Festival of Remembrance
SSFR - Southend Great War Trail
Ernest Herman Haig
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1867 Hanover Square, London
Manor House, Shoeburyness
Mabel Haig, Wife
Marguerite Haig, Daughter
Christine Haig, Daughter
28th December 1914
St Andrews Church, South Shoebury
Lt Col serving with the Royal Engineers in Shoebury
Ernest Haig was born in London in 1867. His father Axel Haig was an Artist and he had a brother Harold.
Ernest Haig was a career officer in the Royal Engineers. In 1891 he is listed as a Lieutenant, in 1901 he is a Captain, in 1911 a Major and in 1914 a
Ernest married Mabel Blake in Hampshire in 1891 and together they had 2 daughters, Marguerite and Christine.
In the 1911 census Ernest Haig is listed as a Major and the Haig family lived in the Manor House, Shoeburyness - they had 3 servants living with them.
Lt Col Haig died quite early in the war - 28th December 1914.