David George FIGG

Badge Number: S63448, Sub Branch: Meadows

FIGG, David George

Service Number: 3231
Enlisted: 28 February 1916, Enlisted at Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Bridgewater, South Australia, 28 April 1887
Home Town: Coomandook, The Coorong, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 6 April 1961, aged 73 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Willunga Uniting Church Cemetery, S.A.
Memorials: Aldgate Honour Board, Aldgate War Memorial, Bridgewater Honour Roll, Coomandook Roll of Honour, Prospect Roll of Honour A-G WWI Board
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World War 1 Service

28 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3231, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Adelaide, SA
27 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, 3231, 32nd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '17' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Malakuta embarkation_ship_number: A57 public_note: ''
27 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, 3231, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Malakuta, Adelaide
16 Feb 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 3231, Wounds to both thigh. Invalided to England for Rouen on 1 March 1917
14 Jun 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 3231, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 4th Military District as medically unfit due to wounding and paralysis in the right hand

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

At the time of enlistment he was employed in the Coomandook, SA area

Son of James Figg and Elizabeth Mary Figg nee Williams of Mannum, SA. Brother of Edwin James Figg, Albert Harold Figg, Ernest Thomas Amos Figg, Frank Cliffod Figg, William John Figg, Elizabeth Mary Figg and Victoria Emma Maud Figg

On 7 June 1922 David married Elza Florence Chenoweth in the Willunga Methodist Church, SA. Father of Dulcie Figg and Thelma Figg

Commenced return to Australia on 5 April 1918 aboard HT Borda disembarkng on the 30 May 1918

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal