Sir Douglas Haig

Sir Douglas Haig (1861-1928) is best remembered as the hard-hearted Commander-in-Chief during the First World War where his stubbornness at the battle of the Somme cost the British Army 400,000 lives. He joined 7th Hussars in 1885 serving in the Sudan in 1898 and the Boer War in1899. He was Lieutenant-Colonel in command of the 17th Lancers from 1901-1903.

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by Stephen Luscombe