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Radford, Nottingham
Harry Haslam was the son of William Rowland Haslam and Sarah Ann Peet who married at Nottingham in 1891. Their children included: Florence May (b.1893), Grace Lilian (b.1894/b.1902), Nellie Rowland (b.1996/d.1897), Harry (b.1897), William (b.1899), Herbert Rowland (b.1903), Doris (b.1906), Stanley Rowland (b.1908) and Vernon (b.1911). The family lived at: 22 Edinburgh Street, Radford [C.1901]; 37 Garfield Road, Radford [C.1911 & n.e.p.16.6.1917]. William Rowland Haslam, who was a postman died aged 83, in 1952 and was still living at 37 Garfield Road, Radford. His wife, Sarah Ann, predeceased him dying at Nottingham, aged 74, in 1948.
In 1911 he was a part-time grocer's errand boy.
01 Jul 1916
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790289 - CWGC Website
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Enlisted Nottingham
Private
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Enlisted at Nottingham, Harry was killed in action on the opening day of the Battle of the Somme; as his body was not recovered his name was added to the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 1 July 1919: ‘Haslam. In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. Harry Haslam, killed July 1st, 1916; also Jack Mills, his chum. Missing March 21st. 1918, now resumed killed. Sadly missed. Mam, dad, sisters, and brothers.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) 'In memoriam' notice published 2nd July 1923 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “HASLAM, MILLS. – In loving memory of our dear son, Harry Haslam, [1] presumed killed July 1st, 1916; also Jack Mills, March 21st, 1918. – Mam, dad, brothers, sisters.” [1] Pte. Harry Haslam, 1/7th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Robin Hood Rifles), was killed in action on 1st July 1916. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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