John Roger Haynes (1900–1971)

Lance Corporal

Labour Corps 673443  

Photo courtesy David Millington

Roger Haynes WW1

John Roger Haynes was born at Crich in about 1900 (many records list him as Roger), the son of John Roger and Emily Haynes. His father was a well-known Crich builder and his maternal grandfather was Vaughan Taylor, Crich butcher and farmer, who lived at the Mount on Bowns Hill. Roger had a short military career – in January 1918, he enlisted in the Army, aged seventeen, before contracting scarlet fever, and in May 1918 he was admitted to Cannock Chase Hospital. June 1919 found him in Bagthorpe Military Hospital with Disordered Action of the Heart (D.A.H.) before being transferred to the Cardiac Centre at Leeds General Infirmary. He was invalided out of the Army in August 1919.

He married Mary Iris Sellers in June qtr 1924 (Belper reg district) and lived at the Archway at the bottom of Bowns Hill, Crich. After the war he became a successful local builder.

Photo from the George Smith Collection courtesy Stan Smith

Photograph of Roger haynes shop Bownes Hiil, Crich

The photo above shows his premises at the bottom of Bownes Hill, just off the Maket Place

Photos courtesy David Millington

Rger Haynes in lorry

Roger Haynes driving the firm's lorry

Haynes family of Crich

Three generations of the Haynes family
Roger in the middle, father John leading the way and his son John bringing up the rear
Spout Farm, Tansley, in the late 1930s, rebuilding the barn that was burnt down.

Medal Roll Index Card
Enlisted 30/01/18. Discharged 16/08/19 Para 392 (xvi) K.R. Regimental Number 673443, Lance Corporal

Silver War Badge
673443 L/Cpl Haynes, John R. Labour Corps; Badge B282760; Enlisted 30/1/18; Discharged 16/8/19; sick, Para 392

Army Service Record
He enlsted at Derby 10 January 1918 aged 17 years and 348 days, a joiner of Crich. His height was 5ft 7¼in, weight 123lb. He was discharged under Para 392 (xvi) as physically unfit for service.
07/05/18 to 08/06/18 Scarlet Fever, Military Hospital, Cannock Chase
02/06/19 to 17/06/19 D.A.H. to Military Hospital Bagthorpe
07/07/19 to 18/08/19 Cardiac Centre Leeds General Infirmary, D.A.H. invalided out


1901: The Mount, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Vaughan Taylor Head 52 Butcher & Farmer South Normanton
Emily Taylor wife 52   Matlock
Percy Taylor son 19 Butcher Crich
Hellen Taylor daughter 16   Crich
Vaughan Taylor son 15   Crich
Sophia Taylor daughter 14   Crich
Arthur Taylor son 12   Crich
Walter J Taylor son 10   Crich
John Haynes son in law 27 Joiner Crich
Emily Haynes daughter 23   Crich
Rev J Russell boarder 38 Clergyman C of E Beaminster
John R Haynes g son 1   Crich

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1911: The Fields, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Haynes Head 35 Joiner building trade Crich
Emily Haynes wife 33   Crich
Roger Haynes son 11   Crich
Olive Haynes daughter 8   Crich
Nellie Haynes daughter 1   Crich

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1939 Register: The Archway, Crich
John Roger Haynes b.29 January 1900; Builder and contractor
Mary Iris Haynes b.17 July 1905
John Haynes b.5 August 1915; builders labourer
Kathleen E Haynes b.13 June 1930
Two closed records