Major Edward Hingston

Royal Engineers

Died: 28 Mach 1915

Age: 44

Edward Hingston, youngest son of Mrs. Hingston, of Upper King’s Cliff, Jersey, was born 3rd November 1870. He entered College in 1882, leaving in 1886. In the following year, he passed into Woolwich, and two years later obtained a commission in the Royal Engineers. He did three years of duty in India, and held an Adjutancy of the RE Volunteers in Eastbourne from 1903 to 1906. He was promoted Major in 1910, and was Battalion Major at Chatham when the war began.

He went out in November 1914 in command of the 54th Field Company, RE, 7th Division, and was killed at Levautie, 28th March 1915.

He was mentioned in Sir John French’s Despatch dated 31st March 1915, for gallant and distinguished service in the field, and has since, been awarded the 1914 Star.

The above text appeared in the Victoria College Book of Remembrance which was published in 1920.

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