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John Edward Rigley was born in 1887 in Basford and was the son of George Henry a hosiery finisher and Hannah Rigley née Mitchell 65 Arnold Road, Basford, Nottingham. His father George Henry Rigley was born in 1862 in Langley Mill and his mother Hannah Mitchell was born in 1864 in Basford, they were married in 1884 in Basford and went on to have 10 children, sadly 1 was to die in infancy and their surviving children were all born in Basford and were George Henry b1885, John Edward b1887, William b1889, James b1891, Anne b1893, Herbert b1895, Mable b1899, Charles b1901 and May b1905. In the 1911 census his family are living at 65 Arnold Road, Basford and are shown as George Henry Rigley 49 yrs a hosiery finisher, he is living with his wife Hannah 47 yrs and their children, William 22 yrs a coal miner, James 20 yrs a coal miner, Anne 18 yrs a dresser, Herbert 16 yrs a coal miner, Mable 12 yrs, Charles 10 yrs and May 6 yrs. John Edward married his wife Ada Gadsby in 1910 in Nottingham and lived at 17 Ingham Terrace, Park Lane, Old Basford. In the 1911 census they are living at 15 Wilton Terrace, Wilton Street, Old Basford, Nottingham, he is shown as being 23 yrs and a coal miner and his wife is 24 yrs and a hosiery tacker.
06 Jun 1918
309473 - CWGC Website
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private John Edward Rigley, served with the 1st Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, he was killed in action on 6th June 1918. He is buried in Marfaux British Cemetery. The former miner had originally enlisted in Nottingham in the Army Service Corps (T.F.) on 10th October 1914, transferring to the Regular Army on 14th November 1914. He went to France on 4th April 1916, attached to 32nd Labour Company but was returned to England to be discharge on 10th July 1916; his discharge being completed on 25th July 1916, as his services were no longer required. Clearly the Army decided that his services were required at some later date and he was called up.
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