Stephen Higgins

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 200759
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards: 1914-1915 Star, British War, Victory
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death:
  • Age at Death: 38
  • Date of Death: 30/7/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XII. E. 39.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 25/12/1877
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 149 Brook Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mill Worker
  • Mother:

    Bridgit Reilly Higgins

  • Father:

    John Higgins

  • Siblings:

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

  • Spouse:

    Alice Colligan Higgins, 6 Tullideph Pl, Dundee

  • Children:

    John, Stephen, Richard, Alice, born 13.07.1901, James, born 09.04.1911, Mary, Bridgit, born 04.01.1904

More about Stephen Higgins

200759 Pte. Stephen Higgins, 4/5th Black Watch, was killed in action on 30 July 1916, aged 37.
The son of John Higgins, and husband of Alice Colligan Higgins, 149 Brook Street, Pte. Higgins was born and enlisted in Dundee. He is buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France, XII. E. 39.

DUNDEE SOLDIER MISSING. Mrs Higgins, 149 Brook Street, Dundee, has received official notification from the War Office that her husband, Private Stephen Higgins, Black Watch, is missing.
Private Higgins joined the colours about two years ago, and has seen eleven months’ service at the front. He is 37 years of age, and before the war was employed by Scott, Sons, & Co., jute spinners and merchants, West Henderson’s Wynd, Dundee. The Courier, Friday, 18 August 1916, 4.

All of Stephens 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, and Pte Michael Higgins, 25170, 1st Battalion Highland Light Infantry, killed in action 04.12.1916.

Additional information kindly provided by Derek Morrison, George’s great grandson, and Veronica Deans for additional image and information

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