World War 1 Avenue of Honour (35 trees)
Booroopki, West Wimmera, Victoria, Australia

BIGGIN, Pte John Thomas 'Jack'
8th Battalion, AIF
KIA 4 Oct 1917, Broodseinde Ridge, Belgium

Tree No 06, planted 28 August, 1918
Tree Planter: Miss Gwen Bull

John Thomas 'Jack' BIGGIN was born at Karnak in the West Wimmera in 1886, but attended school at Digby in south-west Victoria which explains why he has a tree in each of the Booroopki and Digby Avenues of Honour. He was listed as a "Carrier", aged 31 at the time of his death.

The tree in honour of Pte Jack BIGGIN at Booroopki was planted by Miss Gwen BULL.

The tree in honour of Pte Jack BIGGIN at Digby was planted by Mr J M BIGGIN.

John Thomas 'Jack' BIGGIN appears to be a member of the following family group:

Joseph Haywood BIGGIN 1858-1947 & Annie Maria HICKLETON 1860-1948

Joseph Haywood BIGGIN, born 1858 Merino, Vic, son of Joseph Haywood BIGGIN and Bridget DARCY was married in 1883 to Annie Maria HICKLETON, born 1860, Portland, Vic daughter of William HICKLETON and Sarah McKAY / McKEY / MARKEY.

The family of Joseph Haywood BIGGIN and Annie Maria HICKLETON appears to be:

  1. Elizabeth May BIGGIN, b. 1884 Edenhope, Vic married Henry 'Harry' Guthridge
  2. Clara Catherine BIGGIN, b. 1885 Karnak (west Wimmera), Vic, married David MILLER
  3. John Thomas 'Jack' BIGGIN, b. 1886 Karnak (west Wimmera), Vic,
  4. Kathleen Sarah BIGGIN, b. 1888 Goroke, Vic, married Charles Robert COWLEY
  5. George Joseph / William BIGGIN, b. 1891 Goroke, Vic, d. 1926 Digby, Vic
  6. Edith Mary BIGGIN, b. 1894 Digby, Vic
  7. Eva BIGGIN, b. 1895, Digby, Vic
  8. Percival Robert BIGGIN, b. 1897, Digby, Vic
  9. Dorothy BIGGIN, b. 1901, Digby, Vic

Compiled by :
Daryl Crabtree & Daryl Povey : Daryl Povey

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