Project Description

WILLIAM BREWSTER HAYNES 1887–1953
RGA

Born 2nd March 1887, Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 31st March 1887 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Married 29 January 1935 to Constance Wilhelmina Van Den Brandeler at Southwell

Died 29th August 1953 in the Netherlands

1891 Census

Living on Main Road with father Thomas, a maltster, mother Ellen Boam and sister Charlotte. They have a cook and housemaid.

1901 Census

Boarding school in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, Haywardsfield Hall (part of Wycliffe College).

1910 – a William B. Haynes owned house and land at Lamcote Fields, Radcliffe on Trent (Land Registry)

1911 Census

Living at the Grange, Radcliffe, with father, now a widower, (Ellen died 1908), two sisters, Emma and Charlotte, and step sister, C L Lester. Occupation is farmer and maltster.

Military Service

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant from 16.2.1915 (Gazette 29073 page 1681), previously Sergeant

Military Unit: West Riding Divisional Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery, West Riding Division. Previously South Nottinghamshire Hussars

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 16.4.1915

Height 5ft 7ins, weight 140 lbs

21.1.15  Applied for commission. James Haslam, J.P. of Radcliffe on Trent certified that he was of good moral character.

He served in France and Flanders from April 1915

Mentioned in despatches

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Gazette date: 31.12.1915, Gazette Page: 50, Duty location: France

 Article from Nottingham Evening Post below

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Haynes wrote to the Secretary at the War Office on July 4th 1921 resigning his commission. He retained the rank of Lieutenant (London Gazette, 2nd August 1921).

Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory with two emblems, MID

Other information

Related to the other William Brewster Haynes in the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour. The two men’s grandmothers were sisters and grandfathers were brothers.

His sisters Emma and Chatlotte both volunteered with the British Red Cross and served as members of the 94th Voluntary Aid Detachment.

In 1923 he sailed with his sister on the SS Homeric to New York. He and his sister were then bound for New Zealand aboard the Niagara. Their sister Charlotte Hands was given as next of kin. Addresses on probate Saxmundham which is where his sister Emma lived and Wassaanar, Holland.

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: The Grange, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: sister Emma

From the 1939 Register

Address: Old Mill House, Blyth, Suffolk

Occupation: retired farmer

Household: wife  Constance born 3.9.1896

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent.