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Harry was born in Penn in 1889, the son of Charles and Jane Higgs. In 1901 they were living at 226 Trysull Road, Bradmore, along with Harry’s siblings Florence, Charles A., Elsie, Blanch [sic] V. and May. By 1911, he was boarding in the home of Albert William Stubbs at 18 St Nicholas Street, Coventry. Harry was an electrician for a silk manufacturer.

Harry enlisted with the 5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade) (service number 510). He rose to become a Second Lieutenant, but he was killed in action on 25 March 1918. He is commemorated at the Arras Memorial. He presumably attended the Wolverhampton Higher Grade School, as he is also commemorated on their memorial, as well as on St Phillip’s Memorial in Penn.