Albert RIGBY
Rank: Private
Number: 11101
Unit: 1st Battalion CHESHIRE Regiment
Date of Death: 21 February 1915
Cemetery: Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, Belgium

Nothing is known about Albert Rigby's life other than Regimental records indicate he had been born in the parish of St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Tatton Street, Stockport and that he enlisted in the town.

His service number suggests that he enlisted in August or September 1914. He will have gone overseas, probably in January 1915, as one of the early replacements for the regular army troops who had already been killed or injured in the first few months of fighting.

On 21 February, the Battalion was in the front line at a position known as Elbow Farm, Wulverghem. This village (now spelt Wulvergem) is about 15 miles south of the Belgium town of Ypres (now Ieper). The Battalion's War Diary makes no reference to action on that day, or to casualties. It is, however, reasonable to assume that Albert was killed by shellfire or shot by a sniper.

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