This hub is for the descendants and extended family of Frederick “Fred” Haig (1895-1948) and Catherine “Kitty” MacCallum (1893-1959), of Dunedin, New Zealand.
Click here to see Fred Haig’s ancestors on a family tree diagram. Fred was born in Whanganui, New Zealand. His father was James Haig (1857-1908) from Glasgow, Scotland. His mother was Jane “Jeannie” Kerr (1863-1931) from (London)Derry and Co. Donegal, Ireland.
Click here to see Kitty MacCallum’s ancestors on a family tree diagram. Kitty migrated to New Zealand from Campbeltown, Scotland with her family in 1906. Her father was John McCallum (1854-1937) and her mother was Agnes Hall (1855-1918).
Click on the links below for more family history projects on the Haig-MacCallums, including two books and two booklets on the Haigs’ WWI war experiences, and photos from Agnes Haig and Harold Hodges’ 1954 wedding reception.
Haig brothers and World War I – two books
Click on the links below to read the two books about David Kerr Haig and his brother Frederick Hill Haig:
Haig brothers and World War I – two booklets
As well as his diary, David Kerr Haig wrote to his mother in 1914 while travelling by sea to the Middle East with the NZ Expeditionary Force and, later, while stationed at Zeitoun Army Camp near Cairo, Egypt. Click on the links below to see these letters.
David’s brother, William “Bill” Haig also wrote to his mother in 1914 and 1915 during his sea voyage to the Middle East with the NZ Expeditionary Force, and while stationed at Zeitoun Army Camp near Cairo, Egypt. Click on the links below to see these letters.
Photo of Lance Corporal David Kerr Haig in Egypt, 1915
In March 2022, we found this additional photo of David Kerr Haig on the National Army Museum of New Zealand’s website here: https://nam.recollect.co.nz/nodes/view/2874
It was in the full copy of a photo album belonging to his Dunedin signaller friend Gordon Catto.
We used several more of Gordon Catto’s photos in our previous book and booklet about David Kerr Haig (see above).
Click here for our slightly enhanced / edited version of this photo.
Photos from the wedding reception for Harold and Agnes Hodges (nee Haig), 6 November 1954.
Click on the link below to view more than 60 photos of the Haig, MacCallum, Hodges and Shanks family members and friends who attended this event.
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