Birthca Nov 1886, Rickmansworth, Herts
Death7 Feb 1916, Slain in battle in Iraq
BurialBasra War Cemetery, Iraq
GeneralOnly s. 1911: Insurance clerk. In 4th Bn of Queens Royal Regt.
FatherRev Frederick Haslam (ca1838-ca1908)
MotherEthel Louisa Brown (ca1854-ca1932)
Notes for Lt Wilfred Henry W Haslam
His birth:

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page
Births Dec 1886
Haslam Wilfrid Henry W Watford 3a 558

In 1901 he was at Marlborough College:

Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Disability Where Born

HASLAM, Wilfrid Boarder Single M 14 1887 Pupil Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

RG number: RG13 Piece: 1925 Folio: 67 Page: 3

Registration District: Marlborough
Sub District: Marlborough
Ecclesiastical Parish: Marlborough St Peter & St Paul & Preslinte St George

Civil Parish: Marlborough St Peter and St Paul Municipal Borough:
Address: Marlborough St Peter And St Paul, Marlborough
County: Wiltshire

This death has been found on FreeBMD, could be anyone:

Surname First name(s) Age District Vol Page
Deaths Mar 1924
Haslam Wilfred 36 Basford 7b 266

In 1911 he was an insurance clerk and living with his mother in Orpington.

There are too many Wilfred Haslam marriages between 1911 and 1940 to guess which was his, if any.

In May 2013 Hugo Blomfield kindly wrote to tell me that Wilfred Haslam had in fact been killed in WW1 and his death record is on CWGC site:

Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 07/02/1916
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 4th Bn.
Grave Reference: IV. R. 20.
Additional Information:
Son of Ethel L. Haslam, of Dagenham House, Newton Abbott, and the late Rev. F. Haslam (Vicar of Hernhill, Faversham).

In April 2016, Phillippa Rooke wrote to tell me some more: his death is mentioned in the book “The Queens Own Royal West kent Regiment” by C T Atkinson, Chapter XI, “Mesopotamia in 1916”, p. 175.” At that time this could be seen on this site: <>.

Phillippa also apssed on his content of this website <>:

“Wilfred was educated at Marlborough College from 1900 to 1904, and played for the Rugby XV at the College in his final year, winning the annual matches against Wellington and Clifton College. On leaving school he played for the Nomads, the Marlborough Old Boys team based in Surbiton, Surrey, a founding member of the Rugby Football Union. In April 1911 the club merged with Rosslyn Park, which became the preferred London club for old Marlburians. Wilfred served four years as a Private in the Honourable Artillery Company, in the City of London, while he worked as a Lloyds Insurance Broker for Messrs Dalgety & Co. of Bishopsgate Street, London.”
Last Modified 15 Apr 2016Created 25 May 2017 by Tim Powys-Lybbe