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Sunday, 4 November 2018

WW1 100 Years on - William James Riggs

William James Riggs
Date of Birth
Date of Death
23 April 1918
Somme, France
Buried with 78 other Commonwealth soldiers at Longpre-les-Corps Saints is a village on the main road from Abbeville to Amiens
Family Info
Son of Henry William (Labourer) and Annie Maria Riggs nee Knight, of Holworth, near Broadmayne, Dorchester. Their third son.
John b.1886, Walter William b. 1888, George Thomas b. 1893
Frederick James b. 1895, Hilda Blanche b.1898, Arthur Robert b. 1900
Bessie b.1902, Albert Edward b.1905
Military Information: Killed in April 1918 died of wounds
Driver William James Riggs 92nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery
Service Number 11553 Aged 28
Further Information:
  •  Before the war he was a carter on a farm
  • His brother Walter William was also killed in 1915
  • He was baptised on 7 September 1890 at Beer Hackett, Dorset


100 Years ago the death of Wilfred Owen - War Poet

4 November 1918

Wilfred Owen, wrote some of the best British poetry of World War I, composing nearly all of his poems in slightly over a year, from August 1917 to September 1918. In November 1918 he was killed in action at the age of twenty-five, one week before the Armistice.

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