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Robert RIGG

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Surname: RIGG

Forename(s): Robert

Place of Birth: Baldersby, Yorkshire

Service No: L/27582

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 'D' Battery 232nd Brigade

Division: ---

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-08-07

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: A. 5.

CWGC Cemetery: MONTIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

Robert Rigg was the son of Henry and Jane Rigg, née Boynton. Henry was born at Baldersby and Jane at Thirkleby, Yorkshire.

1891 Baldersby, Yorkshire Census: Robert Rigg, aged 6 years, born Baldersby, son of Henry and Jane Rigg.

1901 Kirklington with Upsland, Yorkshire Census: Healam - Robert Rigg, aged 16 years, born Baldersby, Yorkshire. [Robert was employed by James Robinson, Farmer.]

Robert joined the West Riding Constabulary, 20 July 1908 (number 344). He was previously employed by the North Eastern Railway Company at Leeds as a Railway Policeman.

1911 Grassington, Yorkshire Census: Chapel Street - Robert Rigg, aged 26 years, born Baldersby, Yorkshire. [Robert was boarding with George Lodge and Ann Lee.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Sgt Robert Rigg, L/27582, Royal Field Artillery. Theatre of War (1) France. Qualifying date [for 1914-15 Star]: 30 December 1915. [Robert did not receive the 1914-15 Star as he disembarked on 1 January 1916.]

Robert is commemorated on Pickhill Parish War Memorial.

A short biography of Robert is included in: ‘Swaledale & Wharfedale Remembered - Aspects of Dales’ life through peace and war’ by Keith Taylor (2006).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

RIGG, Sergeant Robert, West Riding Regiment, formerly of Grassington, killed in action Aug. 7, 1918.

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Sergeant Robert RIGG

Sergeant Robert RIGG

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

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Surname: RIGG

Forename(s): Robert

Born: Baldersby, Yorks

Residence:

Enlisted: Normanton

Number: L/27582

Rank: Sergt

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery

Battalion:

Decorations:

Died Date: 07/08/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: RIGG

Forename(s): R

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: L/27582

Rank: Serjeant

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Unit: "D" Bty. 232nd Bde.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 07/08/1918

Additional Information:

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Pickhill Parish War Memorial

Pickhill Parish War Memorial

© John Hendry (WMR-29822)

Pickhill Parish War Memorial - detail

Pickhill Parish War Memorial - detail

© John Hendry (WMR-29822)

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06 September 1918

Ex-Grassington P.C. Killed

We regret to record the death in action of Sergeant Robert Rigg, West Riding Regiment, who is reported as having been killed on the Western Front on August 7th. Sergeant Rigg, who joined the Army in August, 1915, went to France in January, 1916. He was home on leave in July, 1917, and was due for another leave when he was killed. He was Police Constable in Grassington for about 3 years, where he was very popular. He was a native of Pickhill, near Thirsk.

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06 September 1918

Former Grassington Constable Killed

We regret to record the death in action of Sergt. Robert Rigg, West Riding Regiment, who is reported as having been killed on the Western front on Aug. 7th. Sergt Rigg, who joined the army in August, 1915, went to France in January, 1916. He was home on leave in July 1917, and was due for another leave when he was killed. He was a police constable in Grassington for about three years, where he was very popular. He was a native of Pickhill, near Thirsk.

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