2nd Lt. John Deane Biggs

1891 Oct 20. Born Dungarvan, Ireland

1901 census at 5, Dick Terrace, Burntisland, Fife in Scotland. All the family were born in Ireland

1908 Jul 9. Leaves UK for Montreal, Canada. He is a Labourer

1911 census he is not in British nor Irish census. His father and mother are at MacDonnell Terrace, West End, Kilkee, Clare. His trial says he was an Engineer in Canada before the war

1914 Sep 19. The undermentioned members and ex-members of the Inns of Court, Officers Training Corps, to be temporary Second Lieutenants: — John Deane Biggs

1916 Jan 13. The Royal Munster Fusiliers. Temporary Second Lieutenant John D. Biggs relinquishes his commission.

1917 Jun 9 . SWB was refused.

He appears to have returned to France with YMCA from the evidence at his trial. But there is no MIC from this.

1920 Sep Married in Dublin . A child John Deane Biggs born same year

1921 Feb 25. Joined ADRIC with service no 1760. Posted to O Coy for a few days then on to P Coy

Fines of £1 and 10/- from Coy Commander

1921 Sep 11. Report of arrest of theft of £50 from Bray Pensions Committee

1921 Sep 10 Suspended by ADRIC

1921 Dec 2. (Aux Div RIC) John Deane Biggs, 30, Born Dungarvan, Living Co Sligo, Charge Embezzlement, Misuse of public money for own use, 2 months imprisonment from 2 Dec 1921 Mountjoy, (2nd Lt Royal Munster Fusiliers )

1921 Dec 3. Struck Off on conviction by Civil Court .

1921 Dec 6 In Mountjoy Prison . He appears to have got 3 months. His wife Annie is living at 35 Cherryhill Av, Clonkea

1925 Feb 7. He writes for a copy of his service record from 46 Clifton Av, Wembley Hill London

1934 Jan 29. Letter from America to War Office



WO 339/14810