William Arthur Vernon HIGGS

HIGGS, William Arthur Vernon

Service Number: 1099
Enlisted: 3 March 1915, Enlisted at Bright, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Wandiligong, Victoria, Australia, 1891
Home Town: Bright, Alpine, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Engine Driver
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 29 November 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Plot 1, Row A, Grave 15. Chaplain Captain A.P. Bladen officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bright Memorial Clock Tower
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World War 1 Service

3 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1099, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Bright, Victoria
10 May 1915: Involvement Private, 1099, 23rd Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
10 May 1915: Embarked Private, 1099, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Henry Arthur Higgs and Esther Higgs nee Barnett of Bright, Victoria

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