Frank Leslie RIGGS

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RIGGS, Frank Leslie

Service Number: 3455
Enlisted: 26 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gawler, South Australia, 23 June 1892
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Killed in Action, Mouquet Farm, France, 16 August 1916, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Blende Street Methodist Church, Broken Hill War Memorial, Broken Hill Wesley Uniting Church Memorial Windows, Gawler Council Gawler Men Who Answered the Call WW1 Roll of Honor, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

26 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3455, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3455, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
29 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 3455, 50th Infantry Battalion
16 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 3455, 50th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

"...3455 Acting Corporal Frank Leslie Riggs, 10th Battalion. A blacksmith from Broken Hill, New South Wales, prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 11th Reinforcements from Adelaide on 27 October 1915 aboard HMAT Benalla (A24) for Egypt. On 29 February 1916 he was transferred to the 50th Battalion and was promoted to Corporal shortly afterwards. The battalion relocated to the Western Front, France, during early June 1916. Cpl Riggs was killed in action near Mouquet Farm on 16 August 1916. He has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France. He was aged 24 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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