Biography of Private Alfred Octavius Hinson (202405)
7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Also 6077 1st/4th Lincolnshire Regiment

Died 12th October 1917


  • Name: Alfred Octavius Hinson
  • Date of birth: 1887
  • Place of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire England
  • Date of Birth Registration: July – September 1887
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: John Hinson
  • DOB: 1844
  • Place of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Stone mason


  • Name: Elizabeth Alford
  • DOB: 1844
  • Place Of Birth: Kirkby Underwood, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 14th May 1866 Gosberton, Lincolnshire, England

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Kate Hinson, 1867, Spalding
  • Arthur Edward Hinson, 1869, Bourne
  • Olivia Hinson, 1872, Bourne (Died 1900)
  • Annie Hinson, 1875, Bourne
  • Maggie Hinson, 1876, Bourne
  • John William Hinson, 1880, Bourne
  • Alfred Octavius Hinson, 1887, Bourne


  • 1891: Octavius is living with his parents in Eastgate, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
  • 1901: Octavius is living with his parents in Meadow Gate Road, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Alfred is living with his wife at 18 Grimwith Street, Manningham, Bradford, Yorkshire The census gives him an age of 24 and he is listed as a house painter.

Relatives in services

  • None found


  • Name: Emma Stevenson
  • Date of birth: 26th December  1884
  • Place of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Date of Marriage: 26th June 1909
  • Place of Marriage: St Jude, Manningham, Bradford, Yorkshire


  • John Alfred Hinson, 1910, Manningham
  • Gilbert Hinson, 1911, Manningham
  • Vera Elizabeth Hinson, 1915, Manningham

Wife’s parents

  • Father: John William Stevenson
  • Mother: Maria Hicks

Newspaper Mentions

  • Bradford Weekly Telegraph, Friday November 23rd 1917
    Bradford and District Heroes.
    HINSON, Pte. A. O., 13, Greenhill Place, Manningham, and of the Lincoln Regiment, is reported missing.


  • War Office Weekly Casualty List, December 4th 1917
    Hinson 202405 A. O. (Manningham)


  • Grantham Journal Saturday 27th July 1918
    REPORTED KILLED, – Mrs. Emma Hinson, of Bourne, has received the news that Pte. Alfred Octavius (“Ocky”) Hinson, of the Lincolns, reported missing since October 1st, 1917, is now officially reported killed on that date.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Alfred Octavius Hinson, 202405, 7th Bn, Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 12th October 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Widow Emma


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Bourne, Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private Alfred Hinson, 202405, 7th Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 12 October 1917 Age 31
  • Son of John and Elizabeth Hinson; husband of Emma Hinson, of 13, Greenhill Place, Manningham, Bradford, Yorks. Native of Bourne, Lincs.
  • Remembered with honour, Cement House Cemetery
  • Grave XIII. E. 29.

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

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