Officer casualty group – Royal Field Artillery, late Canadian ASC
British War and Victory Medals,2. Lieut. R. E. Higginbotham; Memorial Plaque (Robert Edward Higginbotham, in card envelope of issue.
Robert Edward Higginbotham was born in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada in January 1893. He was a law student who initially served during the Great War in the ranks with the 1st Divisional Ammunition Sub-Park, Canadian Army Service Corps in the Salonika. Having advanced to Acting Company Sergeant Major, Higginbotham was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery.
Second Lieutenant Higginbotham was killed in action whilst serving with ‘B’ Battery, 115th Brigade in Salonika, 29 September 1918. He is buried in the Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece.
Condition – GVF+ Remnants of adhesive labels on plaque, and staining from labels on Victory medal.