John Willie Haycocks

Royal Air Force

Personal Details

Born: 25 March 1901 in Bronington, Flintshire, Wales and was baptised on 21 July the same year in Bronington Parish Church.

Family: He was the eldest of four children born to Lloyd John Haycocks, a clay miner, and his wife Margaret. He married Nora Ashley in 1920 in Whitchurch and together they had nine children – Nora L, Roy J, Olive, Alice I, Charles H, Janet M, Josephine M, Maureen E and William L.

Residence: At the time of his baptism the family were living at 18 Highgate, Whitchurch, Shropshire; by 1911 they had moved to Little Green, Bronington, Flintshire, Wales. In 1918 his father’s address was given as 1 Belton Cottages, Wrexham Road, Whitchurch and in 1934 he lived at 113 High Street, Wem, Shropshire.

Employment: In 1918 he was a motor driver; in 1934 he was a welder.

Died: Not known

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Air Force

Rank: Fitter

Service Number: 296191

Date of Enlistment: 17 September 1918

Date of Discharge: 22 March 1919

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

Medals and Awards

Not known, but unlikely to have been awarded any campaign medals due to the short period of service.


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