Joseph Frederick Hodgkinson Piggin (1899–1972)

Lance Corporal

Training Reserve Battalion
West Yorkshire Regiment 62790 1/7th & 1/6th

Photo courtesy Audrey Lee

Joseph Frederick Piggin in WW1

Fred wearing a bandsman proficiency trade badge on his right jacket sleeve
The collar badges are of the West Yorkshire Regiment.

Joseph Frederick Hodgkinson Piggin was always known as 'Fred'. He was a talented musician, skilled on both the cornet and trombone, playing for many years with Sheffield Transport Band. He wrote scores for various instruments, and also played the piano and organ. Joseph FH Piggin married Dora Manders in 1924 December qtr (Sheffield reg district)

Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the British war and Victory medals

Army Service Record
Fred enlisted at Sheffield on 20 August 1917 aged 17 years 6 months, a fitter living at Flatby Road, Sheffield. He was C of E, 5ft 6in tall with fair hair. Joseph's next of kin was his mother Emma Piggin.
10/02/17 Attested
11/02/17 To Army Reserve
23/08/17 Mobilized
29/08/17 Remobilzed
03/09/18 Posted to 6th Reserve Btn.
05/02/18 Posted to West Yorkshire Regiment
20/05/18 Posted to 1/7th Battalion BEF
09/07/18 Hospital with influenza
20/07/18 Rejoined Btn
16/10/18 Hospital with PUO (Pyrexia of Unknown Origin)
22/11/18 Rejoined Battalion in the Field
23/02/19 Posted to 1/6 West Yorkshire Regiment
16/09/19 Appointed paid Lance Corporal
29/11/19 Demobbed


1901: Attercliffe, Sheffield

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Joseph Piggin Head 27 Carter, iron & steel works Crich
Emma Piggin wife 26   Lea
Joseph Frederick Piggin son 1   Crich
George Wilson boarder 39 Carter, iron & steel works Retford

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1911: Attercliffe, Sheffield

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Emma Piggin Wife 36   Lea
Fred Piggin son 11   Crich
Joseph Piggin head 37 Tramcar cleaner Crich

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1939 Register: Flaseby Road, Sheffield
Joseph Frederick Hodgkinson Piggin b.13 August 1899; mobile crane driver steel works
Dora Piggin b.22 January 1905
Sydney Joseph Piggin b.4 June 1926; school
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