|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Address||Fernlee, Elizabeth Street, Zetland, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Annie Rigney, Fernlee, Elizabeth Street, Zetland, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Holsworthy, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||1st Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/6/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Cyclists Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||*Spelt William Laurence Rigney on NR|
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 6384 Pte Septimus John RIGNEY, 18th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 November 1918.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Reserve Regiment, Heliopolis, 1 March 1916.
Transferred to Cyclist Corps, Tel el Kebir, 27 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Forcer, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.
Transferred to 1st Anzac Corps Cyclist Bn, 9 July 1916.
Admitted to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, while on leave in United Kingdom, 12 July 1917 (neurasthenia).
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 18 July 1917; discharged, 31 August 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 45 days.
Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 31 August 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Anchises', 1 Novenmber 1917; disembarked, 4 January 1918; discharged (medically unfit), 8 April 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Occupation incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Lock inspector.|
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, RIGNEY William Lawrence|