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20836 Private Herbert James Pinn


Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916


Born in Gillingham Dorset in 1893. He was baptised on 30/04/1894.

His parents were John Samuel Pinn(1867-1929) and 

Hannah Raymond Abbott(1868-1920). They were married in 1888.

Herbert had 3 brothers; Leslie John(04/02/1895-1977),William George(1897-06/09/1916) and

Jack Raymond(1906-1925).

He also had 3 sisters; Edith Ruby(born in 1888),

Clarice Florence(13/11/1890-1983) and

Myra Victoria(24/05/1900-21/11/1990).

In the 1901 census the family were recorded as living on Queen Street ,Gillingham,Dorset. John was employed as a printers machinist.

The 1911 census showed that the family were now living at 46 Mansfield Road, Walthamstow,Essex. John was a printers machine minder and Herbert was now working as an assistant provisions merchant.    

He enlisted in Walthamstow and was killed in action on 01/07/1916.

He was awarded the 1914-1918 British War and

Allied Victory medals.

His brother William served as Private(18783) 9th(Service)Battalion Devonshire Regiment and was  killed in action on 06/09/1916. He is buried in Delville Wood Cemetery. Longueval, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France.

Plot II. F. 2.

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