We remember Douglas Haig

We remember Douglas Haig

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Timeline

Timeline

1841
sibling William Henry Haig Source:8540232 1841
1844
sibling Mary Elizabeth Haig Source:8540249 1844
1845
sibling Hugh Veitch Haig Source:8540249 1845
1847
sibling Janet Stein Haig Source:8540249 1847
1850
sibling Rachel N Haig Source:8540249 1850
1852
sibling Henrietta Frances Haig Source:8540251 1852
1857
sibling John Alicius Haig Source:8540232 1857
1860
sibling George Ogilvie Haig Source:8540251 1860
1861
birth Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom Source:6162729 19th June 1861
1877
education School Clifton College Clifton, Bristol United Kingdom Source:8540256 January 1877 - April 1879
1880
education Brasenose College, Oxford Oxford United Kingdom Source:6162729 1880 - 1883
1884
education Royal Military College at Sandhurst United Kingdom Source:6162729 January 1884 - 1885
1885
service British Army Lieutenant 7th Hussars Source:8537600 7th February 1885 - 5th February 1891
1885
commission Regular Source:8537471 7th February 1885
1888
appointments Adjutant 7th Hussars Source:8537493 25th July 1888
1891
service British Army Captain 7th Hussars Source:8537600 6th February 1891 - 14th November 1898
1894
appointments Aide-De-Camp to Inspector General of Cavalry Source:8537496 28th April 1894
1898
awards Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration Source:8537514 16th September 1898
1898
service British Army Brevet Major 7th Hussars Source:8537600 15th November 1898 - 25th June 1899
1898
awards Egyptian Medal Other War Service Award Source:9490673 1898
1899
service British Army Major 7th Hussars Source:8537485 26th June 1899
1899
appointments Deputy Assistant Adjutant General Source:8537593 13th October 1899
1900
awards Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration Source:8537595 2nd February 1900
1900
appointments Assistant Adjutant General Source:8537597 20th February 1900
1901
awards Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration Source:8537599 8th February 1901
1901
service British Army Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 7th Hussars Source:8537600 19th April 1901
1901
service British Army Lieutenant Colonel 17th Lancers Source:8537610 17th July 1901
1901
awards Order of the Bath, Military Division British Award/Decoration Source:8537612 27th September 1901
1902
awards Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration Source:8537601 29th July 1902
1902
service British Army Brevet Colonel 17th Lancers. Source:8537603 31st October 1902
1902
appointments Aide De Camp to King Edward VII Source:8537603 31st October 1902
1902
awards Queen's South Africa Medal Other War Service Award Source:9490673 1902
1902
awards King's South Africa Medal Other War Service Award Source:9490673 1902
1903
service British Army Colonel Staff Source:8537608 30th October 1903
1903
appointments Inspector General of Cavalry in India Source:8537608 30th October 1903
1905
marriage Dorothy Maud Vivian Source:8537477 1905
1906
service British Army Major General Staff Source:8538632 25th August 1906
1907
children Alexandra Haig Source:8537509 1907
1908
children Victoria Haig Source:8537509 1908
1910
service British Army Lieutenant General 17th Lancers Source:8538640 31st October 1910
1912
appointments General Officer CiC Aldershot Command Source:8538646 1st March 1912
1914
appointments Aide de Camp to King George V Source:8538649 17th February 1914
1914
service British Army General Staff Source:8538650 16th November 1914
1916
awards Grand Cordon de l'Ordre de Leopold Other War Service Award Source:8538651 24th February 1916
1917
service British Army Field Marshal Staff Source:8538658 1st January 1917
education Clifton Bank School St Andrews, Fife United Kingdom Source:8540271
1928
death Not War Related London United Kingdom Source:6162729 29th January 1928
burial Dryburgh Abbey Non-War Cemetery Dryburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom Source:6162729

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Douglas
Initials D
Last Name Haig
Source 5517760
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeCertaintySource
42 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh United Kingdom other group residence address known 1881
8, Chester Street, St George Edinburgh, St George, Midlothian, Scotland United Kingdom parents address known 1871
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 7th Hussars Major
British Army 7th Hussars Brevet Lieutenant Colonel
British Army 7th Hussars Lieutenant
British Army 7th Hussars Captain
British Army 7th Hussars Brevet Major
British Army 17th Lancers Lieutenant Colonel
British Army 17th Lancers. Brevet Colonel
British Army Staff Colonel
British Army Staff Major General
British Army 17th Lancers Lieutenant General
British Army Staff General
British Army Staff Field Marshal
Awards
AwardTypeSource
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Egyptian Medal Other War Service Award
Grand Cordon de l'Ordre de Leopold Other War Service Award
King's South Africa Medal Other War Service Award
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration
Order of the Bath, Military Division British Award/Decoration
Queen's South Africa Medal Other War Service Award
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Children
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Alexandra Haig daughter 1907
Victoria Haig daughter 1908
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
John Haig father
Rachel Veitch mother
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
William Henry Haig brother 1841
John Alicius Haig brother 1857
Rachel N Haig sister 1850
Hugh Veitch Haig brother 1845
Mary Elizabeth Haig sister 1844
Janet Stein Haig sister 1847
Henrietta Frances Haig sister 1852
George Ogilvie Haig brother 1860
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Dorothy Maud Vivian wife 1905

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Official Records

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England & Wales deaths 1837-2007 Transcription Michael3
Medal Index Cards Transcription Michael3
England & Wales marriages 1837-2008 Transcription Trevor65535
1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Trevor65535

External Evidence

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Wikipedia entry for Douglas Hauge C2356
The Haig Family Story Deryck11795
Sculpture of Douglas Haig. Edward43379
Print of Douglas Haig Edward43379
Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig Matthew57315
Date of Commission 7 February 1885 Trevor65535
Promotion to Captain Trevor65535
Secondment to the Egyptian Army Trevor65535
Promotion to Major Trevor65535
Adjutant 7th Hussars Trevor65535
Aide de Camp Trevor65535
Mentioned in Despatches Trevor65535
Brevet Major Trevor65535
Deputy assistant adjutant general Trevor65535
Mentioned in Despatches 1900 Trevor65535
Assistant Adjutant General Trevor65535
Mentioned in Despatches 1901 Trevor65535
Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Trevor65535
Mentioned in Despatches 1902 Trevor65535
Brevet Colonel Trevor65535
Inspector General Trevor65535
Transfer to 17th Lancers Trevor65535
Order of the Bath Trevor65535
Commander Royal Victorian Order Trevor65535
Major General Trevor65535
Director of staff duties. Trevor65535
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order. Trevor65535
Promotion to Lieutenant General Trevor65535
Knight Commander of the India Empire Trevor65535
Commanding Officer Aldershot Trevor65535
Aide de Camp to King George V Trevor65535
General Trevor65535
Grand Cordon de l'ordre de Leopold Trevor65535
Field Marshall Trevor65535
THE HAIGS OF BEMERSYDE Fife3190
1871 Census Fife3190
Haig Family 1851 Census Fife3190
Haig Family 1861 Census Fife3190
Clifton College Register Fife3190
Article "Sir Douglas Haig at St Andrews" Fife3190
The Wars and Crufts Charlotte33
Order of the Day. Bria134912
The Official Visits to the Western Front 1914-18 Jonathan101862
Hart's Annual Army List 1914 Keith133517

Multimedia

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Field Marshal Douglas Haig Deryck11795
Haig's Gravestone Deryck11795
Douglas Haig & family Deryck11795
Haig & his Commanders 1918 Deryck11795
Haig the Horseman Deryck11795
Haig playing Polo Deryck11795
Haig Whisky advert 1917 Deryck11795
Order of The Bath Keith133517
Special Order of the Day - 04/08/1918 Bria134912
Official Photograph Jonathan101862

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