Roll of Honour
Sapper George Hines
Service Number: WR/27590
Regiment: Royal Engineers (324th Quarrying Company)
Conflict: World War One
Date of Death: 2nd April 1918
Age at Death: 37
Burial/Memorial Location: Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Address: 2 Manchester Terrace, Bicester
Son of Thomas & Agnes Hines. Husband of Alice Thorpe (formerly Hines), of Steeple Claydon, Bucks.
"We regret to report the death of Sapper George Hine, of Bicester, which took place in France on April 2nd as a result of an accident. The sad news reached Bicester on Wednesday, and is official. Sapper Hine was in the Royal Engineers, in which regiment he had only been about four months.
He was an old soldier, having enlisted in the 13th Hussars in the year 1900. He was then 20 years of age. He went to India in the early part of 1902 and having served nearly seven years there came home again as time-expired. He then came out of the army, but remained on the reserve. After having served four years on the reserve he signed on for a further four years and when the present war broke out had served two of them. He was called up in August, 1914, and joined his old regiment, proceeding to France at the end of that month.
He was in the retreat from Mons and other big engagements, and was wounded about twelve months ago. He came to England and stayed about four months, after which he was sent to France again. In November last, his second period of four years having expired, he transferred to the Royal Engineers and came to England a month later in consequence of his wife’s illness. His wife died in the early part of January, and he returned to the front, where he met his death as stated. He leaves two children, a boy and a girl, aged eight and three respectively." Bicester Advertiser 19/04/1918