Altrincham WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter H. 

Robert James Hitchens

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:02nd Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Welsh Rgt
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:France
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1892 in the Northwich R.D. - ref: 8a/270,
the son of Walter & Sarah Jane Hitchens (nee Field).

1901 Census - 104 Greenhall Road, Northwich, Cheshire.    Son - aged: 8 -
born: Northwich.   Head of household - Walter Hitchens - Married - aged: 37
- occ: Tailor - born: Nothwich.   Also - Sarah J. Hitchens - Wife - aged:
36 - born: Northwich.   Plus 4 siblings.

His fatther - Walter Hitchens died in 1908, aged: 44.

1911 Census - No Trace.  His widowed mother - Sarah J. Hitchens and 6 of
his siblings were then  residing at 18 Cross Street, Sale.

Formerly 2841 Cheshire Rgt.   St. Martin's Memorial gives his name as R.J.
Hitchins.    Listed as R. James Hitchens on St. Mary's Memorial.

Killed instantly by a shell.

Pension Records - Dependant: Mother - Mrs. Sarah Jane Hitchens, 3 West
View, Stamford Street, Ashton upon Mersey.   Awarded a weekly pension of
7/- w.e.f. the 8th May 1917.

Memorials found on:
St. Martin's (Ashton on Mersey)St. Mary's (Ashton on Mersey)
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