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Robert Arthur Higgs

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Higgs AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bob AWMM
  • Service number
    247805 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 6 McArthur Street, St Heliers, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A.L. Higgs (wife), 31 Sussex Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Clerk AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Ada.

    Achieved the rank of Major. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 June 2008 AWMM
    Age 86 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 14 June 2008 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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  • My Grandfather wanted to be a pilot but they realised he was colour blind late in the game so he transferred to the Army. He didn't tell us stories until very late in life, family rumour was that there was a 50 year confidentiality clause he was under. So only when I was a teenager did we start hearing a few stories. Mostly humorous quips that they obviously used to make " Hitting the deck" any time an American entered cause they we not very good shots (apparently). He was pretty deaf because they manned the heavy artillery. My mother had memories of Castor Bay after the war, holidaying there while Poppa trained. And her and her brothers plotting to sneak into the tunnels underneath ( never successful)
    Public - Erica Aroha - Direct descendant - 2 April 2016

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 56 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 14 June 2008 AWMM

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02 April 2016Erica ArohaAuckland New ZealandDirect descendant
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