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Claude Annesley Hine


Born March 7th 1892 – Son of late George E. Hine & Mrs May E. Hine of 88 Nightingale Lane Wandsworth Common. Educated at Dulwich College and matriculated before leaving. He was articled & passed his examinations for the Society of Chartered Accountants. On the outbreak of war he joined the Honourable of War he joined the Honourable Artillery Company & trained with the 2nd Battalion at Averley Blackheath & the Tower (?). Then he went to the 1st Battalion in the trenches & went through the campaign of 1915. He was wounded at Hooge on September 4th 1915 and was at no. 17 Casualty Cleaning Station for 8 weeks. He has left a most interesting diary of his service with the H.A.C. He went to St Omer and after six months of training was promoted to Sec. Lieutenant in the Royal West Surrey Regiment. He immediately joined the regiment at the front, but after a short time had a very serious [2] attack of jaundice & was invalided home for two months after which he re-joined his regiment on the Somme.

On October 7 he was severely wounded and died eight days later at no. 36 Casualty Cleaning Station.

His Captain wrote in the very highest terms of his coolness under heavy shell fire and his fine example to his men.


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