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Job Higton was the son of William Higton and Edna Smith who married at Nottingham in 1892. Their children included: Job (b.1892), Norman William (b.1899), Charles Edward (b.1903), Florence I. (b.1915) and Elsie M. (b.1916). The family lived at: 2 Alfred Square, Radford [Radford Christchurch christening of Job Higton 7.9.1892]; 44 Bramcote Road, Radford [C.1901]; 38 Glentworth Road, Radford [C.1911 & n.e.p.11.7.1919]. William Higton was working as a gardener in 1901 but by 1911 had become a carpet and lino fitter. He died at Nottingham, aged 80 in 1949. His wife, Edna, died the same year, aged 81. In 1913 Job Higton married May Archer at Nottingham. They had one son: Eric William (b.1913). His death notice in the local newspaper gave his widow’s address as that of her in-laws namely: 38 Glentworth Road, Radford [n.e.p.11.7.1919]. The address given for her in the CWGC records was 185 Bobbersmill Road, Hyson Green. His widow never remarried and died at Nottingham in 1972, aged 80.
Packing machinist for John Player & Sons (1911)
21 Mar 1918
783419 - CWGC Website
2/6th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Enlisted at Nottingham; killed in action; as his body was not recovered his name was added to the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
His brother Norman William Higton initially served as a Private with Sherwood Rangers Cyclist Regiment [Service No.376513] having enlisted on 20 March 1917; he was then later compulsorily transferred to the 13th Bn. Yorkshire Regiment [Service No.63937]; he survived the war and was demobilised on 25 November 1919. In memoriam published 22nd March 1920 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “HIGTON. – In loving memory of Pte. J. Higton, missing March 21st, 1918, presumed died that date. Sadly missed by those who loved him best. – Loving wife ad son, father, mother, brothers, Mr., Mrs. Archer and family.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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