Victor is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.
Born: 17th June 1918, Goole, Yorkshire.
Died: 23rd December 1943; age 25.
Victor went overseas in 1941.
Rank: Bombardier; Service Number: 1504974.
Regiment: Royal Artillery, 97 (The Kent Yeomanry) Field Regiment.
Province of Chieti,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Frederick Charles & Isabella Helen Haste; husband of Ethel Rhoda Haste, of Fareham, Hampshire.
Father: Frederick Charles Haste, born 1883, Harwich, Essex – died/MPK – 7th August 1944, at sea. Frederick was ranked a 4th Engineer Officer for the Merchant Navy – S.S.’Amsterdam.’ He is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial.
Mother: Isabella Helen Haste (nee Fitch), born 1888, Shorncliffe, Kent.
The Haste family home – 56, Sirdar Road, Ipswich.
In 1940, Ipswich, Victor married Ethel Rhoda Earwaker, born June 1915, Fareham, Hampshire. They had 1 daughter.
Newspaper Report – 8th February 1946 – Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury
IPSWICH MAN PRESUMED KILLED IN YUGOSLAVIA
Mrs. Haste, of 56, Sirdar Road, Ipswich, has just received news of her son, Victor of the Royal Artillery, who went overseas in 1941. Whilst in action in Libya his gun was hit and he himself badly wounded in the arm and shoulder, and was taken prisoner. After being in hospital 16 1/2 months he finally escaped, and is now thought to have lost his life whilst serving with Partisan Forces in Yugoslavia. He attended Goole Secondary and Northgate School, Ipswich, and he leaves a wife and child at Fareham.