George Gordon St John BIGGS

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BIGGS, George Gordon St John

Service Number: QX32944
Enlisted: 30 June 1942
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Australian Infantry Training Brigade
Born: Rocky Bluffs, Queensland, 13 November 1908
Home Town: Millaa Millaa, Tablelands, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Sleeper Cutter
Died: Died of Illness (heart failure from measles/pneumonia), Goondiwindi Hospital, Queensland, 18 August 1942, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Lutwyche Cemetery, Brisbane, Qld
Originally interred Goondiwindi Cemetery - reburied Lutwyche Cemetery, Queensland ANZ 7 Sec. 77, Grave 31
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Millaa Millaa WW2 Honour Roll, Ravenshoe War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

30 Jun 1942: Involvement Private, SN QX32944, 7th Australian Infantry Training Brigade
30 Jun 1942: Enlisted Brisbane, Queensland
30 Jun 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN QX32944, Infantry Training Battalions
30 Jun 1942: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN QX32944, Infantry Training Battalions
Date unknown: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN QX32944, Infantry Training Battalions

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Biography

George Gordon St. John BIGGS was born on 13th November 1908 in Rocky Bluffs, Queensland

His parents were James St. John BIGGS and Elizabeth Jane HOLLIDAY

George married Ada May GANE on 26th December,1936 in the Presbyterian Church, Herberton, Queensland

He was living in Vine Creek, Ravenshoe  whene he enlisted in Brisbane on 30th June 1942 with the Australian Army - his posting at death was with the 7 Australian Infantry Training Battalion (Private)

George died on 18th August, 1942 in Goondiwindi from heart failure & pneumonia following on from measles

He was originally buried in Goondiwindi Cemetery and later re-interred in Lutwyche Cemetery, Queensland

 

Cairns Post - 18th August, 1943

IN MEMORIAM

BIGGS.- In loving memory of our dear Son, Brother & Uncle, George Gordon Biggs who died on August 18, 1942.

We miss you most who loved you best

Inserted by his loving Mother, Perce & Gertie & Family

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Cairns Post - 25th August, 1942

OBITUARY

The death occurred in Goondiwindi on August 18 of Private George Gordon St John Biggs, late of Millaa Millaa. He leaves a Wife and threee children to mourn their loss.  He was recorded as buried with full military honours at Goondiwindi Cemtetery 0n August 30

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