Frank Percy Haines
Frank was born in 1889 in Leicester to Joseph Haines, a schoolmaster, and Lucy (nee Horsley).
They had 4 children –
Nellie May 1886
Charles Ernest 1888
Frank Percy 1889
Reginald Joseph 1902
In 1891 census the family were living at 267 Humberstone Rd, Leicester along with Joseph’s widowed mother, brother and a servant. In 1901 census they were at the same address.
In 1911 census the family were living at ‘Bayreuth’ Moreland Ave, Leicester. and Frank was a tutor at Hurst Court College, a boy’s boarding school in Ore, Hastings.
Frank started his education at St. Saviour’s School and in 1900 moved to The Wyggeston School where he studied until 1907. He won an organ scholarship to Clare College, Cambridge where he was also a singer (baritone). He obtained a B.A. Mus, Bac.(Cantab) and was made sub-organist of King’s College, Cambridge in 1912.
He became a Lieutenant in 8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment and was Killed in Action on 16.6.1917. He is on the Arras Memorial (Bay 5), France and also the Syston Memorial as his parents were living at The Morlands, Syston at the time of his death.
His family donated a memorial window to St. Saviour’s Church which
has been damaged by vandals but is due to be restored.