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Historical author's plea for details of Hinton St George hero
2:40pm Sunday 16th September 2012 in News
AN author is appealing for information about a Hinton St George man who died during the First World War.
David Eason has started writing about the 74 officers of the Warwickshire Royal Horse Artillery who died during the Great War.
He is hoping to complete his book by August 4, 2014 – the centenary of the start of the 1914-18 war.
The Battery, as it was originally called, was based initially at Warwick Castle in January, 1908, as part of the Territorial Force with seven officers and 214 men.
A few years later it moved its HQ to Leamington Spa, and then at the start of the war it became known as the 1st Warwickshire Royal Horse Artillery (Territorial Force).
The 1sts served throughout the war and the names of the 74 men who perished are recorded in a Book of Remembrance with a memorial plaque at St Mary’s Church in Warwick.
One of those men was Captain, the 7th Earl William John Lydston Poulett, of Hinton St George, who died on July 11, 1918, aged 34. He was later buried in Hinton St George.
The names of the 74 officers and men are recorded in a book of remembrance with its memorial plaque affixed to the wall of the north transept at St Mary’s Parish Church, Warwick, Warwickshire.
“I’d dearly like to hear from any descendants of Captain Poulett for my book,” said David.
Anyone with information can write to David at The Mews Cottage, Rear of 1 Acacia Road, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 6EF, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him on 07896-201176.
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