Remembered with honour Le Touret Memorial: Panel 19.
He enlisted in London 22 August 1913 a carpenter’s mate; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 21 August 1914, and was either killed or died of wounds received in action at Richebourg. Unfortunately, Edgar’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There are articles about Edgar in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 7 November 1914, and in the Watford Illustrated also dated 7 November 1914 as well as 13 November 1915.
Son of John and Jane (nee FINAL) HIGGINS.
His parents married 27 June 1885 at St Alban’s Abbey, Herts. John died 1924 in Watford aged 69, and was buried 31 December in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Jane died 1942 in Watford aged 77, and was buried 4 June, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Edgar was born 13 July 1893 in Watford, and baptised 21 December 1894 at St Mary’s, Watford. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 7 he lived in Watford, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, a cattleman on a farm aged 17, he lived in Bodriggan via Blissland, Cornwall.
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)