Mr Edward Charles Biggs1 was born on 30 August 1891 at 2 East Place, Southampton, Hampshire, England.
One of seven children, he was the third child and second son of Thomas Biggs (1864-1935), a marine fireman, and the former Margaret Rose Sheppard (1865-1936), both natives of Southampton.
His siblings were: Margaret Rose (1887-1957, later Mrs Bertie Peckham), Thomas John (1889-1960), Stephen (1896-1896), John Michael (1898-1971), Mary Josephine (1900-1984, later Mrs George Edward Nicolas) and Lilian May (1903-1982, later Mrs Richard Smith).
The Biggs family appear on the 1901 census as residents of Vyse Lane, Southampton; later on the 1911 census they were living at 7 Colsons Court on Charlotte Street, Southampton and Edward was described, like his father and elder brother Thomas, as a dock labourer.
When he signed on to the Titanic on 6 April 1912, Biggs gave his address as 65 (Upper) College Street, Southampton. His previous ship had been the Orosava and as a fireman he received monthly wages of £6.
Edward Biggs died in the sinking and his body, if recovered was never identified. His parents received financial aid from the Mansion House Titanic Relief fund.