Ernest Alfred WIGGINS

Ernest Alfred Wiggins Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
England
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Farmer
Enlisted
31-October-1914
Place
Brisbane
Age
27
Status
Single
Service No
454
Rank
Private
Unit
2nd Light Horse Regiment, Field Ambulance
Embarked
15-December-1914
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Gallipoli
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
31-May-1915
Place
Anzac Cove, Gallipoli
Cemetery or Memorial
Beach Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, Turkey
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and Maclagan and Quinalow War Memorial. 

 

Ernest Wiggins was among the first Australians to land at Gallipoli. He was killed in action by shrapnel at Anzac Cove on 31 May. 25 soldiers named on the Roll of Honour died during the Gallipoli campaign.