W HIGSON
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Unit: UNKNOWN LANCASHIRE RGT
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It has not been possible to discover any information which would identify this man, commemorated on the Stockport War Memorial as serving with a Lancashire Regiment.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records six men with this name and initial, of whom three were serving with a Lancashire Regiment. None appear to have any connection with the Stockport area.

The local press makes mention of a James Higson and Joseph Higson serving in the War. The latter is a son of Christopher and Emma Higson and served with the King's Liverpool Regiment. He died on 21 April 1920 and is likely to have been a relative.

The 1901 Census does list a William Higson, then aged 28, who had been born in Stockport and was still living in the town. It is possible that the soldier commemorated is his son, born after the Census. If this is the case, then it is likely that the young man died, of natural causes, very near to the end of the War (or even after the Armistice in November 1918) and this accounts for his lack of commemoration by the War Graves Commission

   
           
   
     
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