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BiggsG W4th Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Princess of Wales's Own) Yorkshire Regiment
BiggsGeorgePrisoner number: 3603
Captured: Slingersfontein 08 Feb 1900
Sent to: St. Helena
Age: 26
Address: Fordsburg, Johannesburg
Source: Anglo Boer War Museum 2016
Boer Forces
BiggsGeorge Henry165TrooperSource: OZ-Boer databaseNew South Wales, 2nd Contingent NSW Mounted Rifles
BiggsH1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Suffolk Regiment
BiggsHSource: QSA and KSA rollsCape Police
BiggsH35TrooperSource: Nominal roll in WO127Warwick's Scouts
BiggsH5073PrivateQSA (4). Initials 'H.F.' on E.C. Roll.
Source: QSA medal rolls
17th (The Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers
BiggsH3570PrivateQSA (3).
Source: QSA medal rolls
6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers)
BiggsH F2nd Lieutenant1st Service Company. Wounded at Leeuwspruit 14 Jun 1900.

QSA (4) CC OFS Tr SA02

TNA ref 162/112; 162/116
Royal Engineers, Volunteers, Electrical Engineers
BiggsHenry31333TrooperSource: QSA Medal Rolls2nd Co, 1st Btn, IY
BiggsHenry VeroCaptainBIGGS, HENRY VERO, Captain, was born at Belgaum 9 May 1860, third son of Colonel Thomas Biggs, RA (previously of the Bombay Artillery, who died in 1905), and Mary, daughter of  Reverend W Beynon.  He was educated first at a private school at Clifton, and passed into the RMA, Woolwich, 1877; joined the RE 30 July 1879; embarked for India, 1882, and was posted to the Bombay S and M; spent nearly three years on the Afghan Frontier (including the 1884 Zhob Expedition); served in the third Burmese War, 1885-87 (Medal with clasp); joined the Military Works from the S and M, 1887.  He became Captain, 1889; Adjutant, RE, Tirah Expeditionary Force, 1897-98; operations on the NW Frontier, 1897; operations in the Kurram and on the Samana, the Chagru Kotal, capture of the Sampagha Pass and operations in the Khyber.  He was mentioned in Despatches, received the Medal with three clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 20 May 1898]: "Henry Vero Biggs, Captain, Royal Engineers.  In recognition of services on the North-West Frontier of India".  He became Major, 1898; Lieutenant Colonel, 1905; officiated AAG, RE, India, 1906; Brevet Colonel, 1908; commanded RE, 5th (Mhow) Division, 1906-7, 6th (Poona) and 2nd (Rawalpindi) Division, 1909-12; became Colonel 27 May 1912; retired, Military Works, India (Royal Engineers), 29 November 1912; re-employed on account of war, 1914 (Despatches [London Gazette, 24 February 1917]).  Colonel Bigg's favourite recreations were fishing and shooting, especially the big game of India.  He married, October 1887, at Kasauli, India, Frances Kate, eldest daughter of  Colonel C H Ewart, BSC, and they have one son, Henry Ewart Biggs (born 28 June 1893, at Secunderabad, India).
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Engineers
BiggsHorton37952TrooperServed 30 Aug 01 to 15 Mar 02. Discharged, completion of service
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Canadian Scouts
BiggsHorton9180TrooperSource: Nominal roll in WO127SAMIF
BiggsHorton1534Attested: Feb 1898. Source: CMP3Cape Police
BiggsHortonSource: Attestation paper in WO126Canadian Scouts
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