Project Description

HARRY PERCY HAYNES 1879–1950

Haynes bothers 1915

Haynes brothers in uniform. Photograph from family collection.

Brother of Samuel, William and George

Born 1879 Nottingham

Married in 5th August 1905 to Florence Louisa Dexter at St Laurence’s Church, Long Eaton

Died 13th September 1950, Surrey. Address 7 Lacey Drive, Old Coulsdon

1881 Census

Living at 5 Lenton Street, Nottingham with parents and brother Samuel, 7 months

1891 Census

Living at 51 Dane Street, St Anne’s,  Nottingham with father Henry, ironmongers assistant, born Radcliffe 1854, and mother Zillah née Clarke, born Radcliffe on Trent 1859, brothers Samuel and William Brewster, who also served in the military, and George who served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. See below.

1901 Census

All four brothers were living with father Henry, a clerk, and mother Zillah at Cooper Street, St Ann’s,Nottingham. Harry Percy age 22, was a clerk, Samuel 20 a cabinet maker, William 16 a messenger and George 14 an office boy.

1911 Census

Living at Chilwell with wife and children Florence and Charles. Has own company manufacturing cardboard boxes for the lace trade.

Military Service

Rank: Acting Sergeant (Acting RSM acc. to Service Medal and Award rolls)

Service Number: 222201

Military Unit: Royal Field Artillery

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed but likely to have been France and Flanders

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent

Other information

His brother George emigrated to Canada with his family in 1913. He fought in the war with the 2nd Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force with the rank of Lance Sergeant; he was injured at Vimy Ridge on 12th March 1917. A third of his leg was amputated in France, however when he was invalided back to Canada the remaining section of his leg up to the thigh was removed and he was provided with an artificial limb and a 75% disability pension.

From the 1939 Register

Address: Kingswood Cottage, Croyden and Purley

Occupation: master printer

Air Raid Warden

Household: wife Florence born 20.8.1878

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Parents were born in Radcliffe on Trent