|Place of birth||Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Address||77 Short Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||29.3|
|Next of kin||George Higgins, 16 Carliba Road, Renfrewshire, Scotland|
|Previous military service||Served in the Citizen Military Forces.|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Sapper|
|Unit name||Mining Corps, Company 3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sapper|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Tunnelling Company|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of burial||Pernes British Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 37), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 20 February 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 May 1916.
Admitted to 73rd Field Ambulance, 15 November 1916 (balanitis); transferred to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 18 November 1916; discharged from hospital, 19 December 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 35 days.
Rejoined unit, in the field, 16 January 1917.
Found guilty, 5 May 1917, of when on Active service creating a disturbance, 3 May 1917: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 1.
Wounded in action, 19 May 1918 (gas shell); admitted to 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 20 May 1918.
Died of wounds (gas shell poisoning), 22 May 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HIGGINS Colin|