|Place of birth||Bungaree, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs R Biggs, Tarnagulla, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Warracknabeal, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/13/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Imperial Camel Brigade|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Enlisted 14 September 1914. Taken on strength, 8th Light Horse, 21 December 1914. Transferred to Camel Corps, 14 February 1917. Promoted Lance-Corporal, 18 March 1917.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Gaza, Palestine|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||25|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||Jerusalem Memorial, Palestine|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated on Tarnagulla Roll of Honour ('Pro Deo et Patria'), Tarnagulla, Victoria.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine
Embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, 16 May 1915; admitted to No 2 Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 27 May 1915 (diphtheria or tonsillitis); transferred to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos Island, 28 May 1915; discharged to duty, 31 May 1915; proceeded for Malta, 31 May 1915; admitted to St Andrews Miliary Hospital, Malta, 4 June 1915 (tonsillitis); returned to duty, Gallipoli, 14 July 1915; admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Mudros Bay, 23 July 1915 (tonsillitis); transferred to base, 26 July 1915; arrived at Malta and admitted to St Georges Hospital, 29 July 1915 (diphtheria and tonsillitis); out of danger, 3 September 1915; transferred to St David?s Hospital, 14 August 1915 (appendicitis); reported as dangerously ill, 15 August 1915; admitted to 5th London General Hospital, England, 24 September 1915.
Returning to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916; rejoined 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, 12 April 1916.
Transferred to 3rd Double Squadron, 23 June 1916; taken on strength, Serapeum, 1 July 1916; promoted temporary Corporal, 1 July 1916.
Appointed temporary Sergeant, 30 July 1916.
Taken on strength, Australian Training Camel Regiment, El-Ferdan, 2 November 1916; reverted to ranks on ceasing duties with 3rd Double Squadron, 2 November 1916.
Taken on strength, Imperial Camel Corps, Abbassia, 14 February 1917; allotted to 1st Bn, 3rd Company, 16 February 1917; taken on strength, 19 February 1917.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 18 March 1917.
Killed in action, Gaza, 19 April 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BIGGS Richard|