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William Rigby Grave

Grave Location: Duke Street Cemetery

Lance Sergeant, 52059, 1/8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, (Formerly 34852 Liverpool Regiment)
Last Known Address: 18 Devonshire Road, Southport

Prior to enlisting he was employed by Messrs Heyes Bros, Leicester Street.

William died at a military hospital in Sunderland from wounds received. He was buried with full military honours.

The officiating minister at the funeral was the Rev W E Brook of All Souls, Blowick. A firing party was supplied by the Southport Volunteer League, and the “Last Post” was sounded at the graveside.

Southport FC Career: 58 Appearances 1913-1915 plus war-time appearances

William Rigby