Biography of Private John Tom Haines, (29977)
7th Yorkshire Regiment
Formerly 39944 – Notts and Derby Regiment
Died 8th February 1917


  • Name: John Tom Haines
  • Date of birth: 1883
  • Place of Birth: Spalding, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: July – September 1883
  • Place of Birth Registration: Spalding, Lincolnshire, England

  • Name: John William Haines
  • DOB: 1858
  • Place of Birth: Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Farm Labourer

  • Name: Unknown
    Step-Mother Susannah Jane Blood
  • DOB: 1856
  • Place Of Birth: Crowland, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 31 March 1890 Peterborough District
Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • John Tom Haines, 1883, Spalding
    George William Haines, 1884, Spalding
    Dorothy Mary Haines, 1896, Crowland

  • 1891: John is living with his father and step-mother in Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 1901: John is living with the Tiplar family in Bourne, Lincolnshire
  • 1911: John is living with his father and step-mother in Dyke, Lincolnshire.
Relatives in services

  • None found

  • No marriage for John has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.
Newspaper Mentions

  • None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found
Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that John Thomas Haines, 29977, 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra, Princes of Wales’ Own)was killed in action on 8th February 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.
Pension Records

  • None found

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal

  • UK:
  • Bourne, Roll of Honour in Bourne Abbey Church
    Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private John Thomas Haines, 29977, 7th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment who died on 8 February 1917 Age 34
    Son of Mr T W Haines of Dyke, Bourne, Lincs
    Remembered with honour, Thiepval Memorial.

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Bourne


  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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