Richard Robert HIGGINS


HIGGINS, Richard Robert

Service Number: 2002
Enlisted: 26 August 1914, Enlisted at Pontville, Tasmania
Last Rank: Bombardier
Last Unit: 3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Macquarie Plains, Tasmania, Australia, 1891
Home Town: New Town, Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Wounds, At sea on board HS Rewa, 1 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, buried are sea Chaplain V.L. Keelan Panel 11
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hobart Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

26 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 2002, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Enlisted at Pontville, Tasmania
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Bombardier, SN 2002, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Bombardier, SN 2002, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Geelong, Hobart
1 Aug 1915: Involvement Bombardier, SN 2002, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Richard Ford Higgins and step-son of Bertha Hilda Higgins of Scott Street, Newtown, Tasmanis

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British Was Medal, Victory Medal