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Private Thomas Morris Haffield (30273)

9th Bn, The Worcestershire Regiment, 39th Brigade, 13th Division

Thomas Morris Haffield of Poolbrook

Malvern Commemoration: St Andrew’s Malvern Common

Burial/Commemoration: Amara War Cemetery Iraq

Nature of Death: Killed in action Kut, Mesopotamia 25/1/17

Age: 32

Next of Kin: Eldest son of Mr and Mrs Edwin Haffield of Page's Cottages, Poolbrook; husband of Mrs A E Haffield of Pound Bank, Malvern.

Thomas Haffield was born in 1885, the first son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Haffield of Poolbrook. He enlisted in the Worcestershire Regiment [1] and was posted to the 9th Battalion, which had served at Gallipoli [2] and was then serving in Mesopotamia. He was killed on the 25th January 1917 during the relief of Kut. He left a widow, who was informed of his death in February 1917.

He had five brothers who also served in the Great War – they were: L R Haffield, Royal Horse Artillery; Pte Edwin Harry Haffield, Worcestershire Regt; Sgt (later 2/Lieutenant) C C Haffield 2/8th Worcestershire Regiment and, Pte H Haffield Worcestershire Regiment.

The Haffield brothers of Poolbrook [3]

The Haffield brothers of Poolbrook

Edwin, who joined the Colours in September 1916 was wounded the following September; Gnr L R Haffield was wounded in October 1917 and Lieutenant Haffield was taken prisoner in the German Spring Offensive of 1918. He was freed in January 1919 and was a member of the Committee of the Malvern Prisoner of War Club.

Malvern News 6/10/1917, 6/4/1918, 20/4/1918, 17/2/1917, 4/1/1919
Berrows Journal Supplement 24/2/1917


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[2] Gallipoli: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallipoli_Campaign

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