2014 - 2018
Those who returned ______________________________________
Rigg, Henry. Pte 52320 1/6 West Yorkshire Regiment.
The following was provided by one of his sister's grand daughters
Therefore when Henry arrived, trench warefare was ending once the Ypres Salient was taken in August. The allies started advancing and the last conflict the 1/6th encountered was on 1st November at Famars near Valenciennes. They were relieved and marched to Evin Malmaison where ther were when they were when news that hositlities were to cease that following day at 11am on November 11th. The batallion spent nearly four months in Evin-Malmaison largely salvaging and dismantling German defences. The batallion then entrained at Douai on 24th February 1919 to join the Army of Occupation in Germany. The time was largely spent in Cologne (Koln) apart from a fortnight in June spent at Dunwald (near Leipzig) and Hilgen (between Wuppertal and Cologne).
The two cevrons on the uniform right arm worn by Henry in the picture below indicates he was wounded.
The men returned to England on ss Arundel landing on 17th Novemnber 1919 at Dover.
Yarm 1914 Research ________________
The Yarm 1914 Commemoration Group is carrying out research on the soldiers listed. We are finding where they lived in Yarm and will represent the findings in a wall of poppies presentation. More details will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and this web site. If you have any information please contact us. Left click on the picture below.