Lyndon Samuel BIGG

BIGG, Lyndon Samuel

Service Number: 269
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 7th Field Company Engineers
Born: Normanville, SA, 10 September 1888
Home Town: Echunga, Mount Barker, South Australia
Schooling: Nairne Public School, Hahndorf College
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 21 October 1917, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Menin Road South Military Cemetery
Grave III L 36,
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Blackwood War Memorial, Echunga War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

31 May 1915: Involvement Corporal, 269, 27th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
31 May 1915: Embarked Corporal, 269, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
21 Oct 1917: Involvement Sapper, 269, 7th Field Company Engineers, Third Ypres, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 269 awm_unit: 7th Field Company, Australian Engineers awm_rank: Sapper awm_died_date: 1917-10-21

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Son of Richard BIGG and Harriet Louisa nee ATKINSON

Sapper L. S. BIGG, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Bigg, of Echunga, died of wounds in France on October 21. He left with the 27th Battalion Infantry, and was on Gallipoli until the evacuation, when he joined the 7th Field Company Engineers in Egypt and sailed for France in March. He was educated at the Nairne public school and at Hahndorf College. Sapper Bigg belonged to the Echunga Tennis Club, and was a well-known foot baller in the country districts. He received a silver medal at Gawler and a gold medal at Mount Barker for manly play. He enlisted at Blackwood, where he was popular as secretary of the Blackwood and Coromandel club. Private Lloyd Bigg and Signaller Alan Bigg, his two brothers, have both returned from active service wounded.