Thomas Rigby

Thomas Rigby born Woolton 4th March 1889 baptized 5th May 1889 in St Peters Woolton

In 1901 aged 11 living with his widowed Mother Mary A and brothers John aged 19, David aged 9, sisters Harriet age 13, Mary A age 7, Ellen J aged 5 living at 9 Rose St Woolton.

1911 Thomas Royal Navy Barracks Keyham Devonport

( The birth date  above differs from Thomas Rigby’s Navy Record see blow .It lists Thomas born 22nd May 1890. Baptism Record above born 4th May 1889). The Navy Record has mother living 3 Pitt St Woolton. Ship HMS Waterfly. Buried at Sheik Saad Cemetery  Mesopotamia , Grave number 192.

From local newspaper Thomas Rigby has died from pneumonia on HMS Dolhousie. The deceased sailor was 28 years old and had been in the Navy 6 years And for the last 10 months had been on the River Tigris Mesopotamia . His mother living at 18 Rodick St Woolton Woolton. a bother Private D Rigby serving in K L R.

T Rigby Stoker 1st Class severed on H M S Waterfly Royal Navy died 22nd August 1916.

Stoker 1st Class Remembered with Honour Amara War Cemetery. Sheikh Saad Old Cemetery Mesopotamia.