Captain Basil W Hingston

19 Sep 1944

Basil William Hingston was the son of Basil and Berthe Hingston, of Montreal, Canada and the husband of Dorothy Hingston, of Montreal. He was a commissioned Captain in the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps, and volunteered for airborne forces.

Captain Hill successfully completed his glider training and was attached to Headquarters, Support Company, 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Capt Hill was killed in action, aged 29, on 19 September 1944 and was given a field burial in a garden alongside Acacialaan, and was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 20 September 1945.

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