Staff Sergeant 49986
Royal Garrison Artillery
George enlisted in 1887, aged 26 and was discharged 31 March 1907 aged 46.
The Royal Garrison Artillery was formed in 1899 as a distinct arm of the British Army's Royal Regiment of Artillery serving alongside the other two arms of the Regiment, the Royal Field Artillery and the Royal Horse Artillery. The RGA were the 'technical' branch of the Royal Artillery who were responsible for much of the professionalisation of technical gunnery that was to occur during the First World War. It was originally established to man the guns of the British Empire's forts and fortresses.
During the period George was serving in the army Malta was an important part of the British Empire, a strategic stronghold in the region and a stepping stone for Britain's expansion to the East.
1871: Hilts Cottage, Crich
|Frederick||Haslam||Head||45||Merino Framework knitter||Crich|
|Mary||Haslam||daughter||15||Merino Framework knitter||Crich|
RG10 piece 3587 folio 33 page 12
RG11 piece 3414 folio 183 page 7
In the army; he enlisted 10 August 1887 and served in Malta from 1888 until 1897
1901: White Hart Road, Portsmouth
|George||Haslam||Head||39||Corporal RGA, Carpenter||Crich|
RG13 piece 1001 folio 9 page 9
1911: 156, Landguard road, E Southsea, Portsmouth
|Emily||Haslam||wife||44||house keper||Eye, Suffolk|
|Ada||Haslam||daughter||21||domestic servant||Valetta, Malta|
|Alfred||Haslam||son||14||porter in bakery||Valetta,Malta|
RG14PN5544 RG78PN252 RD90 SD2 ED23 SN261
George 's birth was registered in Q2 of 1861, Registered in Belper District [GRO 7b 464]
Bombardier George HASLAM, on 20 October 1887 to Emily BOOTY at Woolwich Register Office.
Death, Probate Calendar
Haslam, George of 16 Landguard-road, Eastney, Portsmouth, died 27 April 1919. Administration London 20 November to Emily Haslam widow. Effects £160 9s