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Place of Birth: Slaidburn, Yorkshire
Service No: 13780
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 10th (Service) Battalion
Division: 23rd Division
Date of Death: 1916-07-21
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: GRINDLETON (ST. AMBROSE) CHURCHYARD
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: GRINDLETON, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: SAWLEY, YORKSHIRE
Thomas Rigby was the son of Thomas Edward and Ellen Rigby, née Nutter. Thomas, senior, was born at Slaidburn and Ellen at Great Mitton, Yorkshire.
1891 Slaidburn, Yorkshire Census: Huntington Cottage - Thomas Rigby, aged 1 year, born Slaidburn, son of Thomas E. and Ellen Rigby.
1901 Sawley, Yorkshire Census: Lawson's House - Thomas Rigby, aged 11 years, born Slaidburn, Yorkshire, son of Thomas E. and Ellen Rigby.
1911 Sawley, Yorkshire Census: Lawson's House - Thomas Rigby, aged 21 years, born Slaidburn, Yorkshire, son of Thomas E. and Ellen Rigby.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Thomas Rigby, 13780, West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: 1 - France. Date of entry therein: 26 August 1915.
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:
RIGBY, Thos., aged 26, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, son of Mr. Thos. Rigby, Lawson’s House Farm, Sawley, died from wounds, France, July 1916.
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Private Thomas RIGBY
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division
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