James Higgins

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3/2012
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 9th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 28
  • Date of Death: 31.07.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: White House Cemetery, St. Jean-Les-Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: IV.A.57.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 4 Walton Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Bridget Reilly Higgins

  • Father:

    John Higgins

  • Siblings:

    Stephen, Michael, John, Peter, Eliza, Mary and Ann

  • Spouse:

    Martha Higgins, 4 Walton St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Mary, born 16.05.1912, Martha, born 06.06.1914 & Jemima, born 28.08.1917

More about James Higgins

James brothers, Stephen, Michael and John all died during the Great War, Peter is believed to have served with the Royal Navy and Eliza became a Little Sister of the Poor. Pte John Higgins, 3/2893, 2nd Battalion Black Watch, killed in action 25.09.1915, Pte Michael Higgins, 25170, 1st Battalion Highland Light Infantry, killed in action 04.12.1916 & Pte Stephen Higgins 200759, 4th Battalion Black Watch, killed in action 30.07.1916.

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