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Cyril Richard RIGG

Place of birthAuckland New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationInsurance agent
Addressc/o Bank of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinR.B Rigg, c/o Bank of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
Enlistment date11 July 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

'Consistent good work and marked ability as leader at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 06/10/2016

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 24 October 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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