Alfred J. Baines
War dead Male Born 1914 Died 23/5/1940
Second Lieutenant Alfred Jack Baines was born in 1914 in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, the son of Alfred and Hestor Baines. He was married to Doris Mabel Baines and they lived at 181 Ilford Lane, Ilford, Essex. He initially joined the Honourable Artillery Company, service number 107013, but transferred to the Essex Regiment on 15 October 1939.
He was serving in their 2nd Battalion when he was killed in action, aged 26 years, on 23 May 1940. He is buried in Meurchin Churchyard, Pas de Calais, France, near the south western corner of the church. It is the only Commonwealth War Grave in this churchyard. Probate was granted to his widow and his effects totalled £364-1s-9d.