Royston Town War Memorial Kneesworth Congregational Church Memorial, Royston
Son of John Pigg of The Nurseries, Gower Road, Royston, Hertfordshire.
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.
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.