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Albert William Higgins

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Albert William Higgins

September 8, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

177683

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

87th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

December 7, 1890

Commemorated on Page 102 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. B. 7.

Location:

RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY is located 9.5 Km south west of Ieper town centre, in the village of Reningelst, on a road leading from the N308 Poperingseweg. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching the main crossroads in the village of Vlamertinge take the left hand turning onto the Bellestraat. After crossing the N38 Ieper Poperinge road, the village of Reningelst lies 6 Km beyond Vlamertinge. On reaching the village, turn right onto the Zevekotestraatand continue to the Reningelstplein where the churchyard is clearly visible. The Baljuwstraat leads from the Reningelstplein and the cemetery is 500 metres along this road on the left hand side. Visitors to this site should note a short grassed access path to this site which is unsuitable for vehicles.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Albert Higgins– In memory of the men who served with the 87th Battalion CEF. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Canadian Grenadier Guards– In memory of the men who served with the 87th Battalion CEF. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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