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.
Leave your message of remembrance
If you want to leave a message of remembrance for this fallen member of our staff please send us an email.
Please note that we review every comment before publishing it to make sure that it doesn't breach our posting guidelines so it sometimes takes a day or two for your comments to appear.