Alfred Adolphus Biggins

#56977, b. 29 January 1878, d. 11 November 1952
  • Father: Charles Henry Biggins1 b. 16 Jan 1844, d. b 1922
  • Mother: Florinda Bullock1 b. 1840, d. 1 Jul 1907

Individual's Timeline

Birth29 January 1878Alfred Adolphus Biggins2,1
Marriage1898Alfred Adolphus Biggins1
Death of Mother1 July 1907Florinda Bullock3
Death11 November 1952Alfred Adolphus Biggins4
Probate5 March 1953Alfred Adolphus Biggins5

Primary events

  • Birth: Alfred Adolphus Biggins was born on 29 January 1878 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.2,1
  • Marriage: He married Rebecca Elizabeth Rowell in 1898 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.1
  • Death of Mother: His mother Florinda Bullock died on 1 July 1907 in Cascades, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.3
  • Death: Alfred died on 11 November 1952 in The Repatriation Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, Alfred Adolphus, the husband of the late Rebecca Elizabeth - late os Sydney. Late of the 1st tunnelling Co 1st AIF (Aged 74 years, 9 months and 13 days, worked back from recorded birth date).4
  • Probate: His estate was probated on 5 March 1953. This was an admin doc, with the trustees being The Public Trustees. No details of who inherited.5

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Alfred was a stone builder, later a bricklayer.
  • Name Variation: He was also known as Alfred Conie Biggins.1

Military Career

Records show that Alfred Adolphus Biggins served in the armed forces. He joined up in the name os Alfred Adolphus 21st Feb 1916, in NSW, when he was 36 years old. He was a stone builder, and his NOK was Rebecca Elizabeth, who was living in Surry Hills, NSW at the time.

He was promoted to Lance Corporal in 1917. In the same year he was admitted to hospital as suffering from Mustard Gas Poisoning.

There was a telegram dated 23rd Nov 1917 to his wife, telling her he was suffering from mild mistard gas poinoning. There is a letter dated Feb 1918 to his wife, who was living at 521 Bourke Street, Surry Hille, NSW, saying he was seriously ill. A retirn letter from Rebecca indicates that she had been told he was suffering from Septic Brocho Pneumonia.

He returned to Australia in 1918, and was discharged as medicially unfit in Feb 1919.

Locus Operandi

Family of Alfred Adolphus Biggins and Rebecca Elizabeth Rowell


  1. Tasmanian Family Link, online
  2. International Genealogical Index (IGI), Name:     Alfred Adolphus Biggins
    Gender:     Male
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    Birth Date:     29 Jan 1878
    Birthplace:     , HOBART, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA
    Death Date:
    Name Note:
    Father's Name:     Henry Biggins
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    Father's Age:
    Mother's Name:     Florinda Bullock
    Mother's Birthplace:
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    Indexing Project (Batch) Number:     C31044-6
    System Origin:     Australia-ODM
    GS Film number:     1368240
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    Citing this Record:
    "Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 09 Feb 2014), Alfred Adolphus Biggins, 29 Jan 1878.
  3. Trove Digitised Newspapers, The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Tuesday 2 July 1907 Page 1.
  4. Trove Digitised Newspapers, The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Wednesday 12 November 1952 Page 18.
  5. Tasmanian Wills 1825 - 1915, online