Friends of Hastings Cemetery

Herman, Louisa & Basil Thiele

AQ A15

In Loving Memory of

Herman Thiele M.B.C.M

Surgeon R.A.M.C

Who died at Murree,India


Basil Whitly (Sonny)

loved and only child who was lent to his

 mother for five short years and then taken..

January ?? 1893


Lousia Frances Kate Thiele

Wife of the above named Herman Thiele

And Mother of the above named Basil Whitly

Died 29th September 1931 Aged 69 years

'The souls of the righteous are with God'

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 28 August 1886

MARRIAGE. THIELE-Dixon. On the 15th August, at St. John’s Church, Chatham, by the Rev. Henry Boys, rector, Herman Thiele, M.B.C.M., Surgeon M. S. to Louisa Frances Kate, younger daughter S. E Dixon, Esq., of Hastings.  Dr. Thiele. with his wife, leaves England next month in one of the Government transports, for India.  Taken from the London Times

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 18 August 1888

We record the death in India of Surgeon Thiele, son-in-law of Mr. S. E Dixon, our well known townsman.   A surgeon, Dr.Thiele was married to Mr. Dixon's daughter—a lady who had lived amongst us since her childhood—on August 15th. 1886, and sailed with her from here in November of the same year, on board the ‘Eurapia’ troopship, in which his widow and little child are now returning England.   The Lahore Civil and Military Gazette thus comments on the sad event "A gloom has been cast over the station (Murree) by the death, from enteric fever, of Herman Thiele, Medical Staff, which occurred on the 7th instant at Lady Roberts’ Hospital.

This promising young officer only arrived in India in the spring of 1887 and since then he has held the appointment of Staff Surgeon of Peshawur. He contracted his fatal illness on his way back from Thundiani, where he had been on a short leave of absence.  He was buried with full military honours, Sunday afternoon, the firing party being composed of troops from the Murree depot and the band being furnished by the Northumbrian Fusiliers from Kuldumah.  The attendance the funeral was large........

Dr. Thiele, who was only 29 years of age has left a young widow and child, for whom profound and general sympathy is felt.   Mrs. Thiele used to attend the Misses Penny's school here.