ANW logo

Archives Network Wales

Search the collections:        Search help | Advanced search   | Browse by repository

Browse the indices: Combined(searchable) Personal names Corporate names Places Subjects

[Cymraeg]

[Home]

[New to Archives?]

[Family history]

[Admin menu]

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Powys County Archives Office  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details

Powys County Archives Office
Higgins, John, Private, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/X/63

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Papers Relating to Private John Higgins

Short Title: Higgins, John, Private, papers

Creation date(s): 1883-1922

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 32 items - part of a box

Name of creator(s): Pte John Higgins

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: John Higgins (1894-[1917]) was the son of Margaret (b. 1851) and Robert Higgins (d. 1899), of Guilsfield, Montgomeryshire. In November 1914, he enlisted in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, serving in France as a stretcher bearer. On 28 March 1917, he went missing in an action near Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France. Subsequent attempts by his mother and sister to trace him proved fruitless, and in 1918 he was officially presumed dead.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers relating to Pte John Higgins, 1883-1922, including his war service records, 1914-1917; letters concerning the family's efforts to establish his fate, 1917-1922; miscellaneous family letters and postcards (including a photocopy), 1909-1916; and family certificates, 1883-1922.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged broadly into the following: certificates; war service; post-war; postcards; and photograph.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Powys County Archives Service.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Private donation

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes some later material relating to his death.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Papers Relating To Pte. John Higgins, catalogue.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2005


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
World War, 1914-1918 | Campaigns | France
World War, 1914-1918 | Missing in action | France

Personal names
Higgins , John , 1894-[1917]

Corporate names

Places
Guilsfield (Wales)
Pas-de-Calais (France)

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Powys County Archives Office  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details