WWI Mentioned in Despatches to the Saskatchewan Regiment
WWI Mentioned in Despatches to the Saskatchewan Regiment - Off-white paper, obverse with the Royal coat-of-arms above the inscription "The War of 1914-1918. Saskatchewan Regiment No.106622 Staff Serjt. H.L. Wiglesworth was mentioned in a Despatch from Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, K.T., G.C.B., G.C.B., G.C.V.O., K.C.I.E. dated 7th November 1917 for gallant and distinguished services in the Field. I have it in command from the King to record His Majesty's high appreciation of the services rendered.", the regiment, service number and name in hand calligraphy, with the reproduced signature of the Secretary of State for War, tagged "War Office Whitehall. S.W. 1st March 1919." in the lower left corner, reverse with "L.G.30448" (London Gazette 30448) in typewriter face, 181 mm x 218 mm, lightly soiled on the edges, light exposed overall, near extremely fine. Accompanied by a copy of his Attestation Paper. Footnote: Henry Lionel Wiglesworth was born on December 11, 1892 in London, England. He signed his Attestation Paper with the Saskatchewan Regiment, on December 1, 1914 in Brandon, Manitoba, at the age of 21, ten days shy of his twenty-second birthday, naming his next-of-kin as Ellen Wigglesworth, stating that he had one years' service with the 2nd County of London Territorial Yeomanry and two years with the 18th Rifles, that he was not married and that his trade was that of Clerk. Wiglesworth was Mentioned in Despatches, as published in the London Gazette 30448, page 13572, on December 28, 1917. He was discharged on April 26, 1918 on "Compassionate Grounds".