|Place of birth||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Address||676 Rathdown Street, North Carlton, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Father, Thomas Herbert Haslam, 676 Rathdown Street, North Carlton, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Acting Corporal|
|Unit name||29th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/46/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||29th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 10 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.
Taken on strength, 29th Bn, Serapeum, 18 January 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Reported missing, 19-20 July 1916.
'Identification Disc received from Germany. No particulars afforded except that the soldier is deceased. To be reported as KILLED IN ACTION FRANCE 19.7.16.'
Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Believed buried in vicinity of Fleurbaix Sh 36'.
Note on Red Cross File No 1290505: 'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16'.
Statement, 1363 G.L. BAILOR, 29th Bn, 12 February 1917: 'We went over the top at Fleurbaix on the evening of the 19th July. We took the first and second line of German trenches and held them for 12 hours when we were driven out owing to want of ammunition and lack of water. O'Donnell, Breguet and Haslam were all reported as missing after the attack. A lot of our men were killed and wounded by machine gun fire behind the German front line. Parties went out for the next two or three nights between our lines and the German front line collecting discs off the bodies but no discs belonging to the above were found.'
Second statement, 317 Pte O'SHANNESY, 29th Bn, 3 November 1916: 'I saw him blown to pieces by a bomb in a German trench at Fromelles on the morning of the 20th. We had got into a dummy trench and he was killed as we were coming back from it to the first line. I was close to him.'
Originally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 1), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2011) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HASLAM Herbert James
Red Cross file 1290505