William James BIGLANDS


BIGLANDS, William James

Service Number: 4735
Enlisted: 1 November 1915, Enlisted at Adelaide
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hamley, Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 30 June 1892
Home Town: Exeter, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in action, Polygon Wood, Belgium, 27 September 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kilburn Islington Railway Workshops Honour Roll, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

1 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4735, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Adelaide
9 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4735, 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
9 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4735, 10th Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolia, Adelaide
16 Oct 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 4735, 50th Infantry Battalion, Shell wounds to the arm and leg
27 Sep 1917: Involvement Private, SN 4735, 50th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Biglands and Elizabeth (nee Buckingham) Bigland; brother of Alice Evaline Biglands, and Alexander Clarence Biglands

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was a cousin of Private John Robert Biglands, Service Number 2240, 32nd Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. who died in service in England on 01/02/1917. John was  29 and the son of George and Margaret Biglands; husband of Christina Florence Bigland, of Montpelier Square, Portland, South Australia.