HAINES Frank Pearce
Regiment : 23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers
Service number : PS2746
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 22 on 28th November 1917
Buried : Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France, Panel 3 and 4.
Birthplace : Born and enlisted Worcester
Relatives : Son of John and Mary Haines
Memorial : Worcester Guildhall
Also appears on : Worcester St Clements School as P.F. Haines. Worcester Royal Grammar School as F.P. Haines. Worcester St John in Bedwardine Church as F. Haines.
The birth of Pearce Frank Haines is registered in the March Quarter 1895 under the Worcester Registration District. He entered Worcester Royal Grammar School in September 1907, the school admission book recording his name as Pearce Frank Haines, his date of birth as 21st December 1894, his previous school as St Clements Elementary School, Worcester and his father as John Haines, 6 Great House Road, St Johns, Worcester. He left the school on 25th June 1910.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Soldiers Died in the Great War and his Medal Index card all record his name as Frank Pearce Haines.
A photograph of Private F.P. Haines of Worcester can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 15th December 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.
The following information is from the book In Dedication to a Future World by Mark Rogers, 1999:
Frank Haines was the son of John and Mary Haines of Crawford Lodge, Malvern Road, Worcester. He attended Worcester Royal Grammar School from 1907 to 1910. After leaving school and prior to enlisting he worked as an apprentice at Messrs Hill, Evans and Co. Vinegar works. He was in the Public School Corps in December 1914.
Frank Haines has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Cambrai Memorial.