William Hinsby.

. William came from St. Neots in Huntingdonshire, now Cambridgeshire, and notes indicate he served in the HCB, enlisting on 9/12/1914 at Huntingdon H. Q - being given the HCB number of 1089, but later transferred to the Labour Corps with the number - 509920 - where he was a Corporal.  He was wounded before September 1916.

He was posted to the base depot B. E. F. France on 26th July 1916, he was rationed up to and for that day. Order was part 2 No. 171 issued by W. L. Stephenson, 2/Lieut. & acting Adjutant, 2/1st Hunts. Cyclist Battalion. The order was issued at Well Camp Alford at 8-00 p.m., 28th July 1916. A Corpl. Hinsby is on a list of men receiving parcels as a P. O. W. in Germany at 23rd August 1917 - 27 July 1916 = Lance Corporal in D Co. 2/1st HCB.. - This data needs to be checked as there were two Hinsby boys from St. Neots who served in the HCB. 

In a local paper dated 15/9/1916 - Lance - Copl. W. Hinsby [Cyclist Batt.] wounded.

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09/04/2012

. . Martyn Smith