Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Samuel James Haynes was the son of James, a miller’s waggoner, and his wife Sarah Ann. He was born in Weobley, Herefordshire.
In 1911, Samuel was living as a boarder in Salop Street, Bridgnorth. He was working as an assistant in a grocer’s shop. He may have been engaged to Miss Elizabeth Corfield, who was his sole legatee.
Samuel served with the 7th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. He was killed in action on 26th September, 1917, the first day of the Battle of Polygon Wood, part of the Third battle of Ypres. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to those who died in the Ypres Salient and who have no known grave.
Corp Haynes, 23823, was awarded the Victory and British Medals.
CASUALTIES [Bridgnorth Journal, 10th November, 1917] Recent casualty lists include the following names of men whose relatives reside in Bridgnorth or district:- K.S.L.I.: Killed.—23823 Act. Corpl. S J. Haynes (for 12 years in the employ of Mr. C. McMichael, grocer, Bridgnorth).
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