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Benjamin PIGGIN 1815
private trooper, 21st Light Dragoons, British Army

Horse-Guards, Aug 9. At a General Court-Martial held at the Cape of Good Hope, on the 26th January, 1815 ... Paymaster James Collier of the 21st light dragoons was arraigned ... 7(th Charge,) 3d Count. For embezzling or misapplying the sum of 12. 1s 9d. sterling or thereabouts, being monies due by him (Paymaster Collier) to privates Wm. Maddox, John Denby, Benjamin Piggin, and John Griffiths, of Captain Gleadowe's troop; Edward Daw, Richard Daw, and John Salmon, of Captain Grey's troop; and Wm. Thorp, of Captain Crawford's troop. The prisoner pleaded .... not guilty ... of the 3d count of the 7th charge... With respect to the third count of the said charge, the Court is of opinion that the prisoner, Paymaster James Collier, is not guilty, it appearing from a document produced to the Court from the cavalry depot, that the men mentioned in this count have made unfounded claims, excepting private William Thorpe, upon whose claim, he being in the interior of the colony, the Court have no means of deciding.

The Times 1815 09 23

[The 21st (Light) Dragoons were raised 24.02.1794 as T. R. Beaumont's; disbanded 1820. Source: Ron McGuigan in Napoleon Series Archive (2003). Another history: In 1806 the 21st were deployed to Cape Town, to protect the Indian trade route. See also Gleadowe's tomb.]


The top part of this page focusses on the records of military personnel who enlisted before 1913 and received some kind of pension after retirement. In the National Archives of England and Wales, such records are concentrated in five series of the WO 97 collection: 1760-1854 (for which there is now a name index available online), 1855-1872, 1873-1882, 1882-1900, 1900-1913. In addition the following includes entries from the Royal Navy Register of Seamen's Services at the English National Archives. Some entries are enhanced with references to commissions and honours awarded to British soldiers in the First World War. Those events can be searched online in the London Gazette. This page also includes a few miscellaneous US and Canadian records.

The military personnel killed in the First and Second World Wars are not listed here (because they received no pensions), but leads can mostly be found on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour database.

Information on some later enlistments has been added as a table below, drawing on the First World War medals cards, since about three quarters of the records on soldiers enlisting from 1914 onwards for that war were destroyed. No data is publicly available so far on Second World War British other ranks who survived, but all Australians who served in both World Wars, both the survivors and the fallen, are listed on the Australian War Memorial website.


Alfred PIGGINS 1903 GB PRO
Alfred Piggins, Gloucester Regiment (son of Stephen)
Enlisted Bristol, 18 August 1891
born Horfield, Bristol, Gloucs.
father: Stephen S. Piggins, Worcester Barracks
Age 14 years, 11 months, no trade
5ft 2ins, 92lbs, fresh complexion, hazel eyes, light hair
Service record includes conviction for drunkenness and assault September 1902
drummer boy, promoted to private 1896, lance corporal 1899.
East India 1892-94, South Africa 1899-1901
Discharged 17 August 1903
- WO 97/5692 (part of fifth series 1900-1913), Army Discharges, extracted 1994/09/30 at PRO Family

Alfred PIGGINS 1914 C
regimental number 3160
member of Canadian Expeditionary Force, First World War
Canadian Archives box 7829 - 77
extracted from: http://www.archives.ca/
The Manitoba Free Press of 1916/08/24 reported he was wounded, with the service number ...6877. Family

Arthur PIGGINS 1911 GB PRO
Arthur Piggins, private, 1st Royal Dublin Fusiliers (son of Stephen)
Enlisted 21 September 1893
born Norton, Worcestershire
father Stephen S. Piggins, Norton Barracks, near Worcester
age 14 years, 5 months, already serving in 4th Battalion, Worcs. Regiment
height 4 ft, 11¾ins, sallow complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair
Service record shows he spent most of his service in the band and that he left when he received an offer of a position as guard on the Great Indian and Peninsular Railway.
Discharge 1 December 1911 at Ahmedragar, Deccan, India
aged 32 years 7 months
height 5 ft, 11 ins, sallow complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair
musician
to live c/o The Stationmaster, G.I.P. Railway, Khandura
- WO 97/5692 (part of fifth series 1900-1913), Army Discharges, extracted 1994/09/30 at PRO. Family

Charles PIGGINS 1860 GB PRO
serviceman in British Army, born 1846, Continuous Service Number 13263
ADM 139/1021, year 1860, noted 1991/03 in English Public Records Office but not further followed up

Charles PIGGINS 1880 GB Regimental Records
Joined 2nd Battalion of Worcester Regiment on 1880/08/18 aged 14, regimental no. 2506;
eventually became drummer-sergeant 1st Battalion of Worcester Rgmnt; date of Discharge after 1903.
He re-enlisted 1914/09/19 in the 6th (special reserve) battalion of the Worcester Regiment, no. 6/9303; discharged 1917/07/16 (sickness); issued with Silver Badge 212279. Did not serve overseas at this time.
-- regimental records searched by G. MacPherson.
Note also a February 2001 posting to the RootsWeb mailing list ENG-WORCESTER-L that shows a Piggins (no first name given) among those in A Company, 1st Battalion sent to the Boer War: the source was a handwritten list on a commemorative document. Family

Charles Redvers PIGGINS 1940 GB Army Lists
major in Berkshire Royal Regt. (no. 48787 RAOC)
# See WWI and WWII commissions in The London Gazette
# lieutenant, Royal Berkshire Regiment Princess Charlotte of Wales (49th)
- title 1182a, 3090a, Army List 1940
# captain (temporary major), R.A.O.C., death listed
- Army List 1950
(both references compiled 1991/03) Family

Charles William PIGGIN 1914 C
regimental number 406877
member of Canadian Expeditionary Force, First World War
Canadian Archives box 7829 - 76

Colonel PIGGIN 1780 GA
U.S. revolutionary soldier
no first name or town of origin given
Early in 1780 the British forces reoccupied Augusta, GA and strengthened their works. They were attacked by Elijah Clark and Major James Jackson, but they resisted. When Governor Wright was placed in his seat again he called a meeting of a loyal assembly, and they at once retaliated on the Whigs by passing an act of attainder and confiscation. This roll of honor has been preserved and is herewith given. It aimed to take in all those who were obnoxious to the crown, and contained the names of sundry persons. These men were: ... Piggin, colonel ...
Date: 1997 Jan 6
From: Angus Robinson
Subject: More Georgia Rev. War information
Posting in 1997 on ROOTS-L mailing list
Again referred to 2002 Aug 8 on McDONALD-L@rootsweb.com mailing list:
After the British re-took Savannah they created their own little English controlled General Assembly and did the same thing to many of the rebel leaders. Specifically mentioned in their act of 1780 include ...
_____ PIGGIN, rebel colonel.
From: John R. Clarke

D. PIGGINS 1865 US
private, E company, 58 Na. Regiment, Admitted April 8, 1865, discharged April 15, 1865. Also on roll, number 175 at page 28
Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865

Edward PIGGINS 1883 GB PRO
Registers of Seamen's Services (Royal Navy) Official Number: 203742
Place of Birth: Long Sutton, Lincolnshire
Inducted on 17 October 1883 ADM 188/354 Family?

Edward John PIGGIN 1889 GB PRO
Registers of Seamen's Services (Royal Navy) Official Number: J57252
Place of Birth: Islington, London
Inducted 01 September 1889 ADM 188/761

Ernest Frank Herbert PIGGINS 1884 GB PRO
Registers of Seamen's Services (Royal Navy) Official Number: 208893
Place of Birth: Horfield, Gloucestershire
Inducted on 19 May 1884 ADM 188/364

Frank PIGGIN 1921 GB PRO
British Army officer
# Gazette 19 10 1917 F Piggin to be temp lieutenant
# Gazette 22 11 1918 F Piggin lieutenant to be acting captain
# Gazette 6 09 1921 F Piggin Royal Army Services Corps relinquishes rank of captain
# Gazette 15 11 1921 F Piggin lieutenant granted rank of captain
# Medals record card in WO 372/16
# War Office: Officers' Services, First World War, personal files (alphabetical)
Piece Title: PIGGIN, Capt F
Series Date: 1914-1921
In PRO, Kew. http://catalogue.pro.gov.uk Document reference: WO 374/54116. Family

Frederick Percy Loverseed PIGGIN 1921 GB PRO
British Army officer
# Gazette 1 06 1920 F P L Piggin granted temp rank for service with the forces in E. Africa since decd 14th July 1916
# Medals card: WO 372/16
# Lieutenant Frederic Loverseed Piggin was killed in southern Africa. Family

Frederick William PIGGIN 1919 GB PRO
British Army captain, CWGC says he was killed in 1918 (an earlier version of CWGC stated he was drowned in the sinking (by a German submarine) of the troop transport Leasowe Castle north of Alexandria).
# Gazette 6 10 1916 Yeomanry, South Nottinghamshire Hussars 2nd lieutenant to be temp. lieutenant 12th November 1915
# Gazette 21 11 1916 to be temp captain
# Gazette 20 07 1917 relinquishes capt
# Gazette 12 03 1918 to be acting captain
# Gazette 24 05 1918 War Office, 25th May 1918, Territorial Force, Yeomanry: Lieutenant (actg. Capt.) F.W. Piggin relinquishes the actg. rank of Capt. on ceasing to command a Squadron 4th February 1918
# Medals card: WO 372/16
# War Office: Officers' Services, First World War, personal files (alphabetical)
Piece Title: PIGGIN, Capt F W
Series Date: 1896-1919
In PRO, Kew. http://catalogue.pro.gov.uk Document reference: WO 374/54117
# See also the photo and detailed information at Soldiers of the Queen
# I was told he was also a padre, presumably Methodist. Family

Frederick George PIGGIN 1889 GB PRO
# Registers of Seamen's Services (Royal Navy) Official Number: M3626
Place of Birth: Preston, Lancashire
Inducted 04 July 1889 ADM 188/1025
# Also listed with a brief biography in multi-part WWI book National Roll of Honour (National Publishing Co.) in section X - Portsmouth. Family?

G.W. PIGGINS 1863 USA
private, 58th Va. Regiment, captured Fredericksburg VA, May 3, 1863.
Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865

George PIGGIN 1911 GB PRO
George Piggin of Corps of Military Police, Mounted Battalion
Attested 25 October 1892 at Yarmouth
born Catton, Norfolk
age 18 years 3 months
shoemaker
5ft 7½ins, 124lbs, inspected Great Yarmouth
father George William Piggin, 7 Wellington Terrace, Waterloo Road, Norwich
formerly in Norfolk Artillery, he had enlisted for R.A.
married to Foundy Elizabeth Reed at Chorlton, Kent 1905/07/10, child George Arthur born 1906/04/11 at Shorncliffe, baptised 1906/05/06
Discharged 21 January 1911 at Cunagh Camp
36 years 5 months,
5ft 10½ins, fresh complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair
shoemaker
to: Free Hospital, Edinburgh, medically unfit
very good conduct, accustomed to horses, good groom and groomsman, no medals
- WO 97/5692 (part of fifth series 1900-1913), Army Discharges, extracted 1994/09/30 at PRO Family?

George PIGGIN 1885 GB PRO
28th Infantry Brigade
enlisted 7 December 1878 at Rugby
attested 11 December 1878 at Warwick
born Skeffington, Leics.
age 20 years, 6 months
trade: navvy
6 feet 0 in, fresh complexion, grey eyes, light brown hair, C of E (religion), vaccinated 1874, apparent age 20½
Next of kin: father William, mother Mary, brother William, sister Esther
Service history: lance corporal 22 June 1881, recalled to private 1 July 1881, to corporal 6 March 1883
Embarked for India 29 Sept 1879, landed at Bombay 28 Oct 1879, Calcutta 1882, Calabar 1885 (medical record: sick)
Discharged 9 June 1885 following accident with loss of fingers and partial paralysis of hand from machinery, status single
- WO 97/3655 (part of fourth series 1883-1900), Army Discharges, extracted 1994/09/30 at PRO Family

George PIGGIN 1854 DBY PRO
George Piggin, trade: framework knitter
born Parish of St. Alkmund, Derby
5 ft 10¼ ins, fresh complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair
Attested at Coventry 21 Feb 1825 at age of 18 years
East Indies 12½ years, Service credit of 18 years and 362 days
suffering hernia
Discharge 25 November 1844
- WO 97/600/83 Service and Pension Record, page 152 (on LDS microfilm, but seen at Reading Room, PRO Kew, also listed on PROCAT)
# Monthly Return of Changes which have taken place among the out-pensioners of Chelsea and Greenwich Hospitals in the Derby District from the 1st of February to the 28th of February 1849 (inclusive):
I. Pensioners transferred from the District:
Regiment Rate of Pension Date of Admission Rank
45th Foot 4 14 Jan 1845 Private George PIGGIN
District to which transferred: for enrolment in New Zealand
- WO 22/25 Pension Returns Derby 1842-1852
Note by me: 45th Foot became 1st Battalion of Sherwood Foresters in 1881
# George Piggin
rate: 6 (presumably pence per day)
date of admission ?? date of pension ??
Keelach 1849-
Derby
1849 June qtr £2.5.6
1849 Sept qtr £2.6.0
1849 Dec qtr £2.6.0
1850 Mar qtr £2.5.0
1850 June qtr £2.5.6
1850 Sept qtr £2.5.6
1850 Dec qtr
all the pensions end around this point
- WO 22/276 Chelsea Pensions, New Zealand 1854-1862, page 71, 45th Regiment of Foot
George and his wife Marion arrived in Auckland on the Berhampore on 1849/06/16 and settled at Onehunga: see NZ Archives for copy of WO 43/89 which details this.
George committed suicide 1855
Thereafter: Intentions to Marry:
Terence McMurrer, bachelor, shoemaker, 25, of Chancery Lane, one year (in NZ), and
Marion Piggin, of Chancery Lane, one year, Wesleyan Chapel
source: material in Fencible Collection, Otahuhu Public Library, extracted by Felicity Piggin, May 1987 Family

George Fort PIGGINS 1856 GB PRO
Registers of Seamen's Services (Royal Navy) Official Number: 101464
Official Number: Place of Birth: Fort George, Inverness-shire
Inducted on 24 May 1856 ADM 188/117 Family

George PIGGIN 1873 GB
Royal Navy
joined Inverness in 1873-1895 period
CS No. 37982
in: ADM 188, Index to Register of Seamen's Services, at PRO, Kew
seen 1991/03/07 Family?

Harry PIGGINS 1914 GB PRO
British Army officer (see also London Gazette, e.g. 1918: T./2nd Lieutenant. Harry Piggins, M.C., attached South Staffordshire Regiment)
War Office: Officers' Services, First World War, Long Number Papers (numerical)
Piece Title: PIGGINS H
Header Title Officers Services (Including Civilian Dependants, and Military Staff Appointments): Long Number Papers
In PRO, Kew. See http://catalogue.pro.gov.uk Document reference: WO 339/89651 Family

Henry Arthur PIGGIN 1920 GB PRO
British Army officer
# Gazette 13 06 1916 S. Notts. Hussars: 2nd Lieutenant. H.A. Piggin to be temp. Lieutenant, 15th June 1916
# Gazette 18 09 1917 to be temp lieutenant
# Gazette 2 07 1918 asst supt.
# Gazette 4 02 1919 to be temp capt
# Gazette 11 03 1919 supt
# Gazette 10 06 1919 restored to the establishment
# Gazette 20 06 1919 relinquishes
# Gazette 14 09 1920 resigns commission
# War Office: Officers' Services, First World War, personal files (alphabetical)
Piece Title: PIGGIN, Lieut H A
Series Date: 1915-1920
In PRO, Kew. http://catalogue.pro.gov.uk Document reference: WO 374/54118 Family

Henry PIGGIN 1891 GB PRO
Royal Artillery
joined Woolwich 16 January 1891
born Battersea (Surrey), age 22 years 4 months
profession: harness maker
not married, not out of father's house 3 years
5 ft 3¾ ins, fair, dark brown eyes, black hair, C of E (religion), 126 lbs, age physically 21
Next of kin: William John Piggin (father), 10 King Street, Chelsea, London
No discharge information: record marked duplicate.
- WO 97/3655 (part of fourth series 1883-1900), Army Discharges, extracted 1994/09/30 at PRO Family?

Ismeal PIGGINS 1887 US
62209 (number of certificate): Ismeal Piggins (name of claimant)
39.00 (pay of two and three year volunteers, 1871 and prior years) 100.00 (bounty to volunteers and their widows and legal heirs, 1871 and prior years) 0.00 (bounty under act of July 28 1866, 1880 and prior years) 139.00 (total)
62210, ditto
10.00 (pay of two and three year volunteers, 1871 and prior years) 10.00 (total)
From:
(1) Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a list of claims allowed by the accounting officers. February
Date: 1887-02-28; U.S. Congress. Senate: page 4: Claims Allowed by Accounting Officers Reported by the Second Auditor and Second Comptroller:
War Department
(2) Claims allowed by the accounting officers of the Treasury Department. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury.
Date: 1887-12-16; U.S. Congress. House: page 66: Claims Allowed by Accounting Officers Reported by the Second Auditor and Second Comptroller:
War Department

John Loverseed PIGGIN 1914 GB PRO
British Army officer (see also Gazette, e.g. 1918: J L Piggin Infantry Service Battalions)
War Office: Officers' Services, First World War, Long Number Papers (numerical)
Piece Title: PIGGIN J
Header Title Officers Services (Including Civilian Dependants, and Military Staff Appointments): Long Number Papers
In PRO, Kew. http://catalogue.pro.gov.uk Document reference: WO 339/92328 Family

James M. PIGGIN 1863 Thompson, CT
Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteers 1861-1865
Thompson;
Date of Muster Dec. 14, 1863; Deserted Aug. 11, 1865; page 149 of above catalogue, in First Regiment Artillery C.V., Recruits for Company C, First Artillery
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Fields/4791/windhamcountymilitarypage1.html

Supplemental list of claims allowed by the accounting officers of the Treasury. Letter from the Acting Secretary ... Date: 1886-05-08; Author: U.S. Congress (House); Page 13: Claims Allowed by Accounting Officers of Treasury, Reported by the Second Auditor and Second Comptroller:
War Department
48157 (number of certificate of claim): James M. Piggin (name of claimant)
Appropriation from which payable: pay of two and three years' volunteers, 1871 and prior years
$2.76 (amount)

Described in American Civil War Soldiers (Historical Data Systems, comp. [database on-line] Provo, UT) as private in Company C, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment (based on five records). This database states he was discharged.

James PIGGINS 1913 GB PRO
Sergeant James Piggins of Army Service Corps, 36th company
Attested at Flitcham 1 April 1892
age: 21 years 6 months, groom
apparent age: 19 years
5 ft 4 5/8 ins, 122 lbs, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair
Next of kin: mother Sophia Piggins, father James Piggins, Flitcham, Norfolk [surely father should be Robert?]
Service record included South Africa campaign 1899-1902
Discharged 31 May 1910 at Aldershot aged 39 years 8 months
5 ft 6 ins, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair
trade: groom
intended place of residence: Flitcham, Norfolk
medically unfit
character: very good, sober, hard working
- WO 97/5692 (part of fifth series 1900-1913), Army Discharges, extracted 1994/09/30 at PRO Family

James Robert PIGGIN 1912 GB PRO
James Robert Piggin of 1st Life Guards Household Cavalry
Enlisted 4 May 1900
born St Lukes, London
age 20 years 1 month
car man
6ft 0ins, 167lbs, fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair
father James Robert Piggin, 74 Bath Street, St Lukes, London
younger brothers: William, Albert, address as above
Discharged as trooper, 3 May 1912
- WO 97/5692 (part of fifth series 1900-1913), Army Discharges (certificate described as duplicate), extracted 1994/09/30 at PRO Family

John PIGGIN 1815 GB PRO
British participant in the Battle of Waterloo: Listed in Book Men of the Battle of Waterloo.

John PIGGON 1826 GB PRO
John Piggon, born Kidderminster, Worcestershire, served in 39th Foot Regiment, discharged aged 37. Listed in Chelsea Pension series 1807-1826 at Public Records Office, file WO 97/557/37 (see PROCAT online catalogue)

John PIGGON 1890 NJ U.S. Veterans
soldier
State: New Jersey
County: Mercer
Location: Hopewell Township E.D. 160
Microfilm Page: 3
From the 1890 Veterans Schedule. It provides the information needed to find the veteran on the microfilm.
The microfilm includes the unit in which the veteran served, date of enlistment and date of discharge, and details any injury or disability
incurred in the war. The microfilm is available at the U.S. National Archives or through inter-library loan.

John Alfred PIGGIN 1919 GB PRO
Registers of Seamen's Services (Royal Navy) Official Number: J57261
Place of Birth: Holloway, London
Inducted 16 August 1897 ADM 188/761

John Walter PIGGIN 1909 GB PRO
John Walter Piggin of Leicestershire Regiment
Attested 27 November 1908
born Billesdon, Leics
age 19 years, 0 months
labourer
5ft 6 7/8ins, 135lbs, fresh complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair
father Samuel Piggin, mother Lizzy Piggin, brothers: J. Richard, William, Albert, Percy, Alfred, sisters: Lizzy, Elsie, Lilly, May, Louise
address: Billesdon, Leics.
Discharged 7 January 1909 having claimed this on payment of £10 within 3 months of enlisting
- WO 97/5692 (part of fifth series 1900-1913), Army Discharges, extracted 1994/09/30 at PRO Family

M C PIGGINS 1864 US
private, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, captured Cynthiana, Kentucky on June 12, 1864, discharged (terms??) 1864, September 19
Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865

Reginald William PIGGIN 1900 GB PRO
Registers of Seamen's Services (Royal Navy) Official Number: J85366
Place of Birth: Norwich, Norfolk
Inducted 19 March 1900 ADM 188/817 Family?

Robert PIGGEN 1780 MA
U.S. Revolutionary War soldier, probably American Indian, from Bridgewater, Massachusetts
"PIGGEN, Robert, Bridgewater. List of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780." [These were men of the Continental Army.]
from: Military Records: Revolutionary War Soldiers & Sailors, Family Tree Maker CD147, extracted 1999/02.
"PEGINS, Robert, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. James Allen's co,. in a regiment commanded by Maj. Eliphalet Cary; service, 23 days; company stationed at Bristol, R.I., April 19, 1777; also, Capt. Luke Bicknell's co., Lieut. Col. Enoch Putnam's Regt.; enlisted Sept. 3 1781; discharged Dec. 3, 1781; service, 3 mos. 13 days, at West Point, including 12 days (240 miles) travel home; company raised in Plymouth Co.; regiment raised to join army under Gen. Washington for 3 months."
from volume 12 of Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution (17 volumes)
extracted from http://www.ancestry.com in 1999/02
Ancestry's American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) refers to same book with name PEGIN (without S):
birthdate: 175?
birth place: Massachusetts
biographical info: priv., Indian
further bibliographical info: "by secy. of the commonwealth, Ms. Boston. 1896-1908. (17v.):12:69-70

Robert PIGGINS 1852 NFK
British Army soldier
Born West Newton, Norfolk
Served in 66th Foot Regiment
Discharged aged 35
In English National Archives, Kew, Document reference: WO 97/795/122 (period: 1838-1852)
See PROCAT search. Family

Robert PIGGIN 1917 NFK
British Army soldier
Ministry of Pensions and successors: First World War Widows' Pensions Forms
Piece/Item Title: Name and Regiment: PIGGIN Robert Rifle Brigade Disability: Killed in action
In PRO, Kew. http://catalogue.pro.gov.uk Document reference: PIN 82/142 Family

Stuart F. PIGGINS 1942 NARA
U.S. Army private
Enlisted 1942/06/03 in California, serial number 39243138. Stated he had four years of high schooling and was single, home Wayne Co., Michigan.
See searchable file at http://aad.archives.gov/aad/title_list.jsp Family

Thomas Arthur PIGGIN 1922 GB PRO
British Army officer (1874-1948; see also Gazette: 1921 Thomas Arthur Piggin to be quartermaster with rank of lieutenant)
War Office: Officers' Services, First World War, personal files (alphabetical)
Piece Title: PIGGIN, Lieut & QM T A
Series Date: 1891-1922
In PRO, Kew. http://catalogue.pro.gov.uk Document reference: WO 374/54119 Family

Thomas PIGGING 1738 GB PRO
received warrant in British Army?
Pigging, Thomas 1738 15/153, 1739 15/238
English Public Records Office ADM 6, Commission and Warrant Books, index to 15-16:
documents not seen, reference noted 1991/03. Possibly connected to this news report from the Morning Chronicle on 1791/10/29: Died. Last week, at his house in Southampton-row, Marybone, Thomas Piggins, many years a Captain in his Majesty's 67th Regiment of Foot.

Thomas William PIGGINS 1879 GB PRO
Registers of Seamen's Services (Royal Navy) Official Number: F37029
Place of Birth: Leicester, Leicestershire
Inducted 20 July 1879 ADM 188/629 Family

Thomas Stanley PIGGIN 1914 GB PRO
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 1914-1922: Service Number: Z/5417 RNVR Division: Bristol. Record available at Documents Online Family

William PIGGON 1847 GB Civil Registration
William Piggon was evidently serving in the 41st Regiment when he married in Ireland in 1847 and had children in 1847 and 1849. These events are entered in the army's civil registration records, but no discharge or pension papers for William Piggon could be found in the catalogues to the PRO military papers.

William Stanley PIGGIN 1903 GB PRO
William Stanley Piggin, Royal Engineers
Attested 29 September 1891 in Derby
born Lenton
age: 18 years 7 months, trade: engineer apprenticed to Mr Earles at Hull for four years
apparent physical age: 18 years
5ft 6½ins, 125lbs, fresh complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair
tattoed, indistinct mark on left forearm
Service history: to reserves (sapper) 1898/09/28, recalled 1899/12/04, South Africa 1899/12/17-1902/08/27
Discharged 1903/09/28
Address: 131 Nottingham Road, Basford
- WO 97/5692 (part of fifth series 1900-1913), Army Discharges, extracted 1994/09/30 at PRO Family

World War One Medals Roll at National Archives

Name Corps No. Rank Notes Document
Howitt nee Piggin, Sara I Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurse WO 372/23
Piggin (Mrs Howitt), Sara Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurse WO 372/23
Piggin, Albert Middlesex Regiment 7044... WO 372/16
Piggin, Albert Norfolk Regiment 25614 Private WO 372/16
Piggin, Albert Royal Field Artillery 70 Gunner WO 372/16
Piggin, Alex Middlesex Regiment G/34616 Private WO 372/16
Piggin, Arthur Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 8647 Corporal WO 372/16
Piggin, Arthur Norfolk Regiment 5245 Private Killed, see CWGC WO 372/16
Piggin, A Norfolk Regiment 5245 Private same as above WO 372/24
Piggin, Arthur Royal Engineers 546298 Driver WO 372/16
Piggin, Doris Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps 40145 Worker WO 372/23
Piggin, Ernest A Norfolk Regiment 19172 Private WO 372/16
Piggin, Ernest F Royal Field Artillery 690104 Gunner WO 372/16
Piggin, Ernest V Royal Garrison Artillery 24385 Saddler WO 372/16
Piggin, Franck W Machine Gun Corps 131494 Private WO 372/16
Piggin, Frank Royal Army Service Corps Captain See Gazette 1916 and PRO file WO 372/16
Piggin, Frank Derby Yeomanry 3191 Private WO 372/16
Piggin, Frank William Machine Gun Corps 131494 Private See Gazette 1919 WO 372/23
Piggin, Frederick J Royal Welsh Fusiliers 24892 Private Killed, see CWGC WO 372/16
Piggin, Frederick Percy Lovereced Rhodesia Native Regiment Lieutenant Killed, see CWGC. See also Gazette 1920 WO 372/16
Piggin, Frederick William Nottinghamshire Yeomanry... See Gazette 1916-1918 for awards, commissions up to captain, death WO 372/16
Piggin, Frederick Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment 17393 Private Killed, see CWGC WO 372/16
Piggin, George Royal Engineers 65370 Sapper WO 372/16
Piggin, George E Army Service Corps M2/074922 Private WO 372/16
Piggin, George H Army Service Corps T/261781 Private WO 372/16
Piggin, George W Royal Engineers 556589 Sapper... WO 372/16
Piggin, H Grenadier Guards S/443236 Private... WO 372/16
Piggin, Harry Army Ordnance Corps 5337 Private... WO 372/16
Piggin, Harry N Royal Guernsey Light Infantry 1973 Private WO 372/16
Piggin, Henry Arthur Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Attached North Midland Field Ambulance Second Lieutenant... See Gazette 1916-1920 for commissions WO 372/16
Piggin, Henry J The Queen's Regiment 26792 Private... The pair of medals were offered for sale on E-Bay in April 2008 with envelope addressed 35 Willis Street Norwich: the silver and gold medals were general ones for WWI service. WO 372/16
Piggin, Herbert Essex Regiment 28094 Private... WO 372/16
Piggin, Herbert Leicestershire Regiment 7497 Private... WO 372/16
Piggin, Herbert P Royal Engineers 84728 Sapper... WO 372/16
Piggin, Horace Royal Field Artillery 875760 Gunner WO 372/16
Piggin, James R Lancashire Fusiliers 242397 Corporal Killed, see CWGC WO 372/16
Piggin, John East Lancashire Regiment 36735 Private WO 372/16
Piggin, John Laverseed Royal Fusiliers 13041 Private... WO 372/16
Piggin, J L Infantry/Royal Fusiliers Temporary Second Lieutenant See Gazette 1917-1918 WO 372/24
Piggin, John W Tank Corps 315941 Private WO 372/16
Piggin, John W West Kent Yeomanry 1188 Private... WO 372/16
Piggin, Joseph Durham Light Infantry 20/337 Private WO 372/16
Piggin, Joseph Royal Field Artillery L/2647 Driver WO 372/16
Piggin, Joseph F H West Yorkshire Regiment 62790 Private WO 372/16
Piggin, Joseph H Army Service Corps S4/140143 Corporal WO 372/16
Piggin, Reginald A Durham Light Infantry 43081 Private Killed, see CWGC WO 372/16
Piggin, Robert Rifle Brigade S/10483 Private Killed, see CWGC WO 372/16
Piggin, Robert Royal Engineers 57310 Sapper WO 372/16
Piggin, Robert W Royal Garrison Artillery attached General Hospital 20213 Gunner Killed, see CWGC WO 372/16
Piggin, Stanley R Royal Engineers 49797 Lance Corporal... See Gazette 1919 WO 372/16
Piggin, Thomas Royal Defence Corps 26249 Private WO 372/16
Piggin, Thomas Leicestershire Regiment 14049 Private... WO 372/16
Piggin, Thomas A Derby Yeomanry 213 Regimental Quartermaster Serjeant... WO 372/16
Piggin, Thomas W Norfolk Regiment 3292... WO 372/16
Piggin, Walter Norfolk Regiment 4705 Private WO 372/16
Piggin, Walter Robert Training Reserve Battalion TR/10 12617 Private WO 372/16
Piggin, William Leicestershire Regiment 23342 Private WO 372/16
Piggin, William Norfolk Regiment 2120 Private WO 372/16
Piggin, William Royal Lancashire Regiment 32832 Corporal WO 372/16
Piggin, William G London Regiment 1901 Private... WO 372/16
Piggins, Albert Army Ordnance Corps 4844 Private WO 372/16
Piggins, Arthur H London Regiment 301090 Private... WO 372/16
Piggins, Bernard King's Royal Rifle Corps C/6485 Private WO 372/16
Piggins, Charles Worcestershire Regiment Jun 03 Serjeant WO 372/16
Piggins, Ernest Royal Field Artillery 32237 Saddler... WO 372/16
Piggins, Ernest J Scottish Rifles 35824 Private WO 372/16
Piggins, F Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment 17393 Private WO 372/16
Piggins, Frank Devonshire Regiment 53306 Acting Corporal... WO 372/16
Piggins, Frank Northumberland Fusiliers 75140 Private... WO 372/16
Piggins, Frederick G Cameron Highlanders 6633 Private WO 372/16
Piggins, George Cambridgeshire Regiment 1402 Lance Corporal... Killed, see CWGC WO 372/16
Piggins, Harry South Staffordshire Regiment 10005 Lance Corporal... See Gazette 1917-1918 for awards WO 372/16
Piggins, Joe Manchester Regiment 41049 Private WO 372/16
Piggins, Robert H Durham Light Infantry Mai 85 Private... WO 372/16
Piggins, Stanley Lincolnshire Regiment 4635 Serjeant... WO 372/16
Piggins, Stephen Gloucestershire Regiment 20095 Private WO 372/16
Piggins, Thomas Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry 24066 Private WO 372/16
Piggins, Thomas O Royal Army Medical Corps 77238 Private WO 372/16
Piggins, Thomas O Yorkshire Regiment 7844 Private... WO 372/16
Piggins, Walter J Royal Fusiliers GS/62244 Acting Corporal WO 372/16
Piggins, William Lancashire Fusiliers 50477 Private... WO 372/16
Piggon, William Army Cyclist Corps 7064 Private Family WO 372/16


War Graves, First and Second World Wars

Name Rank Number Unit Age Death Date Note
Piggin, A Private 5245 Norfolk Regiment 26.09.1916 (Arthur): also in Soldiers who Died in the Great War
Piggin, Arthur Ernest Sergeant 976406 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 20.11.1944
Piggin, Bert Private 5774403 Royal Norfolk Regiment 22 15.07.1943 Also in Army Roll of Honour, based on WO 304: born Norwich
Piggin, Benjamin Henry Private 6084549 The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) 26 28.04.1940 Also in Army Roll of Honour, based on WO 304: born London E
Piggin, Frederic Private 17393 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 24 14.02.1916
Piggin, F J Private 24892 Royal Welsh Fusiliers 10.01.1918
Piggin, Frank Redgate Leading Airman FX85272 Royal Navy 19 10.12.1941
Piggin, Frank Wesley Private WX13508 Australian Infantry 40 17.08.1943
Piggin, Herbert Arthur Rifleman 41856 Royal Irish Rifles 25 16.08.1917 Also in Soldiers who Died in the Great War
Piggin, J R Corporal 242397 Lancashire Fusiliers 13.05.1917 (James Robert): also in Soldiers who Died in the Great War
Piggin, Kenneth Hardy Lance Corporal 2073894 Royal Engineers 25 12.01.1947
Piggin, Peter John Flying Officer 147781 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 02.03.1944
Piggin, R Rifleman S/10483 Rifle Brigade 08.09.1915
Piggin, Reginald A. Lance Corporal 43081 Durham Light Infantry 20.04.1917 (Reginald Arthur): also in Soldiers who Died in the Great War
Piggin, Robert born Jarrow, residence Jarrow. Only in Soldiers who Died in the Great War
Piggin, Robert Watson Gunner 20213 Royal Garrison Artillery 36 22.09.1917 Also in Soldiers who Died in the Great War
Piggin, Stirtevant Frederic Lieutenant Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve 24 01.05.1942
Piggin, William Thomas Private 5778436 Royal Norfolk Regiment 21 25.01.1942 Also in Army Roll of Honour, based on WO 304: born Norwich
Piggins, F Private 63965 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 29 08.11.1918 (Frank, born Walsall): also in Soldiers who Died in the Great War
Piggins, George Edward Serjeant 1402 Cambridgeshire Regiment 22 14.10.1916 (born Wisbech): also in Soldiers who Died in the Great War
Piggins, Robert Henry Private N227869 Australian Infantry 29 06.12.1942
Piggins, S J Air Mechanic 2nd Class 109526 Royal Air Force 14.10.1918
Piggins, F Private 63965 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 29 08.11.1918
Piggins, George Edward Serjeant 1402 Cambridgeshire Regiment 22 14.10.1916
Piggins, Robert Henry Private N227869 Australian Infantry 29 06.12.1942
Piggins, S J Air Mechanic 2nd Class 109526 Royal Air Force 14.10.1918
Piggon, Brenda May Civilian Civilian War Dead 17 16.11.1940

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