Topic: AIF - 3B - 8 LHR
8th LHR, AIF
8th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Roll of Honour
Mervyn Bournes Higgins
Mervyn Bournes Higgins's name on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial
Mervyn Bournes Higgins
Address: Selborne Chambers, Chancery Lane, Melbourne, Victoria.
Embarkation Age: 27.
Embarkation details: Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 25 February 1915.
Embarkation Roll number: 10/13/1.
Embarkation Unit name: 8th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron.
Embarkation Rank: Lieutenant.
Enlistment date: 3 February 1915.
Fate: Killed in Action 23 December 1916.
Marital status: Single.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Mention in Despatches - 7 December 1915, Mention in Despatches - Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement No. 30169 (6 July 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174 (11 October 1917)..
Next of kin: Father, Justice Higgins, High Court of Australia, 'Doona', Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria.
Panel number, Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial: 6.
Place of burial: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row A, Grave NO. 190), Egypt.
Place of death or wounding: Magdhaba, Sinai Peninsular, Egypt.
Rank at death: Captain.Religion: Church of England.
Unit from Nominal Roll: 8th Light Horse Regiment.
War Grave Register notes: Captain Mervyn Bournes HIGGINS, Adjutant, Headquarters, 8th Light Horse Regiment. Mentioned in Despatches. Killed in action 23rd Dec., 1916. Age 29. Son of Henry Bournes Higgins and Mary Alice Higgins, of Doona, Malvern, Victoria, Australia. A. 190.
Lest we forget
National Archives Service File.
Embarkation Roll, AWM8, Class 10, Light Horse.
Nominal Roll, AWM133, Nominal Roll of Australian Imperial Force who left Australia for service abroad, 1914-1918 War.
Roll of Honour, AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army.
CWGC files, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Debt of Honour Register.
Collected Records of Steve Becker.
8th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour
The Battle of Magdhaba, Sinai, December 23, 1916, Roll of Honour, Australia and New Zealand
Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920
29th (Port Phillip) Australian Light Horse
Citation: 8th LHR, AIF, Roll of Honour, Mervyn Bournes Higgins