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Private G E Higgins


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Private George Edward HIGGINS, G/6658, 6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 7th October 1916, age 19.  

Born Gravesend, Kent, son of John William and Maria Higgins, of 17, Upper Range Road, East Milton, Gravesend, Kent.


1911 Census - 17 Range Road, Gravesend, Kent - John Higgins, head, age 50, married, greaser on sludge boats, London County Council, sewage boat, worker, born Gravesend, Kent, (East Milton crossed through); Maria Higgins, wife, age 48, married 26 years, 8 children, all still alive, born Gravesend, Kent; Elsie Beatrice Higgins, daughter, age 18, daily work, domestic, born Gravesend, Kent, (East Milton crossed through); John William Higgins, son, age 16, single, shop assistant, butcher, born Gravesend, Kent, (East Milton crossed through); Edward George Higgins, son, age 11, scholar, born Gravesend, Kent, (East Milton crossed through); Harry Higgins, son, age 8, scholar, born Gravesend, Kent, (East Milton crossed through); Esther Hawkins, niece, age 3, born Poplar, London.


Enlisted Gravesend, Kent.  Resided East Milton, Kent.

14th December 1915, posted BEF.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, France & on Gravesend War Memorial.


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