Herbert Woodbine was a native of the famous English golfing outpost of Brancaster, born there in 1883. The son of a farmer he served his golfing apprenticeship locally with Tom King at Royal West Norfolk.
He is listed in the 1911 census as a professional golfer living in Easton, Grantham, Lincolnshire where he was professional to Mr Marshall Roberts's private links at Easton Hall.
Shortly before the First World War he took up the post of professional at the Stinchcombe Hill club in Dursley. He enlisted in 1915 and served as a Private with the Gloucester Regiment. He had already been wounded on three occasions by the time he was listed as ‘missing’ with the 14th (Service) Battalion (West of England) in France in March 1918. By July of that year he was declared ‘killed in action’ on 22 March 1918. He is commemorated on the Pozières Memorial in the Somme.
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