Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
157484   Assistant Steward Norman Dennis Rigley
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Palomares, Naval Auxiliary Personnel, Merchant Navy (British Civilian)
Died: 09/11/1942 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Norman Dennis Rigley was the husband of Amy Rigley (nee Somerville), Coagh, Co. Tyrone, and the son of George William and Elizabeth Alice Rigley of 53 Stainburn Avenue, West Derby, Liverpool. Norman Dennis Rigley served as an Assistant Steward on board the Armed Merchant Cruiser, HMS Palomares. During the British-American invasion of French North Africa, HMS Palomares acted as an Anti-Aircraft artillery vessel. On 9th November the ship was badly damaged by enemy action. Norman Dennis (Den) Rigley was killed in this engagement.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Liverpool Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 17 Col 2
CWGC Casualty 2499457
The Memorial is situated on the Mersey River Front at the Pier Head, Liverpool, close to and behind the Liver Buildings and the end of James Street. From the end of the M62 motorway follow the signs for the City Centre and Maritime Museum.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WWII Coagh
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 H.M.S. Palomares Some photos of the ship pre-war and as HMS Palomares
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2019