HIGGINBOTHAM, James

Rank: 
Sergeant
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
21030756
Born: 
Monday, July 15, 1929
Died : 
Saturday, August 10, 1963
Died in service
Age: 
34
Sergeant James Higginbotham died whilst posted to the USA. [1+2]

 

Extract from the Aberdeen Press and Journal - Monday 12 August 1963

A British Sergeant,  James Higgenbottom [see notes] , of the 79th Commando Battery, Royal Artillery, died in a fire at his quarters at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, at the weekend. He was one of more than 100 British soldiers taking part in exercise "Round Bow", an exchange of British and US artillery units." [2]
 
Sources
[1] AFM ROH
[2] Aberdeen Press and Journal
[2] British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
 
Notes
Surname on the Armed Forces Memorial ROH spelt differently to that in the Press report.
 

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