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Soldier – Wigley Joseph – Died from Wounds

October 1917

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

From C.W.G.C.:

Service Number 72711
Died 29/09/1917

Aged 31
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Husband of Alice Maud Penn (formerly Wigley), of 11, New St., Sandhills, Great Houghton.


See the excellent publication “Darfield Remembers” for further information