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51703   Private Matthew A Higgins
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 39 Squadron, Royal Air Force (British Air Force)
Date Of Birth: 08/11/1894
Died: 22/01/1919 (Unknown)
Age: 24
Matthew A Higgins was a son of Francis and Susanna Higgins. Matthew Higgins was born on 8th November 1894 in the area of Draperstown, County Derry. He was one of 14 children. The family lived in Desertmartin. Matthew was an agricultural labourer. Matthew Higgins enlisted in 1915. Private (2nd Class) Matthew Higgins was serving on the 39th Squadron of the Royal Air Force when he died on 22nd January 1919. He was 24 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Dunkirk Town Cemetery
  Dunkirk, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Grave IV-E-9
CWGC Casualty 617235
Dunkirk Town Cemetery is at the south-eastern corner of the town of Dunkirk, immediately south of the canal and on the road to Veurne (Furnes) in Belgium.
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1 1901 Census lists Higgins family 1901 census lists Matthew A as age 6 living with his aunt at house 9 in Keenaught, Inniscairn, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Higgins family 1911 census lists Matthew as age 16 living with the family at house 26 in Annagh and Moneysterling, Desertmartin, Londonderry
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