Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Alfred William Riggs

In memory of:

Private Alfred William Riggs

February 27, 1900

Paardeberg, South Africa

Military Service


Service Number:

7979

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Division:

G Company

Additional Information


Born:

March 24, 1878
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

One of the two members of the Royal Canadian Regiment who were from Prince Edward Island. His name is inscribed on the Boer War Monument in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Formerly served with the Charlottetown Engineering Company.

Commemorated on Page 35 of the South African War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

VENDUSIEDRIFT GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE (PAARDEBERG)
South Africa

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

Located 9.1 km from the Paardeberg Museum. Follow the dirt road and turn right at the Cannon sign, travel 600 m then turn right and travel a further 200 m.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Charlottetown PEI newspaper The Guardian. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Charlottetown PEI newspaper The Guardian. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Charlottetown PEI newspaper The Guardian. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial at Vendusiedrift, Paardeberg, South Africa
  • Letter - April 28, 1902
  • Photo of Alfred William Riggs
  • Re-Dedication Ceremony– Cover of memorial brochure for the re-dedication ceremony on July 6, 2003 at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. This brochure was produced by the Service Memorial Planning Committee.
  • Mayor's Message– Message from the Mayor of Charlottetown inside the brochure for the re-dedication ceremony on July 6, 2003 at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. This brochure was produced by the Service Memorial Planning Committee.
  • Photo of Alfred Riggs
  • P.E.I. Contingent– Photo of the PEI Contingent from inside the brochure for the re-dedication ceremony on July 6, 2003 at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. This brochure was produced by the Service Memorial Planning Committee.
  • Monument Plaque– Photo of the plaque on the Boer War monument in Charlottetown.
  • Boer War Monument– Photo of the Boer War monument in Charlottetown.
  • Press Clipping– News article originally published in Ottawa and picked up by The Globe, Toronto, 28 February 1900 advising of the death of Private Riggs.
  • Souvenir creamer– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Inscription– Souvenir creamer. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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