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Henry Charles Edward BIGGAR

Regimental number3123
Place of birthCavan, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDrover
AddressMelbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 4.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Biggar, Morwell, Gippsland, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Henry Charles
Discharge date1 March 1918
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Melbourne, 16 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, and marched in to 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 18 February 1917.

Found guilty, 3 April 1917, of being absent without leave from 11:00 pm, 1 April to 9:00 pm, 2 April 1917: admonished by Commanding Officer and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 13 April 1917.

Found guilty, Monte Video, 16 July 1917, of overstaying leave from 10:00 am to 10:30 pm, 16 July 1917.

Found guilty, Weymouth, 19 October 1917, of being absent without leave from midnight, 15 October until apprehended by Military Police at 9:00 pm, 18 October: awarded 7 days' confined to Barracks and forfeited 3 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'A68', 1 November 1917 (no disembarkation details); discharged, Melbourne, 1 March 1918 (medically unfit: fractured ankle).

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BIGGAR Henry Charles Edward

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