Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.
George Edward Haynes was the son of Robert Henry Haynes, lock maker, and his wife Elizabeth. The family lived in Newport Street, Brewood. In 1911 George (aged 18) was employed as an errand boy - possibly in his father's business.
George enlisted in about July 1917 and served in the 7th South Staffordhire Regiment before being transferred to the 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. He was killed in action on 21st September, 1918 during the 'Hundred Days Offensive'. He is buried in Unicorn Cemetery, Vendhuile, France.
Private George Edward Haynes, 47699 (previously 39386) was awarded the Victory and British Medals.
THE WAR TOLL. - The death is announced in action of Pte. George E. Haynes, of the Essex Regiment, and of Newport-street, Brewood. Previous to joining up the deceased was employed as a postman in the town. For some years he was a chorister at the Parish Church. He was single, and a native of the town, and the only son of a widowed mother. [Staffordshire Advertiser 9 November 1918]
This memorial has mostly been compiled from official sources. It would be good to be able to expand it with more personal material - memories, stories, photos, etc. If you have any suitable material or any corrections please contact Greg.