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John Robert BIGLANDS

Regimental number2240
Place of birthSemaphore, South Australia
SchoolLeFever Peninsula State School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
AddressGlanville, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Christina Florence Biglands, c/o Mrs. Dubrick, Mont Pelier, Portland Estate, Glanville, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 16 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 1 February 1917
Date of death1 February 1917
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialHaverstock (St. Edith) Churchyard, Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
119
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of George and Margaret Biglands. Husband of Christina Florence Bigland of Montpelier Square, Portland, South Australia. Committed suicide while in detention. Sentenced 30 January 1917 - died 1 February 1917. Had no service in front line areas. Arrived U.K. ex Australia via Egypt, June 1916. Mostly AWL and detention up to time of suicide~
Family/military connections(?) Cousin: 4735 William James BIGLANDS, 50th Bn, killed in action, Polygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium, 27 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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