Private P.T. Riggs

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Private P.T. Riggs

Post by dakuda » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:53 am

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Looking for info on H-19116 P.T. Riggs, he also had a second number H-803619.

thanks, Rory

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Re: Private P.T. Riggs

Post by Temujin » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:36 am

dakuda wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:53 am
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Looking for info on H-19116 P.T. Riggs, he also had a second number H-803619.

thanks, Rory
Rory, did he survive the war?.......and other details like where is was from, birth date etc etc

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Re: Private P.T. Riggs

Post by Temujin » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:42 am

dakuda wrote:
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Looking for info on H-19116 P.T. Riggs, he also had a second number H-803619.

thanks, Rory
H is MD 10 enlisted in Manitoba

H-19116 indicates he enlisted in “C” Battery, RCHA

H-803619 isn’t in the Regimental Number system??? Is this number correct......highest number is 628000 (and that’s in the Reserves)
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Re: Private P.T. Riggs

Post by Temujin » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:56 am

Found this, may not be the same man, but thought I would post it up
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Re: Private P.T. Riggs

Post by Temujin » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:00 pm

Again, not sure if this is the same man???
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Re: Private P.T. Riggs

Post by Temujin » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:04 pm

Clipped from The Gazette, 28 Apr 1943, Wed, Page 11
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Re: Private P.T. Riggs

Post by Temujin » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:11 pm

Just confirmed......Yes, the above info is him.....here is his Prisoner of War record (Regimental Number matches what you posted)
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Re: Private P.T. Riggs

Post by Temujin » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:15 pm

Couple of Photo’s of the POW Camp.....info says that site is current used as a Prison

The camp was established on a military training ground in September 1939 to detain Polish prisoners from the German September 1939 offensive. For the first few months they lived in the open or in tents during a very cold winter, while they built the wooden and brick huts for the permanent camp. In May and June 1940 American, French, Dutch and Belgian soldiers taken prisoner during the Battle of France arrived. These were followed by Soviet prisoners from Operation Barbarossa in the summer of 1941. In September and October 1943 Italian prisoners arrived after the Italian capitulation. Canadian prisoners from the Dieppe Raid of August 1942 were transferred to Stargard from Stalag VIII-B in January 1944. The camp was liberated by the Soviet Red Army in mid-April 1945. Late arrivals were Americans, NCOs from the Battle of the Bulge, who left Stalag XIIA Limburg on January 15, 1945 by rail to arrive on January 19, 1945.
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Re: Private P.T. Riggs

Post by Temujin » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:19 pm

Not sure if this photo is clearer, but I’ll post it anyway
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Re: Private P.T. Riggs

Post by dakuda » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:47 pm

Temujin

That is him, he joined the reserves after the war, hence the second number.

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