BIGGS, William Edward
(Service number 77018)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||11 July 1887||Place of Birth||Springfield|
|Address at Enlistment||Tycho Flat, Timaru|
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|Next of Kin||Mr A. BIGGS (father), Tycho Flat, Timaru|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||24 June 1960||Age||72 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 56, Plot 1181|
|New Zealand Memorials|
William Edward Biggs was the son of Abraham and Isabella (née Guy) Biggs, and a brother of Frank James Biggs who also enlisted. William was educated initially at Annat School, then at Fairview School after the family moved there in 1898. William married Jacobina Magdelena Hullen (a sister of Ann) on 4 February 1920 at her mother's home at Waitohi. His brother Frank was one of the witnesses.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [13 January 2017]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [15 January 2017]
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