WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter H. 

William Higgins

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:06th Bn [2]
Name of Rgt or Ship:Lancashire Fusiliers
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Cemetery Memorial, Zonnebeke
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1890 in the Northwich R.D. - ref: 8a/275,
the son of Thomas & Annie Higgins (nee Bradley).

1891 Census - 10 Church Walk, Witton cum Twambrooks, Northwich, Cheshire.  
Son - aged: 7 months - born: Northwich.    Head of household - Thomas
Higgins - Married - aged: 35 - occ: General Labourer - born: Northwich.  
Also - Annie  A. Higgins - wife - aged: 27 - born: Northwich.    Plus 3
elder sisters.

1901 Census - 16 Back of Tabley Street, Northwich, Cheshire.   Son - aged:
10 - born: Northwich.   Head of household - Thomas Higgins - Married -
aged: 48 - occ: Coachman (not domestic) - born: Northwich.   Also -Annie 
A. Higgins - wife - aged: 38 - born: Northwich.    Plus 2 sisters.

1911 Census - No Trace.  7a Waterloo Road, Northwich, Cheshire.   Visitor -
aged: 20 - occ: Stores Keeper - born: Northwich.   Also residing there was
his future wife - Hannah Turner, the niece of the head of the household -
George Clark.   Hannah was aged: 19 - occ: General Domestic Servant - born:
His father was residing with his daughter and son-in-law at 7 Bloomsbury
Cottages, Timperley - Married - aged: 59 - occ: Ostler - born: Northwich.  
His mother was residing with another daughter at 7 Clarington Grove, Wigan,
Lancashire - Married - aged: 49 - born: Over Winsford, Cheshire.

William married Hannah Turner during the June quarter 1912 in the Northwich
R.D. - ref 8a/574.

His father was an Ostler (Stableman) at the Talbot Hotel.

Nephew of Mrs. Higgins, Landlady of the Red Lion Hotel, Northwich.

Employed by Linotype Co., Broadheath.

Enlisted in 1914.

Suffered from Shell Shock 1916 and only returned to the front again on the
17th May 1917.

CWGC - Son of Thomas & Annie Higgins of Wood Lane, Timperley;  husband of
Hannah Higgins, 7a Waterloo Road, Castle, Northwich, Cheshire.

Memorials found on:
Christ Church (Timperley)
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
Linotype Factory (Broadheath)
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