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Place of Birth: Baldersby, Yorkshire
Service No: L/27582
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery
Battalion / Unit: 'D' Battery 232nd Brigade
Date of Death: 1918-08-07
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)
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 entryView Entry in CPGW Book
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
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery
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