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Walter Henry HIGGINS

Regimental number862
Date of birth--/02/1894
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSurveyor
Address'Orwell', Dougan Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, W G Higgins, 'Orwell', Dougan Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Company Engineers
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: ENG
Promotion date: 20 October 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: ENG Div 1
Promotion date: 3 May 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 30 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 21 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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