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Thomas Ronald BIGGS

Regimental number3357
Place of birthGillingham, Kent, England
SchoolWesleyan School, Kent, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressBairnsdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Thomas Biggs, Gillingham, Kent, England
Enlistment date16 March 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Date of death25 April 1918
Age at death20.2
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row O, Grave No. 24), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
167
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Mary BIGGS, 12 Fox Street, Gillingham, Kent, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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