PAIN, Norman Francis Hacket

1861 - 1942

Born on 30 September and baptised at Ash, Surrey on 18 November 1861, son of George Pain (1827-1883), a surgeon-general in the British Army, and his wife Emma née Hacket (1834-1910), who married at Burton-on-Trent on 2 April 1856. In 1871, together with an 11 year old brother Robert, who was born in China, a 9 year old boarder at the Parsonage, All Hallows Church, Whitchurch, Hampshire, most of his siblings were born abroad. On 19 January 1890, a sergeant in the 8th Hussars to be 2nd Lieutenant in the East Surrey Regiment and served in the Steinaeckers Horse, Kitchener's Fighting Scouts, Waldon's Scouts during the Boer War. He retired from the army in 1927 and married at Kensington, London in the same year Katherine Margaret Partridge (1875-1947). A member of the Ipswich Art Club in 1942 but exhibited in 1941 four works 'The Midnight Coach', 'Spring-Time', 'The Sky looks Through' and 'In the New Forest'. In 1939 he was living at Rushall, Dickleburgh, Norfolk where he died in 1942. Like other members of his family they are sometimes known as Hacket-Pain.