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Arthur Hines (1876-)

Surgeon from Boldon served with Royal Army Medical Corps

Unlike his father or his two brother, Charles and Austin, Arthur pursued a career in medicine rather than joining the family law practice after leaving Ampleforth College. By 1911 he was living in Cheshire and working as a surgeon. By the time of the census, Arthur had been married for six years and had had two daughters with his wife, Cassandra.

When war broke out, Arthur enlisted with the Royal Army Medical Corps and by March 1915 was a lieutenant serving in France. While serving it seems that Arthur was seriously injured:

Sunderland Echo, 16 August 1916

Captain Arthur Hines RAMC, third son of the late Mr Thomas S Hines and of Mrs E Hines, formerly of East Boldon, and now of Darlington, who was wounded in the leg, arm and back during the great push in France, is at Guy’s Hospital, London. He was blown right out of a trench and was unconscious for nearly three days, but is now reported to be going on well. As will be remembered his brothers, Major Hines and Lieutenant Hines, were both killed at the front last year. Before joining the Army Captain Hines held a medical appointment in Cheshire. He has a wife and three children, and his many friends will wish him a speedy and complete recovery.

Little is known of Arthur’s life after the war. The National Archives contains a divorce petition filed by Arthur in 1928 against his wife, Cassandra, which names Thomas Spencer as co-respondent. By the time of the 1939 register Cassandra was living with their daughter, Doreen, who was working as a dancer, in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire. It isn’t possible to identify Arthur on the 1939 register with any certainty, nor to trace his story any further.

Birth date: 14-Aug-1876

Armed force/civilian: Army

Residence: “Warriston”, Station Road, East Boldon (1901 census)
158 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire (1911 census)

Education: Ampleforth College (1891 census)

Religion: Roman Catholic

Employment: Medical student (1901 census)
Surgeon (1911 census)

Family: Parents: Thomas Hines, Elizabeth Hines
Siblings: Charles Hines, Francis (Frank) Hines, Constance Mary Hines, Oswald Hines, Austin Hines, Gerald Hines (1911 census), Mildred Hines, Valerie Hines (1901 census)
Wife: Cassandra Hines nee Vickers (married Nottinghamshire, 1905)
Children: Beryl Hines, Doreen Hines (1911 census)

Military service:

Royal Army Medical Corps
promoted to Captain
Disembarked in France, March 1915

Medal(s): British War Medal
Victory Medal
1915 Star

Gender: Male

Contributed by Durham County Record Office