This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 25170
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Forfar
- Address: 26 West Hendersons, Wynd, Dundee
- Occupation: Public Works, Dundee
Bridgit Reilly Higgins
James, John, Eliza, Peter, Stephen, Ann & Mary
Mary Ann Gillan Higgins, 26 West Hendersons Wynd, Dundee
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
THIRD OF FOUR DUNDEE BROTHERS FALLS IN ACTION.
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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