George Haggar

Name

George Haggar

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

27/07/1916
20

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
19448
Bedfordshire Regiment
1st Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier/Face 2C
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Stevenage Old Town Memorial
St Nicholas' Church Memorial, Stevenage Old Town
Holy Trinity Church Memorial Roll of Honour, Stevenage Old Town
St Mary's |Church Memorial , Wallington

Pre War

George was the son of Charles & Hannah Haggar of Wallington, Baldock, Hertfordshire. He later moved to Stevenage.

Wartime Service

He was posted to France on the 3rd November 1915 and was killed in the attack on Longueval during the Battle of the Somme. The battalion suffered heavy casualties from gas shelling during the advance to the forward positions and again at the assembly line. There was considerable action in the area and a German artillery barrage brought down a “hurricane” of fire on the men of “B” & “D” Companies, who each lost over 50% of their men. George has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Theipval Memorial, France.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson