PAIN, Norman Francis Hacket

1861 - 1942

Norman Francis Hacket Pain, was born on 30 September and baptised at Ash, Surrey on 18 November 1861, son of George Pain (1827-3 June 1883), a surgeon-general in the British Army, and his wife Emma née Hacket (1834-5 February 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, Norman, a sergeant in the 8th Hussars, to be 2nd Lieutenant in the East Surrey Regiment and served during the Boer War in the Steinaeckers Horse, Kitchener's Fighting Scouts and Waldon's Scouts. He retired from the army in 1927 and married at Kensington, London in the same year, Katherine Margaret Partridge (1 November 1875-30 December 1946). In 1939 he and his wife were living at Rushall, Dickleburgh, Norfolk and he was a member of the Ipswich Art Club and exhibited in 1941 four works, 'The Midnight Coach', 'Spring-Time', 'The Sky looks Through' and 'In the New Forest'. He died at Sandgaults, Rushall, Diss, Norfolk on 22 October 1942, aged 82. Like other members of his family they are sometimes known as Hacket-Pain.