Regiment : 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 16585
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of wounds aged 20 on 12th March 1915
Buried : Merville Communal Cemetery, France, Grave II. C. 7.
Birthplace : Born and resident Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, enlisted Worcester
Relatives : Son of Richard and Selina Haines, of Tutnall, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Memorial : Tardebigge St Bartholomew's Church
Also appears on : Austin Motor Company WW1 Roll of Honour No 2 now in Northfield Royal British Legion Club on the Supplementary List under Workpeople with the information: 1st Worcs Regt
Additional information on the memorial: Pte
The following information has been researched and transcribed by Andy Frisby:
Arthur Edwin Haines was born at Tutnall near Bromsgrove in 1895, the son of Richard and Selina Haines. He enlisted at Worcester and went to France on 12th January 1915.
Taken from the Bromsgrove Droitwich and Redditch Messenger dated 10th April 1915:
Mr Richard Haines of Tutnall, Bromsgrove received an official notification this week that his son, Private Arthur Haines of the 1st Worcesters died on March 12th at No 7 Clearing Hospital from wounds received in action between March 10th and 13th. The deceased, who was 20 years of age, worked at the Austin Motor Works and enlisted soon after the war broke out at the end of August. A brother, Private Sidney Haines, is serving with the 3rd Worcesters and two cousins, whose home is at Bromsgrove, are also with the Worcesters at the front, where one of them has been wounded.