1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Robert Haylett

Contributed by: william haylett, on 2008-11-04

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Rank
First Name Robert
Surname Haylett
Year of Birth 1881
Year of Death 1953
Regiment Durham Light Infantry
Place of Wartime Residence bishop aukland, Durham

Robert's Story

I have always looked up to my grandfather although i never really knew him. mainly because he was commisioned from the ranks and went on to get the Military Cross with a rose. My grand mother used to have his service revolver in her attick, untill my father took it to the police during an armistice, shame really with the provenance it would be a real collectors item or museum piece.

When I was 50 I commissioned as a Captain in the TA, 201 field hospital, I think my grandfather would have been proud if he was still alive.

He survived the Great War and went on to command a Home Guard dettachment in Darlington in ww2.

he was descended from norfolk fishermen one of which won a medal ( RNLI) at Caister.

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