Regimental number5706
Place of birthMelbourne Vic
Address362 Chapel Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Mr C W Higginbotham, 362 Chapel Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Enlistment date4 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 23 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row A, Grave No. 34), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: C.W. and Elizabeth HIGGINBOTHAM, 362 Chapel Street, South Yarra, Victoria

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 10 August 1918, near Lihons, when the company was held up by extremely heavy machine gun fire. He and one man went forward and captured the gun, killing the crew of six. They then got the gun into action against the enemy. The next day he did some most useful daylight patrol work, showing courage and initiative on all occasions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal