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Henry Hellas Haynes was born in 1890 in Stafford the son of the Reverend William Bickle Haynes, a Baptist minister, and Isabella Haynes (née Jackson). Henry's parents were born in London, William in 1851, Isabella in 1849. They were married in 1874 at Southwark and had eight children, Henry and six siblings surviving infancy - Clara, Herbert, Isabella, Tom, Violet and Clifford. In 1901, they lived at Bridport, Dorset and by 1911 had moved to 92 Richmond Hill, Richmond Terrace, Stoke on Trent. Henry married Edith M Gill in 1916 at Nottingham and they lived in the city at 121, Forest Road.
17 Jun 1917
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The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Henry Hellas Haynes enlisted on 9th September 1914 at Bolton whilst living at Nottingham and served with the 1/5th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He landed in France on 12th February 1915 and was promoted to Lance Corporal on 7th April 1916 and to Corporal on 21st November 1916. The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) was preceded by a relatively quiet period in the salient. However, the fighting rarely stopped completely in this sector. Every day there were artillery and trench mortar bombardments, snipers plying their trade in No Man’s Land, minor attacks to straighten the line or to seize a particular enemy vantage point and gas was a constant threat. 1/5th Bn Loyal Lancashire Regiment’s War Diary records a steady trickle of casualties (trench wastage as they were known) during the first two weeks of July 1917 around Railway Wood as both sides anticipated 3rd Ypres which was launched on July 31st. The diarist obliquely referred to the death of Haynes: July 16th: ‘Casualties – 3 OR wounded (1 at duty) 1 OR wounded Died of Wounds 17/6/1917’ Haynes is buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Grave Reference: I B 23
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