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  • The photo was published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 10th November 1915. The caption gave his address as 219 Exchange Road and stated that he had been missing since 16th August 1915
Person Details
St John's Parish Nottingham
He was the son of William and Hannah Rigley and the brother of Nehemiah, Frank and George Rigley (who also served) and William, Sarah Ellen and Dorothy Hannah Rigley. In 1899 the family lived on New Street East Kirkby but by the end of the war had moved to 219 Exchange Road West Bridgford Nottingham.
John was a bricklayer who enlisted in the Royal Engineers 18/12/1899 standing 5' 8" tall and weighing 168 lbs. He received 2 Days CB (Confined to Barracks) 12/5/1900 for being absent from a kit parade, 3 days 1/8/1900 for being drunk on night work and 7 days 4/11/1901 for using insubordinate language to an nco. He bought himself out for £18 24/11/1902. He re-enlisted 5/11/1914 and embarked for the Dardanelles 30/6/1915. He died from wounds inflicted by a bomb at Kara Bigha.
31 Aug 1915
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621678 - CWGC Website
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Second Corporal
Royal Engineers
68th Field Coy
Ari Burnu Cemetery, Anzac
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  • The photo was published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 10th November 1915. The caption gave his address as 219 Exchange Road and stated that he had been missing since 16th August 1915
    Photo courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook page Small Town Great War 1914-1918. - The photo was published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 10th November 1915. The caption gave his address as 219 Exchange Road and stated that he had been missing since 16th August 1915
  • John Rigley's headstone at Ari Burnu Cemetery Anzac, Gallipoli
    Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 - John Rigley's headstone at Ari Burnu Cemetery Anzac, Gallipoli