Robert John TRIGG

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TRIGG, Robert John

Service Number: 2429
Enlisted: 4 August 1915
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, January 1890
Home Town: Alberton, Wellington, Victoria
Schooling: Dennington State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: GSW knee, arm & cheek, 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England , 29 December 1917
Cemetery: Cambridge City Cemetery, United Kingdom
Row C, Grave 3559
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Woodford-Bushfield War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

4 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2429, 29th Infantry Battalion
14 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2429, 29th Infantry Battalion
14 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2429, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Melbourne
29 Dec 1917: Involvement Sergeant, SN 2429, 29th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 29th December.......Sergeant Robert John Trigg was born at Warrnambool, Victoria in 1890. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 21st August, 1915 as a 26 year old Farmer.

Private Trigg arrived at Suez on 15th April, 1916. He was promoted to Corporal on 31st May, 1916 then proceeded from Alexandria on 5th June, 1916 for England. He reverted to the rank of Private on 17th July, 1916.

Private Trigg was attached to School of Instruction at Tidworth, Wiltshire for Duty on 29th July, 1916. He was appointed Corporal on 6th October, 1916 & was appointed Acting Sergeant on 24th January, 1917. He proceeded to France & reverted to the rank of Corporal on arriving in France on 14th March, 1917.

Corporal Trigg was promoted to Sergeant on 30th August, 1917. He was wounded in action on 22nd October, 1917 with gunshot wounds to knee, arm & cheek. He was invalided to England & admitted to 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire on 29th October, 1917.

Sergeant Robert John Trigg died on morning of 29th December, 1917 at 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. He was buried on 2nd January, 1918 in Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridge where 22 other Australian WW1 Soldiers are buried.

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