Peter Higgins

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  • Regiment/Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry
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  • Mother:

    Bridget Reilly Higgins

  • Father:

    John Higgins

  • Siblings:

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

  • Spouse:

    Maggie Dowdles

  • Children:

    Felix and George

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More about Peter Higgins

Peter’s 4 brothers also served during the Great War, with all for paying the ultimate sacrifice.

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

Pte Michael Higgins, 25170, 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, killed in action 04.12.1916

Peters son Felix died aged 22 from meningitis, George became a professional footballer, playing for Blackburn and managing Grimsby.

There is an entry on the Dundee Absent Voters list for 1919 which records an Able Seaman, Peter Higgins, Clyde Z/319, Royal Naval Division, residing at 2 Scott St, Dundee, a search of Pension records, record this man as residing at 2 Session St, Dundee.

Information kindly supplied by Veronica Deans, additional information supplied by Gary Thomson

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