Regiment : D Company 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 240336
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of wounds aged 20 on 13th October 1918
Buried : Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France, Grave XIV. C. 35.
Birthplace : Born and enlisted Redditch, Worcestershire, resident Wakefield, Yorkshire
Relatives : Son of George Walter and Mary Ann Biggs, 15 Mount St., Redditch, Worcestershire; husband of Lilian Dixon (formerly Biggs), 7 Temple View, Lofthouse, Wakefield
Memorial : Redditch War Memorial
Also appears on : Redditch St Stephen's Church.
There is a name discrepancy between the details provided on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), Soldiers Died in the Great War (SDGW) and the two Redditch war memorials. The CWGC records the casualty as George Albert Biggs with the same service number and date of death as shown on SDGW. The two war memorials record the casualty as Joe Biggs which concurs with the SDGW who record the casualty as Joseph Biggs, born Redditch. However, there appears to be no record of the birth of a Joseph Biggs within the area and only two Joseph Biggs are recorded on the 1911 census within Worcestershire, neither being near Redditch. It is possible, for reasons unknown, that George may have used the name Joseph at some point leading to the discrepancies in the records. The marriage of George A Biggs to Lilian Dixon is recorded under the Wakefield Registration District during the September Quarter 1916.