10868 Private Alfred Hitchcock

8th(Service)Battalion 

Devonshire Regiment 

1st July 1916

Born in Worlington, Devon in 1895.

His parents were Henry John Hitchcock(born in 1860) and Lucy Hammett. They were married in 1886.

Alfred had 2 brothers; Henry Harold(born in 1888) and

Walter John(1889-06/04/1942). He also had 2 sisters;

Lucy Lavina(born in 1890) and Winifred(born in 1891).

In the 1901 census the farm are recorded as living at

Pedley Cottage,East Worlington ,Morchard Bishop Devon. Henry Hitchcock was working as a horseman on a farm.

In the 1911 census,Alfred had left home and is living and working as a  horseman on a farm at Cuddenhay,

West Worlington, Morchard Bishop, Devon.

 

He enlisted in Exeter and his date of disembarkation into France was on 25/07/1915.

He was killed in action on 01/07/1916.

He was awarded the  1914-1915 Star,

the 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals.    

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