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Richard Samuel WIGGINS

Regimental number5787
Place of birthDunalley Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSorell, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Wiggins, Blackman's Bay, Dunally, Tasmania
Enlistment date23 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 8 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of disease 5 July 1916
Place of burialTel El Kebir Cemetery (Grave 22), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry Robert and Louisa WIGGINS, Dunally, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5788 2nd Corporal William Thomas WIGGINS MM, Army Provost Corps, effective abroad.
Other details

War service: Egypt

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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