Hatton Bertram St John De Vine, born on 3rd July 1881, was admitted to King Edward’s School in September 1895 along with his brother Cecil. Their widowed father was a minister, and the family lived in ‘The Vicarage’, Tipton.
At School, Hatton was a steady student, reliably appearing mid-table in general work and French, but did less well with science. After School, he became a solicitor until at least 1911, the year of the Census that also recorded he was still living with his father and sister.
Hatton followed his father into the ministry (as did his brother Cecil), becoming a Chaplain to the Forces, 4th Class, attached to the West Riding Regiment in 1914, and later to the 10th Gordon Highlanders. He was killed in action on 27th April 1916 at Vermelles. He is buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais. He left his estate of £468 to his father. His other brother, Dr A De Vine, requested Hatton’s medals at the end of the war.
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