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Place of Birth: Barrowford, Lancashire
Service No: 3/10141
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion
Division: 5th Division
Date of Death: 1915-05-07
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. A. 117.
CWGC Cemetery: BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: CARLETON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
Samuel Higgins was the son of Samuel and Catherine Higgins (née - ). Samuel, senior, was born at Colne, Lancashire and Catherine at Bradford, Yorkshire.
1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 29, Westgate - Samuel Higgin, aged 7 years, born Barrowford, Lancashire, son of Samuel and Kate Higgin.
1911 Carleton-in-Craven, Yorkshire Census: 11, New Street - Samuel Higgin, aged 17 years, born Barrowford, Lancashire, son of Samuel and Catherin Higgin.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Samuel Higgins, 10141, 2nd West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: ( - ) [France]. Date of entry therein: 8 September 1914.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
HIGGINS, Samuel, aged 21, West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Higgins, of 11, New Street, [Carleton], and before the war was employed at Carleton Mill, died from gas poisoning June 1915. He was wounded early in the war.
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Private Samuel HIGGINS
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 5th Division
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