61 – Grave of Henry Laban Nixey – Tincourt


1911 Census (Oakley, ref 005)

Name:                      Henry Nixey
Address:                   Oakley, Bucks
Age:                       17
Born                       1894, Botley, Hampshire
Status                     Single
Occupation                 Farm Labourer (Cattleman) / Student part-time
Other people on census
Father (Head):             Laban Nixey (52; Married (22 years, 5 children still living, none died); General Labourer; born 1859, Oakley, Bucks)
Mother:                    Emily Nixey (51; Married; born 1860, Bursledon, Hampshire)
Brothers:                  Horace Nixey (12; Scholar; born 1899, Bursledon, Hampshire)
Herbert Nixey (7, occupation, born 1904, Gosport, Hampshire)
Sisters:                   Florence Nixey (15, Single, Assisting monitress at School, employed by County Council, born 1896 Botley, Hampshire)

1901 Census (Alverstoke, Hampshire, ref G0)

Name                              Henry Nixey
Address:                          Frater Lane
Age:                                7
Born                                1894, Botley, Hampshire
Other people on census
Father (Head):                Laban J. Nixey (41, Married, occupation Builders Labourer, born 1860, Oakley, Bucks)
Mother:                           Emily Nixey (40, Married, born 1861, Burslesdon, Hampshire)
Brothers:                         Harry Nixey (4, born 1897, Botley, Hamshire)
Horace Nixey (2, born 1899, Southampton, Hampshire)
Sisters:                            Laura Nixey (10, born 1891, Southampton, Hampshire)

1891 Census (St Mary Extra, Southampton, ref 213)

Name                              Laban J. Nixey
Address:                          213 Pear Tree Green, Bridge Road
Age:                                32
Occupation:                    Corn Merchant
Born                                1859, Oakley, Bucks
Status                              Married
Other people on census
Mother:                           Emily Nixey (31, Married, born 1860, Burlesdon, Hampshire)
Sister                               … Nixey (6 days, born 1891, St Mary Extra)

Tincourt New British Cemetery

Gunner Henry Laban NIXEY

Personal information

Known as                        Henry Nixey
Born:                               July 1893, Botley, Hampshire
Baptised:                         24 Sep 1893, Botley, Hampshire
Pre-War Occupation       Farm Labourer (Cattleman) / Student part-time
Nationality                      British
Rank                                Gunner
Service Number              53239
Married:                          Unmarried
Died:                               9th October 1918
Death Place                     58 CCS France
Cause of Death               Died of wounds
Age at death                    25 years
Duty Location                 France and Flanders
Service                            British Army
Regiment                        Royal Garrison Artillery
Battalion                         230th Siege Battery



Father:                            Laban John Nixey (born 1858, Oakley Bucks; baptised 21st November 1858, Oakley Church; married Jul-Sep 1889 at South Stoneham, Hampshire; occupation (1881) Police Constable; (1882) Royal Artillery serial number R.A./33586; died Jan 1927, age 68, The Lodge, Priest End, Thame; buried 4th March 1927, Oakley Church)

Mother:                           Emily Jane Nixey nee Spencer (born April 1859, Burlesdon, Hampshire; baptised 3rd July 1859, Burlesdon, Hampshire; married Sep 1889 at South Stoneham, Hampshire; April 1946, Camberley, Surrey; buried 20th May 1946, Camberley, Surrey)

Brothers (2)                    Horace Edgar Nixey (born 22 August 1898, Botley, Hampshire; married June 1930 to Karen Kaugland in Easthampstead, Berkshire died May 1986 age 88, Hounslow)

Herbert /Sidney Nixey (born 22 April 1903, Alverstoke, Hampshire; married September 1941 in Reading; death December 1972, Reading, Berkshire)

Half-Sister (1)                 Florence Mabel Nixey (born 1st April 1896, Botley, Hampshire; baptised 31st May 1896, Botley, Hampshire; died 27 July 1979, age 83, Reading Berkshire)

Sisters (3)                        Emily Nixey (born Feb 1891, St Mary Extra, Hampshire)

                                        Laura Ada Nixey (born Apr-Jun 1891, St Mary Extra, Hampshire)

Paternal Grandfather:     James Nixey (born 1826, Oakley, Bucks, baptised 19th February 1826, Oakley Church; married 29th April 1847, Oakley Church; occupation Agricultural Labourer; died April-June 1909; Aylesbury District)

Paternal Grandmother:   Maryann (Mary Ann / Marianne) Nixey, nee Claridge (born 1826, Oakley, Bucks; baptised 22nd October 1826, Oakley Church; married 29th April 1847, Oakley Church; died December 1905, Oakley age 79; buried 29th December 1905, Thame, Oxon)

Maternal Grandfather:    George Spencer (born 1834, Botley, Hampshire; married September 1858 at South Stoneham, Hampshire; died 1914, age 80, Southampton, Hampshire)

Maternal Grandmother:  Fanny Spencer nee Chalk (born 1834, White Parish, Wiltshire; married September 1858 at South Stoneham, Hampshire; died 1911, age 77, Southampton, Hampshire)

Tincourt New British Cemetery
Cross of Sacrifice – Tincourt

Military background


Regiment during World War 1

Royal Garrison Artillery

From 1914 when the army possessed very little heavy artillery, the RGA grew into a very large component of the British forces on the battlefield, being armed with heavy, large-calibre guns and howitzers that were positioned some way behind the front line and had immense destructive power

1,215 British and Empire soldiers lost their lives on 9th October 1918.

24 members of the Royal Garrison Artillery died on 9th October 1918

41 men who died on 9th October were buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery

Henry Laban Nixey died of wounds at 58 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station), which was located in Longuenesse from April 1918 to October 1918; Roisel in October 1918 and also Tincourt Oct 1918 to 1918

Stone of Remembrance – Tincourt

Henry L. Nixey Royal Garrison Artillery, rank Gunner, Regimental Number 53239
Victory Medal Roll R.G.A. 123 B Page 2223
British Medal Roll R.G.A. 123 B Page2223
1915 Star Roll RGA/1B/7 Page 571
Date of entry therein 05/09/1915

UK Army Registry of Soldiers’ Effects (ref 878819)
Credit £1 10s 11d Allocated on 02/07/1919 to Mother Emily Jane £1 10s 11d

See also H80/793445

Entrance to Tincourt New British Cemetery

Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919

First Names: Henry Laban
Surname: Nixey
Birth town: Botley, Hampshire
Nationality: British
Date of death: 9th October 1918
Fate: Died of wounds
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 52329
Regiment Royal Garrison Artillery
Battalion 230th Siege Battery
Age 25