image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.

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Born: 17th October 1896, ‘White House’, Burstall, Suffolk.

Died: 17th August 1916; age 19; KiA – Mametz High Wood – shell fire while taking his men and guns up to the firing line.

Residence: Lattice Grove, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

Enlisted in the 1st/5th Battalion, of the Suffolk Regiment in August 1914.

Gazetted 2nd Lieutenant, of the 3rd Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in October 1914, and was promoted August 1915. Harry obtained First-class Certificates in Musketry at Hythe, and in France for Bombing, Trench Mortar and Machine Gun. For a time Harry was a Lewis Gun Instructor – 1st Division. He joined the 1st Loyal North Lancashire Regiment at Loos, in September 1915. In May 1915, Harry was attached to the 2nd Brigade Trench Mortar Battery.

Date of Entry Therein: 1st October 1915 – France.


Rank: Lieutenant.

Regiment: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 3rd Battalion, attached to the 2nd Brigade Trench Mortar Battery.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Peronne Road Cemetery,







1901   ‘White House’ Burstall, Suffolk.


Harry was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Henry George Haggar, 38, a Farmer – employer, born Burstall.

Marian Haggar (nee Fisk), 42, born Ipswich.

Ida Marian Haggar, 13, born Little Blakenham, Suffolk.

John Charles Gordon Haggar, 10, born Little Blakenham.

1 general domestic servant.

1 housemaid.


1911   ‘The Laurel’s’ Burstall, Suffolk.


Harry was 15 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Henry, 48, a Farm Manager – employer.

Marian, 52.

Ida, 23.

John, 20, an Assistant Quantity Surveyor.

1 visitor.

1 general housemaid.


Harry was educated at Ipswich School – entered 1905 and left 1912. passed London University Matriculation in 1912. He was a member of the School’s Officer Training Corps.


On the 21st February 1920, Mr Henry Hagger applies for his late son’s 1915 Star medal.


Soldiers’ Effects to Henry George Haggar – father, a Gentleman.


Probate to Henry George Haggar Esq.


Harry is also remembered on the Chapel war memorial at Ipswich School, and on the war memorial at Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk.



The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 3rd Battalion:


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