Herbert Haigh (c.1895-1917)

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Herbert Haigh

Biography

Herbert Haigh was the son of woollen weaver Edward Haigh and his wife Betsy Ann.

By 1911, he was working as a mule piecener.

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, HERBERT. Gunner. No L/29317. 'C' Battery, 160th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Second son of Mr and Mrs Edward Haigh, 2 Mold Hall, Nettleton Hill, Longwood. Prior to enlistment, had been employed at various times by Messrs C. and J. Hirst and Sons Limited, Messrs Hirst and Mallinson Limited and Mr A. Illingworth, of Longwood. Attended Scapegoat Hill Baptist Church and Sunday School. Was a member of the Scapegoat Hill Brass Band. Single. Enlisted 1.6.1915. Killed in action, 7.6.1917, aged 22 years. Buried St. NICOLAS BRITISH CEMETERY, ARRAS. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 3.

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