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Private 59078 William DIGGINES of 1st / 5th Bn., Welsh Regiment

Killed in Action Friday 4th May 1917, Died at Sea, Italy, age 36

Home address:139 Manchester Road, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1881, Denton, Lancashire
Parents:Esther Diggines and Samuel Diggines of 60 Ashton Road, Denton, Lancashire
Marital status:Married to Alice Maud Diggines (née Armitage) of 139 Manchester Road, Hyde, Cheshire
Occupation:Finished Felt Hatter
He enlisted in:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered:Savona Memorial, Italy,   Commonwealth War Dead
Link to Hyde:Lived in Hyde

Died at sea off the Italian Coast, when Cunard Liner S.S. Transylvania was sunk. 412 lives were lost when the liner was torpedoed by a German U-boat while carrying troups from Marseille to Alexandria.