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Reginald Rockwell Bigelow

Portrait of Reginald Bigelow (kindly provided by family) - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait of Reginald Bigelow (kindly provided by family) - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Reginald Rockwell AWMM
  • Surname
    Bigelow AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 26775 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 January 1884 AWMM PonsonbyAuckland City AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mary Ann Bigelow (mother), 11 Dunedin Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 25 September 1916 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 21 May 1916 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    Carpenter/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 11 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded 11 June 1917 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded 27 July 1918, chest hospitalised Boulogne, evacuated to England, admitted NZGH Walton on Thames AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Coronary thrombosis AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Reginald Bigelow was the grandson of John Bigelow, a prominent Auckland shipbuilder in the mid 1860's to late 1880's.

    Son of Mary Ann and John Smith Bigelow

    Attested 21 May 1916 in Trentham.

    He married Mary Olive nee Stewart in the Holy Trinity Church, Pakaraka, Bay of Islands in April 1919. They lived in 14 London Street, Ponsonby (later numbered 28) and had two daughters.

    After the war worked as a joiner for G.H. Frankham Ltd in Newmarket.

    Two brothers, Frederick Edward Bigelow (62238) and Reginald Rockwell Bigelow (26775), served in WW1. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    20 February 1956 AWMM
    Age 72 AWMM
    PonsonbyAuckland City AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Waikumete Crematorium, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Ponsonby Baptist Church, 43 Jervois Road, Ponsonby Auckland 1011 AWMM

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