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VC1107    Frederick Charles Riggs

Name   Frederick Charles Riggs    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1107   Awards   VC   MM

Regiment   York & Lancaster Regiment, 6th Battalion, D Company


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   39 Capstone Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, England

Place Of Death   Near Epinoy, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Named on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   6 January 1919

VC Presented  1919 at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his stepmother, Mrs Burgan


P  Named on Vis-en-Artois Memorial to the Missing  Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, Pas de Calais, France

P  Memorial Plaque, Capstone Road, Bournemouth, Dorset

Named on War Memorial, St Andrews Church, Bennett Road, Bournemouth, Dorset

P  Named on Statue, Outside Bournemouth International Centre, Hampshire

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, York Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Memorial Plaque, Malmesbury Park Road School, Ascham Road, Bournemouth, Dorset

P  Ring of Remembrance (L'Anneau de la Mémoire), Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, Pas-de-Calais, France

P  Riggs Gardens, Bournemouth, Hampshire

By The Way…

A second VC holder lived in the same road about the same time in Bournemouth, Dorset, his name was 574 Cecil Noble

VC Held By

York & Lancaster Regiment Museum, Brian O'Malley Library & Arts Centre, Walker Place, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England



VC 1106 VC 1108
VC 1106
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BORN   28 July 1888

DIED   1 October 1918  AGE   30

VC Won   1 October 1918    AGE    30

Place VC Won   Near Epinoy, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War