Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Old Photograph Field Marshal Douglas Haig Old Gof Course St Andrews Fife Scotland

Old photograph of Field Marshal Douglas Haig on the 1st Tee on the Old Golf Course in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. Douglas, born 19 June 1861, died 29 January 1928, was a British senior officer during World War I. He commanded the British Expeditionary Force from 1915 to the end of the War. He was commander during the Battle of the Somme, the battle with the highest casualties in British military history, the Third Battle of Ypres and the Hundred Days Offensive which led to the armistice in 1918. Haig was born in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, the son of John Haig, who was head of the family's successful Haig & Haig whisky distillery. He married Dorothy, born 1879, died 1939, a daughter of Hussey Vivian, 3rd Baron Vivian, and a lady in waiting at the court of King Edward VII, on 11 July 1905. His wife became Lady Haig in 1909 and the Countess Haig when her husband was granted an earldom in 1919. He was buried at Dryburgh Abbey in the Scottish borders.

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