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  • Commemorated on Le Touret memorial , Pas De Calais, France.

Photo courtesy of John Morse
Person Details
Nottingham
Edward was born in 1892 the son of Peter Jonathon a boot maker and Mary Elizabeth Higham. He was the brother of John Brunt, David Edward, Frank Gilbert and Violet May Higham. In 1911 they lived at 23 Arundel Street Derby Road Nottingham. Soldiers Effects Register; 7/9/1915 - £2-12s-8d to Executors Peter and Mary E Higham; 26/7/1919 - £3 war gratuity to Executors Peter and Mary E Higham
In 1911 he was a bank clerk.
11 Mar 1915
23
857871 - CWGC Website
17591
Lance Corporal
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Edward David Higham, enlisted into the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) on 23 September 1914. After training he was posted to the 1st Battalion in France on 6 March 1915 and five days later he was killed in action. On 11th March 1915, the battalion were involved in the Battle of Neuve Chapelle and at 10 am, 'C' company advanced north east through an orchard on the left of the battalion line and occupied some derelict buildings. The battalion was shelled throughout the day. At 4 pm, 'D' company charged the enemy breastworks but suffered heavy losses from machine gun fire and had to retire. During his second day in the front line Edward was killed. Le Touret Memorial Panel 26 & 27
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  • Commemorated on Le Touret memorial , Pas De Calais, France.

Photo courtesy of John Morse
    Edward David Higham - Commemorated on Le Touret memorial , Pas De Calais, France. Photo courtesy of John Morse
  • Commemorated on Le Touret memorial , Pas De Calais, France.

Photo courtesy of John Morse
    Edward David Higham - Commemorated on Le Touret memorial , Pas De Calais, France. Photo courtesy of John Morse