Stoker 1st Class Charles Higgs

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

9 Mar 1916

War time / or Pre War occupation



Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

230 Wellington Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Lost at sea
United Kingdom

Grave Location

Lost at sea
United Kingdom

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 16th March 1916
Stoker Charles Higgs


Stoker First Class Charles Higgs, K/7429, was lost when the armed boarding steamer HMS Fauvette hit two mines laid by a German submarine and sank in the Thames estuary, off North Foreland, Kent, on March 9th, 1916. He was aged 25 and one of 14 crew reported missing, believed dead.

The son of James and Elizabeth Higgs, of 230 Wellington Street, Luton, the former labourer joined the Royal Navy on July 21st, 1910. He had served in the Dardanelles from the beginning of naval operations there, serving on HMS Lord Nelson until transferred to the Fauvette.

He was practically in sight of land on his way home for the first time since going into active service when the Fauvette was sunk.

Individual Location

Stoker Charles Higgs

Author: Deejaya

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