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Pte 4381 Joseph Higginson
« on: February 29, 2020, 07:19:16 PM »
Pte 4381 Joseph Higginson
Pte Higginson had been a Labourer when he enlisted in 11th Bttn on 5/9/1914. He joined the MEF on 6/7/1915 and was posted Home on 17/10/1915.
Discharged sick with SWB on 14/1/1916, Joseph had Chronic Bronchitis due exposure originating at Suvla Bay on 12/10/1915.
Joseph died at home from Bronchitis and Congestion of Lungs commencing on active service on 11/4/1918, aged 42. Reg Stockport Q2 1918 8a/96. Joseph had been employed as a Munitions Works Labourer.
Widow Emma and 2 of 3 daughters received a Pension at 21 Prenton View, Reddish, Stockport.
DC confirms cause of death. IFCP advised.
Possible commemoration at Denton RC Church. We're enquiring about St Joseph's https://www.mlfhs.org.uk/data/war_memorials_images.php?memorial=1083


« Last Edit: August 03, 2020, 06:09:47 PM by Tim Bell »
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Re: Pte 4381 Joseph Higginson
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2020, 10:24:50 AM »
Joseph Higginson was buried at St Joseph's RC Cemetery Moston on 16/04/1918. St Joseph's Plot 894. 
He had no headstone, so we need to seek family member's consent for a new CWGC commemoration.
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Re: Pte 4381 Joseph Higginson
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2020, 09:49:09 AM »
Salford Diocese advided Joseph has no headstone, but he is the only non-com in St Joseph's section where there is one.  The inscription is clear, yet the headstone needs re-seating.  CWGC would do this is adjudication approved.
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