Charles Hinton was born in Wordsley and enlisted in the Durham Light Infantry. He was transferred to the Northumberland Fusiliers and served in the 12/13th Battalion which fought on the Somme in 1916. They moved to the Ypres salient in 1917 and came up to the front line for a major attack along the Menin Road which started on the 4th October. In deep mud and drenching rain they attacked over the shell-pocked ground of Polygon Wood. Advances were made but among the heavy casualties of that day was Private Charles Hinton. He was killed in action and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot and Wordsley Memorials.
High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU
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