George Haslam (1895–1917)

Lance Corporal

Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 3144 & 71564 17th Battalion

Derbyshire Courier 15 July 1916

Newspaper photo of George Haslam

Born at Plaistow Green in 1895, George was a farm worker at Woolley Moor where he worked on his father’s farm. He entered France in June 1915 was wounded in 1916 and killed in action, aged twenty-two, on 31st December 1917. He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

Medal Roll Index Cards
He was awarded the British War, Victory and 15-Star Medals.
Killed in Action 31/12/17.
Entered France 25/06/15.

Newspaper Report
In the Derbyshire Courier dated 15 July 1916 it stated that Pte. G. Haslam of Crich and Wooley had been wounded.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Initials G
Nationality United Kingdom
Rank Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Unit 17th Bn
Age 22
Date of Death 31/12/17
Service No 71564
Additional Information Son of Alfred and Emma Haslam, of Higham, Alfreton, Derbyshire.
Casualty type Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A
War Grave Certificate for George Haslam

Soldiers' Effects Book
George Haslam; 17th Bn Notts & Derby; L/Cpl 71564; Killed in action France Belgium 31.12.17; War Gratuity £14 10s 0d; paid out to:
29.4.18 father Alfred £2- 4s 10d
18.11.19 father Alfred £14 10s 0d

George Haslam's brother James Haslam is also on the Roll of Honour.


1901: Plaistow Green, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Alfred Haslam Head 52 Farmer Crich
Emma Haslam wife 48   Crich
Alfred Haslam son 19 Coal wagon loader Crich
James Haslam son 16 Rly goods clerk Matlock
Annie Haslam daughter 13   Crich
Walter Haslam son 12   Crich
Ellen Haslam daughter 11   Crich
George Haslam son 5   Crich

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1911: Woolley, Alfreton

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Alfred Haslam Head 62 Farmer Higham
Emma Haslam wife 58   Moorwoodmoor
Walter Haslam son 22 Working on farm Crich
George Haslam son 15 Working on farm Crich

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