Jacob Haines

Jacob Haines

Born: November 1892, Liverpool

Died: September 1971, Liverpool

Private Jacob Haines joined the Kings Regiment in 1911 as a scrawny 18 year old reservist (all of 5 foot 3 and 111 pounds) before joining the Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment in January 1913 (now a formidable 5 foot 4 and 125 pounds).

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