HINMAN  Thomas Henry

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Private Thomas Henry Hinman was born at Braunston on 17 May 1891, the son of John and Mary Hinman. He joined the 1/4th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment on his 25th birthday, a few months after his younger brother Charles was killed in the Battle of Loos. He went to the Front on 5 January 1917 and took part in the fighting in the Arras sector, and in the Third Battle of Ypres, attached to the 148th Trench Motar Battery. On 2 April 1918, he was wounded in the abdomen, thigh, and both arms with shrapnel, and died soon after his admission to the Casualty Clearing Station. He was buried, with full Military Honours at Lijssenthoek Cemetery, Poperinghe, grave XXVI.E.11. The Chaplain, writing to his mother, said: "It will always be a comfort to you to remember that he was a brave man and that he did his duty. I am sure that God must have something very good in store for him and for all, who, like him, have made the Great Sacrifice in the cause of Right." Thomas is remembered on Braunston's war memorial.

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  • Braunston Church
  • Braunston Memorial
  • Braunston Memorial RR1
  • Braunston Memorial RR5
  • Lijssenhoek Military Cemetery
  • Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery JS2
  • T H Hinman 6
  • T H Hinman 4
  • T H Hinman 3
  • T H Hinman JS1
  • T H Hinman 2

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5 images Some pictures of Mr Hinman’s headstone, taken 19 April 2015.
By John Stokes on Tuesday 21st April '15 at 7:29pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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