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Full Name
George Moffatt Haigh
Rank Last Held
Rifleman
Forename(s)
George Moffatt
Surname
Haigh
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
24/173
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Rifleman
Next of Kin
G. Haigh (father), 8 Wilson Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
30 Papanui Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
Military District
Canterbury
Body on Embarkation
2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
A Company
Embarkation Date
9 October 1915
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll
292
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death
Somme, France
Date of Death
15 September 1916
Year of Death
1916
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers, Somme, France
Grave Reference
III. J. 8.
Memorial Name
  • Memorial gates, Greytown Soldiers Memorial Park, Kuratawhiti Street, Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand
  • Memorial trees, 117 lime trees, Avenue of Remembrance, Greytown Soldiers Memorial Park, Kuratawhiti Street, Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand
Biographical Notes
George Haigh was the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Haigh, of 8 Wilson St., Wellington, New Zealand.
Description of Image
  • Names panel, left, Memorial gates, Greytown Soldiers Memorial Park (photo G.A. Fortune 2012)
  • Memorial gates, Greytown Soldiers Memorial Park (photo G.A. Fortune 2012)
  • Dedication plaque, Avenue of Remembrance, Greytown Soldiers Memorial Park. Inscription: 'These lime trees were planted in 1922, in memory of 117 men who fell in World War 1.' The plaque rests at the base of a large stone 117 trees form an arch along the walkway (photo G.A. Fortune 2012)
  • Dedication plaque and stone, Avenue of Remembrance, Greytown Soldiers Memorial Park (photo G.A. Fortune 2012)
  • Avenue of Remembrance, Greytown Soldiers Memorial Park (photo G.A. Fortune 2012)
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Further References
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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