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3863   Sergeant Andrew Wigton M.M.
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 26/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Scots (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 28/05/1886
Died: 16/09/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 31
Summary      
Andrew Wigton was the son of Abraham and Ann Wigton. He was born on 28th May 1886 in Tamnamore, Dungannon, County Tyrone. There is no mention of any of the family in the 1901 census and it is suspected that the family had moved to Scotland by 1901. Sergeant Andrew Wigton was awarded the Military Medal. Sergeant Andrew Wigton was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Scots when he was killed in action in France on Sunday 16 September 1917. Andrew Wigton lived at 36 Tollcross Road, Glasgow.
Further Information
Andrew Wigton was the son of Abraham and Ann Wigton. Abraham Wigton married Anne Mills on 2nd January 1885 in the district of Dungannon.
Andrew Wigton was born on 28th May 1886 in Tamnamore, Dungannon, County Tyrone.
Known family: Abraham Wigton, Ann Wigton, Andrew Wigton (born 28th May 1886), Mary Wigton (born 12th July 1888).
There is no mention of any of the family in the 1901 census and GRONI does not mention any relevant ‘Wigton’ deaths, so it may be assumed that the family had moved to Scotland by 1901.
Sergeant Andrew Wigton was awarded the Military Medal.
Sergeant Andrew Wigton was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Scots when he was killed in action in France on Sunday 16 September 1917.
The Scottish Evening Times dated 9th October 1917 has a report and a photo of Sergeant Wigton on page 6.
The Glasgow Roll of Honour states that Sergeant Andrew Wigton was living at 36 Tollcross Road, Glasgow.
Sergeant Andrew Wigton is buried in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery in Belgium.
The CWGC state that Sergeant A Wigton was born in Tamnamore, County Tyrone.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Tamnamore, Tamlaghtmore Killyman Born in Tamnamore 54.495293 -6.653774
References and Links
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1 Evening Times ROH Sep-Dec 1917 Report and photo of of Sergeant Andrew Wigton M.M.
2 Find A Grave Photo of Andrew Wigton's gravestone
3 Glasgow Roll of Honour Page 135, lived at 36 Tollcross Road, Glasgow
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here - Private & Corporal
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here - Lance Corporal
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant Andrew Wigton M.M.'s gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2018