John Hain papers

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      GB 206 Liddle Collection POW 031
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  • Physical Description
      1 file and 1 scroll; manuscript, photographs, and printed material

Scope and Content

School of cookery notebook (1917); 13 photographs (Dec. 1917, 1918); Discharge certificate (15 Jan. 1919); Discharge certificate scroll (15 Jan. 1919); Memorial card for P. A. Dewar, Gordon Highlanders, who died 26 May 1918 [1918]; Letter and card from King George V (1918, n.d.); Manuscript recollections (n.d.); Letter to Mrs Hain from H. J. Bally, informing her that her son is missing (16 May 1918); Letter to Mrs Hain from Captain John Benson, mistakenly informing her of her son's death (20 May 1918); 2 letters to J. Hain from Mary Dewar, mother of P. A. Dewar, Gordon Highlanders, who died 26 May 1918 (20 Feb. 1919, 9 Mar. 1919); Letter to J. Hain from Jimmy Dewhurst (3 Mar. 1919); Treatment card (Jan. 1919); National Registration certificate (5 Feb. 1919); Medical certificate (6 Jan. 1919); Welcome Home Social invitation card from the Church of Scotland, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (10 Dec. 1919); 2 photographs of inscriptions at the Church of Scotland, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1980).

Administrative / Biographical History

John Hain (b. 1899 in Edinburgh) was brought up in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. As a Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers, he served on the Western Front from Feb. 1918. He was captured whilst blinded and had an eye removed in a German hospital at Ghent before being held as a POW (Prisoner of War) at Solta.

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