South Wales Borderers. 11 July 1916

Arthur Hingley is thought to have been the Arthur Hingley who was born at Hayley Green and later moved to Newport, South Wales. He joined the South Wales Borderers and was sent to the 11th Battalion in the 38th (Welsh) Division arriving in France in December 1915. By July 1916 it was in place for the Battle of the Somme. It entered the battle on the 3rd July and fought over Mametz Wood for several days in a prolonged struggle. Casualties were heavy and included Corporal Arthur Hingley. He is buried in Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, (IX F 3) and commemorated on the Halesowen Memorial.

Commemorated at:

Halesowen St. John

Halesowen St. John

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB

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