Godfrey Valentine Brooke Hine

Godfrey Valentine Brooke Hine was killed in the First World War but his name is not commemorated on the Leigh War Memorial but on a window in Leigh Church.  He was the son of William Egerton Hine (artist) and Edith Louise M Hine (also an artist) – she was the daughter of Agnes Heath; her sisters were Florence and Maud and the Heaths lived at The Woods.    Godfrey was born at Reigate (bapt. 6 July 1980) and is shown as an art student in the 1911 census.  We have a pastel picture done by Edith Hine ca. 1887/88 of Leigh Church and cottages: see under the Row/Great Boydens.

G V B Hine: killed WW1 6 October 1915

G V B Hine: killed WW1 6 October 1915