2nd Lt Tom Wallace Piggford, Kings African Rifles



1895 Nov 18. Born Hartlepool, Durham

1901 census at Hartlepool

1911 census at 7 Friar Terrace Hartlepool

He appears to have been commissioned in King's African Rifles, but after Nov 1918, ref WO338

1920 Oct 18. Joined ADRIC with service no 765. Posted to G Coy

1921 Sep 1. Gazetted out Northumberland Fus. Temp. 2nd: Lt., and retain the rank of 2nd Lt. :— T. W. Piggford

1922 Jan 19. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Dec 5. Leaves UK for Freemantle, W Aus

1925 On electoral roll in Kalgoorlie, W Aus. "contracts"

1926 Jul 16. W Aus Government Gazette. Victoria District (about four miles East of Gutha). Corr. No. 2500/24. Open under Parts V., VI., and VIII. (Plan 128/80, C2.) Location 6953, containing 3,812 acres 3 roods 9 perches at 6s. per acre (Classification page 4 of 5521/19) ; being T. W. Piggford 's forfeited Lease 17967/68

1939 Married to Helen Winifred Fielder

1940 Dec 19. Enlisted Private in Australian Army. Next of Kin is Ada Piggford. At Perth, W Aus.

1944 Dec 29 Discharged Private in Australian Army

1994 Died Perth (Ancestry tree)


WO 374/54115