Harold Higham

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Harold Higham
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 5 Jan 1884
Place of Birth Manchester, England
Death 8 Sep 1955, aged 71
Place of Death East Midland, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 56 years, 9 months
Occupation Gardener
Religion Church of England
Address River road, Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin wife , Mrs. Elisabeth Amelia Higham
Military Information
Reg Number W30434
Date of Enlistment 19 Oct 1940
Rank Corporal
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Electoral Roll entries: 1931 - 1937 at Eden Park Estate, Kelmscott, orchardist; 1943 at River road, Kelmscott, labourer.

War Service

Harold enlisted in the CMF on 15 Oct 1940 at Ascot, and was appointed to the Camp Staff Ascot. On 10 Oct 1941 Harold was appointed Lance Corporal, and on 29 Jan 1942 he was promoted to Corporal. He was transferred to the 4th Australian Army Trades Training Depot on 13 Jul 1942 remaining there until 2 Dec 1943 when he was transferred to the Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot. On 16 Jun 1944 he was assessed by a Medical Board as 'B2' and subsequently he was discharged on 5 Oct 1944.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1925 at Group 29, settler (wife at Group 59?); 1949 - 1954 at Harold road, East Midland, clerk

Elisabeth died on 23 Mar 1976, aged 86. Children were Sybil and Maisie.


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