Archibald BIGGS


BIGGS, Archibald

Service Number: 561
Enlisted: 31 August 1914, Enlisted at Bundaberg, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Camberwell, England, 1884
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Alleyns School, Dulwich, London, England
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 20 May 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 1, Row C, Grave 16 Chaplain R.H. Richards officated
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 561, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Bundaberg, QLD
24 Sep 1914: Involvement Private, SN 561, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
24 Sep 1914: Embarked Private, SN 561, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Omrah, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Henry and Fanny B. Biggs of Euston Street, London, England

At the time of enlistment he was residing at the Newcastle, NSW

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the City of London Royal Artillery Territorials where he joined with the rank of Trumpeter and at the time of resigning had reached the rank of Bambadier

He had work for 6 years on the Canadian Railways

His trade was an Engineer Draughtsman