Second World War - Lynsted Memorial Project

Hubert Frank HIGGINS (of Doddington)

b. 1902
d. 18th-19th January 1945. Aged 42

Sergeant, Service Number 294451
Royal Artillery Depot
Special Services Afloat
Field Regiment

Bergen-op-Zoom, Netherlands
Killed in Action

Bergen-op-Zoom, Netherlands

Headstone for Hubert Frank Higgins of DoddingtonSon of Harry and Louisa Emily Priscilla Higgins, Hubert was born in Doddington in 1902 and baptised in the Parish Church on 7 September 1902. One of six children, Hubert's brother Harry was killed in WW1 at the age of 18.

In 1926, Hubert he married Francis Annie Gutteridge in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire and lived in Twyford along with their two sons, Harry and Hubert.

On 9 February 1945, Hubert was posted as missing from the Royal Artillery Depot "at sea" on 18/19 January. On 22 February this was amended to him being killed in action on 18/19 January.

Hubert was originally buried at Biggekerke, Holland, on 20 April 1946. His body was later removed and reinterred in Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery.

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