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Arthur John Thomas BIGGS

Regimental number240
Place of birthForest Range, South Australia
SchoolBasket Range State School, SA
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressForrest Range, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMr J T Biggs, Forrest Range, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the NSW Bushmen Contingent in the Boer War, at the age of 15.
Enlistment date19 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 17 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 10 January 1917
Place of death or woundingEgypt
Date of death10 January 1917
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialKantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 169), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
7
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Thomas and Margaret David BIGGS. Native of Forest Range, South Australia
Other details

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

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