Wigglesworth and Riley family history

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

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George Metcalfe Wigglesworth
George Walsh Wigglesworth

Fred in a tie
Fred in a tie signifying he was at that time hospitalised

Fred Wigglesworth was a soldier in the first world war, 7th Bn, The Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire) Regt. (The Leeds Rifles) 1914-19 and this is compiled from letters from that war together with extracts from "the Salient" written years later by comrades from the West Yorkshire Regiment.

This account is composed from the few letters my father wrote to his mother which remain, together with one to him from his eldest brother. There is also a small notebook he kept with important information of all sorts, written in the indelible copying ink pencils of that time. He kept some documents from after the war about his pension. He was a member of the old comrades’ association which has given some of the background recorded in “The Salient”, their newsletter from the 1960’s. As always one regrets not having encouraged him to reminisce. It was the case, however, he never himself chose to do so except to say of a particular day that it was the start of the Somme or when he was wounded or gassed.

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Copyright George & Margaret Wigglesworth 2006