Former pro recognised for War heroics
- Credit: Imperial War Museum
A former professional at Axe Cliff Golf Club has been officially recognised by the PGA for his courage in World War 1.
Charles Frederick Trineman was a pro at the club from 1904-1910 and sadly killed in action at the age of just 33 in 1915.
Born in Exeter in 1882, Charles Trineman served with the Devon Yeomanry during The Boar War from 1899 – 1902. His golfing career saw him at Eltham Warren before moving back to Devon and the Axe Cliff club where he was from 1904-1910.
Trineman followed his wife to America that year after she had left Devon to live with her sister in Chicago. He was to become the Professional at Hinsdale Country Club in Illinois before he emigrated to Australia.
On the outbreak of War, he joined the Australian forces and would fall in the Battle for Hill 60 at Gallipoli in August 1915. He is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing and Charles Trineman’s name is engraved on the War Memorial in Seaton, Devon.