Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.


Born: 1889, Ipswich.

Died: 31st January 1921; age: 31. Killed on mounted duty when his horse shied at a tram and bolted, Frederick was pitched against a tram standard, and was killed instantaneously.

Residence: 29, Lister Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Lancashire.

Employed: as a Police Constable – for C Division of the Manchester Constabulary. Joined April 1920.

Date of Entry Therein: 13th August 1914.

Frederick was taken PoW by the Germans, and not released until after the Armistice.


Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 7590.

Regiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,






1891   2, Lion Street, Ipswich.


Frederick was a year old and living with his parents.

Frederick William Hines, 34, an Ostler Groom, born Burstall, Suffolk.

Mary Ann Hines (nee Smith), 30, born Sproughton, Suffolk.


1901   4, Handford Road, Ipswich.


Frederick was 11 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Frederick, 45, an Ostler Groom.

Mary, 39.

Stanley Frank Hines, 8, born Ipswich.

1 boarder.


1911   New Barracks, Gosport, Hampshire.


Frederick was 22 years old, a Soldier ranked Private/Cook for the 1st Battalion of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps.


Frederick’s father was the Ostler at the Swan Hotel, Ipswich for 40 years.


In 1911, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Frederick married Annie F. Shiers, born 1889, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

They had 3 children:

Annie Mary Hines, born November 1911, Portsmouth.

Frederick William Hines, born July 1913, Farnham, Surrey.

Hilda May Hines, born 1918, Portsmouth.


Probate to Mary Ann Hines – mother.



Manchester Evening News – 31st January 1921

A distressing accident by which Mounted Police-constable Frederick Victor Hines (31) of 29, Lister Street, C.-on-M., lost his life, occurred in Hyde Park, Ardwick, to-day.

The constable’s horse bolted, and Hines was thrown to the ground, receiving such severe injuries that he died almost immediately.

It is thought that he was kicked on the head by the horse.

Hines, who was parading the road at the time of the accident, was a member of the C Division of the Manchester Police.



1921 – Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury

P.-c. Frederick Hines, of the Manchester Constabulary, was on mounted duty on Monday, when his horse shied at a tram and bolted. It fell, and Hines was pitched against a tram standard, and was killed instantaneously.

Hines was an Ipswich man. He “joined up” at the beginning of the war, and was among the first prisoners taken by the Germans, not being released until after the Armistice.

Before and after the war Hines assisted his father at the Swan Hotel, Ipswich, where the latter has been ostler for 40 years. The deceased man joined the police about nine months ago. The deceased was buried on Friday afternoon in the Field of Honour in the Ipswich Cemetery with military honours. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Hastings and Son, under the personal supervision of Mr. P. Hastings.

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