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Friday, July 10, 2009

Death of Earl Haig

George Alexander Eugene Douglas Haig, 2nd Earl Haig, OBE DL, died 9 July, 2009, aged 91.
He was born 15 Mar 1918, son of Field Marshal the 1st Earl Haig KT, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCIE (1861-1928), by his wife the former Hon Dorothy Maud Vivian DGStJ, Maid of Honour to Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra (d. 18 Oct 1939), 2nd dau. of the 3rd Baron Vivian by his wife Louisa Alice Duff, only dau. of Robert George Duff, of Wellington Lodge, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Lord Haig mar. (1)19 Jul 1956 (div. 1981) Adrienne Thérèse Morley, only dau. of Derrick Morley, of Quaives, Wickhambreaux, co. Kent
children by first wife:-
1.Hon Alexander Douglas Derrick Haig, styled Viscount Dawick, of Third Farm, Melrose, co. Roxburgh (b. 30 Jun 1961)
1.Lady (Adrienne) Raina Haig (b. 19 Feb 1958)
2.Lady (Elizabeth) Vivienne Thérèse Haig (b. 1 Mar 1959)
mar. (2)24 Mar 1981 Donna Gerolama Lopez y Royo di Taurisano
The earl was Page of Honour to George VI 1937; 2nd Lieut 1938, Capt 1938-41; Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Roxburghshire and Berwickshire 1952-67, Vice-Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire 1967-70 and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Ettrick, Lauderdale and Roxburghshire since 1977; President British Commonwealth Ex-Services League 1960-96; National Chairman British Legion Scotland 1962-65; OBE 1966; KStJ 1977; President Earl Haig Fund Scotland 1980-86.

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