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22853   Private Peter Biggar
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 13th Battalion, Royal Scots (British Army)
Died: 12/06/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Peter Biggar was the son of Patrick and Elizabeth Biggar. He was born in Addiewell, Midlothian, Scotland about 1897. Peter was living in Edinburgh when he enlisted in with the Royal Scots in Leith. Private Peter Biggar was serving with the 13th Battalion of the Royal Scots when he was killed on 12th June 1916. Newspapers reported that he died as a result of an accident. He was 19 years old. Newspaper reports confirm he had lived in Stewartstown, although he is not listed on Stewartstown War Memorial. The CWGC record Private Peter Biggar as the son of Patrick and Elizabeth Biggar of Stewartstown, County Tyrone.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Vermelles British Cemetery
  Vermelles, Pas de Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 3-D-3
CWGC Casualty 251050
Vermelles is a village 10 kilometres north-west of Lens. From Lens take the N43 towards Bethune to its junction with the D75 in Mazingarbe. At Mazingarbe, take the second turning on the right and Vermelles Communal Cemetery will be found 800 metres further along on the right hand side of the road.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 124
References and Links
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1 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
2 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private Peter Biggar
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Peter Biggar's grave can be purchased here
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