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16 Jan 1893
He was known as 'Monty' and was the only child of Jesse William and Lilian Frances Hind, of The Elms, Newcastle Circus, The Park, Nottingham. His father, Jesse William, was the eldest son of the Jessie and Eliza Hind and the brother of Oliver Watts Hind, the founder of Dakeyne Street Lads' Club. A third brother, Lawrence Arthur Hind, lieutenant colonel 7th Bn Sherwood Foresters, was killed on 1 July 1916. A cousin of the brothers, Trooper Oliver Ashover Hind, Australian Light Horse, also died in the war.
Educated at Aldro Preparatory School, Eastbourne, at Rugby, and at Oriel College, Oxford (CWGC). His family attended the Unitarian Chapel, High Pavement.
27 Sep 1916
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Lieutenant
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Gazetted to the 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters 22 August 1914, promoted Lieutenant 31 December 1914. Wounded at Sulva Bay, Gallipoli, 9 August 1915. Killed in action whilst in command of 'A' Company at Thiepval. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Obituary, 'The Times', 5 October 1916: 'Lieutenant J.F.M. (Monty) Hind, who was killed on September 27, was the only child of Mr JW Hind, solicitor, of Nottingham, and Mrs Hind, and was born in January 1893. He was educated at Aldro, Eastbourne, Rugby, and Oriel College, Oxford, where he took his degree in the Modern History School in the summer of 1914. He had entered at the Inner Temple, but when war broke out he applied at once for a commission, and having been in the OTC at Rugby and Oxford, he was immediately gazetted to the Sherwood Foresters. He went out to Gallipoli with his battalion at the end of June 1915 and took part in the landing of Suvla Bay, being severely wounded in two places. Last January he went to Egypt, and towards the end of June he left for another front in command of detachments, and there rejoined his battalion. From the time of rejoining he had been second in command of a company. Lieutenant Hind was a grandson of the late Mr. Henry Doughty Browne, J.P., of 10, Hyde Park Terrace, W., and the Tilgate Forest Lodge, Crawley, Sussex, chairman of the London, Tilbury, and Southend Railway Company. His uncle, Lieutenant-Colonel L.A. Hind, M.C., of the Sherwood Foresters, was killed in action on July 1.'
His father endowed a ward in the military hospital set up at Trent Bridge Cricket Club. A portrait of JFM Hind which was placed in the hospital ward as a memorial to Monty is now in Bromley House Library, Nottingham. The inscription reads; 'Lieutenant Jesse Frances Montague ('Monty'), only child of Jesse William and Lilian Frances Hind. Born 16th January 1893. Gazetted to the 9th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters, 22nd August 1914, promoted Lieutenant 31st December 1914. Wounded at Sulva Bay in Gallipoli, 9th August 1915. Killed in action whilst in command of 'A' Company at Thiepval, Friday 27th September 1916. 'Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori'. This ward was erected and equipped by his father in everloving memory of his son and to aid in the restoration of soldiers wounded in the Great European War of Freedom.' An avenue of 184 Lombardy poplar trees was planted by his father at the now derelict Vimy Ridge Farm, near Kinoulton, in memory of his son and the officers and men of the 9th Battalion who were killed at the Battle of the Somme (WMA59076). He also purchased Vimy Ridge Farm as a place to educate and train destitute orphans (WMA59079). Monty's uncle, Oliver Watts Hind, endowed alms houses in Edwalton in memory of his parents, his brother, Lawrence Arthur Hind, and his nephew, Jesse FM Hind (WMA 11331). The dedication reads: 'These houses were erected in 1927 by Oliver Watts Hind in affectionate remembrance of his father Jesse Hind JP of Edwalton, solicitor clerk of the peace for the county and first clerk to the County Council of Nottinghamshire, born 1842, died 1919, wise counsellor and faithful friend. Also of his mother, Eliza Hind, born 1842, died 1907. Herself forgetting, she thought only of others. Also in affectionate remembrance of his brother, Lawrence Arthur Hind MC, solicitor, lieutenant-colonel 7th (The Robin Hoods) Battalion, the Sherwood Foresters, born 1877, wounded at Hooge in 1915, killed leading his Battalion in the attack on Gommecourt, France, July 1st, 1916. Also of his nephew, Jesse Francis Montague Hind, born 1893, lieutenant, 9th Battalion, the Sherwood Foresters, wounded at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, in 1915 and killed in action whilst in command of his company at Thiepval, France, September 27th, 1916. In life they all did their duty.'
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  • Thiepval Memorial (name)
    Jesse Francis Montague Hind - Thiepval Memorial (name)
  • Vimy Ridge Farm, Owthorpe Lane, Kinoulton, Notts (WMA 59079). Photograph Rachel Farrand (June 2009)
    Jesse Francis Montague Hind - Vimy Ridge Farm, Owthorpe Lane, Kinoulton, Notts (WMA 59079). Photograph Rachel Farrand (June 2009)
  • Section of the avenue of poplar trees near Vimy Ridge Farm, Kinoulton, planted in memory of 9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (WMA 59076). Trees replanted 2000.  Photograph Rachel Farrand (June 2009)
    Jesse Francis Montague Hind - Section of the avenue of poplar trees near Vimy Ridge Farm, Kinoulton, planted in memory of 9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (WMA 59076). Trees replanted 2000. Photograph Rachel Farrand (June 2009)
  • Information board on the line of the poplar trees planted in memory of 9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (WMA 59076). Photograph Rachel Farrand (June 2009)
    Jesse Francis Montague Hind - Information board on the line of the poplar trees planted in memory of 9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (WMA 59076). Photograph Rachel Farrand (June 2009)
  • Photograph of memorial to 'Monty' Hind now in Bromley House Library, Nottingham, and formerly in the endowed ward of the military hospital at Nottinghamshire County Council Cricket ground, West Bridgford.  Photograph Rachel Farrand (June 2016)
    Jesse Francis Montague Hind - Photograph of memorial to 'Monty' Hind now in Bromley House Library, Nottingham, and formerly in the endowed ward of the military hospital at Nottinghamshire County Council Cricket ground, West Bridgford. Photograph Rachel Farrand (June 2016)