|South Wales Borderers||4373 & 44521||51st Battalion|
Photo Courtesy Barbara Haslam
George was born in 1894. He and best friend, cousin 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. When they both in the Training Reserve Jim's regimental number was 4370 and George's 4373. Before the war George worked as a blacksmith. He married Ruth Towndrow in 1920, became a dairy farmer at Park Head and later moved to School Farm, Crich. He later took over the village blacksmith business.
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.
Medal Index Cards
George HASLEM, South Wales Borderers; T/Sgt; 1/5; awarded Victory and British War medals; 4373 (Training Reserve) & 44522
Courtesy Barbara Haslam
|Lavina||Haslam||daughter||18||Machinist cotton mill||Crich|
|Annie E||Haslam||daughter||16||Machinist cotton mill||Crich|
1911: Near church, Crich
|Sarah Ellen||Haslam||Head (wdw)||51||Wirksworth|
1918 Crich voters
George Haslam, The Common; absent on military service
1939 Register: School Farm, Crich
George Haslam b.7 July 1894; Master blackmith, heavy worker
Ruth M Haslam b.20 March 1893
Sarah E Haslam b.7 August 1859; widowed