1921. LAC. “Bigger, John (6179).” Accessed March 30, 2017.
CEF no. 6179
John Bigger was born in London, ON on 15 July 1881. His father died when he was young, leaving his mother Sarah Bigger to care for him, his two brothers and his sister. Bigger worked as a fireman in the city and served as a Sergeant in the 7th Fusiliers Regiment before enlisting as a Private in the 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion on 18 September 1914. He was trained in Valcartier, QC before embarking overseas. After less than a year of service, Pte. Bigger was killed in action on 15 June 1915 at Givenchy, France while serving as a Lance Corporal.
He is commemorated on page 5 of the First World War Book of Remembrance, (Memorial Chamber, Peace Tower, Parliament Hill).
Commemorated on: Vimy Memorial, France.