Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Sidney Haines was the son of Edwin Haines, house painter, and his wife Jane. The family lived on Riverside in 1891, Railway Street in 1901 but by 1911 they had moved to Lower Forge, Eardington
Sidney served in the 1/4th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. He was killed in action on 1st January, 1918. On the 30th December, the 1/4th Battalion had been engaged in action around Welsh Ridge. Sidney Haines is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
Private Haines, 200749, was awarded the Victory and British Medals. His death was reported in the Bridgnorth Journal on 26th January, 1918.
KILLED IN ACTION [Bridgnorth Journal, Saturday 26th January, 1918] Mr. E. Haines, 62 Cartway, Bridgnorth, has received official information that his son, 200749 Private Sidney Haines, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, was killed in action on the 1st inst. He was struck by a piece of shell and died instantly. Sec-Lieut. H. S. Trumper, D Co., in a letter of condolence to the parents, says: “We buried him at night where he fell. The company has lost a good soldier and a good comrade, and we all feel for you in the loss you have sustained.” Pte. S. Haines was 24 years of age.
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