George Haslam


South Wales Borderers   51st Battalion

Photo Courtesy Barbara Haslam

George Haslam


George was born in about 1895. He and best friend Jim Holmes were in Crich Brass Band before the start of the war. They were both in the regimental band of the South Wales Borderers and were demobbed as sergeants. Before the war George worked as a blacksmith.

Derbyshire Courier
8 February 1919
Corporal George Haslam, of Town End, Crich, came home on leave last week from Germany, where he has been with the Colgne army of occupation.

Derbyshire Courier
30 August 1919
Sergt George Haslam, South Wales Borderers, of the Town End Crich, arrived home on Saturday from Germany, after having been demobilised. Sergt Haslam along with Sergt James Holmes of Crich, Joined the Borderers in January 1916. Since the armistice both have been with the Rhine occupation army and have played with the military bands there. Before joining up they were members of Crich Silver Band,

1918 Crich voters
George Haslam, The Common; absent on military service

Regimental Photographs

Courtesy Barbara Haslam

George Haslam

George (seated) as Lance Corporal

George Haslam and fellow soldiers

George, third left, as a Corporal

South wales Borderers Band in WW1

George Haslam seated left with Jim Holmes standing seventh from the left

George Haslam and James Holmes in WW1

George Haslam standing sixth from the left with Jim Holmes next to him, seventh left


1901: Coddington

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Frederick Haslam Head 47 Stone mason Crich
Sarah E Haslam wife 41   Wirksworth
Lavina Haslam daughter 18 Machinist cotton mill Crich
Annie E Haslam daughter 16 Machinist cotton mill Crich
Wilfred Haslam son 13   Crich
John Haslam son 9   Crich
George Haslam son 6   Crich

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1911: Near church, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Sarah Ellen Haslam Head (wdw) 51   Wirksworth
John Haslam son 19 Framework Knitter Crich
George Haslam son 16 Blacksmith Crich

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George Haslam's brothers John Haslam and Wilfred Haslam are also on Roll of Honour.