Brunwin-Hales, Henry Tooke


He was the son of the Reverend Canon Greville Turner Brunwin-Hales (A, 1872-1877), Rector of St. Mary’s, Colchester, and younger brother of Captain Greville Oxley Brunwin-Hales (A, 1903-1907), Royal Flying Corps, who fell in March 1917 (see individual entry). Like his brother, he came to Chernocke House from Rev. H.R. Browne’s school at Eastbourne. At the outbreak of war he was working in the office of the General Manager of the Great Eastern Railway Company, and obtained a commission in the 4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. He fell mortally wounded on October 13th 1915, while leading his bombers in the attack upon the Hohenzollern Redoubt at the Battle of Loos: he called to his men as he was carried off the field to keep up the attack, and died shortly afterwards. He was buried at Vermelles.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Brunwin-Hales
  • Forenames or initials: Henry Tooke
  • House: A
  • Years in School: 1906-1910
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 12th November 1892
  • Date of Death: 13th October 1915
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer D5
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY ; Grave I. H. 12.