PIGOTT, John Ardsley
(Service number 48880)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
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|Served with||New Zealand Armed Forces (?)||Served in|
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|Last Unit Served With||Machine Gun Corps|
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|Date||16 December 1974||Age||77 years|
|Place of Death||Blenheim|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Omaha Cemetery, Blenheim|
|Memorial Reference||RSA Lawn, Block 7, Plot 5|
|New Zealand Memorials|
John Ardsley Pigott was born on 25 January 1897 at Fairlie, the son of John Ernest and Mary Emily (née Deamer) Pigott. he was educated at Skipton School, then at Sutherlands School which he left in October 1908 when he lost the sight of his left eye. In May 1909 he returned to Sutherlands School for six months until his parents moved. John Ardsley Pigott returned to New Zealand in early March 1918. He married Irene Jessie Brodie in 1919, Nora Esther Thomson in 1935, and kathleen Mary Lissaman in 1942.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [26 December 2017]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [26 December 2017]; Omaha Cemetery, Blenheim, headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [26 December 2017]; Omaha Cemetery burial record (Marlborough District Council) [26 December 2017]; Sun, 4 March 1918 (Papers Past) [24 December 2017]
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