East Lancashire Regiment in the Trenches Givenchy 1918. John Warwick Brooke [Public domain]
Private Herbert Higson was the son of William and Mary Jane Higson of 31 Midland St., Nelson. He lived at 16 Vernon St., Nelson with his parents and 12 siblings (1911).
A soldier in the 3rd Bn. East Lancashire Regiment, Private Higson died on 19th March 1917. He was 32 years of age.
He was buried in a Commonwealth War Grave, plot D24, in St John?s churchyard on 22nd March 1917.
Private Higson's brothers, Private Rennie Higson (age 24) and Private Morris/Maurice Higson (age 20), were killed in action. They both died on the same day, 25th September 1915.
Nelson Leader March 23rd 1917
Commonwealth War Graves Commission