|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Norwood, South Australia|
|School||Trained at the School of Mines, Adelaide, as a surveyor and draughtsman.|
|Occupation||Surveyor and draughtsman|
|Address||Third Avenue, St Peters, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Bessie Wightman, Third Avenue, St Peters, South Australia|
|Previous military service||1 year 10 AIR. 1 yr 22nd Sig (Vol)|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Gunner|
|Unit name||Field Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 18|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/34/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Australian Transport Section|
|Fate||Effective abroad (still overseas)|
Meritorious Service Medal
'The development of the Topo Section at Corps Headquarters was largely due to this Sergeant's exceptional capacity and devotion to duty. During periods when operations were in progress, his work which was of considerable important was faithfully and well executed. Period: 22nd September, 1917, to 24th February, 1918.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wahihe', 30 October 1919; disembarked Brisbane, 13 December 1919, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (appointment terminated), Adelaide, 22 August 1920.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Designed a unique record of the 18th Battery for the whole period of the War, a copy of which is held in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. Was wounded in 1916 and then transferred to the Topographic unit, where he received a Meritorious Service Medal for the work he did in this section.
He married Henrietta Adelaide Winchcombe in London in 1919 and returned to Australia in 1920 to work with Dr C.E. Bean, drawing maps for Bean's Official History of Australia at Tuggeranong, near Canberra.
He studied for the local government engineer's certificate and obtained a position with the New South Wales Department of Main Roads, where he was involved in designing the approaches to the Harbour Bridge. He obtained a position as Assistant Engineer with the Wagga Wagga Shire Council about 1935, and then as an Engineer with the Granville Municipal Council and later as the Civil Engineer for the Parramatta Municipal Council.~
|Date of death|
|Age at death||44|
|Place of burial||Cremated and ashes placed in a niche in the Remembrance Gardens at Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WIGHTMAN Peter Rigby|