Richard Henry Biggs
† Biggs, Private Richard Henry no. 1024.
18th Battalion C Company Canterbury.
Born 1896 at Forbes, son of Alexander & Clarrissa E. Biggs.
Educated at Trangie and Forest Lodge Public Schools. He had just left school, and was going on the land when war broke out. He was the youngest of four boys - three died young. His mother died when he was two years old.
Enlisted at Liverpool 16/2/1915.
Next of kin, father, Alexander Biggs, Warren Road, Gilgandra.
Killed in action 21/8/1915, aged 18 years and 10 months, at the assault on Hill 60.
Memorial: Lone Pine Memorial, Panel 60.
Roll of Honour, Canterbury District Killed in Action.
Tele/Mirror list 11/11/1993 Biggs, Richard H.
Gilgandra died 21/8/1915.
Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1851948/ (accessed 8 July 2016)
The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.
An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.
Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002