Arthur HAIGH

HAIGH, Arthur

Service Numbers: 7011, 7011
Enlisted: 11 October 1916, Enlisted at Geelong, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1881
Home Town: Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Tobacco Factory Stripper
Died: Abbottsford, Victoria, Australia, 1951, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

11 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7011, 6th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Geelong, Victoria
23 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 7011, 6th Infantry Battalion
23 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 7011, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
28 Apr 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 66th Infantry Battalion, From 6th Battalion
9 Dec 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 6th Infantry Battalion, From 66th Battalion
9 May 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 7011, 6th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 3rd Military District as medically unfit due to deafness in the right ear

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Ellen Haigh of Victoria

Next of kin given as his foster mother a Miss McMahon of Cardigan Street, Carlton, Victoria

Served in the Boer War with the 4th Battalion, Commonwealth Horse with the rank of Private

Previously he had enlisted on 10 May 1915 but was discharged on 10 July 1915 as it was thought he would not become an efficient soldier

Commenced return to Australia on 10 January 1918 board HT Corinthic disembarking on 3 March 1918

Medals: Boer War Medal, British War Medal