Herbert HASLAM 1858 –

Derbyshire Regiment
26th Brigade

There were age discrepencies in his various records from when he joined the Army in 1879.

There were two Herbert HASLAM birth registrations in Q1 of 1851 in the Belper district. One was the son of Turner and Hannah HASLAM of Belper the other son of Frederick/Fedinand and Hannah HASLAM of Crich. No other Herbert HASLAM registrations found.

1851 Census Tors, Crich
Ferdinand HASLAM head, 28, FWK; born Crich
Hannah HASLAM, wife, 24; born Crich
William HASLAM, son 5; born rich
Eliza HASLAM, dau, 1; born Crich
Herbert HASLAM, son; 1 mo; born Crich
[HO107 2145 229 6 22]

1861 Census: Lea, Mr Smedley's Men's Hospital
Herbert HASLAM, 9, scholar; born Crich
[RG09 2518 65 17]

Note: The Free Hospital, which Mr. Smedley established, consisted of a number of rooms adjoining the mills, which had been converted into bath-rooms and bedrooms for the male patients, and some cottage property close by, which was made suitable for the female patients. This institution, being wholly free to poor sufferers, soon greatly prospered ; but it involved a heavy strain on Mr. Smedley's resources, for he bore the entire cost of maintaining some thirty patients, providing board, lodging, and baths for over twenty years. A local missionary was appointed, whose duty it was to minister to the temporal and spiritual wants of the workpeople. [The Smedleys of Matlock Bank by Henry Steer]

Herbert's family were at Crich
1861 Census: Crich Comon
Frederick HASLAM head, 38, FWK; born Crich
Hannah HASLAM, wife, 34; born Crich
William HASLAM, son 15; born Crich
Eliza HASLAM, dau, 11; born Crich
Thomas HASLAM, son, 7; born Crich
Mary HASLAM, dau, 4; born Crich
Frederick HASLAM, son, 2; born Crich
[RG09 1512 86 9 47]

1871 Census: Hilts Cottages, Crich
Frederick HASLAM, head, 48, Merino FWK; born Crich
Hannah HASLAM, wife, 44; born Crich
Eliza HASLAM, dau, 21, Mill Hand; born Crich
Herbert HASLAM, son, 19, Joiners apprentice; born Crich
Thomas HASLAM, son, 17, Mechanic; born Crich
Mary HASLAM, dau, 15, Merino FWK; born Crich
Frederick HASLAM, son, 12, scholar; born Crich
George HASLAM, son, 10, scholar; born Crich
Arthur HASLAM, son , 3; born Crich
[RG10 3587 33 12 69]

1881 Census: Aldershot, Army Service Corps
Herbert HASLAM, unmarried, 24, Private; born Crich
[RG11 765 74 13]
He was one of many soldiers listed

Herbert enisted into the Derbyshire Regiment, 26th Brigade, on 28 July 1879, a labourer aged 21 years 5 months. He signed on initially for six years but completed twelve.
He was 5ft 5¼in; fresh complexion; grey eyes; brown hair; C of E.
Transferring to the Army Reserve on 24 November 1889 he was discharged on 27 July 1891.
He served in Gibraltar and Egypt before his 7 years in India.
One of his medals was the Egyptian campaign 1872 medal.
Next of kin was his mother Hannah of Crich.

Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioners Admissions and Discharge Records 1879–1891

Herbert Haslam Army Record

Herbert Haslam Army Record

Herbert Haslam Army Record

Herbert Haslam Army Record

Herbert Haslam Army Record

Herbert Haslam Army Record

1891 Census: Town End Bolsover
Herbert HASLAM, lodger, single, 31, labourer; born Crich
[RG12 2767 17 168 27 ]