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30805 S. Higgs Welsh Regiment.

little bob

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Private 30805 Stanley Higgs 1st Battalion Welsh Regiment died of his wounds 21st April 1915 aged 38.

Husband of Christina Higgs (nee Thomson)

" Mrs Higgs, Photographer, has today received information that her husband Private Stanley Higgs of the 1st Welsh, has been killed in action a few days ago.Private Higgs, who had seen service in South Africa,and was about 38 years of age, went to France in March last (16/3/1915)and had been through all the principal fighting.

Mrs Higgs received a letter from the mother of a Narberth soldier stating her son had written home to say that he was in hospital wounded,and that the same shell which struck him down had killed Private Higgs. Mrs Higgs, who has two small children, is prostrate with grief at the distressing news, and the sympathy of our readers will be gladly extended to her in her bereavement".

" Mr John Edwards received a letter from his son L/Corporal Walter Edwardsof the 1st Welsh. 2nd Southern General Hospital, South Mead , Bristol.

My dear father,- Just a line to let you know that I arrived at the above address with a bullet wound in my left foot. I am going on very well, and I don't want you to worry about me as I shall be coming to see you all one of these days. I got wounded at Ypres on the 23rd.

L/corporal Edwards was in the same company as Pte., Higgs, who was reported killed in our last issue. Lance Corporal Edwards is very doubtful about this, and in a letter home he writes:- I was surprised to see in the "Telegraph" about Pte., Higgs. I can hardly believe he is killed, as I saw him during our last turn in the trenches, and I was wounded the last day we were there, so I would like to know what date his wife heard he was killed, as I was in the same company and should surely have heard of it if it had been so.

We sincerely hope that Lance Corporal Edwards is right, and we understand that Mrs Higgs has not received official intimation of her husband's death".

Stanley is buried at Bedford House Cemetery.

Bob :poppy:

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  • 3 years later...

Hi Bob - Stanley was my great grandfather. Your post has information about him I've never seen before. Can I ask where you obtained the information? Does the mention of the 'Telegraph' mean a newspaper ? Many thanks 

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The information came from a local newspaper the Haverfordwest and Milford Haven Telegraph. Have you seen the website      cymru1914.org       you should find the information there. Would you have a photograph of Stanley? I'm sure there should be some as Mrs Higgs  or Madam Higgs was a local Photographer.




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Western Daily Telegraph, maybe? Look at website Cymru1914 (I think it's .org), not sure though). That site is a bit clunky but search for the name and see what pops up.



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Thank you for taking the time to post your helpful comments. It has led me to find information I hadn't seen before, which has been of great interest. 

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