Wigglesworth and Riley family history

Including some local history of Dethick, Lea & Holloway, and northern Matlock (Derbyshire)

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Book list
Fred Rothwell Wigglesworth
George Walsh Wigglesworth



George with fossil
George with fossil
Private G M Wigglesworth
Private G M Wigglesworth

George Metcalfe Wigglesworth (1889-1974) was a farmer from Gadsby, Alberta serving, wounded and decorated in the 187 & 10 Bn. Canadian Infantry during the 1914-18 War . He was later butcher in Halkirk, Alberta. Born in Embsay, Yorkshire he emigrated from Leeds. This is a compilation of memories of him, his letters including one during the war and a selection of photographs originally all published as a booklet.

To download the story of George Metcalfe Wigglesworth right click here download file and select "Save Target As", this is a large file 16 Mb. A smaller version, with poorer quality images is available if you right click here and download file.


Copyright George & Margaret Wigglesworth 2006