George Haggar

WWI soldier

By Owen Welch

This is George Haggar, born Wallington, Herts, who came to live with my Paternal Grandmother, in Stevenage from where he enlisted at Bedford into the 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment on 1st February 1915 . He was then posted to France on 3rd November 1915 . Where he went or what he did between then and his death on 27th 1916 I do not know, but, from information received he was killed during an attack on Longueval , France aged 20.

He has no known grave, but is commemorated on Pier & Face 2c of the Theipval Memorial, France.

Before enlisting, he worked as a hay-tier for John Inns of Stevenage .

More World War I heroes

You can find out more about other Stevenage men who died in the Great War by following this link to the Stevenage at War website.

This page was added on 20/12/2010.

Comments about this page

  • In Memoriam

    In loving memory of Private George Haggar of Wallington, who was killed in action July 26 1916 aged 20years.

    He nobly answered duty’s call
    He gave his life for one and all
    But unknown grave is the bitterest blow
    Only a mothers heart can know

    My loved one sleeps in a Foreign land
    His grave I may not see
    But as long as life and memory last
    He will remembered be. 

    My loved one sleeps in a Foreign land
    His grave I may not see
    But as long as life and memory last
    He will remembered be  

    Loving Mother and Father

    By Owen Welch (13/06/2012)

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