Jump to content
Free downloads from TNA ×
The Great War (1914-1918) Forum

Remembered Today:

GHQ BEF staff officer 1916 - "General Haslam"


Recommended Posts

Grateful for help in tracking down a general officer (probably a Brig Gen) named Haslam.

He accompanied Maj Gen Richard Butler (Deputy COS GHQ BEF) to a tank demonstration at Elveden on 21 July 1916; sadly they missed the start of the display as their car broke down on route from London . His name is recorded in Solomon J Solomon diary

Have trawled the LG and TNA discovery but no success

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Now that is remarkable - he was awarded the DSO with C Battalion in 1917 although he does not appear in the War Diary other than when he departed to 9th Bn.  

Thank you for your help

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Shown on docs on family trees on ancestry as: 

Percy Lovell Clare Haslam

born 25.11.1885

married Estella Maude Gordon 8.1.14 St Georges Hanover Square - gives occupation as officer 18th Hussars

died 2.3.70

of Rystead House, Chiddingfold, Surrey


and to put a face to the name (courtesy of ancestry.co.uk)




Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 hours ago, travers61 said:

and to put a face to the name

Nice one - thank you for sharing.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...