1. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.124
2. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour20C GQS

Awards & Titles:


Education & Career :

Undergraduate, New College, Oxford (1908).
Steamship Owner, St. Ives (1909).

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 1st Devon Yeomanry 

Action : Gallipoli 

The Gallipoli Campaign was fought on the Gallipoli peninsula 25th April 1915 to 9th January 1916. in a failed attempt to defeat Turkey by seizing the Dardanelles and capturing Istanbul. Ill-conceived and planned, the initial effort by the Royal Navy failed to force passage through the Dardanelles by sea power alone. It was then realised that a land force was needed to support the project by suppressing the Turkish mobile artillery batteries. By the time all was ready the Turks were well aware and well prepared. Despite amazing heroics on the day of the landings only minor beachheads were achieved and over the succeeding 8 months little progress was made. Eventually the beachheads were evacuated in a series of successful ruses.

Despite Gallipoli rightly becoming a national source of pride to Australians and New Zealanders, far more British casualties were sustained, and these days the substantial French contribution is almost forgotten.

Detail :

De Ruvigny: HAIN, Edward, Capt., Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry (T.F.). only son of Sir Edward Hain, Chairman Hain Steamship Company, Ltd.. late M.P. for West Cornwall, by his wife, Catherine Seward, daughter f James Hughes, formerly of Whitehaven, Co. Cumberland; born St. Ives Co. Cornwall, 15 Aug. 1887; educated Twyford School , near Winchester; Winchester, and New College, Oxford; subsequently worked for one year in Messrs. Readhead's Shipbuiding yards at South Shields, to obtain practical knowledge in the construction of steamships and of marine engineering, and, on leaving there, travelled, and was for some months in one of the largest shipping offices on the continent; then went into the offices of his father's firm at St. Ives, Cardiff and London, becoming a partner in E. Hain & Son, and a director in the Hain Steamship Company, Ltd.

He joined the Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry as Lieutenant 8 June, 1912, and was promoted Captain 15 Aug. 1914; mobilized at Bodmin on the outbreak of war; volunteered for foreign service; went to Gallipoli in Oct 1915, and was killed in action 11 Nov. following. Buried there. While at Oxford he was secretary of the O.U.D.S., and took the part of Puck in the performance of a "Midsummer Night's Dream" in 1908; was fond of hunting, and during the time at St. Ives, established and hunted the Porthia Beagles. He married 14 Aug. 1913, Judith Helen, daughter of Col. Francis William Nicholas Wogan-Browne, of Naas, Co. Kildare.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Apollo University No. 357 E.C.Oxfordshire
Joined : Tregenna No. 1272 E.C. Cornwall
Joined : Old Wykehamist No. 3548 E.C. London

5th May 1908
18th June 1908
27th October 1908

Joining Member of Treggana Lodge No. 1272, from Apollo Lodge No. 357, on the 28th December 1909. Pettioner and Founder of the Old Wykehamist Lodge No. 3548 at its consecration on 19th July 1911.

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