Haigh, Charles Roderick

He was the son of Arthur Elam Haigh, Fellow and Tutor of Corpus Christi College, Oxford and Louisa Haigh, daughter of Jeremiah Pilcher of Godalming. Elder brother of Arthur Duncan Haigh (I, 1907-1910), he came to Winchester from the Oxford Preparatory School as an Exhibitioner. He was in Senior Division of Sixth Book and a Commoner Prefect his last year, shot for two years in Wimbledon VIII and rowed in School IV.

In 1907 he went up to his father’s old College, and taking his degree, passed into the Army from the University in February 1911, obtaining his commission in the 2nd Battalion Royal West Surrey Regiment. He was appointed Adjutant in January 1914. His Battalion proceeded to France on the outbreak of war but by the end of October the German advance through Belgium was putting immense pressure on the British around Ypres. Lieutenant Haigh fell on November 7th 1914,┬áduring an attack on the German position at Klein Zillebeke.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Haigh
  • Forenames or initials: Charles Roderick
  • House: I
  • Years in School: 1902-1907
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Royal West Surrey Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 3rd September 1888
  • Date of Death: 7th November 1914
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer C2
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Unknown but commemorated on the MENIN GATE, YPRES: Panel 11,13 and 14