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Hugh Richard Biggin (1890–1916)

Residents of the Somerset district will be sorry to hear that Mrs. J. H. S. Harrison, of Beaconsfield, has received word that her brother, Private Hugh R. Biggin, was killed in action in France about July 21. Private Biggin was a native of the Elliott district, and received his education in the local State school, and left with his parents for West Australia about 12 years ago. The deceased soldier left Australia with the first Westralian contingent, but was invalided home before seeing active service, having contracted pleurisy and pneumonia at the Isle of Lemnos while waiting to embark for Gallipoli. After spending some time at home he sailed for France in April last, and met his death in the great offensive in July last. A younger brother is also on active service, and was at Salisbury, England, when he last wrote.

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Hugh Biggin, 1914

Hugh Biggin, 1914

Australian War Memorial, P06787.002

Life Summary [details]


27 October, 1890
Somerset, Tasmania, Australia


20 August, 1916 (aged 25)

Cause of Death

killed in action

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

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