Francis Henry (Frank) RIGNEY

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RIGNEY, Francis Henry

Service Number: 2259
Enlisted: 9 December 1914, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Summertown, South Australia, 3 June 1896
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Flinders Street School, Adelaide
Occupation: Packer
Died: Died of Wounds (received on 21 Aug 1916 at Mouquet Farm), France, 4 September 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Puchevillers British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

9 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Oaklands, South Australia
23 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2259, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
23 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2259, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide

Pte Francis Henry Rigney

From François Berthout

🌺🇦🇺Today I come with respect and gratitude to honor the memory of the private number 2259 Francis Henry Rigney, this man fought under the name of Frank Rigney and is buried with the name of Frank Rigney but by checking the Australian national archives, in the archives of the Australian army and thanks to letters from his mother I could verify that his real name was Francis Henry Rigney.he fought in the 10th Australian Infantry Battalion, 6th Reinforcement and died on September 4, 1916 at the age of 21 as a result of his wounds he had received on August 21 during the fighting Mouquet farm near Pozieres and rest in peace at the Puchevillers British Cemetery and will never be forgotten🇦🇺🌺

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE F. H. RIGNEY.

Private F. H. Rigney, who died of wounds in France on September 4, was the son of Mr and Mrs. W. H. Rigney, 227, Pirie-street, Adelaide. He was born at Uraidla in 1896. He joined the colors on December 9, 1914, and left Adelaide on June 23, 1915. He served at Gallipoli for some time, being sent away for a rest just before the evacuation. He was among the first Australians to go to France. Private Rigney was educated at the Flinders-street school. Previous to enlisting he was a member of the South Adelaide Junior Football Club, also the Silver Star cricket team." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 07 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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