Monday, October 27, 2014

SE/3722 Pte George Trigwell, RAVC

Chailey Parish Magazine notes in March 1915 that George Trigwell is serving his King and Country.  In October it reports, Trigwell, Pte G, RAMC, France but by February 1916 notes that he is serving with the Army Veterinary Corps in France.  This is updated the following month to note that he is serving in Salonica. 

George Trigwell’s name appears for the last time in the parish magazine in March 1917 where he is noted simply as Trigwell, Pte G, AVC. 
George's medal index card notes that he arrived overseas in France on the 23rd January 1915 and that his regimental number was SE/3722. The card also gives a reference for the silver war badge, although I have been unable to locate George on this roll. The roll for the 1914-15 Star notes that he was discharged on 21st January 1919.

I have been unable to establish a Chailey connection for this man.  He is possibly the same George Trigwell who appears on the 1901 census as a 13 year old living in Lewes with his parents and nine brothers and sisters but further research is necessary to confirm this.

Medal index card courtesy of Ancestry.

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