William Haggart

RBS remembers 1914-1918



William Haggart

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Bedminster branch

Died: 31 August 1918

William Jackson Haggart was born in South Shields in 1883, the son of William Haggart, a pub landlord, and his wife Elizabeth. He was educated at South Shields High School, after which he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England, possibly initially at its Stokesley branch, and later at Newcastle upon Tyne and Bedminster branches.

He played rugby for Clifton RFC, and also took part in amateur dramatics.

At the beginning of the First World War Haggart joined the army. He was commissioned in March 1915, and by 1918 was a Lieutenant in the Gloucestershire Regiment. He was killed in action in France on 31 August 1918. He was 35 years old and left a widow, Ivy Kathleen.

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