Lewis Biggs came from Bristol but was living in Stourbridge by the time of the Great War. He enlisted in the Gloucesters and joined the 1/6th Battalion. In 1916 they were closely involved in the Battle of the Somme and had fought at Ovillers and the Transloy Ridges. They spent the winter months of 1917 in the same area and, when the German forces retired to the Hindenburg Line in March, they advanced through Peronne and over the Somme. They were ordered into the front line at Tincourt and suffered a few casualties from the retreating enemy. Private Lewis Biggs was one of these and was killed in action on the 30th March. He is commemorated on the Thiepval, Stourbridge and St. Thomas's church Memorials.
Market Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1AQ
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