John Higgins

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 3/2893
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 25.09.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: Parish Council Chambers
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Bridget Reilly Higgins

  • Father:

    John Higgins

  • Siblings:

    James, Michael, Stephen, Peter, Eliza, Mary & Ann

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Higgins

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial. All of his brothers served during the Great War with only Peter who served with the Royal Navy returning home safely.

L/Cpl James Higgins, 3/2012, 9th Battalion Black Watch, died of wounds 31.07.1917, 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.

Additional information kindly supplied by Veronica Deans

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