Kingston upon Hull War Memorial 1914 - 1918

The story of Hull in World War One

Piggott

Pte, Alfred John Edward Piggott had emigrated from Hull and died fighting for Canada at Vimy Ridge on the 6th September 1916. His brother Fred Piggott was killed on the 18th September 1916 serving with Border Regiment on the Somme. His body was never recovered and he is recorded as missing on the Thiepval memorial along with another 72,000 other British and Commonwealth soldiers lost on the Somme. Their parents Alfred and Rachael Piggott, of 15 Walkers Square, Sykes Street, had lost two sons in 12 days. They are both commemorated on the Clifton Street School Roll of Honour in Hull.