. Entered France 24th July 1915 Born Joseph John Orchard in 1895 in Boreham, Warminster, the son of Joseph & Fanny Orchard. SDGW lists him as born in Warminster, living in Trowbridge & enlisting in Bath In the 1911 census the family are living at Wick Farm Cottage, Norton St Philip His occupation is ‘Boy in a motor garage’ ‘At a little after 5in the morning the German’s detonated two mines under the Somerset’s trenches followed up by a German attack. The initial explosion and short battle that followed claimed five dead and seventeen injured from the battalion.’ Page 20, Forged by Fire by Brendon Moorhouse Thomas POLLARD 22417 Private Thomas Pollard, 1st Battalion Somerset Light Infantry Died of wounds, 25th August 1916, aged 33. Buried Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France. Son of John & Alice Pollard of New Town, Hinton Charterhouse. His entry to France is unrecorded but would not have been before 1916. SDGW lists him as born in Southampton, living in Hinton Charterhouse & enlisting in Bath In the 1911 census the family are living at Newtown, Hinton Charterhouse His occupation is ‘Carter for a house builder’ William POLLARD 19403 Private William Pollard, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment Died 12th December 1920, aged 33 (brother of Thomas), son of the late John Pollard and husband of Augusta Mary Pollard of 2 Rossini Cottages, Hedgemead, Bath. Buried at Locksbrook Cemetery, Bath. From the No3 British Casualty Clearing Station admissions book; On the 12th December 1916 Pte W Pollard, 19403 5th Dorset’s is admitted suffering a gunshot wound to his back & spine. (Severity unreadable) Transferred to No 16 Advanced Station on 13th December 1916. William was evacuated back to England as he is awarded a Silver War Badge on 30th  September 1918. These were given to wounded ex- serviceman to prevent them being given white feathers in the street by women as a sign of cowardice. Details included show he enlisted on 30th November 1915 and was discharged due to wounds on 12th September 1917. William died 4 years to the day after being shot. William PRITCHARD 7644 Private William Pritchard, 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards KIA 28th October 1914 aged 27. Son of Mrs Mary B Lewis of Charmy Down Cottage, Upper Swainswick, Bath. He body was never found so he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. 12th August 1914: Entered France with the BEF (Old Contemptables). SDGW lists him as born in Swainswick, living in Marshfield, Gloucestershire & enlisting in Bath. Archibald ROBERTSON- GLASGOW Captain Archibald William Robertson-Glasgow, 2nd Battalion Garhwal Rifles, Indian Army KIA 13th November 1914, aged 34, buried Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg- L’Avoue, Pas de Calais. Son of Mr. R.B. Robertson-Glasgow of Montgreenan, Ayrshire. Husband of Philadelphia C. Violet Fraser Giles (formerly Robertson-Glasgow).  From the Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1: ‘Born on 24th May 1880 at Montgreenan, Ayrshire he was the fourth and youngest son of the late R.B. Robertson-Glasgow, Esq., D.L., of Montgreenan, formerly of the 7th Highland Light Infantry. The late Colonel J.C. Robertson-Glasgow of the Suffolk Regiment was his uncle. He was educated at Wellington House School, Westgate on Sea, from 1889 to 1894, and at Marlborough College from 1894 to 1897. In the latter year he passed the examination for R.M.A., Woolwich; and later in the same year that for R.M.C., Sandhurst, which he entered in January 1898. He was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in January 1899, and having passed for the Indian Army, was attached for a year to the Royal Scots in India. He joined the Indian Staff Corps in April 1900, becoming a Lieutenant in the 16th Bombay Infantry in April 1901. He took part in the operation against the Ogaden Somalis in Jubaland, British East Africa, 1901, receiving the medal with clasp. After the return of the expedition he was transferred to the 2/39th Garhwal Rifles, in which he became Captain in January 1908. He left India for France in September 1914, with his regiment, which formed part of the VII th (Meerut) Division, detailed for service with the Indian Expeditionary Force. Captain Robertson-Glasgow was officially reported as ‘missing’ after a local attack on the enemy’s trenches, some miles east of Bethune, on the 13th November 1914. From that date until 25th December 1914, his actual fate was unknown, but on that day, during a short informal truce, the intervening ground between the lines was searched, and his body was found under the parapet of a German trench, which he alone of the party he was leading seemed to have reached. He was buried in a graveyard reserved for British officers near the village of Le Touret, a short distance east of Bethune. William RUMMING 36196 Private William Rumming, 12th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry KIA 6th November 1917, age 37, buried Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel. Husband of Florence Hannah Rumming of Hinton Charterhouse. His entry into a theatre of war is unrecorded but would not have been before 1916. SDGW lists him as born in Chippenham, living in Hinton Charterhouse & enlisting in Bath In the 1911 census the family are living at Bath Road, Hinton Charterhouse His occupation is ‘Brick Layer’s Labourer’ From the SLI Regimental History published in 1927: At 5am on the 6th the attack was launched and ‘there was no lack in the warmth of our reception’. From in front and from the right flank the advance was met by heavy machine- gun and rifle fire and was especially costly. It was no use attempting to take cover and the only way of achieving success was to dash at the enemy’s trenches and get in with the bayonet as quickly as possible. By 7.15am the Battalion’s first objective, Cactus Ridge had been gained but only at great expense, 43 had been killed and 197 wounded from an original strength of 700. Report of his death printed in the Bath Chronicle, 1st December 1917. Frank SHIPSEY 10195 Private Frank Percy Shipsey, 6th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry Died 22nd November 1915 and buried Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire. Son of Charles & Annie Shipsey of Hinton Charterhouse Born in Hinton Charterhouse in 1895. Enlisted in Bath. There is no medal index card for him so it would appear that he died during training prior to overseas service. In the 1901 census the family are living at Hinton Green, Hinton Charterhouse. William YEATMAN 20506 Pte William James Yeatman, 6th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry Son of Thomas and late Elizabeth Ellen Yeatman of Bath, formerly of Green Lane, Hinton Charterhouse. 10th December 1915: Enlisted in Bath, address given 74 Holloway, Bath 2nd May 1916: Embarked to join 6th Battalion SLI in France 9th May 1916: Joined 6th Battalion SLI 3rd June 1916: Admitted to 24th General Hospital, Etaples, France with pleurisy and sprained left ankle (accidental) 3rd June 1916: To England 2nd August 1916: Discharged due to ‘No longer physically fit for military service’ – Pulmonary Tuberculosis 11th November 1917: Silver War Badge awarded 26th July 1917: Died, aged 20 as a result of war related sickness in Hinton Charterhouse. Unable to find any record on CWGC or SDGW. FOR INTEREST; NOT ON THE MEMORIAL Edward SHIPSEY 9941 Private Edward Shipsey, 1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment KIA 26th September 1915 Born Hinton Charterhouse. Enlisted Bristol WORLD WAR II HAROLD COOK Pte. 5th Batt.  Wiltshire Regiment k.i.a 22 July 1944  aged 36 Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery.  Son of Robert and Dora Cook of South Baddesley, Hants JAMES CURNOCK Gnr. Royal Artillery – 50 Coast Observer Det. - Malaya date of death  24 January 1944   age 40   Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand Late Landlord of the Masons Arms, Green Lane, Hinton Charterhouse. (Joan Davison's house) GEOFFREY FLETCHER Capt. 1st Batt. Rifle Brigade k.i.a. 27 March 1943  aged 23 bur. SFAX War Cemetery Tunisia  Son of Major Philip and Mrs Maud Fletcher of The Priory, Hinton Charterhouse The gate in the communion rails was given in his memory by his parents. Much of the research  for this was conducted by Adrian Hockedy Sources: Commonwealth War Graves Commission                Medal Index Card                Soldiers Died Great War                1901 and 1911 Census                IWM, Lives of the First World War                Silver War Badge Roll         Return to Church