Roland Murray BIGGS

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BIGGS, Roland Murray

Service Number: 3491
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 54th Infantry Battalion
Born: Camberwell, South London, 1883
Home Town: Boolaroo, Lake Macquarie Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer-Sulphide Corporation, NSW.
Died: Killed in Action, France, 1 September 1918
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot V, Row G, Grave No. 11 INSCRIPTION THY WILL BE DONE
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Boolaroo Presbyterian Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

24 Jan 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3491, 54th Infantry Battalion
24 Jan 1917: Embarked Private, SN 3491, 54th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Births Sep 1883 BIGG Roland Murray Camberwell 1d 816.

Age on arrival in Australia 29-1912

Address Fort Street, Spears Point, Boolaroo, New South Wales


Next of kin
Friend, Ralph Davison, Third Street, Weston, West Maitland, New South Wales.

He was 35 and the son of the late Fred William Biggs and Augusta Biggs, husband of Louisa Elizabeth. Biggs, nee Streat, of  The Five Bells, Wickham, Newbury, Berks, England.

Marriages Sep 1917   
Biggs Roland M Streat Newbury 2c 597
  
Streat Louisa E Biggs Newbury 2c 597
 
Enlistment date 18 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll 24 July 1916
Rank on enlistment- Private

54th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement.

Age at embarkation 33
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/71/4

Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal Roll Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll 54th Battalion

Honoured on the Bexley Roll of Honour.

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