Memorial: Hambrook - Whiteshill Common
Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment
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
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