Private William Haig

Private William Haig, 5th/6th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in action on 8th March 1918 in Belgium, aged 20. He was the son of Charles and Alexina Haig of 6, Forrestfield, Kelso and is buried in Canada Farm Cemetery,near Ypres, Flanders, Belgium. On that date the Germans made a surprise attack on front line trenches where the Battalion was in reserve. Two companies of the 5th/6th helped the 2nd Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry retake the positions and suffered 5 men killed in the process. His brother Peter also fell ( see above ). His Headstone is inscribed ” Ever Fondly Remembered By Father, Mother Sister And Brothers”.

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