Samuel Piggott

South Lancashire Regiment

Personal Details

Born: 12 May 1881 in Tushingham, Cheshire.

Family: He was the second of four children born to George Piggott, a railway platelayer and his wife Sarah. No marriage can be found for him.

Residence: In 1891 his family were living at Ash Lane, Ash, Shropshire. By 1901 the family had moved to 34 Chester Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. The 1911 Census recorded his address as 21 Stanley Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, but at the time of his enlistment in 1915 his home was stated as 29 Merseyton Road, Ellesmere Port. This continued to be his address until at least 1939.

Employment:  In 1891 he was a general labourer. By 1911 and now living in Ellesmere Port he was a dock labourer, however his occupation had changed again in 1915 when he was recorded as being a railway porter. On the 1939 Register he was described as a general labourer.

Died: In 1980 at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Shropshire, aged 81, and buried in Whitchurch Cemetery on 14 May 1980.

Military Details

Regiment: South Lancashire Regiment

Rank: Private

Service Number: TR3/87 (previously 19107)

Date of Enlistment: 10 December 1915

Date of Discharge: 22 June 1916

Reason for Discharge: Not likely to become an efficient soldier

Medals and Awards

None found (unlikely to have seen overseas service)


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