Project Description

WILLIAM BREWSTER HAYNES 1885–1963

Haynes alt ed
Photograph courtesy of the family

Brother of Henry, Samuel and George

Born 12th December, 1885 in Nottingham

Married in 1922 to Kate Newell in Nottingham, married in 1946 to Priscilla Osborne Hall in Nottingham

Died 27th March 1963 Nottingham

1891 Census

Age six living at 51 Dane Street, St. Ann’s, Nottingham with father Henry, thirty-seven, ironmongers assistant, mother Zillah (née Clarke), brothers Harry Percy, twelve, Samuel, ten, and George, four.

1901 Census

Age sixteen, a messenger, living at Cooper Street, St Ann’s, Nottingham with father Henry, a clerk, mother Zillah and brothers Harry Percy, a clerk, Samuel, a cabinet maker, and George, an office boy.

1911 Census

Age twenty-six living at Bleak House, Forester Road, Thorneywood, Carlton with parents. Employed as a law clerk.

Military Service

Rank: Acting/Sgt, formerly Bombardier

Service Number: 185305

Military Unit: Royal Field Artillery

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed

Medals Awarded: British War only recorded on Medals card but likely to be eligible for Victory medal

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent

Other information

He was living at 24 Southwold Drive, Nottingham at time of death.

Related to other William Brewster Haynes in the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour as grandmothers were sisters and grandfathers were brothers.

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.

1924 cashier (from mothers probate). Zillah died 1924 whilst living at Eastwood Road, Radcliffe.

From the 1939 Register

Address: 57 Hawton Crescent, Nottingham

Occupation: Fruiterer

Household: living with wife Kate and Mary Newell.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Parents born in Radcliffe on Trent and he had a 1918 address in Radcliffe on Trent.