Lloyd Atkinson BIGG

Badge Number: S3763 / 70509, Sub Branch: Barmera
S3763 / 70509

BIGG, Lloyd Atkinson

Service Number: 3688
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Echunga , date not yet discovered
Home Town: Echunga, Mount Barker, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: farmer
Memorials: Echunga War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

2 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3688, 10th Infantry Battalion
2 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3688, 10th Infantry Battalion, RMS Malwa, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Sean Arney

Lloyd Atkinson Bigg Biography

Lloyd Atkinson Bigg enlisted to fight in World War 1 for the 10th battalion on the 16th of August 1915 and left to help the Anzacs from Adelaide on the 2nd of December 1915. Before he enlisted he was a famer living in Echunga, South Australia. He was 23 years old when he left and was given the rank of private. His brother, Lyndon Samuel Bigg, was a war engineer who died of wounds, 21 October 1917, he also had another brother who enlisted called Pte Alan Stuart BIGG who was part of the 3rd Light Horse regiment, he returned home to Adelaide on the 2nd of September 1915. All three brothers enlisted and embarked at different times. Lloyd returned home to Australia on the 12th of November 1916 after servring for 11 months in total. He was a part of the battalion that was said to have made it further inland than any other Infantry force.  After the withdrawal from Gallipoli, the 10th Battalion returned to Egypt and, in March 1916, sailed for the Western Front. Until 1918 Lloyd’s battalion fought in the trenches on the Western Front, however, Lloyd was sent home long before his Battalion finished fighting. He was buried in Echunga & Mosel Roads, Echunga Mount Barker - South Australia.


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