John Rigby

Name: John William Rigby

Rank: Private

Service Number: 1724

Unit Seved: 48th Battalion 

Personal Details:
John William Rigby was born in 1890 in Bordertown, South Australia. His parents were Mrs Elizabeth Rigby of Meningie and the late John Thomas Rigby.
Enlistment Details:
He enlisted on March 6th, 1916 at Meningie as a member of the 2nd Reinforcement of the 48th Battalion.
Details about his role in War: He embarked from Adelaide on the 11th of April 1916 on the “A60 HMAT Aeneas” arriving in England on the 16th June 1916. After training in England he arrived in Etaples in France on the 24th September 1916. He was taken on strength to the 48th Battalion on 7th October 1916. He was reported missing in action on the 11th April 1917 at the 1st Battle of Bullecourt. His death was later confirmed by a court of enquiry held on the 29th December 1917.
Age at Death: 28
Cemetery Details: Beaulencourt British Cemetery Ligny-Thilloy
Interesting Material:
John William Rigby was a stockman and station hand before he enlisted.


Commemorated by


Victor Koolmatrie


Stephanie Sanders

1st December 2008