James William Hinchcliffe

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details

Born: 29 September 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Family: He married Selina Beatrice Bellis in 1928 in Whitchurch and together they had one child, Rosemary J.

Residence: In 1919 his address when discharged was 40 Station Road, Whitchurch. In 1939 he lived at 25 Park Road, Whitchurch which was his address when he died in 1972.

Employment: He was a clog maker.

Died: 20 November 1972 at Whitchurch Cottage Hospital and was buried on 24 November of the same year in Whitchurch cemetery.

Military Details

Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Rank: Private

Service Number: 22437

Date of Enlistment: 18 November 1915

Date of Discharge: 3 April 1919

Reason for Discharge: Disability

Other Information: James had his left leg amputated below the knee.

Medals and Awards

James was awarded the Silver War Badge.

Silver War Badge

Great War History Hub Whitchurch Shropshire Medals Front Image

The Silver War Badge was issued in the United Kingdom and the British Empire to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness from military service in World War I. The badge, sometimes known as the "Discharge Badge", the "Wound Badge" or "Services Rendered Badge", was first issued in September 1916, along with an official certificate of entitlement.

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