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William Robert HIGGINS

Regimental number6814
Place of birthEaglehawk Vic
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressEaglehawk, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eleanor Matilda Higgins, Lethby Road, Eaglehawk, Victoria
Enlistment date20 February 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Date of death16 April 1969
Place of burialWilliamstown Cemetery

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