When he was 9 years old he and his parents plus his older siblings were living at 51 Bromfelde Road, Clapham with a live in general servant. Ten years later, in 1911, he had a job as an ironmonger's assistant but was still living with his parents, a brother plus now two domestic servants at the 14 roomed house called Kenmore in Thrale Road, Streatham Park. He was a young man from a reasonably wealthy family and had the rest of his life to look forward to.
Unfortunately, as for many like him, the Great War got in the way of "the rest of his life" and hit him head on.
The Dorking & Leatherhead Advertiser reported : "Second Lieutenant Victor Bradshaw Haskins of the 3rd East Surrey Regiment was killed in France on November 20th. The youngest son of Mr and Mrs William A. Haskins of Kenmore, Thrale Road, Streatham. He was born on October 21st 1891 and educated at the City of London School. When war broke out he was an engineering student and a cadet in the University of London 0.T.C. (Officer Training Corps) from which Corps he qualified for his commission in March and went out to France in August last."
He was too young to die, like many others, at just 24.