James Aspinall Haigh (1894-1917)

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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, JAMES ASPINALL. Lieutenant. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Huddersfield 9.9.1894. Only son of the late Allen Haigh and grandson of the late James Haigh, of the firm of Messrs James Haigh Limited, dyers, of Globe Works, Colne Road, Aspenhurst, Huddersfield. Lived with his mother at Greenbank, 5 Elmfield Road, Birkby. Was a member of the choir at St. John's Church, Birkby, and was formerly a member of the Amateur Operatic Society. Prior to the outbreak of the war had been learning the art of dyeing in Germany at the firm of Badische and Bayer. He continued his studies when he joined the family firm in Colne Road. Joined the local Territorials in Spring, 1911. Received his commission in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment on 21.2.1915 and was promoted Lieutenant on 16.6.1916. Wounded at Bourlon Wood, near Cambrai, 20.11.1917. Died of wounds at No 21 Casualty Clearing Station at Ytres, 22.11.1917, aged 23 years. Buried ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row B, Grave 10.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

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