|Born||Thomas Charles Hugall Benedict|
August 17, 1873
|Died||April 12, 1955 (age 81) |
Hugall Benedict (1873-1955), a lawyer, performed as "The Thanet Wizard" and played the Bournemouth District as "The Bourne Magician".
As an entertainer he presented conjuring, ventriloquism, and hand shadows. In the first World War he moved to Bascombe where he entertained as The Bourne Magician until advancing years compelled him to retire.
He had a splendid library of conjuring books and contributed many effects to the magical magazines in Great Britain.