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Second Lieutenant Herman (Hermann) Ferdinand Segnitz was an English officer of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1890, in Camberwell, the eldest son of German merchant Adolph Heinrich and Helene Segnitz (née Rosing), of London. Segnitz studied at Clifton College and Trinity College, Cambridge, after which he joined Rosing Brothers and Company as a partner, On the outbreak of war in Europe, in 1914, he volunteered for the Honorable Artillery Company as an other rank.[1]

After being invalided home in January 1915, Segnitz was given a commission, transferring to the London Regiment as a second-lieutenant.[1] Three months after returning to the Western Front, Segnitz died on 25 September 1915, in the Battle of Loos, while serving with the 19th (County of London) Battalion (St Pancras).

He is buried in Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 The Times (40974), Col E, p. 10: "Fallen Officers". 1 October 1915.

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