Private Herbert Higson

East Lancashire Regiment in the Trenches Givenchy 1918. John Warwick Brooke [Public domain]

Private John Dinsdale

Service no. 25345

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.

Sources
Nelson Leader March 23rd 1917
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Steven Bury
Silk bookmark



Rennie and Maurice Higson
Private Herbert Higson headstone
Private Herbert Higson silk bookmark
St John's Churchyard

St John with St Philip Church
Barkerhouse Road
Nelson, Lancashire
BB9 9EY

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