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Frederick Alexander Higgins

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Frederick Alexander Higgins

November 8, 1941

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


403 Sqdn.

Additional Information

Son of William A. Higgins and Alberta Higgins, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 32 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Suffolk, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Sec. X.H. Grave 436E.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star November 1941. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram November 1941. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Frederick Higgins– Higgins, Frederick Alexander - Flight Sergeant. Born 23rd August, 1918, at Niagara Falls, Ont. Educated at Stamford Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank 2nd May, 1938. Served at Niagara Falls Centre, Fort Erie and Thorold, Ont. Enlisted 31st August, 1940, from Niagara Falls Centre in R.C.A.F. Sergeant Pilot 22nd April, 1941; Flight Sergeant 1st November, 1941. Trained at St. Thomas, London, and Dunnville, Ont. Overseas in April, 1941. Attached R.A.F. Served with 411 Squadron on coastal patrol, and later with 403 (Wolf) Squadron, flying Spitfire fighters. Took part in many operational flights across English Channel. Killed in action over own base at Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, 8th November, 1941. Buried in Ipawich Cemetery, Suffolk, 12th November, with full military honours. Flight Sergeant Higgins was a champion track runner, and gold medallist at the Niagara Falls musical festivals.  From a memorial booklet prepared by the Canadian Bank of Commerce.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Source:  Globe and Mail November 11, 1941

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