Ernest Trigg

Name

Ernest Trigg

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

28/03/1918
25

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
G/26392
Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment)
2nd Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

POZIERES MEMORIAL
Panel 60 and 61.
France

UK Memorials

St Thomas' Mission Hall, Green Tye
St Thomas' Church Memorial, Perry Green
Much Hadham Village Memorial
St Andrew’s Church Memorial, Much Hadham
Stone Bench Plaque, Much Hadham
Congregational Church Memorial, Hadham Cross

Pre War

Born on 12 Aug 1892 and christened on 25 Sep 1892 in Much Hadham son of William and Matilda Ann Trigg. He lived at South End, Green Tye. He married Florence Goodson on 12 Jul 1915 in St Andrew’s Willesden. He was a farm labourer.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Much Hadham in April 1916 and went to France 4 months later. He was wounded twice but recovered. In November 1917, he came home on leave for a short time. After his death his wife received a letter from his company officer saying: ''Your noble husband died doing his duty." Battle History Notes: On March 21st, the Germans began a major spring offensive, and by March 25th, the 2nd Middlesex Regiment had 11 of their 16 platoons wiped out, while holding a section of Eterpigny Ridge. 2nd Middlesex War Diary Extract: 28th March 1918- (At Rosieres) A very strong attack was again made at about 8am. The Division on the right having given way, a retirement on a prepared line of trenches east of Caix was ordered. 2nd Middlesex Unit Diary Extract: Retirement was begun at 4.30pm, in a squall of heavy rain which prevented enemy observation. No orders reached the 2nd Middlesex and by 5.30pm enemy had closed in and only small parties managed to escape.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, “Lest We Forget – Much Hadham 1914-18” by Richard Maddams (Much Hadham Forge Museum)