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In February 1916, the Express & Star published an appeal from a Mrs A. Smith, of 49 Cooke Street, seeking information about her son, Thomas Haselock (no 9221), C Company, 1st Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment. He had been reported missing on 25 September 1915.

Thomas Vernon Haselock was born in Wolverhampton in 1893. His father (Abram or Abraham) died in 1897, and his mother, Alice Maud M. Haselock, remarried to Frederick Henry Smith in 1903.

Unfortunately, according to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Haselock was killed on 25 September 1915. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial in France, as well as on the St John’s Church memorial in Wolverhampton.

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