William Scott Haggart

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: January 1917
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 29482
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Garrison Battalion
  • Place of Death: Pakistan
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 28.10.1918
  • Burial Country: Pakistan
  • Cemetery: Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no:

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Strathmartine by Dundee
  • Address: 373 Strathmartine Road, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Elizabeth Haggart, 375 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    J. D. Haggart

  • Siblings:

    Allan & 1 Sister (name unknown)

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Scott Haggart

William has no known grave but is remembered on the Karachi War Memorial.

William S. Haggart   29482   Scottish Rifles

Downfield Soldier’s Death in India.

A well-known Downfield boy has laid down his life in India.  Mrs J. D. Haggart, 375 Strathmartine Road, Downfield, received the sad news immediately after the cessation of hostilities that her youngest son, Private Wm. S. Haggart, Scottish Rifles, had died of influenza on 28th October.  Pte. Haggart enlisted in the Black Watch in January, 1917.  He trained at Nigg for three months, and after being transferred to the Scottish Rifles proceeded to Bangalore, India, in May, 1917, but was subsequently stationed at Lahore.

In civil life he was engaged with his sister in a grocer’s and newsagent’s business in Downfield.  Mrs Haggart’s only surviving son, Sapper Allan Haggart, is at present serving with the Royal Engineers in France.

Dundee Courier 19th November 1918

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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