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Regimental number852
Date of birth29 November 1896
Place of birthShannon Tas
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressApsley, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, John Higgins, Apsley, Tasmania
Enlistment date3 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Hobart Garden of Remembrance
Family/military connectionsBrother: Walter HIGGINS No. 3332, 40th Battalion killed in action 28 March 1918. Brother: Norman Albert HIGGINS No. 4509, 12th Battalion, returned to Australia 20 December 1917
Other detailsSon of John and Julia Higgins of Bothwell, Tasmania. Married Violet Doris Higgins and had 12 children.
Date of death5 May 1980
Age at death83
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania

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