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Charles Howard Biggs

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Howard AWMM
  • Surname
    Biggs AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 35387 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 October 1891 AWMM MotupipiTasman AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Ngatimoto, Nelson AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Anne Biggs (Mother) Papwera, Nelson AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 35387 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 3 January 1917 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Blacksmith/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      140 Pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, WWI AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWI AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWI AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Medical, Pre WWI AWMM
      Infantile paralysis with shorting of the leg AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Did not embark

    Son of Alfred and Annie Biggs nee Louden.
    Married Aveline Esther Webb.

    Charles needed special boots which could not be obtained through the stores and could not march so was discharged AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    29 March 1952 AWMM
    Age 61 AWMM
    NelsonTasman AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Stoke Cemetery, Nelson, Block 027, Plot 537 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    In loving memory of Charles Howard Biggs who died 28 March 1952 aged 61 years. Beloved husband of Aveline Esther Biggs who died 27 June 1965, aged 70 years. At rest. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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