Ernest Alfred WIGGINS

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WIGGINS, Ernest Alfred

Service Number: 454
Enlisted: 31 October 1914, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Light Horse Brigade Field Ambulance
Born: London, England, 1887
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Victoria Avenue State School, Wanganui
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 31 May 1915
Cemetery: Beach Cemetery - ANZAC Cove
Plot 1, Row J, Grave 21 , Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

31 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 454, Brisbane, Queensland
15 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 454, 2nd Light Horse Brigade Field Ambulance, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
15 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 454, 2nd Light Horse Brigade Field Ambulance
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 454, 2nd Light Horse Brigade Field Ambulance, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

Diary of F H Smith

09 Jun 1915 - "Put Cross on Ernie's grave" - F. H. Smith

There are several references to E. A. Wiggins in the Diary of F. H. Smith. The first is dated 02 May 1915. The next is dated 24 May 1915, and the final is dated 30 May 1915, it describes the circumstances of his death.

To read the diary entry follow the link on the bottom left of this page.

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia from New Zealand at the age of 25 years.

Son of James and Alice Augusta Wiggins of Wanganui, North Island of New Zealand

Served for 2.5 years in the Hawena Rifles, New Zealand

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