Brian Hatton: Timeline
1887: 12th August, was born at Carlton Villa, Whitecross, Hereford.
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1893: Brian’s sister, Ailsa Marr Hatton was born
1895: Hatton family moved to Mount Craig, Broomy Hill, Hereford.
1895: Brian’s sister, Marjorie Hatton was born.
1895: Aged 8, awarded his first medal by the Royal Drawing Society.
1897: Aged 10, sent to Swansea for health reasons, stayed with Dr and Mrs
1898: Awarded the ‘Gold Star’ of the Royal Drawing Society. The artist G F Watts
admired Brian’s talent and began to take a keen interest in his development.
1899: Became a pupil at Swansea Grammar School.
1904: Visited St Ives and Newlyn, Cornwall.
1905: Attended Trinity College, Oxford.
1906: Visited Amsterdam and the Hague with his uncle, Charles Marr.
1906: Attended Hospitalfields Art School, Arbroath, Scotland.
1908: Shared rooms in London with his cousin, Geoffrey Vevers.
1908: Set up a studio at home in Mount Craig, Hereford.
1908: Travelled to Egypt to accompany the archaeological expedition of Professor
(later Sir) William Flinders Petrie.
1909: 27th July, Brian’s mother, Amelia Hatton died.
1910: November, visited Paris, painted at the Academie Julien.
1912: January, shared a studio in London with friend, Gerald Siordet. Working on
1914: 4th September, joined the Worcester Yeomanry.
1914: 5th November, married Lydia May Bidmead of Hereford in Newbury.
1915: 21st September, Brian’s daughter, Mary Amelia was born.
1916: 23rd April, Easter Sunday, Brian was killed in action at Oghratina, Egypt.