Clifford Miner BIGELOW

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BIGELOW, Clifford Miner

Service Number: 1622
Enlisted: 3 February 1916, Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 59th Infantry Battalion
Born: Newcastle, New South Wales, 1878
Home Town: Swan Hill, Swan Hill, Victoria
Schooling: Richmond
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Acute Bronchitis, Australian General Hospital, Rouen, France, 18 December 1916
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
Block O, Plots III, Row J, Grave 10
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World War 1 Service

3 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1622, 59th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne
4 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1622, 59th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Melbourne
4 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1622, 59th Infantry Battalion
18 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1622, 59th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Clifford Miner BIGELOW was born in Newcastle, New South Wales in 1878 although he stated in his war record that he was born in New Zealand

His parents were James Amasa BIGELOW and Agnes Elizabeth FRENCH who married in New Zealand in 1876 & had children in New Zealand & New South Wales

Clifford married Elsie Vivian DUNK in Victoria in 1901 and had two children, Eva Vivian & Leslie Clifford - on this occasion he stated he was born in Albury, NSW

He enlisted in Melbourne on 3rd February, 1916 and embarked with the 59th Infantry Battalion, 2nd reinforcements on the ship HMAT Port Lincoln on 4th May, 1916

He died of acute bronchitis on 18th December, 1916 at the Australian General Hospital in Rouen, France and is buried in the St Sever Cemetery Extension

Medals:  British War Medal & Victory Medal

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