9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
20/10/1918 (Killed in Action)
Robert Wigton was the son of William and Margaret Wigton, of Cavan Hill, Killyman, Moy, Co. Tyrone. He was born about 1896 in Killyman, County Tyrone. The 1911 census shows Robert and his sister Ellen working as servants for John Richardson and his sister in Bernagh, Killyman, County Tyrone. Robert Wigton enlisted in Dungannon. Private Robert Wigton (11227) was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in Belgium on 20th October 1918, age 22. He died 6 months after his brother Frederick. Private Wigton is buried in Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Belgium.. Harlebeke village was taken on the night of 19-20 October 1918 by the 9th (Scottish) Division.