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Edward James BIGGS

Regimental number2112
Place of birthBullarook, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressTarnagulla, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Biggs, Tarnagulla, Victoria
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30704, 25 May 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165, 24 October 1918.

FateKilled in Action
Date of death7 August 1915
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 31), Anzac, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
46
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on Tarnagulla Roll of Honour ('Pro Deo et Patria'), Tarnagulla, Victoria.
Family/military connectionsBrother; 928 Troope Henry BIGGS, 4th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 2 May 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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