Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
George Henry Haines was the son of Henry Haines, general labourer, and his wife, Ellen. They lived on Bernard’s Hill. After leaving school, George worked for a while as a bobbin layer before becoming a general labourer.
George served in the 7th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. He was killed in action on 19th August, 1916 during the Battle of Delville Wood (part of the Somme 1916 campaign). He is buried at Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-le-Sec.
Private Haynes, 22253, was awarded the Victory and British Medals. His death was reported in the Bridgnorth Journal on 23rd September, 1916.
DIED OF WOUNDS [Bridgnorth Journal 23rd September, 1916] Official information has been received by Mrs [E.] Haines, 63 Bernards Hill, Bridgnorth, informing her that her son, 22253 Pte. G. H. Haines, [7th] Batt. K.S.L.I., died on the 19th August [from] wounds received in action.
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