Higham, F W
FRANK/FRANCIS WALLACE HIGHAM
Remembered with honour Faubourg d’Amiens Cemetery: Plot II, Row M, Grave 10.
He enlisted in London; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Frank’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Frank in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 28 April 1917.
Son of William Wallace and Mary Naomi (nee CARPENTER) HIGHAM of Watford.
His parents married 8 May 1897 at St Peter’s, Morley, Yorks. Naomi died 1932 in Watford aged 59, and was buried 23 April in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; William died 1961 in the King’s Lynn, Norfolk, district aged 84.
Frank was born about 1898 in Churwell, Leeds, Yorks.
On the 1901 Census, aged 3 he lived in Basingstoke, Hants, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, aged 13 he lived in Watford, with his parents and five siblings.
Unit"B" Battery, 51st Brigade
Date of death30/03/1917
Age at death19
Place of death
- 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)