Harry Hingley was the son of Mr and Mrs Hingley of 13 Cleveland Street, Stourbridge. He was employed at Boulton and Mills Glassworks at Audnam and then moved to 28 Cleveland Street. He volunteered for the Worcester Territorials in 1914 and enlisted in the 1/7th Battalion. They went overseas in March 1915, had front line service in quiet sectors of the Western Front and in June 1916 were ready for the big attack on the Somme. They were in reserve for the first day of the battle on the 1st July but came into the front line at Ovillers for the second phase of the battle. The village was eventually captured after some fierce fighting and heavy casualties. Private Harry Hingley was among those killed in action on the 16th July. He was 21 years of age and is commemorated on the Thiepval, Stourbridge and St. Thomas's church Memorials.
Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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