Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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05/11/2017 His battalion served with the 16th Irish Division in July and August 1917 and were fighting North-East of Ypres, Belgium, where Sergeant Haslam was severely wounded.
05/11/2017 Hugh Haslam was the son of Edmund Bury and Margaret Haslam. Edmund Haslam and Margaret Kelly were married on 26th September 1881 in the district of Coleraine.
05/11/2017 Hugh Benjamin Haslam was born at Sherrygroom, Stewartstown on 16th July 1890. He was one of at least six children, four surviving.
05/11/2017 Known family: Edmund Bury Haslam, Margaret Haslam, Jonathan H Haslam (born 23rd June 1882), Edmund Haslam (born 7th November 1885, died 2nd December 1895, age 10), William Haslam (born 18th January 1888), Hugh Benjamin Haslam (born 16th July 1890), Robert Haslam (born 21st September 1892), Jane Haslam (born 23rd October 1897, died 23rd October 1897).
05/11/2017 The 1901 census records Hugh as 11 years old, living with the family at Sherrygroom, Stewartstown, County Tyrone. Hugh was still at school. His father was a bookkeeper from Lancashire in England.
05/11/2017 Hugh Haslam and Georgina Gallagher were married on 11th November 1915 in Belfast. It is not known if they had any children.
05/11/2017 Hugh Haslam enlisted in Clydebank, Scotland.
05/11/2017 Records show that he received a wound to his hand and spent some time in hospital as well as a spell on home on leave.
05/11/2017 Sergeant Hugh Haslam was taken to hospital in Boulogne where he had his right arm amputated.
05/11/2017 Sergeant Hugh Benjamin Haslam died from his wounds on Sunday 26th August 1917.
05/11/2017 Sergeant Hugh Benjamin Haslam is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
05/11/2017 In his will he left all to his wife Georgina, who was living at 18 St Vincent Street, Belfast.
05/11/2017 Hugh’s brother, Robert Haslam, served throughout the war. He was taken prisoner in March 1918 and arrived home in January 1919.
05/11/2017 The CWGC record Sergeant Hugh Benjamin Haslam as the son of Mrs James Greer of The Park, Priestland, Bushmills, County Antrim. He is also recorded as the husband of Georgina M Haslam of 18 St Vincent Street, Shore Road, Belfast.
05/11/2017 Last Will and Testament of Sergeant Hugh Haslam dated 20th March 1917
05/11/2017 Hugh Benjamin Haslam served with the 6th Battalion of the Connaught Rangers.
31/08/2016 The book ‘Portrush Heroes 1914-18’ lists Hugh on page 80.
30/12/2015 In the event of my death I give the whole of my property and effects to Mrs Georgina Maud Haslam, Wife, Address: 18 St Vincent Street, Belfast. Hugh Haslam. Sergeant 2/9416 Connaught Rangers. 20 March 1917.
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