BORN HULL 1893. SON OF WILLIAM & LIZ, 10 HIGH STREET. ONE OF SEVEN CHILDREN. ENLISTED HULL 1914. ARMY RECORD ADDRESS ABOVE. KILLED IN ACTION 13/11/1916. HIS NAME IS RECORDED ON ST MART'S CHURCH, LOWGATE MEMORIAL. HE WAS ONE OF THREE BROTHERS WHO DIED IN THE WAR. A FOURTH BROTHER PTE, ERNEST DIGLIN, Y624, 6TH KRRC, WAS WOUNDED AND DISCHARGED FROM THE SERVICE ON 23/10/1916, WITH THE SILVER WAR BADGE. THE BROTHERS PHOTOGRAPHS APPEAR IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL ON 15/8/1917. *
The three Diglin brothers who died were George, East Yorks Regt, service no 13/505, 13/11/1916, Walter, York and Lancaster Regiment Service no 203159. 24/0/1917 and William East Yorkshire Regiment 7th Battalion, Service No. 3/33418, 25/04/1917. George and Walter's service records still exist and can be viewed on Ancestry or Find My Past. There was also a 4th brother who served - Ernest, Kings Royal Rifle Corps 6th Battalion Service No Y624. Ernest was disharged from the service because of wounds he received in action. He was discharged 23/10/1916 and awarded the Silver War Badge.His service record still exists.