Harold Haigh (c.1883-1918)

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.
Harold Haigh

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, HAROLD. Private. No 33961. 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Barton Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield. Son of George Albert and Ellen Haigh, 43 Matlock Street, Crosland Moor. Educated Crosland Moor Board School. Employed as a lithographic printer. At the time of enlistment, was living at 13 Nowells Walk, Harehills Lane, Leeds. Husband of Lily Haigh, 5 Church Street, Crosland Moor. Enlisted on Whit Monday, 1916. Wounded twice. Was taken prisoner by the Germans in March, 1918. He was interned at the Langensalza Camp, Germany. On 17.11.1918 there was a riot at the camp, when 16 prisoners were killed and 50 injured. Private Haigh was severely wounded in the leg and back. He was transported to Leith General Hospital, Scotland, where he died from his wounds and partly from exhaustion and starvation, on Monday 30.12.1918, 35. Buried EMMANUEL CHURCHYARD, LOCKWOOD. Grave location:- 6, S.W., 34.
ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; 'Rising Sun' Public House, Crosland Hill.

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