Charles William Bigg

Name

Charles William Bigg

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

14/07/1916
24

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
4144
Hertfordshire Regiment
1st Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY
G. 27.
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Harpenden Town Memorial, The Church of St Nicholas Memorial, Harpenden, Batford Methodist Church Memorial, Batford

Pre War

Charles was born in Harpenden in 1894, the eldest son of Mr Thomas Bigg of Batford Road, Harpenden, who worked for Vauxhall and Rhoda Bigg.


Before enlisting in Hertford, he worked in the Almagam Rubber Works on the Lower Luton Road.

Wartime Service

He was wounded in France when a bomb he was about to throw exploded in his hand.He was carried to the dressing station, where he died when a shell exploded nearby, on 14 July 1916.

Acknowledgments

Mary Skinner, Harpenden & District Local History Society (www.harpenden-history.org.uk), Jonty Wild