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Biggs. Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection: 94180


Correction to death date; should read 17 September 1916.

- Jenifer Lemaire

Posted on 06-02-2022 23:56:02

Private Frederick Albert Edwin Biggs (1892-1916). 1NZEF Service # 11611, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 12th (Nelson) Company, 1NZEF. Born 27 January 1892 - at Nelson. Son of Alfred & Annie Biggs - of Tapawera, Nelson District. Prior to enlistment Frederick was employed as a farmer - at Tapawera. He enlisted for war service on 1 January 1916 - at Trentham Military Training Camp, Wellington. On 1 May 1916 he embarked for overseas war service - arriving at Suez on 9 June 1916. On 26 July 1916 he embarked again - from Suez to England - disembarking at Southhampton, England on 7 August 1916. On 20 August 1916 Private Biggs left Sling Camp in England - for war service at France, On 1 September 1916 he joined the 12th (Nelson) Company - of the Canterbury Infantry Regiment (2nd Battalion) - at the front-line in France. 14 days later - on 15 September 1916 - Private Biggs was wounded in action (gun shot wound to the abdomen) and was admitted to the 45th Casualty Clearing Station - in the battle field at France. One day later - on 16 September 1916 - Private Frederick Biggs died of wounds - at the 45th Casualty Clearing Station, France. Private Biggs is buried at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France A.36. Private Frederick Biggs is also remembered at his home-town in New Zealand - on the War Memorial at Tapawera - and also Kohatu, Nelson Districts. Private Frederick Biggs is also remembered on the World War 1 'Wall of Remembrance' - at the Fernery, Founders Park, Nelson City.

- Jenifer Lemaire

Posted on 06-02-2022 23:45:43

Frederick Albert Edwin Biggs, Service # 11611, KIA Somme. 1892-1916 Son of Anne & Alfred Biggs, Tapawera.

- Claire Parr

Posted on 26-11-2020 19:58:24