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Colonel Everatt Hind of Goole (K.O.Y.L.I.)

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There is a brass memorial plaque in Goole Parish Church, on the north wall of the nave, which carries the inscription :

To the Memory of / Everatt Hind / Colonel 4th Battn / King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry / who died at Murren, Switzerland / December 31st 1926 / and was buried at Interlaken.


This was reported in the Goole Times, Friday, 7th January 1927:




Intimation was received in Goole on Friday last of the death of Col. W. Everatt Hind, V.D., at the Palace Hotel, Murren, Switzerland, where he was on holiday. Colonel Hind was formerly a well-known public man in Goole, and for many years was in charge of the local Volunteer Company of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. In 1914, at the commencement of the Great War, he was called upon and was in charge of the 2nd Company of the 4th Battalion, K.O.Y.L.I., and did not return to reside in the town.

He was exceedingly popular in the town and for many years served on the Goole Urban District Council and other local public bodies. He was a well-known solicitor, and took over the business which his father left when he died, and was in partnership with Mr J. Burniston.

Colonel Hind joined the Goole Company of the 1st V.B. Yorkshire Light Infantry in 1882 and after serving three years was appointed lieutenant, and successively captain, major and lieutenant-colonel of the 1st V.B.K.O.Y.L.I. On the formation of the Territorial Forces in 1908, Lieut-Colonel Hind retained command of the battalion, which became the 4th Battalion K.O.Y.L.I., and retired from that rank in December 1913; and in February 1914 was promoted to the rank of colonel.

Colonel Hind took up service in London and was for many years engaged in assisting the Government in the settlement of German and other claims.

The deceased was one of the promoters of the Thorne Water Company and was an active director.

He will be remembered by many as a man of fine character in every way and of military bearing. The Volunteers had especially a great regard for the deceased, as he was a prime mover in their organisation locally. He had resided for the greater part of his life in Goole and Brough. The deceased was in the early sixties and leaves a widow. The remains were interred at Interlaken, Switzerland, on Monday.

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