Other names: William Henry
Locations in this story: Tisbury, WiltshireDonhead St. Andrew, WiltshireBarnet, MiddlesexPerth, Western AustraliaGallipoli, TurkeyFrance & FlandersJolimont, Western Australia
Story: William Henry Haime (sometimes spelt 'Haimes') was registered in Tisbury, Wiltshire, on 7 Oct 1885 the son of Henry William Haime and Mary Ann Haime (nee Gurd). He lived his early life in and around Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire. At some time after 1901 he had emigrated to Perth, Western Australia, where, on 20 Nov 1914 he had enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force as a Private (Service No. 1478). He joined the 16th Battalion who were in action in Gallipoli, Turkey where he was wounded on 17 May 1915. On his recovery he rejoined his unit in Etaples, France, on 23 Sep 1916 then attached to the 48th Battalion. He received a gun shot wound to the right thigh on 11 Apr 1917 and was repatriated to the UK for treatment. Whilst there he met and married Kathleen Emily Mary Gurd in Barnet, Middlesex, on 8 Feb 1918. He was further repatriated back to Australia where he was discharged as being unfit for further duty on 19 Nov 1918. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He was known to be living at 4 Rosebery Street, Jolimont, Western Australia, in 1967 as he had applied for and received the Gallipoli ANZAC Memorial Medallion No. 62552 at that time. His death was recorded in Perth, Western Australia, on 4 Nov 1969. His brother, Francis (Frank) George Haime, had also served but had been killed in action.