Brine, Everard Lindesay (1890-1918)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.
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Details: Everard Lindesay Brine, born 1 December 1890 in Kensington, son of Admiral Lindesay Brine (Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society) and Emily Ethel Brine (nee Knapton), of 59A, Philbeach Gardens, Earl's Court, London, formerly of Roydon, Torquay, Devon, and 48 Fitz George Avenue, Kensington.
Attended Sherborne Preparatory School.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) January 1905-July 1909; 6th form; Prefect; Classics Medal and the Leweston Prize. Won the Sherborne and the Huish Exhibitions. Took part in the 1905 Sherborne Pageant www.flickr.com/photos/sherborneschoolarchives/15974327392...
Attended Christ Church, Oxford, 1909-1912; member of the Oxford Union Chess Club, and played in the annual Inter-University Match held in London on 25 March 1912. He took his BA degree in July 1914.
WW1, Lieutenant in the Hampshire Regiment, 3/4th Bn.; attached 1/4th Bn., Indian Expeditionary Force. Sent to Mesopotamia in December 1915, taking part in the attempted relief of Kut. He was invalided home in the summer of 1916, but in July 1917 he was sent to Persia [Iran]. Died 24 September 1918 of enteric fever or typhoid fever at Hamadam, Persia.
Tehran War Cemetery, IV.F.6 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/905332/BRINE,%20EVERA...
Christ Church College First World War Memorial, Oxford.
Sherborne Preparatory School roll of honour www.flickr.com/photos/sherborneschoolarchives/28163613991...
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.
Obituary, The Western Gazette, 1 November 1918: 'Lieutenant Everard Lindesay Brine, who died of enteric fever on September 24th, was the younger son of the late Admiral Lindesay Brine and Mrs Brine of 48, Fitz George Avenue, West Kensington. He was educated at Sherborne, gaining there two leaving exhibitions, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He played in the annual Inter-University Match held in London on March 25th, 1912. He took his B.A. degree in July, 1914, was given a commission in the Hampshire Regiment, and was sent out in December, 1915, to Mesopotamia, taking part in the attempted relief of Kut. He was invalided home the following summer, but in July, 1917, he was again ordered to the East. He was 27 years of age.'
A collection of his poems were published by Blackwell in 1921. A review in ‘The New Age’, 9 June 1921, stated: ‘The author was a young officer and a victim of the War, who died in 1918. There is nothing in the book to indicate exceptional ability. The best poem is entitled ‘New College Gardens: Spring’…’