Thomas John HIGGINS

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HIGGINS, Thomas John

Service Number: 114
Enlisted: 22 September 1914, Enlisted at Gympie, QLD
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 5th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, 1882
Home Town: Cooran, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 28 June 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 1, Row A, Grave 9 Chaplain J.K. Miller officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Gympie & Widgee War Memorial Gates, Gympie & Widgee War Memorial Gates
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World War 1 Service

22 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 114, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Gympie, QLD
21 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 114, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
21 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 114, 5th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Persic, Sydney
28 Jun 1915: Involvement Trooper, SN 114, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of B. Higgins of Coles Creek, Cooran, QLD. Brother of Brian Higgins who was killed in action on 29 July 1916 while serving with the 25th Battalion and has no known grave. Name appears on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial

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