John Biggar

First Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Biggar
Mother's Name: 
Jane Biggar (nee Bell)
Father's Name: 
Robert Biggar
Date Enlisted: 
Sunday, January 9, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Gunner
Rank at Discharge: 
Gunner
Unit: 
7th Field Artillery
Company: 
107 Howitzer Battery
Service: 
Artillery
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, July 8, 1917
Place of Death: 
Messines, Belgium
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

John Biggar (Service No 19039) was born in Corrimal, N.S.W. around 1893 and attended Corrimal Superior Public School.

John, who had served 12 months with the CMF, was 22 years old when he enlisted; he was single and employed as a carter. 

John embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire with 28th Battery, Field Artillery Brigade 7, on 11th May 1916.  After arriving in England on 10th July 1916 he was engaged in training before being posted to 107th Howitzer Battery in France on 29th December 1916.

He served on the Western Front and was engaged in the fighting for Messines Ridge in Belgium.

John was killed in action on 8th July 1917.

He is buried in Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Veuve-Eglise, Belgium: Plot I, Row D, Grave 29.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BIGGAR J

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