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2nd Lt., M. G. Co., 59th Inf., 4th Div. Born in Martin County, N.C., Nov. 1, 1886; the son of Cushing Biggs and Ella Walton Hassell. Entered the service at Williamston, N.C., Aug. 27, 1917, and sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Transferred to Camp Greene, N.C., and then to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for France May 29, 1918. Promoted to 2nd Lt. Nov. 27, 1917. Fought at the second battle of the Marne and wounded at the Battle of Marne July 18, 1918, by shrapnel and died of wounds July 18, 1918, at Chevilon, France, and buried at Aisne Cemetery.

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