Pte. L. Margiotti


UNIT: 19th Durham Light Infantry

NUMBER: 19/1501

STATUS: Killed in Action

DATE OF DEATH: 19th October 1916

CEMETERY OR MEMORIAL: Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France

AGE: Unknown

Little is known about Luigi Margiotti. He was born in Ripon and enlisted in Bishop Auckland.

The 19th Durham Light Infantry were raised as a bantam battalion in January 1915. The "bantams" were composed of men who were technically too short or of too small a stature to be admitted into the regular battalions. Despite this limitation they fought valiantly in all Theatres of the War.