Tag Archives: Harold Woolf Higham

On this day 9th July 1917

9.7.1917 FREVILLERS: 2/Lieut HW HIGHAM proceeded to join FRC as Observer on probation.Higham

Harold Woolf Higham

2/Lieuts A COATES, RW OAKLEY and HG SHENTON joined Battalion from England.Shenton

Herbert George Shenton

1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]

On this day 2nd June 1917

2.6.1917: Lt & Adjt E KERSHAW MC and LT HW HIGHAM on short leave to England (10 days). Lieut J TAYLOR performed the duties of Adjt during absence of Lieut Kershaw.

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Edward Kershaw and Harold Woolf Higham

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Joshua Taylor

1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]

2-4th June: During this period work was concentrated on digging the assembly trench in the Cite De RIAUMONT. The enemy paid a good deal of attention to this work and frequently trench mortared and gassed our working parties.

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]

On this day 1st June 1917


2/Lt R EVANS assumed Command and payment of Letter “A” Company vice Capt ROBINSON.evans robinson

Richard Evans and Victor Owen Robinson

Lt GKK MAUGHAN assumed Command and payment of Letter “C” Company vice Lt HIGHMAN.

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Gardyne Keith Kilgour Maughan and Harold Woolf Higham

1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]

In the line at LIEVIN W of LENS June 1 1917: 

  • 5th Sherwood Foresters on the RIGHT
  • 7th Sherwood Foresters on the LEFT
  • 6th Sherwood Foresters in RESERVE at RED MILL
  • 8th Sherwood Foresters in SUPPORT

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]

2062/240396 Pte John Davison was wounded on this day

John was a pre-War Territorial who enlisted in November 1911 and served with “A” Company. He arrived in France in February 1915 with the 46th North Midland DIvision. Later served with Royal Fusiliers and Royal Field Artillery.2062 davison



On this day 5th December 1916

5.12.1916 SUS ST LEGER


Formation of Headquarters Lewis Gun Section.

CAPT HH Jackson proceeded on leave.

War Diary [WO/95/2694]

5th: 5th Sherwood Foresters commenced Brigade relief.

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]

On this day 5th October 1916

5.10.1916 BELLACOURT: Lieut HIGHAM H Battalion from the Base.

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5.10.1916 BASSEUX: CAPT CJ WHEATCROFT joined 139th Bde HQ as Assistant Staff CaptainWheatcroft cj

War Diary [WO/95/2694]

5th: About 25 field gun shells fired into our Quarry on the left sector. Otherwise a quite day. 

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]

On this day 7th September 1916

7.9.1916 LONDON GAZETTE: NOTTS & DERBY REGT. The Precedence of the undermentioned 2/Lts (Temp Lieuts) to be as notified against their names & not as previously stated:-

  • GKK MAUGHAN 4th June 1915
  • CA BROWN 5th June 1915
  • JL PERCIVAL 6th June 1915
  • AB WALLIS 7th June 1915
  • HW HIGHAM 14th June 1915

Second Lieutenants to be Temporary Lieutenants:-

  • RW CASH withe precedence from 8th June 1915 (March 2)
  • G GLOSSOP with precedence from 9th June 1915 (Feb 12)

7.9.1916 BELLACOURT: 2/Lt LN JOHNSON rejoined from Hospital.

War Diary [WO/95/2694]

Martinets WoodMartinets Wood 20127th: Our support line was shelled about midday and MARTINETS WOOD during the evening – very little damage being done in either case.

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]

On this day 13th June 1916

13.6.1916 SUS ST. LEGER: Lt H.W. HIGHAM for C.T. School ROUEN for duty.

War Diary [WO/95/2694]

13th to 16th: Battns still employed training for the attack on GOMMECOURT. The weather has been vile and has hampered the training very much. We have had rain every day.

500 men are also employed wood cutting in the LUCHEUX Forest.

In addition to training for the attack Battalions are employed at bayonet fighting & physical training, musketry & rapid wiring. On the 15th instant the 8th Battn proceeded to HUMBERCAMP by route march.

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]


On this day 9th January 1916

9.1.1916 MARSEILLES: Battn less transport detrained at 8 am and marches into SANTI CAMP.

9.1.1916 MARSEILLES: Capt E.B. Johnson rejoined for duty with Battn from Base.

London Gazette of 6.1.1916:

  • Capt A.J. Hopkins to be Temoporary Major d/- Oct 23rd.
  • Lieut H.H. Jackson to be Temporary Captain d/- Oct 23rd.

London Gazette of 7.1.1916:

  • Capt E.H. Heathcote to be Temporary Major d’- Sept 3rd.
  • Lieut F.B. Robinson to be Temporary Captain d/- Sept 3rd.
  • Lieut J Tolson to be Temporary Captain d/- Sept 3rd.

To be Temporary Lieutenants:-

  • 2/Lt C.A. Brown
  • 2/Lt A.B. Wallis
  • 2/Lt G.F. Gardner
  • 2/Lt H.W. Higham
  • 2;Lt. C.E.V. Cree

War Diary [WO/95/2694]

London Gazete 1916

On this day 6th October 1915

6.10.1915 MAZINGARBE: Bn moved to billets at FOUQUEREUIL. 2nd Lt H W Higham joined for duty.

War Diary [WO/95/2694]higham

Medal Index Card for Harold Woolf Higham

Oct 6th. Rose about 6-30 a.m. & set off at 8 a.m. Got to Fouquereuil about 1 p.m. Seemed a long way. Cleaned up in afternoon, & had a walk round after tea. Dull day but no rain.

[3289 Pte George William Beardsley]

2403 Pte William Nadin, an engine driver from Buxton, was transferred to England and later served as a loco driver with the 20 Light Railway Company Royal Engineers. William had previously served with 2nd Volunteer Battalion Derbyshire Regiment and reenlisted in September 1914 aged 35.Light Railway Company RE