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Haines, C J

Menin Gate

The Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 20 May 1915

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Charles James Haines

Sergeant Charles James Haines
2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment

1914-15 Star

The son of Charles John Haines, of London, he was married with three children to Amelia V. L. Lewis (formerly Haines), of Pembroke House, 44 David Place, St Helier. Prior to the war he was employed by Messrs Le Gallais & Sons.

Killed in action, aged 28 years

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 20 May 1915

Roll of Honour Another East Surrey Sergeant who has laid down his life on the field of honour is Sergeant Charles Haines who from the time of leaving the service until the outbreak of war was employed by Messrs F Le Gallais & Sons. The gallant NCO, who was only 28, was married to a Jersey lady and leaves 3 children to mourn his loss. From the official intimation it appears that the Sergeant lost his life on 27 April last. To his widow and family we offer our sincere condolences in their bereavement.


At 8pm every evening, the Last Post is played inside the Menin Gate in remembrance.