Higgins, Martin Anthony "Pat" / "Paddy"

Date of birth:
October 23rd, 1915 (Galway, Ireland)
Date of death:
March 19th, 1981 (Nottingham/England, Great Britain)
Service number:
3524582
Nationality:
Irish (1919-present, Republic)

Biography

A career soldier, Martin Anthony Higgins enlisted in the Manchester Regiment on August 18th, 1930.

He was in the 2nd Battalion during WW2 which went to France in 1939, back to the UK after Dunkirk, then to India and then Burma.

Pat Higgins continued in the Army after War, serving in the Malaya Emergency and with a final overseas posting to Bahrein. He left what had become the King's Regiment (Manchester & Liverpool) in 1960, having attained the rank of Warrant Officer 2nd Class, Company Sergeant Major.

Promotions:
August 22nd, 1930: Boy;
October 23rd, 1933: Private;
October 31st, 1939: Lance-Corporal;
June 1st, 1940: acting Corporal;
September 1st, 1940: Corporal;
October 6th, 1940: acting Sergeant;
September 19th, 1945: W/Sergeant (War Sergeant);
September 28th, 1946: Warrent Officer 2nd Class.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Warrent Officer 2nd Class
Unit:
2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment
Awarded on:
August 17th, 1948
1939-1945 Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Warrent Officer 2nd Class
Unit:
2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment
Awarded on:
August 17th, 1948
Burma Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Warrent Officer 2nd Class
Unit:
2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment
Awarded on:
August 17th, 1948
War Medal 1939-1945
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Warrent Officer 2nd Class
Unit:
2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment
Awarded on:
August 17th, 1948
Defence Medal 1939-1945

Sources

  • Photo 1: Familie
  • Photo: Family
  • - Army Service Record

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