Hinks, Frank Griffiths

Age: 34
Date of birth: 26th April 1910

Parents: Frank Ernest and Ellen Hinks
Wife: Elsie Hinks
Address: 120 Avon Street, Warwick


Frank was born in Warwick on 26th April 1910. He was the second youngest of six children. He had four sisters Lydia (1899-1969), Annie (1900-1986), Mary Ellen (1904-1988) and Gwendoline (1912-1984). His brother was John (1902-1959).

According to the census of 1911 Frank aged 11 months was living with his family at 110 Avon Street, Warwick. His father, also Frank (1871-1946), was a coach painter. His mother Ellen (1878-1959) nee Griffiths was from Ludlow.

Frank married Elsie Higgins in Warwick in 1938. In 1939 they were living at 6 Friar’s Court, Warwick and Frank was a bricklayer. They had two children – a daughter born in 1941 and a son born in 1943.

Warwick Advertiser 6th July 1945

Military Service

Rank & Number: Gunner, 14376899
Regiment/Service: Anti Tank Regiment (5th Battalion) Royal Artillery
Date of death: 2nd July 1944
Cause of death/Battle: Died of wounds in Normandy
Commemorated/Buried: Buried in Sequeville-en-Bessin War Cemetery, Calvados, France. I. C. 8.
Commemorated locally at: All Saints Church, Emscote

Frank was reported as wounded the day before he died. He is buried in Calvados, France:


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  • Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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