Courtesy David Millington
John Roger Haynes was born at Crich in about 1900 (many records list him as Roger), the son of John Roger and Emily Haynes. His father was a well-known Crich builder and his maternal grandfather was Vaughan Taylor, Crich butcher and farmer, who lived at the Mount on Bowns Hill. Roger had a short military career – in January 1918, he enlisted in the Army, aged seventeen, before contracting scarlet fever, and in May 1918 he was admitted to Cannock Chase Hospital. June 1919 found him in Bagthorpe Military Hospital with Disordered Action of the Heart (D.A.H.) before being transferred to the Cardiac Centre at Leeds General Infirmary. He was invalided out of the Army in August 1919.
He married Mary I Sellers in June qtr 1924 (Belper reg district)
Medal Roll Index Card
Enlisted 30/01/18. Discharged 16/08/19 Para 392 (xvi) K.R. Regimental Number 673443, Lance Corporal
Silver War Badge
673443 L/Cpl Haynes, John R. Labour Corps; Badge B282760; Enlisted 30/1/18; Discharged 16/8/19; sick, Para 392
Army Service Record
He enlsted at Derby 10 January 1918 aged 17 years and 348 days, a joiner of Crich. His height was 5ft 7¼in, weight 123lb. He was discharged under Para 392 (xvi) as physically unfit for service.
07/05/18 to 08/06/18 Scarlet Fever, Military Hospital, Cannock Chase
02/06/19 to 17/06/19 D.A.H. to Military Hospital Bagthorpe
07/07/19 to 18/08/19 Cardiac Centre Leeds General Infirmary, D.A.H. invalided out
After the war he became a successful local builder.
Photo from the George Smith Collection courtesy Stan Smith
The photo above shows his premises at the bottom of Bownes Hill, just off the Maket Place.
Photos courtesy David Millington
Roger Haynes driving the firm's lorry
Three generations of the Haynes family, caught on camera at Spout Farm, Tansley, in the late 1930s, rebuilding the barn that was burnt down.
Roger in the middle with his father John leading the way and his son John bringing up the rear.
1939 Register: The Archway, Crich
John Roger Haynes b.29 January 1900; Builder and contractor
Mary Iris Haynes b.17 July 1905
John Haynes b.5 August 1915; builders labourer
Kathleen E Haynes b.13 June 1930
Two closed records
1901: The Mount, Crich
|Vaughan||Taylor||Head||52||Butcher & Farmer||South Normanton|
|John||Haynes||son in law||27||Joiner||Crich|
|Rev J||Russell||boarder||38||Clergyman C of E||Beaminster|
|John R||Haynes||g son||1||Crich|
RG13 piece 3231 folio 45 page 10
1911: The Fields, Crich
|John||Haynes||Head||35||Joiner building trade||Crich|
RG14PN20984 RG78PN1251 RD436 SD4 ED13 SN208