Biggs, C H
CHARLES HENRY BIGGS
Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panels 52 to 54.
He enlisted in Camden Town, London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 28 October 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Charles’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of James and the late Matilda (nee IVAY) BIGGS; husband of Elizabeth Jane (nee HOLT) BIGGS of Highgate, London.
His parents married 5 March 1882 at St Thomas’, Bethnal Green, London. Matilda died 1916 in the Shoreditch, London, district aged 53; James died 1936 in the Hackney, London, district aged 75.
Charles was born 28 September 1885 in Shoreditch, and baptised 18 October 1885 at St James the Great, Bethnal Green. He married 10 October 1909 at St John the Baptist, Kentish Town, London; they had two children. Elizabeth remarried 31 August 1919 at St John the Baptist, Kentish Town, to Arthur E BOWERS, she died 1931 in the London City district, and was buried 8 June in St Pancras Cemetery, London.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 5 he lived in Shoreditch, with his grandparents and one sibling. On the 1901 Census, a picture-frame maker aged 15, he still lived in Shoreditch, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a brewer’s drayman aged 27, he lived in Highgate, with his wife and one child.
Unit1st/19th (County of London) Battalion (St Pancras Rifles)
Date of death21/08/1917
Age at death33
Place of death
NotesCharles is possibly the C BIGGS commemorated by Benskin's Brewery
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