George Henry (Harry) Hinds (1893–1970)


Royal Field Artillery 81457 32nd Brigade, 134 Battery;
57th Divisional Ammunition Column

Photographs courtesy Melanie Clarke

George Henry Hinds in WW1

Harry was born in Fritchley in about 1893, the son of George and Elizabeth Hinds. He joined the Army at Derby in July 1915 aged twenty-two, and entered France in January 1916. In July 1916 he was hospitalised with scabies and in January 1917 he was in hospital again in the Canadian General Hospital, this time with a foot injury. In May and July 1918 he was again in hospital with a urinary infection and then influenza. Demobbed in December 1918, he left France aboard the SS Princess Victoria. He married Louisa Staton in 1919.

Geoge Hinds in 1960s

Harry and Louisa in the 1960s

George Hinds Golden Wedding 1969

Harry and Louisa's Golden Wedding 1969

Medal Index
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

Army Service Record
George attested at Derby 22 July 1915 aged 22 years 5 months, a lime burner of the Red Lion Hotel, Fritchley. His next-of-kin was his father George William Hinds, Hill Top, Fritchley. He was 5ft 7in tall.
22.7.15 to 5.1.16 home
6.1.16 posted to B.E.Force, France
13.1.16 posted to 19 DAC, Field
27.1.16 posted to C/86 Brigade
27.7.16 hospital with scabies
22.7.16 to duty
30. 7.16 to hospital scabies
22.8.16 to base
3.11.16 to 32nd Bde. RFA, 134 Bty
13.1.17 To General Hospital; injury to right foot
17.1.17 transferred to Canadian General Hospital
1.2.17 admitted to convelescence depot
18.1.17 discharged to base
22.3.17 posted to 57th D.A.C in the field
15.7.17 to 25.7.17 granted leave to UK
8.10.17 reranked Driver
10.1.18 attached to 57th Trench Battery
23.2.18 rejoined from 57th Trench Battery
4.5.18 hospital for suppression of urine
11.5.18 discharged from hospital
6.7.18 hospital with influenza
13.7.18 rejoined ex hospital
28.8.18 to 11.9.18 leave to UK via Boulogne
22.12.18 embarked UK on SS Princess Victoria


1901: Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
George W Hinds Head 38 Coal miner hewer Bull Bridge
Elizabeth Hinds wife 35   Crich
Martha E Hinds daughter 12   Crich
George H Hinds son 8   Fritchley
Annie Hinds daughter 6   Fritchley
Edith Hinds daughter 3   Fritchley
Dorothy Hinds daughter 10mo   Fritchley

RG13 piece 3231 folio 9 page 9

Cannot find him in 1911.

1918 Crich voters
George Henry Hinds, Fritchley; absent on military service.

1939 Register: 135 Pease Hill, Ripley
George H Hinds b.10 February 1893; ganger on LMS railway
Louisa Hinds b.15 August 1894
George H Hinds b.12 June 1920; wood machinist
Elaine M Sinfield (Parkin, Hinds) b.1 November 1927; school