George Hinchliffe was born in 1890, the second youngest of five children of William and Jane Hincliffe, (nee Guest) who were married at St George’s Church in 1879. The family lived in Netherthorpe and William was a carter and beer retailer during the early years of the marriage. By 1911 George was working for Elizabeth Marsden as a horseman on her Crimicar Lane farm.
In 1915 George married Annie Gee, the daughter of James Gee a farmer at Bents Green. George gave his address as 140 Chorley Road. Their daughter, Annie, was born in the early summer of 1916.
There are no records covering George’s service in the army, however the CWGC provides some detail. George Hinchliffe served in the 5th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) and he was killed in action on 28th March 1918. He is commemorated on the Arras monument.
A year on from his death there was a notice in the Sheffield Telegraph: “In loving memory of my dear brother Pte George Hinchliffe, killed in action March 28th 1918. Ever in our thoughts. From his brother William and Polly, 152 Chorley Road, Fulwood.”
Annie did not re-marry. In 1939 she was living on Hanover Street and working as an interviewer and canvasser.
There is a memorial to George on his parents’ in Fulwood graveyard:
Also of George, son of the above (William) who was killed in action in France on March 28th, 1918, aged 27 years.
His name is on the list at the Fulwood memorial