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  • This photo was first published in the Retford Times on 27th Sept 1918 following the death of Harry Haslam
Person Details
07 Jan 1884
Retford
Harry was born in Retford on 7th January 1884 and was the son of Arthur a manager at the local rubber works and Sarah Haslam. He had three sisters Lily, Emily and Margaret. In the 1901 census the family are living at Penningtons Gardens, Retford at this time Harry is 17 years of age and working as a railway storekeeper. He emigrated to the United states of America in 1905 and became an engineer in Buffalo City. He later went to Canada in order to join the army.
27 Aug 1918
250283 - CWGC Website
264234
Private
Canadian Infantry
He served with the 116th battalion Canadian Infantry which arrived in England at the end of 1916 and eventually arrived in France in March 1917 . He was killed in action on 27th August 1918 and is buried in Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, Pas-De-Calais, France grave reference VI D 12 Pte Harry Haslam Retford Times 27th Sept 1918 We regret to record the death in action in France of Pte Harry Haslam, only son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Haslam, Pennington Gardens, Retford. He met his death on August 27th but the distressing news was not received by his parents until Saturday September 13th. The notification came from the Canadian Record Office in London, together with an expression of sympathy and regret by the Military Council. Before the war he was an engineer in Buffalo City, America having left England 13 years ago. As the war progressed he became restless, and before the United States got into the fight, he heard the call, he saw the vision, and went across the Canadian border and enlisted in the Canadian Highlanders. He arrived in England towards the end of 1916 to undergo training, and in March of last year, crossed over to France. His letters home were always cheerful and he never allowed the hardships of the war to damp his genial disposition. He was popular with his associates and was known as a good fellow. He stood over six feet and his fine soldierly appearance dressed in kilts, attracted much attention and when he came on a visit to Retford in the spring of this year. He was an old boy of Thrumpton School and attended the Congregational Sunday School. The Sympathy felt for the heart broken parents and the deceased’s widow in their great trial is widespread.
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  • This photo was first published in the Retford Times on 27th Sept 1918 following the death of Harry Haslam
    Harry Haslam - This photo was first published in the Retford Times on 27th Sept 1918 following the death of Harry Haslam