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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)
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
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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