HIGGINSON, Henry Pte. 20965

Henry Higginson joined the Pals in July 1915, serving as a Stretcher Bearer and playing in the Band.

It was known that he was wounded on the 4th July 1916, more than likely in the trenches on the Somme.

The 1901 Census had him being born at Chorley in 1887, working as an Apprentice Printer and living with his parents at 42 Anderton Street. He was the eldest of four children born to Margaret and Robert Higginson. By 1911 they were at 61 Cunliffe Street in Chorley and, a year later, Henry married Elizabeth Clarkson in Chorley. By the time he joined up, he was working as a Weaver at Rice Mill in Chorley, living at Gillibrand Walks and attending St. Mary’s Church.

He died in Chorley in 1923.