Tom Biggs

Memorial: Hambrook - Whiteshill Common

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 5047

Parents: Frederick and Caroline Biggs

Home address: Winterbourne Down, Bristol

Date of birth: 1891

Place of birth: Winterbourne

Date of death: 05/11/1916

Buried/Commemorated at: Warlencourt British Cemetery (Ref. VI. K. 32.), France

Age: 25

Further information:

Tom Biggs was born in about 1891 in Winterbourne. His parents were Frederick and Caroline Biggs of Winterbourne Down. He was brother to George, Dorothy, Beatrice and Ida. His brother George also died in the war. Their father was a stonecutter and he had been born in Winterbourne.

Tom joined the 6th Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment as a private. He died in November 1916 at the age of 25.

Tom is buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery in France. Tom is also remembered on the memorial in All Saints churchyard in Winterbourne Down and on 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
Forces War Records and CWGC