Blackmore Area Local History

First World War Commemoration:
Harry Riglin

Died in the First World War.
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Harry Riglin

War Memorial: Place and inscription
Blackmore War Memorial: Pte. H. Riglin Suffolk;
Church window: Harry Riglin
War Memorial Tablet inside All Saints Church, Doddinghurst

Ongar & District
War Memorial Hospital
Roll of Honour (Blackmore & Doddinghurst) [ERO A10815]


Regiment. 7th Battalion. Service No: 44024 [CWGC] Service No. formerly 2430 [SDGW].

Service Details:
Born Swallows Cross
Resident Epping [SDGW]
Enlisted: Epping [WFA]
Medal card gives K1/103 B15 p. 2849, but no other detail. []

Personal and family information:
Son of James and Eliza Riglin, of
Chelmsford Rd., Blackmore Essex. [CWGC]
Harry Riglin was baptised at Blackmore on
13th June 1886 (born 29/4/86).  His parents were James, a labourer, and Eliza, of Swallows Cross [ERO D/P 266/1/11].

1891 Census. Age 4 b Blackmore son of  James [ag lab] & Eliza Riglin.  NB next family in census is Charles & Sarah Wheal, and children incl. Frederick, Harry, Arthur, Alfred and Albert.
1901 Census:
Bakers Cottage Doddinghurst.
James Riglin.  Head.  Married.  [Age] 52.  Labourer on farm.  [Born] High Ongar.
Eliza Riglin.  Wife.  Married.  [Age] 38.  [Born] Ingatestone.
Harry Riglin.  Son.  [Age] 14.  Diary Assistant.  Ag cattle. [Born] Blackmore.
Sophia (?) Riglin.  Daughter.  [Age] 13.  [Born] Blackmore.
Alice Riglin.  Daughter.  [Age] 10.  [Born] Blackmore.
Grace Riglin.  Daughter.  [Age] 5.  [Born] Blackmore.
1911 Census.
Swallows Cross, near Brentwood.
James Riglin.  Head.  Married 28 years.  [Age] 62.  Unable to work. [Born} High Ongar.
Eliza Riglin.  Wife.  Married.  [Age] 47.  [Born] Ingatestone.
Harry Riglin.  Son. Single. [Age] 24. Butcher.  [Born] Blackmore
Grace Riglin.  Daughter.  [Age] 15.  Day girl Domestic.  [Born] Blackmore.

Date of Death:
28th April 1917


Where died:
Killed in action [WFA]
Believed to have been killed at Monchy, East of Arras. [CWGC]

Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Memorial. Bay 3.  [CWGC]

List of Sources:, Commonwealth War Graves Commission (
CWGC) Essex Record Office, Soldiers who Died in the Great War, Ron West: who has researched those commemorated on the Doddinghurst War Memorial, Western Front Association.

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Last Updated: 24 July 2010