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Henry Biggs

In memory of:

Private Henry Biggs

August 17, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

23103

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

15th Bn

Citation(s):

Supplement to the London Gazette dated 21 December 1916. 1914-15 Star, British War Medal

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Born:

April 23, 1891
Bristol, Somerset, England

Enlistment:

September 23, 1914
Valcartier, Quebec

Son of Mrs. E. Biggs of Bristol, Somerset, England.

Commemorated on Page 201 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. E. 9.

Location:

Mazingarbe is a small town located in the Pas-de-Calais between the larger towns of Lens and Bethune. The War Graves are to be found in two parts of the Communal Cemetery and, as with all town cemeteries, opening hours must be observed. The Communal Cemetery is located on the south-west side of the town. MAZINGARBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION can be reached from two major roads - the D937, Arras to Bethune road, and the N43, Lens to Bethune road. The Communal Cemetery is situated adjacent to the Sains-en-Gohelle road from Mazingarbe on the D75. Access to the Cemetery and parking is best obtained by taking a small side street off the D75, but it should be noted that a one-way system is permanently in operation in Mazingarbe town. There are signposts visible in the centre of Mazingarbe town and on the D75 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Bernard to Binyon. Mircoform Sequence 9; Volume Number 31829_B016719; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 153 Page 493 of 652
  • Badge– Cap Badge 12th Bn CEF.  Private Biggs was originally a member of the 12th Bn before being transferred to the 15th Bn as a reinforcement.  Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Badge– Cap Badge 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada) CEF. Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Shoulder Patch– Shoulder Patch 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada) CEF. Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (front side).  From archives 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (reverse side).  From archives 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Memorial– "The Hill 70 memorial, erected by the 15th Battalion Memorial Project and the town of Benifontaine, was unveiled and dedicated on 22 September 2012. The memorial commemorates the actions of the 15th Battalion CEF, which was on the extreme left flank of the Canadian assault on Hill 70, on 15 August 1917 and the memory of those members of the Battalion who fell during the engagement. The memorial sits on what was then known as Bois Hugo, which the Battalion assaulted, captured and held against repeated German counterattacks."

Photo submitted by the 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team.

Dileas Gu Brath
  • Grave Marker– Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH

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