Machine Gun Corps. 23 May 1917

Timothy Hinton was the son of Edward and |Catherine Hinton of King Street, Dudley. He enlisted in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, possibly before 1914. He might, therefore, have been involved in the battles of 1914 and 1915. In 1916 he was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps and served in the 19th Battalion MGC in the 19th Brigade in the 33rd Division. They served on the Somme at Albert and Bazentin in 1916 and were part of the Arras attacks of April and May 1917. In one of these Timothy Hinton was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for bravery. The London Gazette citation of the 27th July 1917 reads: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He handled his gun with great ability and courage. When two of his team had been wounded, he continued to fire the gun alone, inflicting casualties. Throughout this day he displayed initiative and great gallantry. He was also seriously wounded and sent to the Military Hospital at Le Havre. Here he died of wounds on the 23rd May. Corporal Timothy Hinton was 30 years of age and is buried in Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, 62 1 D1. He is commemorated on the Dudley Memorial.

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Town Hall, Priory Street, Dudley

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