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  • Photo shows Frederick Higginbottom first published in the 'Retfordian' magazine 
Courtesy of John Palmer
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His probate record of 15th April 1918 at London states he was Frederick Higginbottom of Oakfield, Lapwing Lane, Didsbury, Lancashire and a 2nd Lieut in the Cheshire regiment died on 6th April 1917 in Germany. His effects of £211 15s 8d were left to the public trustee.
He attended King Edward VI Grammar School, Retford
06 Apr 1917
786449 - CWGC Website
Second Lieutenant
23rd Sqdn Royal Flying Corps
Frederick originally served with The Cheshire Regiment and then with the Machine Gun Corps and later transferred to the 23rd Squadron Royal Flying Corps. He died of wounds while a prisoner of war in Germany. He has no known grave and his name is commemorated on the Arras Flying memorial , Pas-De-Calais, France
The following article is taken from the 'In memoriam' section of the 'Retfordian' magazine which was an in house publication of the King Edward VI Grammar School, Retford :- Fred Higginbottom Lieutenant R.F.C who was reported missing last April, is now reported died of wounds as a prisoner of war on April 6th. He went over the German lines as observer on a reconnaissance, and both he and his pilot failed to return. He had previously held a commission in the M.G.C and transferred from that to the R.F.C in order as he said " to see what things looked like from above" He was daring and skilful airman, and was, as was the case at school, was idolised by his comrades. Research Peter Gillings
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  • Photo shows Frederick Higginbottom first published in the 'Retfordian' magazine 
Courtesy of John Palmer
    Frederick Higginbottom - Photo shows Frederick Higginbottom first published in the 'Retfordian' magazine Courtesy of John Palmer