The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Biggs, Colonel Henry Vero
Biggs, Colonel Henry Vero, D.S.O. 1898; Royal Engineers; b. Belgaum, 1860: 3rd s. of Col. T. Biggs, late R.A. m; 1887, Frances Kate, e.d. of late Col. C. H. Ewart, B.S.C.; one s. Educ.: Private school at Clifton. Passed into R.M.A., Woolwich, 1877: joined R.E., 1879; embarked for India, and joined the Bombay S. and M. 1882; spent nearly three years on Afghan frontier (including the 1884 Zhob Valley Expedition); in the 3rd Burmese War, 1885-87 (medal with clasp): joined the Military Works from the S. and M., 1887; Captain, 1889; Adjutant, R.E., Tirah Expeditionary Force, 1897-98; operations on North-West Frontier, 1897; operations in the Kurram and on the Sarama, the Chagru Kotal; capture of the Sampaga Pass, and operations in the Khyber (despatches, medal with 3 clasps, and D.S.O.); promoted Major, 1898; Lieut-Col. 1905; Bt.-Col. 1898; elected for permanent Indian Service. Decorated for the Tirah Expedition, 1897-98. Recreations: shooting (big game), riding, rowing, walking. Address: c/o Box & Co., Charing Cross, S.W.