Geddington Roll of Honour 1914-18


HIPWELL, George Ashton

Rank: Private
Service No: O/6099
Regiment/Service: Army Ordnance Corps
Died: 23/04/1917, of illness, aged 28 (Ref: Q2 1917, Swindon, Vol. 5a, Page 26)
Cemetery: Geddington (St. Mary Magdalene) Churchyard – Grave: In the North-West part. Ref: A85
Memorial Inscription: In sweet rememberance of GEORGE ASHTON HIPWELL A.O.C. who passed away at Chiseldon Camp (Wilts.), April 23rd 1917 aged 28 years. ‘Love is immortal.’
War Office Information: Husband of Grace C. Hipwell, of “Redcliffe,” Geddington.


Personal Information

Parents: John Ashton & Louisa Ann Hipwell (nee Townsend)
John Ashton Hipwell – born Q2 1847 in Geddington, son of John & Mary Hipwell nee Ashton; died 1930
Louisa Ann Townsend – John’s second wife, b. 1853 in Blunsdon, Wilts., d. 1891
Siblings: Agnes Mary Hipwell 1880-1975; m. Edgar F Sewter in 1907
Florence Jane Hipwell 1883-1965; m. Percy R Derry in 1912
Gertrude Helen Hipwell 1884-1982; m. Thomas Rawson in 1916

Picture of George Hopewell's Grave
George Hipwell Grave in Geddington

Birth: Q2 1889, Kettering, Vol. 3b, Page 206
Baptised: 5 Aug 1889 in Geddington (Ref: FHL Film No. 6127507; Ref. ID: p159)


Census Information

1891 Census: Stamford Road, Geddington
Ashton Hipwell (father); Aged 43; carpenter & joiner; b. Geddington
Louisa Hipwell (mother); Aged 38; b. Blundson, Wiltshire
Agnes Mary Hipwell (sister); Aged 10; b. Netwon Mill
Florence Jane Hipwell (sister); Aged 8; b. Geddington
Gertrud Hettie Hipwell (sister); Aged 6; b. Geddington
George Ashton Hipwell; Aged 1; b. Geddington
Source Citation: Class: RG12; Piece: 1219; Folio: 90; Page: 13; GSU Roll: 6096329.

1901 Census: Kettering Road, Geddington
John Ashton Hipwell (father); Aged 52; carpenter; Widowed
Agnes Mary Hipwell (sister); Aged 20; school mistress at C.E School
Gertrude Ellen Hipwell (sister); Aged 16; dressmaker
George Ashton Hipwell; Aged 10
John Townsend Hipwell (brother); Aged 9; b. Geddington
Hannah Hinton (housekeeper); Aged 51; b. Fyfield Essex
Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 1446; Folio: 131; Page: 1.

1911 Census: Kettering Road, Geddington
Ashton Hipwell (father); Aged 60; estate carpenter
Helen Hipwell (sister); Aged 26; housekeeper
George Hipwell; Aged 21; clerk for boot & shoe manufacturer
John Hipwell (brother); Aged 19; tailor
Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 8566; Schedule Number: 80.

Probate: 22 May 1917, Peterborough
HIPWELL George Ashton of Wood-street Geddington Northamptonshire private Army Ordnance Corps died 23 April 1917 at Chistledon Wiltshire Administration Peterborough 22 May to Grace Charlotte Hipwell widow.

Marriage: Grace Charlotte Freeman Q3 1914, Kettering, Vol. 3b, Page 404 (Grace died in 1960)


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