Wilfred Haslam (1888–1924)

Sapper

Royal Engineers 355658 & WR 282067 295 Railway Coy

Photo Courtesy Barbara Haslam

Wilfred Haslam

Biography
One of the Haslam brothers, Wilfred was a six foot tall police constable at Ilkeston before the war. Enlisting in January 1918, he was posted in April that year and served with the 295th Railway Company as a skilled platelayer. In 1918 he was dispatched to the UK for disposal as a miner. Demobbed in 1919 he immigrated to Canada in 1921 to live with his sister and her husband although he returned to Ilkeston in 1923, prior to his death the following year.

Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the British War and Victory Medals.

Army Service Record
Address Town End Crich; aged 29 years 11 months; police constable; enrolled 11/01/18; next of kin Mrs Sarah Ellen Haslam (mother); height 6ft; demobbed 20/01/19; born 1888; dispatched to Stonecliffe for disposal as a miner 22/12/18; certified superior rate of engineer pay platelayer 04/04/18.

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

CENSUS INFORMATION

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: Ilkeston

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Wilfred Haslam boarder 23 Police constable Crich

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1918 Crich voters
Wilfred Haslam, Town End; absent on military service