Harry Edgar Haynes

Date of birth: 1895
Place of birth: Ballyvaughan, Ireland
Service No.: Not known
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: West Yorkshire
Battalion: 15th
Died: 3rd May 1917 aged 22 years of age
Death location: France


Life before the War
Harry was the third child of James (b. 1867 and died 19th December 1948) and Mary Ann, nee Blackmore (b.1870 and died 16th September 1961).  James was born in Worcester and Mary Ann was born in Devon.  They married 1889 in Bristol.  James and Mary Ann had 5 children, Harry’s 4 siblings were:

Emily Sophia b. 11th March 1890 in Yorkshire and d 1905 in Derby.

Frederick James b. 12th March 1892 in Portumna, Ireland and d. 1965 in Surrey.

William Herbert b. 25th February 1896 in County Clare, Ireland and d. 1982 in Lancashire.

Ella Kate b. 3rd March 1898 in County Clare, Ireland and d.1989 in Brighton.  Ella married Archibald Rammell Small in 1925 in Southampton.

In 1901 Harry was living with his family in Cahercalla Beg, Ireland.  His father is a Corporal in the Royal Engineers and Surveyors.

By the time of the 1911 census Harry, his two younger siblings and his parents had moved to 13 Arthur Street, Carlisle.  James’s occupation was given as an army pensioner and superintendent in the ordnance survey department.  Harry was an apprentice dentist.

“Haynes, Mary Ann of Ex Vale Hospital, Exminster, Devon widow died 16 September 1961  Administration London 30 October to Ella Kate Small, widow . Effects £738 14s”

War Service
Harry served as a sergeant with the West Yorkshire regiment 15th battalion.  In December 1915 the battalion moved to Egypt and in March 1916 they moved on to France.  Harry was killed on 3rd May 1917 in France and his effects left to his father. Harry is remembered with honour on the Arras memorial .


Researcher: Amy Wiles
Published: 17th March 2016
Updated: Insert dates here

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