Date of birth: 11 November 1886
Date of death: 20 October 1915
Accidentally killed aged 28
Buried in Louvencourt Military Cemetery Plot 1 Row C Grave 12
Richard Boycott was born at Astley Botterell near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, the second of the three sons of Thomas Boycott Hinckesman and his wife, Georgiana of Tan-Y-Graig, Trinity Road, Aberystwyth in Wales.
The Hinckesmans had connections with Shropshire since at least the seventeenth century. T.B. Hinckesman had been a corn merchant living at Charlcotte House Bridgnorth but died in Tati Matabeleland in November 1896.
Richard was educated at Ashby-de-la-Zouch Grammar School and came up to Christ Church in the Lent Term of 1906. After Christ Church, he became a schoolmaster and was teaching at Northampton School in 1911, living in the Billing Road.
He was in Canada in 1914, returned on the Tunisian arriving at Liverpool and enlisted at Alexandra Palace on 14 August. He joined the Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line in the Special Cavalry Reserve 1st King Edward’s Horse as Lance Corporal 497. He landed in France on 22 april 1915, and was killed, accidentally, on 20 October 1915 at La Basse.
He is buried in Louvencourt Military Cemetery, remembered on the Northampton Memorial Roll, and at the Aberystwyth Town Football Club.
ER COF ANNWYL AM CHWARAEWYR Y CLWB HWN A SYRTHIODD YN Y RHYFEL MAWR 1914-1918 IN MEMORY OF THE PLAYERS OF THIS CLUB WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR Bdr. Thomas Cartwright, Royal Field Artillery Pte. John Richard Davies, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Sjt. David Rees Davies, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry Capt. Edward Dickinson, Yorkshire Regiment Lt. Anwyl Ellis, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve 2nd Lt. Ceredig Ellis, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Lt. Oswald Robert John Green, Welsh Regiment L/Cpl. Richard Boycott Hinckesman, King Edwards Horse Pte. James John Herbert Howard, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Capt, Evan Brindle Jones, Royal Welsh Fusiliers L/Cpl. Leigh Richmond Roose MM, Royal Fusiliers Pnr. Hugh Owen Rowe, Royal Engineers
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