Harold Higgs attended Hasbury school and volunteered for the Worcester Territorials. He joined the 1/7th Battalion who had crossed to France in the 48th South Midland Division in April 1915 and had fought through the long Battle of the Somme in 1916. In August they were required to join the fierce Third Battle of Ypres. They took over trenches near St. Julien beside the river Steenbeek and were engaged in three actions in 10 days. The first on the 16th failed, the second on the 20th, with the help of seven tanks, succeeded but the last in continuous heavy rain on the night of the 26th August caused many casualties. Among those killed in action was Lance Corporal Harold Higgs who is commemorated on the Tyne Cot, Halesowen and Hasbury school Memorials.
Hagley Road, Halesowen, West Midlands B63 4QD
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