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Frank HIGHAM

Private 48841 Frank HIGHAM of 10th Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Died of Illness Wednesday 25th December 1918, Sweden, age 34

Of:53 Muslin Street, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1884, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Margaret E. Higham and William Higham of 49 Swain Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Married to Mary Higham (née Howarth) of 134 Hyde Road, Denton, Manchester, Lancashire
Occupation:Gas Works Inspector
He enlisted in:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered on:Grave/Panel Commonwealth War Dead of the memorial in Riseberga Churchyard, Sweden
Link with Hyde:Born in Hyde

Notes:Frank Higham first enlisted on the 29th October as 7022, 3rd Bn., Cheshire Regiment.

During the war he became a Prisoner of war but died of illness on the way home in Sweden.

Extract from grave inscription: "Died whilst enjoying Swedish hospitality at Ljungbyhed awaiting repatriation to the dear home land after lengthy internment in Germany in the Great War. Tho' seas now roll between us and the place where they are laid, the memory of our comrades from us shall never fade."

(Muslin Street is now Talbot Road.   See our notes on Old Place Names.)

(Some records incorrectly show the address as Newton, Lancashire.   See our notes on County Confusion.)