Hine-Haycock, Ralph Hugh

Only son of Colonel Ralph Hine-Haycock, of Core Hill, Sidmouth and Margaret Hine-Haycock, nee Parker, he came to Winchester from Horris Hill and in 1909 went up to Magdalen College, Oxford, passing into the 1st Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in September 1914.

He went to France in January 1915, and in the following April was wounded near Ypres. On his recovery he was appointed to an officers’ instruction school in Ireland, and took part in the suppression of the Sinn Fein rebellion in April 1916. He subsequently returned to the front, and served for a time on the staff of the First Army. The Third Battle of the Scarpe took place on May 3rd 1917 and Hine-Haycock fell that day while leading his company into action near Henin-sur-Cojeul, on the Hindenburg Line.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Hine-Haycock
  • Forenames or initials: Ralph Hugh
  • House: F
  • Years in School: 1905-1909
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
  • Date of Birth: 23rd March 1892
  • Date of Death: 3rd May 1917
  • How Died: Killed in Action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer D3
  • Decoration: NA