Memorial: Hambrook - Whiteshill Common
Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment
Rank and number: Private 33258
Parents: Frederick and Caroline Biggs
Date of birth: 1888
Place of birth: Winterbourne, Bristol
Date of death: 09/10/1917
Buried/Commemorated at: Tyne Cot Memorial (Panel 72 to 75), Belgium
George Biggs was born in about 1888 in Winterbourne. His parents were Frederick and Caroline Biggs of Winterbourne Down. He was brother to Tom, Dorothy, Beatrice and Ida. His brother Tom also died in the war. Their father was a stonecutter and he had been born in Winterbourne.
George joined the 1st/4th Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment as a private. George died on 9th October 1917 at the age of 19.
George is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial (Ref: Panel 72 to 75) in Belgium. He is also remembered on the memorial in All Saints churchyard in Winterbourne Down and Whiteshill Common Memorial (Winterbourne Down face) in Hambrook.
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):
Yate and District Heritage Centre
CWGC and Forces War Records