Haines, S E
SYDNEY/SIDNEY ERNEST HAINES
Remembered with honour Arras Road Cemetery: Plot I, Row A, Grave 17.
He attested into the Canadian Expeditionary Force 19 May 1915 at Guelph, Ontario: a farmer aged 22, 5’10½” tall, C of E. His next-of-kin was his mother of Watford. He was hit in the head by an enemy machine gun bullet and killed instantaneously during an attack on Vimy Ridge, shortly after leaving the old front line.
There is an article about Sydney in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 12 May 1917.
Son of Frederick Henry and Julia Elizabeth Wenmoth (nee WENMOUTH) HAINES of Watford.
His parents married 5 December 1890 at St Paul’s, St Pancras, London. Frederick died 5 February 1944 in Bedmond, Herts, aged 74; Julia died 17 February 1956 in Watford aged 87, and was buried 24 February in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
Sydney was born 19 January 1893 in St Pancras, and worked as an insurance clerk in his father’s firm F H Haines & Sons. He sailed third class from Liverpool to Halifax, Nova Scotia, 3 January 1914 aboard the Allen Line Tunisian: a clerk aged 20 [listed as Sydney KEMPTON], with his friend Ralph KEMPTON (q.v.)
On the 1901 Census, aged 8 he lived in Oxhey, Herts, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, an insurance clerk aged 18, he lived in Watford, with his parents and eight siblings.
Unit7th Battalion, British Columbia Regiment
Date of death09/04/1917
Age at death24
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)