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Forename(s): Benjamin

Place of Birth: Dent, Yorkshire

Service No: 224473

Rank: Driver

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 77th Battery

Division: ---

Age: 26

Date of Death: 1918-10-25

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: 4. B. 30.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: DENT, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

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 entry

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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

Driver Benjamin HAYGARTH

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

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Forename(s): Benjamin

Born: Dent


Enlisted: Preston

Number: 224473

Rank: Dvr

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery



Died Date: 25/10/18

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: India


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Forename(s): B

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 224473

Rank: Driver

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Unit: 77th Bty.



Died Date: 24/10/1918

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‘The Westmorland Gazette’ (16 November 1918)

(Kindly supplied by Sedbergh & District History Society)


HAYGARTH, Pte. B., R.F.A. – Mr. R. Haygarth, of Dent, has received official intimation that his son, Pte. B. Haygarth, R.F.A., died of pneumonia in India on the 25th of October. He joined the A.V.C. in December, 1915, but was transferred to the R.F.A., and sent to India. He was 27, and leaves a widow, the sister of Pte John Morphet, who was killed in France in August, 1915. Mr. R. Haygarth has now lost two sons in the war. Lance-Corpl. John Haygarth (City of London Regt.), killed in September, 1915, was the first lad to fall who went direct from Dent to the war.

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Dent Congregational Sunday School & Church Memorial

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Driver Benjamin Haygarth

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17 December 1915

DENT – War Items

Herbert W. Jefford has joined the Transport Division of the Army as a motor driver.–On Saturday D.E. Davidson, M.E. Dinsdale, James Thompson, B. Haygarth, M.E. Haygarth, and Bryan Chapman, passed at Settle under Lord Derby’s scheme. Richard Gornal, jun., John Dawson, A. Hargreaves, and G.T. Fawcett have been rejected on medical grounds. Others passed as suitable are L. Benson, Rd. Capstick, W. Peacock and J.R. Fawcett.

24 December 1915


The Cowgill War Working Party have sent Christmas parcels to the men connected with the parish who are serving with the forces at home and abroad. Wm. Mason (Hill Top), W. Booth, B. Haygarth, and C. Thompson have joined the Army Veterinary Corps.

14 January 1916


The following have joined the forces from Dent:– William Mason (Hill Top), B. Haygarth, Jos. Thompson, G. Thompson, W. Booth, all in the 57th West Lancs. A.V.C. John Dinsdale, 18th Hussars; Jas. Capstick (Tofts) R.F.A.

09 June 1916

DENT – Khaki Wedding

A khaki wedding took place at St. Andrew’s Church on Thursday the 1st inst., when Benjamin Griffiths Haygarth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Haygarth of Dent, was married to Miss Margaret Morphet, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Morphet of Gawthorpe. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Anthony Morphet of Barbon. Her two sisters, Misses M. and S. Morphet, acted as bridesmaids. Mr. M.E. Haygarth, brother of the bridegroom, was the best man. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. E.S. Curwen, vicar. The bridegroom is in the 27th West Lancashire Veterinary Corps, stationed at Preston. A rather singular coincidence is the fact that both bride and bridegroom have lost a brother John in the present war, these two being the only “killed in action” so far recorded in the Dent Roll of Honour.

13 October 1916

HAYGARTH – At Gawthrop, Dent, on the 9th inst., Alice, infant daughter of Benjamin Haygarth, aged 9 weeks.

15 November 1918

DENT – Died In India

Mr. R. Haygarth, of Dent, has received official intimation that his son, Private B. Haygarth, R.F.A., died of pneumonia in India on the 5th October. He joined the A.V.C. in December, 1915, but was later transferred to the R.F.A. and sent to India. He would have been 27 years of age on the following day. His younger brother, Lance-Corporal J. Haygarth (City of London Regiment) was the first lad who went direct from the Dale to fall in the war. He leaves a widow, the sister of Private John Morphet, who was killed in the war in August 1915.


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