Wiggs, G F
GEORGE FREDERIC(K) WIGGS
Remembered with honour Bucquoy Road Cemetery: Plot V, Row A, Grave 7.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, George’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for George in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 7 September 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 23 August 1919.
Son of George Frederick and Gertrude Ada (nee BRAY) WIGGS of Watford.
His parents married 20 January 1894 at All Saints, Leavesden, Herts. George died 1950 in St Alban’s, Herts, aged 80, and was buried 26 January in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Gertrude died 5 June 1958 in Watford aged 87, and was buried 10 June, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
George was born 21 March 1899 in Watford, and baptised 12 April 1899 at St Mary’s, Watford. He attended Victoria Junior School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 3 September 1907 to 1 April 1913.
On the 1901 Census, aged 2 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, at school and a newsboy aged 12, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings.
UnitNo. 3 Company, 1st Battalion
Date of death22/08/1918
Age at death19
Place of death
NotesGeorge is also commemorated on his parent's grave in Vicarage Road Cemetery
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
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- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)