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John William HAYGARTH

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Surname: HAYGARTH

Forename(s): John William

Place of Birth: Dent, Yorkshire

Service No: 2876

Rank: L/Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: London Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 1/7th (City of London) Battalion

Division: 47th (1/2nd London) Division

Age: 21

Date of Death: 1915-09-25

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 130 to 135.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: DENT, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

John William Haygarth was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Haygarth, née Griffiths and brother of Driver Benjamin Haygarth (224473) (q.v.). Their father was born at Dent, Yorkshire and mother at Acrefair, Denbighshire, Wales. John and Benjamin were cousins of Private Rainforth Pooley (11567) (q.v.).

1901 Dent, Yorkshire Census: Main Street - John William Haygarth, aged 7 years, born Dent, son of Robert and Elizabeth Haygarth.

1911 Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland Census: 4, Fair Bank - J.W. Haygarth, aged 17 years, born Dent, Yorkshire. School Boy. [John was boarding with M.A. Jackson, Dressmaker.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John W. Haygarth, 2876, 7th London Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 18 August 1915.

John is commemorated on the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School War Memorial, Kirkby Lonsdale.

A short biography of John 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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L/Corporal John William HAYGARTH

L/Corporal John William HAYGARTH

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: London Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: London Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 47th (1/2nd London) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 47th (1/2nd London) Division

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Surname: HAYGARTH

Forename(s): John William

Born:

Residence: Rotherhithe

Enlisted: Sun Street

Number: 2876

Rank: L/Cpl

Regiment: London Regiment

Battalion: 7th (City of London) Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 25/09/15

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

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Surname: HAYGARTH

Forename(s): John William

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 2876

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: London Regiment

Unit: 1st/7th Bn.

Age: 21

Awards:

Died Date: 25/09/1915

Additional Information: Son of Robert and Elizabeth Haygarth, of Tower House, Dent, Sedbergh, Yorks.

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‘Westmorland Mercury and Times’ (20 February 1915)

(Kindly supplied by Sedbergh & District History Society)

LOCAL WAR ITEMS

A roll of honour, containing the names of all old scholars of the Dent Church Day School is to be placed in the Schoolroom for future reference. The roll already contains the names of 23 old scholars who have joined the Forces. The list is as follows:–Robert G. Hutchinson, 1891-1895, lost in H.M.S. ‘Good Hope,’ Nov. 1st, 1914; Jas. H. Batty, 1899-1902, pupil teacher, 1902-1905, 6th Liverpool King’s Rifles; John Haygarth, 1897-1906, awarded Dent Grammar School Scholarship, 1906, 7th City of London, Dispatch Rider; Arnold Sparks, 1899-1907, awarded C.C. Teacher Scholarship, 1907, 8th Duke of Wellington’s Regt.; William Dinsdale, 1903-1908, awarded C.C. Scholarship 1908, 6th Duke of Wellington’s Regt.; George Raw, 1865-1874, Canadian Highlanders, also served in the Boer War, 1899-1902; Thomas Brunskill, 1880, also served in the Boer War; Wm. T. Burrow, Old Grammar School scholar, 6th Duke of Wellington’s Regt.; Jos. P. Burrow, 1889-1908, 2nd W.R. Field Ambulance, R.A.M.C.; Chas. Burrow, 1897-1904, Royal Field Artillery; John Langstroth, 1882-1889, Royal Field Artillery; Thos. Cragg, 1884-1886, Duke of Wellington’s Regt.; Leonard Mason, 1885, R.F.A.; John Hodgson, 1889-1900, R.F.A.; Wm. Bentham, 1893-1900, 3rd Duke of Wellington’s Regt.; Carl Braithwaite, 1897-1907, 10th Duke of Wellington’s Regt.; Jno. B. Davidson, 1900-1905, 10th Duke of Wellington’s Regt.; Jno. Powley, 1898-1905, R.F.A.; W.H. Bowness, 1895-1901, R.F.A.; Arthur Conder, 1896-1901, R.F.A.; Parrington Dixon, 1889-1901, 16th (S) Prince of Wales’ Regt.; Edmund Gornall, 1892-1911, 16th (S) Prince of Wales’ Regt.; Ernest Parrington, 1901-1907, 6th (R) West Riding Regt.

'The Kendal Mercury' (15 October 1915)

(Kindly supplied by Sedbergh & District History Society)

A DENT ATHLETE KILLED IN ACTION

On Friday the sad tidings reached Mr. and Mrs. Robert Haygarth, of Main Street, Dent, that their son Lance-Corporal John W. Haygarth, of the 7th City of London Battalion had been killed in action in France on September 25th. Deceased was educated at Dent National School and in 1906 he obtained the Dent Grammar School Scholarship and proceeded to Kirkby Lonsdale Grammar School where he stayed 5 years. During his schooldays he was very popular; he was a good athlete and was captain of the Kirkby Lonsdale Grammar School football team. Upon leaving school he obtained an appointment in the banking house of Glyn, Mills, Currie and Co., of London, and he had commenced a very promising career when he responded to the call of his country. His cheerful and unassuming disposition won him great respect wherever he went. Only 2 days before his death he wrote home to say he was going into the trenches and they must not be alarmed if his letters were irregular; he also mentioned that he had come across his cousin Jack Pooley, who is serving in the R.F.A. He was 21 years of age. Much sympathy is felt for the sorrowing family in their sad bereavement.

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L/Corporal John William Haygarth

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15 October 1915

KILLED IN ACTION

On Friday last word was received in Dent that Lance-Corporal John Wm. Haygarth, son of Robert Haygarth, of Dent, had been killed in action on the field of battle in France on the 25th of September.
He was only 21 years of age, and had earned the respect and esteem of all who knew him. As a scholar in the Dent Church School, he showed early promise of a brilliant career, and when 12 years of age he earned a scholarship offered by the Governors of the Dent Grammar School, and became a student at Kirkby Lonsdale Grammar School for some years.

On leaving there he secured a post in a London bank, where he continued until he enlisted in the 7th County of London Regiment soon after the outbreak of the war.

On Sunday morning the Rev. E. S. Curwen, vicar of Dent, made most sympathetic reference to his death during the sermon. The deepest sympathy is felt by all in the Dale for his parents and relations in the loss of so promising a youth.

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15 October 1915

DENT MAN KILLED IN ACTION

On Friday the sad tidings reached Mr. and Mrs. Robert Haygarth of Main Street, Dent, that their son, Lance Corporal John Haygarth, of the 7th City of London Battalion, had been killed in action in France on September 25th. Deceased was educated at Dent National School, and in 1906 he obtained the Dent Grammar School Scholarship to Kirkby Lonsdale Grammar School, where he stayed five years. He was captain of the Kirkby Lonsdale Grammar School football team. Upon leaving school he obtained an appointment in the banking house of Glyn, Mills, Currie and Co. of London, and he had commenced a very promising career when he responded to the call of his country. He was 21 years of age.

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