Regimental Sergeant Major 48th Highlanders of Canada
1951 – 1956
RSM “Fred” Wigmore served during World War 1 with the Imperial Argylls. His prowess as a shooter led to some claiming that during his service in the Middle East he had shot the nose of the Sphinx. In 1944 CSM Wigmore left the 1st Battalion of the 48th Highlanders and was posted as part of OPERATION POUCH to 1st Battalion of the Argyll and Southern Highlanders of Canada as part of a scheme to insert seasoned NCOs into units that had landed in Normandy. He was awarded the Military Medal (MM) while serving with that unit. He returned to the 48th after WW2 and in 1951 was appointed RSM.