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27312   Private Frederick Wigton
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 08/01/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 18/05/1885
Died: 29/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 32
Frederick Wigton was the eldest son of William and Margaret Wigton. He was born on 18th May 1885 and lived at Cavan Hill, Killyman, Moy, County Tyrone. He was one of six children. Frederick was an agricultural labourer like his father. Frederick Wigton enlisted in Dungannon. Private Frederick Wigton (27312) was serving with C Company in the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France & Flanders on 29th March 1918, age 33.The CWGC also records Frederick Wigton as the husband of Mary Ann McMinn Wigton, of Culnagrew, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
  Albert, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Panel 38-40
CWGC Casualty 851201
Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments. It should be added that, although the memorial stands in a cemetery of largely Australian graves, it does not bear any Australian names. The Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated on the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Armagh Dead in the Great War 171
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1 1901 Census lists 'Wiggam' family Lists Frederick as age 16 living with the family at house 10 in Cavan, Bernagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Wigton family Lists Frederick as age 22 living with the family at house 13 in Cavan, Bernagh, Tyrone
3 Brother - Private Robert Wigton Brother of Private Frederick Wigton
4 Photo of Private Fred Wigton's inscription
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023