Peter Hingley attended Halesowen C of E School and volunteered in 1914. He was sent to the 3rd Battalion which was in the front line at Spanbroek Mill on the spur south of Ypres. In March 1915 campaigning opened with a British attack on the German lines in Artois at Neuve Chapelle. The Worcesters put in a diversionary attack at Spanbroek Mill. Neither action was successful against well dug defences and accurate shelling. The cost of the diversionary attack for the Worcesters was serious with 9 officers and 38 other ranks killed. They included Private Peter Hingley who was killed in action on the 12th March. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Halesowen and Halesowen C of E School Memorials.
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