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Thursday, 1 November 2018

WW1 100 years on - Henry Riggs

Henry Riggs
Date of Birth
August 1889
Date of Death
11 February 1919
Military Hospital Weymouth
Family Info
Father Henry Riggs widower
Mother Henrietta Riggs nee Symes died 1894.
Alfred b.1880
William b 1883
Lily Henrietta b 1886
Ellen b 1889
Daniel b 1894
The children were raised by their father and maternal spinster aunt Ellen Symes.
Military Information: Died just after World war one
Henry was a Private in the 1st Dorset Regiment Labour Corps.
During his time in the Labour Corps he was posted with different units and travelled to France. Originally attested 8 December 1915, Mobilised 1 March 1916 as 17373 Devon Regiment, transferred 14 .July 1916 to the 10th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment.29095.
Sadly he died of Pneumonia in Burden Military Hospital, Dorchester while serving as 112439, 609 Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. 
Further Information:
  •  Before the war he was a Shepherd on a farm and was 5 ft 6 inches tall.
  • His grave is located in the South east Corner of Holy Trinity Church, West Lulworth in a Commonwealth war grave.
Holy Trinity Churchyard, West Lulworth

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