|Place of birth||Condobolin, New South Wales|
|Address||Avoca, Orange Street, Condobolin, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, Mr D Higgins, Avoca, Orange Street, Condobolin, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Lithgow, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A6 Aeneas on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||4176A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||54th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||19|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 10), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Dennis and Therza HIGGINS, Orange Street, Condobolin, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to and proceeded to 54th Bn from 1st Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.
Embarked to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19/20 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19/20 July 1916'.
Note, Red Cross File No 1330308: 'NO trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10-10-19.'
Statement, 4463 Pte A.J. COUSINS, C Company, 54th Bn (patient, No 4 General Hospital, Randwick), 14 July 1917: 'I "went over" the trenches on the 19th July, 1916 at Fleurbaix near Armentieres. Higgins, generally called "Tony", went over at the same time, just alongside of me. The charge was about 5.30 p.m. I saw Higgins fall. I afterwards reached the 3rd line and during the night, I returned to look for Higgins, thinking he was only wounded, but found him dead. The wound was in the head.'
Second statement, 4463 Pte A.I. COUSINS, C Company, 54th Bn (patient, 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, England), 6 March 1917: 'I saw him killed instantly by a bullet, in a charge at Fleurbaix 20/July 16. I was hit just after and don't know if he was buried.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HIGGINS Anthony James
Red Cross file 1330308