Albert Haigh (c.1898-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

HAIGH, ALBERT. Private. No 72045. Sherwood Foresters. Formerly No 31748 North Staffordshire Regiment. Born Holme, Holmfirth. Only son of Abraham and Alice Haigh, Burnlee, Holmfirth. Attended Holme Day and Sunday School. Employed by Messrs W. H. and J. Barber, Clarence Mills, Holmbridge. Enlisted November 1916. Killed in action, 23.8.1917, aged 19. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
His parents received a letter from a comrade of their son telling them how he died. The soldier writes that Albert was killed as he was getting behind a corner, 'Just as Albert as about to go round the corner he was hit in the stomach. He did not suffer any pain as he was killed instantly. The last words Albert was heard to say were 'We are alright, I have a parcel on the way and we will have a good 'do' when we get out.'
ROH:- Upperthong War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission