Matthew Burnard HIGGINS MM


HIGGINS, Matthew Burnard

Service Number: 888
Enlisted: 28 February 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Georgetown, South Australia, 1885
Home Town: Yacka, South Australia
Schooling: Craddock Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 30 June 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Cradock District WW1 Roll of Honor, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Yacka WWI Honour Board, Yacka War Memorial, Yacka War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

28 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
9 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 888, 43rd Infantry Battalion
9 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 888, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
20 Dec 1917: Honoured Military Medal

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Matthew Burnard HIGGINS was born in Georgetown, South Australia in 1885

His parents were James HIGGINS & Mary Anne FLANNERY who married in St Johns Church in Laura, SA on 20th April, 1880