Charles Ernest WIGG

WIGG, Charles Ernest

Service Number: 2420
Enlisted: 12 September 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 38th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bright, Victoria, Australia, November 1890
Home Town: Essendon, Moonee Valley, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 13 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bright Memorial Clock Tower, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

12 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2420, Melbourne, Victoria
20 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2420, 38th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2420, 38th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Melbourne
13 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2420, 38th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...2420 Private Charles Ernest Wigg, a labourer of Essendon, Vic, who enlisted on 12 September 1916. Pte Wigg embarked with the 4th Reinforcements to the 38th Battalion on board HMAT Port Lincoln (A17) sailing from Melbourne on 20 October 1916, and after transferring to the troopship Willochra at Sierra Leone, arrived in England on 29 December 1916, After training in the 10th Training Battalion at Larkhill Pte Wigg arrived in France on 29 March 1917 and joined the 38th Battalion on 2 April 1917. On 13 October 1917 Pte Wigg was posted as missing in action during the attack on Passchendaele, during the Third Battle of Ypres, and on 15 February 1918 he was finally reported as killed in action and that he had been buried in the field. Pte Wigg has no known grave and his name is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres in Belgium." - SOURCE (