FREDERICK ALEXANDER HIGGINS

 

 

Born: 23rd August 1918, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Died: 8th November 1941; age 23 years, 2 months & 15 days; KiA over own base at Martlesham Heath, Suffolk.

Residence: 1679, Highland Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Employed: Canadian Bank of Commerce – entered the service of the bank 2nd May 1938. Served at Niagara Falls Centre, Fort Erie & Thorold, Ontario.

Enlistment Location: Niagara Falls Centre; Date: 31st August 1940.

Trained at Dunnville, Ontario and St. Thomas, London. Went overseas April 1941 – attached R.A.F. Served with 411 Squadron on coastal patrol, and then Wolf Squadron flying Spitfire fighters.

Sergeant Pilot – 22nd April 1941.

Flight Sergeant – 1st November 1941.

 

Rank: Flight Sergeant/ Pilot; Service Number: R/66182.

Regiment: Royal Canadian Air Force, 403 (Wolf) Squadron.

 

Buried 12th November 1941 with full military honours.

Grave Reference:

X.H.436E.

Ipswich Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William A. Higgins & Alberta Higgins, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

 

Father: William Alexander Higgins, born December 1891, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Mother: Elizabeth Alberta Higgins (nee Robinson), born April 1887, Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma, Ontario, Canada.

 

Frederick attended Stamford Collegiate Institute.

He was a champion track runner, and gold medalist at the Niagara Falls musical festivals.

 

Extra information – http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2720672

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