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William George Biggar

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Kaipara Memorial RSA, 49 Commercial Road, Helensville, New Zealand (photo G.A. Fortune April 2010) - Image has All Rights Reserved
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William George AWMM
  • Surname
    Biggar AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    48161 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM PO Residence, Helensville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr James Edward Biggar (father), PO Residence, Helensville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    48161 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Banker/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of James Edward Biggar and of Edith Lilian Biggar (nee Perkins), of Thames, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Name on Helensville memorial wall has initials W. C. Biggar. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 May 1942 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suva Military Cemetery, Fiji AWMM 13. 186. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference
    Hunterville War Memorial Public - Shaw - Researcher - 13 May 2015 - Visual of the memorial

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Kaipara Memorial RSA, 49 Commercial Road, Helensville, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 7 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1942 to 31st March, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 7: WW2 16 AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM

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13 May 2015ShawChristchurch NZResearcher
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