Major George William Higgs MC, C de G (Belgian)

1887 Jul/Sep .Born Camden, London as George William Willcock/Wilcox. His parents George Willcock and Ellen Duprey Hamden married in 1884.

1891 census at 10, Shrewsbury Villas, Plum Lane, Plumstead

1894. Henry Bryant Higgs married Ellen Duprey Willcock in 1894.

1901 census at 6, Christ Church Road, Doncaster

1911 census at 8 Highfield Road Wheatley Doncaster

1915 Aug 11. Royal Field Artillery. George William Higgs to be temporary Second Lieutenant.

1915 Sep 25 Lands in France.

1918 Oct 16. Wins MC. T./Lt. (A./Maj.) George William Higgs B/119th Bde., R.F.A. On the night of October 16th, 1918, he moved his battery up to a position near Bisseghem, and immediately came under a heavy concentration of gas and high explosive. It was necessary to get the teams clear of the area, and after sending off the teams he supervised the manhandling of the guns ; and by his cool ability and fine example enabled the battery to get into action in time to take part in the barrage

1919 Jul 11. R.F.A.—Temp. Lt. G. W. Higgs, M.C., relinquishes the actg. rank of Maj.

1919 Jul 24. Temp. Lt. (actg. Maj.) G. W. Higgs, M.C., R.A. to Special Appointment Cl HH

1919 Nov 10. Temp. Lt. G. W. Higgs, M.C., R.F.A., from a Spec. Appt., Cl. HH, to be temp. Capt. whilst empld. in a Record Office.

1920 May 6. The undermentioned temp. Lts. relinquish the temp, rank of Capt.: —. G. W. Higgs, M.C., R.A., on ceasing to be empld. in a Record Office.

1920 Dec 1. Joined ADRIC with service no 1151. Posted to J Coy

1921 Feb 25. Promoted Section Leader.

1921 May 21 Posted to Depot Coy

1921 Oct 2. Struck off as a deserter

1939 Register Appears to be living at 22 William Avenue , Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M.B., Dorset, with wife Daisy H . He is an Assistant Schoolmaster and a Major in Emergency Reserve

1940 Jun 12. Royal Artillery. The undermentioned to be Lts.:— :. Maj. George William HIGGS, M.C. (96522)

1964 Sep Died in Weymoth, Dorset

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