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    Posted: 15 Sep 2012 at 14:15
My mother's cousin:

From soldiers died in the great war in ancestry site:

12 July 1915, death location: Dardanelles, enlistment location: Coldstream, Berwick, rank: private, regiment: King's Own Scottish Borderers, battalion: 1/4th Battalion, number: 4380, type of casualty: killed in action, theatre of war: Balkan Theatre.

Andrew was 21 when he was killed.

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The following is Private Haig's CWGC entry (including Soldiers Died information).
 
Haigh Andrew Newton Private 4380 "E" Coy. 1st/4th Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Born: Croyden, Surrey Resided: Coldstream, Berwickshire Enlisted: Coldstream.
Age 21 Date of Death:12/07/1915 Cause: Killed in action (Initially reported as missing).
Family notes: Grandson of the late Andrew Haig, of Coldstream, Berwickshire.
Other notes: Private Haig's Medal Index Card shows him as entering the Gallipoli Theatre of Operations on 4/6/1915; his Index Card shows him as "Missing 12/7/1915" and then as "Dead".
Panel Reference Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222. HELLES MEMORIAL.
Other memorials: Private Haig is commemorated on the Coldstream War Memorial, Coldstream Highstreet, Coldstream, Berwickshire; he is also named in the Scottish Roll of Honour in the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle.

His CWGC entry may be viewed here;

 
His entry on the Coldstream War Memorial webpage (incl photo) may be viewed here;
 


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Thank you. I have seen his army record in ancestry, but had only today seen that photo of him which makes him feel far more real now that I can see him.

Andrew was the only son of my great-aunt Amy Haig nee Newton and her husband John.
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