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Hubert William HIGGS

Regimental number2635
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
AddressEdgecliffe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, A A Higgs, 4 Ina Terrace, Edgecliffe, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: Gen INF Reinf
Promotion date: 1 June 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 12-13 June 1916

FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919

Military Medal

'On the night of 12/13th June near LE BRIDOUX Signaller Higgs was telephone man. He was wounded early in the affair by the "back kick" from one of our guns, but he stuck to the telephone and remained there until all of the party had gone back. it was due to the signals being transmitted quickly and correctly that the Artillery Barrage was brought down, thus minimising our losses.'

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