George Edwin Piggott

Name

George Edwin Piggott

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

03/03/1916
24

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
G/1907
Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment)
11th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

LOOS MEMORIAL
Panel 99 to 101.
France

UK Memorials

Much Hadham Village Memorial
St Andrew’s Church Memorial, Much Hadham
Stone Bench Plaque, Much Hadham
Congregational Church Memorial, Hadham Cross

Pre War

Born in 1892 in 6 Gough St, St Pancras, London son of George and Amy Jane Piggott. In 1901 George (listed as Edward) was living at Hadham Cross with his widowed father. After his mother died and his father remarried Kate Snow in 1905, later of 8 Firtree Cottages, Snakes Lane, Woodford Green, Essex. They were still in Much Hadham in 1911. He was a bricklayer’s labourer.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Westminster, entered France on 31 May 1915 and was killed in action. 11th Middlesex War Diary Extract: 2nd March 1916- 5.45pm, three large mines and one small one were blown under the chord. 32,000lbs of explosives used. Enemy replied with heavy shelling on our trenches. 3rd March - 4.15pm - 8.15pm, Boche attacked 3 times, suffered shelling and trench mortaring.

Additional Information

Brother of Harold William Piggott who died in 1921 in Barnet and is also commemorated on these memorials.

Acknowledgments

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