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Harold Biggs

Private

1st Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Alba
  • Planted By: Hon. F.Brawn,MLC
  • Plaque: 2661

Additional Info

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Biography

Harold Biggs was born in Ballarat and was a Labourer by trade when he enlisted in the 21st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement on 29 November 1915 at the age of 18. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916. . He joined the 6th Battalion in France on August 7th, but by December he was in hospital in England suffering from Trench Foot. In October 1917 he was back in France with the 3rd Machine Gun Company. On March 13th 1918 he suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder, and was again evacuated to England for treatment. In late July 1918 he returned to the battlefields only to be wounded once more on September 18th, sustaining shrapnel wounds to his head and right hand. This was to be the end of the war for him, as hostilities ceased before he could return to the Front. He returned to Australia on the Soudan, reaching Melbourne on June 29th 1919.
Tree No 2661

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour