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Lionel BIGGS

Regimental number1513
Place of birthRedditch England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCycleworker
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height6' 0"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Biggs, 15 Mount Street, Redditch, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 December 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll.
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date9 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 7th Bn at Gallipoli, 30 April 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 6 September 1915 (dysentery); transferred to Alexandria, 8 September 1915; admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 11 September 1915,

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Delta', 24 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 10 March 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 9 May 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 November 1983
Age at death87
Place of burialArarat Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, BIGGS Lionel

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