Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig of Bemersyde

Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig of Bemersyde

Male 1861 - 1928

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  • Name  Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig of Bemersyde 
    Title  Field Marshal  
    Suffix  1st Earl Haig of Bemersyde 
    Born  19 Jun 1861 
    Gender  Male 
    War  1914-1918 
    A career soldier he Commanded the British Expeditionary Force from 1915-1918. He was Commander-in-Chief during the Battle of the Somme, the Third Battle of Ypres and the Hundred Days Offensive, which led to the Armistice in 1918. He was a popular leader during and immediately after the war and he had a State Funeral with a day of national mourning. More recently he has had his critics and has been referred to as The Butcher of the Somme.  
    Death  1928 
    He had a heart attack and died at 21 Prince's Gate, London.  
    Event  His achievements, experiences and accolades are too numerous to recount here, so the reader is directed to Wikipedia or other online sources of information. 
    Died  29 Jan 1928 
    Person ID  I4222  Fidgen
    Last Modified  25 Feb 2014 

    Family  Dorothy Maud Vivian,   b. 1879,   d. 1939 
    Married  11 Jul 1905 
    Last Modified  25 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F1480  Group Sheet

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