Charles Ernest Higginbotham

Name

Charles Ernest Higginbotham

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

11/03/1915
48

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Major
Northamptonshire Regiment
2nd Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Panel 28 to 30.
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

St Matthew’s Church Memorial, Oxhey
Baldernock War Memorial, Glasgow
Cargifield Prep School Memorial Chapel, Edinburgh

Pre War

Charles Ernest Higginbotham, born in July 1866 in Glasgow, was the second son of Mr and Mrs C T Higginbotham of Craigmaddie, Milngavic. He was educated at Cargifield Prep School in Scotland and at Rugby before proceeding through Sandhurst to obtain a commission in the Northamptonshire Regiment in February 1887. He followed a military career and was promoted to Lieutenant with the 2nd Battalion in April 1890. In 1909, he married Lucy Frances Round in Essex, the daughter of the Right Hon James Round of Birch Hall, Essex. They made their home at Highcliffe, Alexander Road, Farnborough, Hampshire.

Wartime Service

On 6 November 1914 he went overseas with the 2nd Battalion of the Northamptonshire Regiment and was killed whilst second in command at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle.

Additional Information

After his death he was recorded as the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Higginbotham, of Craigmaddie, Milngavie, Glasgow. Also see ‘Additional Information’ provided with kind permission of Bushey First World War Commemoration Project – Please visit www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk.

Acknowledgments

Dianne Payne - www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk, Jonty Wild