Hitchcock, Reginald Francis

Son of Herbert Powell Hitchcock, war office clerk, Malta, and Agnes Maud Hitchcock. Herbert Powell was living at The Deans, Farnham, Surrey, while Mrs Hitchcock was living at 117 Ashley Down Road. By 1914 Herbert and Agnes has moved to Marlborough House, Sandown, Isle of Wight. Younger brother of Herbert William, who also served.

 

Hitchcock was born on 08/06/1897, and attended the School from 1906-1916. He served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army, with the Machine Gun Corps, Infantry, 25th Bn.. Hitchcock sadly lost his life on 14/04/1918, as a result of the War.

 

Hitchcock is remembered on Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium, Panel 11.

 

Killed Near Kemmel Hill (BGS Chronicles)

"Hearty congratulations are also due to R.F. Hitchcock in winning one of the Classical Scholarships at Corpus." - Dec 1915

"R.F. Hitchcock and J.G. Hogan are reported missing." - July 1918

 

"There seems now little doubt that R.F. Hitchcock was killed on April 17th, 1918, near Kemmel Hill. Oxford has lost in him and his elder brother two very promising scholars." - April 1919

Reginald Francis Hitchcock

Born: 08 June 1897

School dates: 1906 - 1916

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps, Infantry 25th Bn.

Died: 14 April 1918

Age: 20

Remembered: Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium

Reference: Panel 11

Memorial Site Map (CWGC)

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