WILLIAM BREWSTER HAYNES 1885–1963
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
Living at 51 Dane Street, St Anne’s, Nottingham with father Henry, ironmongers assistant, and Zillah née Clarke (both parents born Radcliffe on Trent), brothers Harry Percy and Samuel, who also served in the military, and George who served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force (see below).
All four brothers were living with father Henry, a clerk, and mother Zillah at Cooper Street, St Ann’s,Nottingham. William age 16 was a messenger Samuel 20 a cabinet maker, Percy 22 a clerk, and George 14 an office boy.
Living at Bleak House, Forester Road, Thorneywood, Carlton. Parents Henry and Zillah. Employed as law clerk
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
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 living at Eastwood Road, Radcliffe.
From the 1939 Register
Address: 57 Hawton Crescent, Nottingham
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.