Private Russell Hincklieff

Private Russell Hincklieff, 5th (Western Cavalry ) Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He was killed in action in France, aged 22, on the 11th September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of Allan and the late Margaret Hincklieff of Sowerby bridge, Yorkshire. He had emigrated to Canada in April 1912 and was employed as a warehouseman in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan when he enlisted in December 1914 He was posted to his Battalion (known as Tuxford’s Dandies) in France in August 1915. He was killed by shellfire whilst acting as a stretcher bearer and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial, Vimy, France. His brother Allan also died during the War see – below.

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