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Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Biggs Drive
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Street Name: Biggs Drive
Name of Veteran: Reginald C. Biggs
Rank: Gunner
Ship Served: HMS Ajax
Date of Service on Ship: 1939
Year of Visit/Dedication: n/a
Veteran or Family Visit: n/a
Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes
Died at Battle: No

Reginald C. Biggs received the Distinguished Service Cross for his action during the Battle of the River Plate.

In the Daily Herald from February 23, 1940 Reginald was described as "in charge of a turret, (he) dealt very well with the failure of one ammunition hoist, and by his zeal and energy saw to it that his guns fired all they could in the time".
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8817410755055 Longitude: -79.029275111084
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Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Biggs Drive


Street Name: Biggs Drive
Name of Veteran: Reginald C. Biggs
Rank: Gunner
Ship Served: HMS Ajax
Date of Service on Ship: 1939
Year of Visit/Dedication: n/a
Veteran or Family Visit: n/a
Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes
Died at Battle: No

Reginald C. Biggs received the Distinguished Service Cross for his action during the Battle of the River Plate.

In the Daily Herald from February 23, 1940 Reginald was described as "in charge of a turret, (he) dealt very well with the failure of one ammunition hoist, and by his zeal and energy saw to it that his guns fired all they could in the time".