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Place of Birth: Dent, Yorkshire
Service No: 224473
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery
Battalion / Unit: 77th Battery
Date of Death: 1918-10-25
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: 4. B. 30.
CWGC Cemetery: RAWALPINDI WAR CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: DENT, YORKSHIRE
Benjamin Griffiths Haygarth was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Haygarth, née Griffiths and brother of L/Corporal John William Haygarth (2876) (q.v.). Their father was born at Dent, Yorkshire and mother at Acrefair, Denbighshire, Wales. Benjamin and John were cousins of Private Rainforth Pooley (11567) (q.v.).
1901 Dent, Yorkshire Census: Main Street - Benjamin Haygarth, aged 9 years, born Dent, son of Robert and Elizabeth Haygarth.
1911 Dent, Yorkshire census: Peggleswright - Benjamin Griffis [sic] Haygarth, aged 19 years, born Dent. [Benjamin was employed by his uncle, Matthew Haygarth, Farmer.]
Benjamin was married to Margaret Morphet in 1916. Margaret was the sister of L/Corporal John Middleton Morphet (2619) (q.v.).
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Dvr Benjamin Haygarth, 224473, Royal Field Artillery.
The entry for Benjamin Haygarth is duplicated in the CPGW book on page 367.
A short biography of Benjamin is included in: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 - But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (2016).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
HAYGARTH, B., aged 27, R.F.A., son of Mr. R. Haygarth, [Dent], died from pneumonia, Oct. 5, 1918.
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Driver Benjamin HAYGARTH
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery
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