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|Story||Arthur a Medical student on the 1901 census living in Boldon went on to become a successful Surgeon married to Cassandra Hines b1881 with daughters Beryl b1907 and Doreen b1910. Mother Elizabeth Hines b1848 also umarried and at home inBoldon were Francis b1876, Constance mary b1879, Oswald b1880, Charles William b1874 and Gerald b1889. Austin
On Hearing of his brothers death Arthur wrote the following
Lieut Austin Hines: “A Horrible Death.”
News has just been received of the death in action of Lieut, Austin Hines, aged 24, of the 10th Durham Light Infantry, brother of Dr. Hines of Northwich, who is a Surgeon-Captain in France. This is the second brother Dr. Hines has lost in the course of a few months, the other one being a major, both he and Austin being solicitors who carried on a practice founded by their late father, in the North of England. Their mother is a lady who was in Paris during the siege of 1870, and the “iron had entered her soul” Lieut Hines joined the army as a private, and won his way to the commission, which had only been obtained a few weeks ago. Quite recently, he was over on furlough, and had only been back at the front a week when he was shot down. Writing home Dr Hines says his brother met a horrible death. He was leading a bombing attack five miles North-East of ______on a German trench when he was shot through the neck, and also had both legs blown off. The wounds were ghastly, and he died the same night at the clearing station. “This war,” the doctor adds, “makes one creep, and it is a mercy you at home cannot see those who are reported as having died of wounds.
Source: The Chronicle
Date: Saturday anuary 1st 1916