Reginald Lewis Isaac, 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment

Reginald was the paternal great uncle of Peter & Brian Hurn who supplied information to the Oral History Project of Surrey History Centre. He was born on 6th December 1892 in Lambeth to Frederick and Elizabeth Isaac who had eight other children (Effa Mary, George, Elisa, Frederick, Charles, William, Annie and John (Jack)) and was baptised on 25th January 1873. In 1901 they were living in Lambeth but by 1911 some of the family, including Reginald, were living in Wimborne in Dorset and Reginald was working as a grocer’s apprentice. Reginald served in the 3rd Battaion of the Worcestershire Regiment in WW1 rising to the rank of Sergeant (service number 23286). He was wounded in March 1918 with a gunshot wound to the face and was treated at No 3 Casualty Clearing Station. He died on active service in France on 28th May 1918 aged 25 and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France. He is also remembered on the memorial at The Minster Church of St Cuthburga, High St, Wimborne, Dorset along with his brother John (Jack).

The stories of other members of the Hurn family: George John Cate, Albert Henry Cate, Ernest Albert Grey & John (Jack) Isaac, may be found on this website.

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