HIGGINS, James

Rank: 
Corporal
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
P025746A
Born: 
Sunday, January 1, 1950
Died : 
Friday, July 23, 1976
Died in service
Age: 
26
Corporal James Higgins was killed in an accident whilst taking part in a display.
 

Extract from the Daily Mirror - Saturday 24 July 1976

"Commando killed in show:-  A young commando died yesterday as 3,000 people watched a display by Marines at Lympstone. Devon.  Corporal James Higgins, 26, was making a spectacular descent from a roof by a rope slide when the cable snapped. He fell 15ft. to the ground. "
 
Sources
AFM ROH
Daily Mirror
British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
 

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