HAINES Ronald Douglas
Regiment : Pioneer Corps
Service number : 14363347
Conflict : WW2
Date of death : 19th April 1944
Buried : Atch Lench Graveyard, Worcestershire, England, North East of Chapel.
Relatives : Son of Mrs G.M. Haines, of Sheriff's Lench
Memorial : Church Lench All Saints Church
Appears on the Army casualties list for Worcestershire.
A letter from the Reverend H. Francis Atkins, The Rectory, Church Lench, Evesham dated 23rd August 1950 can be found within war records held at Worcestershire Archives requesting that Private Ronald Douglas Haines, Pioneer Corps, Army Fire-Fighting Service, service no 14363347 be added to the county roll of honour.
Reverend Atkins sent a second letter dated 12th September 1950 with the same information.
The following additional information was researched and transcribed by Alan Stephens:
Ronald Douglas Haines was the son of Nabor and Gladys Haines of Sherrifs Lench. After leaving school he worked for the Empire Meat Company in Evesham as a van driver and was a member of the Home Guard. He joined the Army in late 1942. By 1944 he was in the Pioneer Corps and was stationed at the army fire fighting centre at Catterick where he contracted what was believed to be meningitis. His parents were at his bedside for the last two weeks of his life. He died on 19th April 1944 aged 20. At his funeral members of the Home Guard acted as pall bearers.