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3863   Sergeant Andrew Wigton M.M.
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 08/01/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Scots (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 28/05/1886
Died: 16/09/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 31
Andrew Wigton was the son of Abraham and Ann Wigton. He was born on 28th May 1886 in Tamnamore, Dungannon, County Tyrone. There is no mention of any of the family in the 1901 census and it is suspected that the family had moved to Scotland by 1901. Lance Corporal Wigton was awarded the Military Medal. Sergeant Andrew Wigton was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Scots when he was killed in action in France on Sunday 16 September 1917. Andrew Wigton lived at 36 Tollcross Road, Glasgow.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ypres Reservoir Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave I-E-25
CWGC Casualty 99921
The cemetery is located to the North-West of Ieper. From the station turn left and drive along M.Fochlaan to the roundabout, turn right and go to the next roundabout. Here turn left into M.Haiglaan and continue for 300 metres and then turn right into M.Plumerlaan. The cemetery is on the right hand side, approximately 200 metres along the road.
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1 Evening Times ROH Sep-Dec 1917 Report and photo of of Sergeant Andrew Wigton M.M.
2 Photo of Andrew Wigton's gravestone
3 Glasgow Roll of Honour Page 135, lived at 36 Tollcross Road, Glasgow
4 London Gazette - 10/08/1916 Supplement: 29701 Page: 7891 - Military Medal
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 National Archives UK Military Medal Card can be purchased here
7 Scottish National War Memorial Brief details of Sergeant Andrew Wigton
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant Andrew Wigton M.M.'s gravestone can be purchased here
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