Earl Haig is a direct descendent of the 1st Earl Haig:
Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig (1861 - 1928) was Commander in chief of the British forces in France during most of World War One. In 1916 Haig was responsible for the Battle of the Somme, which cost 420,000 British casualties over four months for minimal gain. After the war, Haig organised the British Legion and travelled throughout the British Empire collecting money for former servicemen. He was created an earl in 1919.