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Forename(s): Thomas William
Place of Birth: Ousby, Cumberland
Service No: 10933
Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 6th (Service) Battalion
Division: 11th (Northern) Division
Date of Death: 1915-08-22
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 55 to 58.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SEDBERGH, YORKSHIRE
Thomas William Rigg was the son of James and Mary Jane Rigg, née Smith. James was born at Morland, Westmorland and Mary at Ousby, Cumberland.
1891 Ousby, Cumberland Census: Bradley - Thomas W. Rigg, aged 2 months, born Ousby, grandson of William and Jane Smith. [Thomas and his mother were living with her parents.]
1901 Lowther Village, Westmorland Census: Thomas William Rigg, aged 10 years, born Ousby, Cumberland, son of James and Mary J. Rigg.
1911 Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland Census: Whoop Hall Inn - Thomas William Rigg, aged 20 years, born Ousby, Cumberland. [Thomas was boarding at the Inn.]
Thomas was married to Nellie Hunter in 1913.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: A/Cpl Thomas W. Rigg, 10933, Yorkshire Regiment. Theatre of War: (2B) Balkans. Qualifying date [for 1914-15 Star]: 14 July 1915.
For additional information see: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 - But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (ISBN 978-0-9564303-2-8).
Data Source: Cravens Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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A/Corporal Thomas William RIGG
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 11th (Northern) Division
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