Mexborough and Swinton Times October 13, 1917
Military Funeral at Darfield
Sandhill Man Dies of Wounds
Private Joseph Wigley, aged 31, of Sandhill, Great Houghton, died in the Keighley military hospital on September 20 from gunshot wounds in the arm, followed by and amputation of the arm and acute pneumonia.
The funeral took place on Wednesday last at Darfield Parish Church, the Rev A.E.Sorby and the Rev A.Thomas officiating.
The coffin was borne by a military party from Silkstone, assisted by Houghton Volunteers.
A firing party from Silkstone also attended, and the Last Post was sounded. Many wreaths were sent including one from the hospital.
A procession of about 100 colliery officials, workmates from Houghton Main, club members, and wounded soldier from Darfield was formed.
Private Wigley received his wounds in France, where he has been in the thick of the fighting for 18 months
Service Number 72711
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Husband of Alice Maud Penn (formerly Wigley), of 11, New St., Sandhills, Great Houghton.
DARFIELD (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD
See the excellent publication “Darfield Remembers” for further information