Thomas Warren Biggs

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The undermentioned to be temp. Lts. whilst specially empld. 16th July 1920: — Lt. T. W. Biggs .(late R.A.S.C.). Palmer and Lees were in Intelligence in Dublin, so I assume that Biggs and Tottie in the same batch were. Link that to his relinquishing his commission along with Halestrap and Curtis, so Biggs was undoubtedly in Military Intelligence in Dublin.

1896 Born at the Curragh Camp, Kildare son of Thomas Joseph Biggs (a civil engineer, born in Ireland) and Leonora Biggs (nee Bain)

1901 census in Scotland at 5 Dick Terrace, Burntisland, Fife. In the household are

1911 Apr 13 Thomas W Biggs, age 17, born Ireland, arrived in Brisbane on S S Rippingham Grange

1914 Aug A drover living at Newmarket Hotel, Flinders Street,Townsville, Queensland, Australia

1914 Aug 18. . Private, Australian Army, Battalion 9th Infantry Battallion. Service no 925. Mrs L Biggs, Dungarvin, Waterford, Ireland

1915 Apr 25 Reported missing, Gaba Tepe, Gallipoli; subsequently (no date given) reported wounded, not missing.

1915 Jul 31. Wounded in action (bullet wound, left eye);

1915 Aug 6. admitted to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh,

1915 Aug 7. transferred to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Cairo

1915 Nov 17, to England

1915 Dec 4 admitted to Brook War Hospital, Woolwich

1916 Married Phoebe Maud Strong

1916 Nov 9. Marched out to 3rd Training Bn, Perham Downs

1916 Dec 21. Found guilty, 21 December 1916, of being absent without leave from midnight, 28 November, to 9 am, 30 November 1916: awarded 168 hours' detention and forfeited 14 days' pay.

1917 Feb 6. Admitted to No 2 Auxiliary Hospital, (loss of eye)

1917 May 11. discharged to Headquarters

1917 May 14 Discharged in the United Kingdom, (permanently unfit for war service at home or abroad; intended residence, 51 Frankfort Avenue, Rathgar, Dublin, Ireland).

1917 Oct 10. Subsequently served in the Royal Army Service Corps, Intelligence Corps, 10 October 1917- 9 August 1918.

1919 Feb 10 Biggs has an address "Horse Guards Annexe, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1" in 1919 which I am fairly sure is the Spy School

1920 Sep 21. Intelligence. The undermentioned Lts., late R.A.S.C., to be Lts.: — T. W. Biggs, 19th Dec. 192,1, with seniority 21st Sept. 1920.

1921 Apr 1. Relinquishes his commission on ceasing to be employed Temp. Lts., and retain the rank of Lt.— T. W. Biggs (Lt., ret.).

He carries on in GS (I) DD from then. He was, I assume transferred from Army to Police when he resigned his commission

1933 Nov He is a Daily Mirror reporter

1939 Register A war office clerk living at 41 Rosslyn Avenue , Barnes M.B., Surrey,With wife Phoebe M Biggs

1939 Dec 4. Intelligence. The undermentioned cease to belong to the Res. of Off. on account of ill-health:— Lt. T. W. Biggs ,(46036).

1943 Nov 26 Died at Droitwich, Worcestershire,


British Intelligence, Dublin Castle