WIGGIN George Robert
Regiment : Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcester Yeomanry)
Service number : G0
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 23rd April 1916
Buried : Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial, Israel, Panel 3 and 5.
Memorial : Alvechurch St Laurence Church WW1 Memorial
Also appears on : Worcester Cathedral Worcestershire Hussars with the information: Captain. Alvechurch Wiggin Memorial Playing Fields. Wythall St Mary's Church. Wythall War Memorial. Wythall Baptist Church. Wythall Kingswood Meeting House.
Credits : Birmingham Mail researched and transcribed by Anne Humphries.
The birth of George Robert Wiggin is registered in the June Quarter 1889 under the Bromsgrove Registration District.
The Forehill House, nr King’s Norton
Walter William Wiggin, head, age 54, married, Nickel and Cobalt Refiner, born Harborne, Staffordshire
Edith Wiggin, wife, age 49, married 24 years, 2 children, 1 living, 1 died, born Smethwick, Staffordshire
George Robert Wiggin, son, age 22, Student, born Alvechurch, Worcestershire
Jane Rickards, visitor, age 53, widow,
Rose Walker, servant, age 58, Housekeeper
Mary Anne Jitterington, servant, age 41, Housemaid (Domestic)
Lucy Chetwynd, servant, age 17, Housemaid (Domestic)
Elizabeth Danks, servant, age 22, Kitchenmaid (Domestic)
Selwyn Brook, servant, age 19, Footman (Domestic)
Embarked at Avonmouth 9th April 1915 for service with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, disembarked at Alexandria, Egypt on 24th April 1915. Killed in action.
Source for additional information: The Yeomanry Cavalry of Worcestershire 1914 – 1922.
Birmingham Mail, 10th July 1916:
Lieut George Robert Wiggin of the Yeomanry, reported missing after the Sinai Peninsula engagement, was killed. He was the only surviving son of Lieut-Colonel W.W. Wiggin of Forehill House, Alvechurch.