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Second Lieutenant Walter Hirsch Hirschbein, who served as Hurstbourne, was an English officer of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1887, at Whitechapel, the son of Russian-born parents Isaac Jacob, who in 1911 was a shochet to the Jewish Board of Shechita, and Minnie Hirschbein. He received his education at St John's College, Oxford,[1] belonged to the Times newspaper, and, at the outbreak of war in 1914, was reading for the bar.[2]

Hirschbein died on 23 June 1917, in the Ypres area of the Western Front, while serving with the 4th Wessex Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.

He is buried in Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, Belgium.


  1. The Times (39314), Col B, p. 9: "University Intelligence". 2 July 1910.
  2. The Times (41524), Col C, p. 9: "Fallen Officers". 7 July 1917.