Arthur George Pigg

Name

Arthur George Pigg

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

07/06/1917
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
206172
Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Branch)

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Panel 56.
Belgium

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Royston Town War Memorial
Kneesworth Congregational Church Memorial, Royston

Pre War

Son of John Pigg of The Nurseries, Gower Road, Royston, Hertfordshire.

Wartime Service

On the 7th June1917 the tank in which he was a Gunner, broke down some 500 yards short of a newly captured enemy line. The crew spent four hours trying to start the machine but to no avail. They abandoned the tank at 6pm and began to make their way back to base on foot, taking the machine guns with them. When they were about half way through their journey the tank crew came under shell fire on the Messines Ridge and Arthur was killed. He was buried where he died, and his grave was never found.

Additional Information

His brother, Ernest John Pigg, was killed in action on the 30th October 1917, whilst serving with the 8th Battalion, London Regiment. His name is recorded on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson