Michael Higgins

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 25170
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Iraq
  • Age at Death: 34
  • Date of Death: 04/12/1916
  • Burial Country: Iraq
  • Cemetery: Amara War Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XXXI. F. 22.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Forfar
  • Address: 26 West Hendersons, Wynd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Public Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Bridgit Reilly Higgins

  • Father:

    John Higgins

  • Siblings:

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

  • Spouse:

    Mary Ann Gillan Higgins, 26 West Hendersons Wynd, Dundee

  • Children:

    Elizabeth, born 20.07.1906, Michael, born 09.07.1908, Mary Ann, born 28.10.1910, William, born 13.08.1914 & John, born 26.01.1916.

More about Michael Higgins

All of Michael’s 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 John Higgins, 3/2893, 2nd Battalion Black Watch, killed in action 25.09.1915 & Pte Stephen Higgins, 200759, 4th Battalion Black Watch, killed in action 30.07.1916.

Michael Higgins   25170   Highland Light Infantry


Private Michael Higgins, H.L.I., is officially reported to have been killed in action.  He was one of four brothers, who all answered their country’s call.

Of the four one is now left, and is at present on active service.  The deceased soldier was 34 years of age.  He enlisted about fourteen months ago, and had been on active service for about seven months.  He was previously in one of the public works in the city.  He is survived by his wife, who resides at 26 West Henderson’s Wynd, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 15th December 1916

Information kindly provided by Derek Morrison & Veronica Deans, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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