Hinton, Walter Reginald


War Service:

Second Lieutenant WALTER REGINALD HINTON of 2nd battalion the Border Regiment was killed in action on 14 July 1916, aged 25. He joined 20th London Regiment in September 1914. He was invalided home from France with trench fever in September 1915 and when he recovered applied for a commission. He was commissioned into the Border Regiment on 4 January 1916.

He is buried in Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz on the Somme.

Location of Memorial:

He is remembered on the memorial in the Catford Bridge Football Club at their ground in Barnet Wood Road, Hayes, on the war memorials at St Peter’s church, Brockley and St Dunstan’s College, Catford and in the pages of the History of The Old Dunstonian Rugby Football Club

He was the third son of Henry Oastler Hinton and Eliza Rowlatt Hinton of 79, Arran Rd., Catford.

He was educated at St Dunstan's College, Catford. he played cricket and lacrosse for his school and rugby for Kent.

London Gazette
The Times 25 July 1916
Wisden 1917

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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