A single clasp QSA to Private WG Higgo, Duke of Edinburgh’s Own Volunteer Rifles & a home service pair to Corporal William Higgo, SAAF
William Higgo was Born in Penzance Cornwall England. William George was one of 5 children to William’s first wife Mary. Walter Jasper Higgo was born of his second marriage, Walter’s son being named William Higgo after his Grand Father. This makes William George & William Higgo Half Uncle/Nephew.
Private William George was born in 1857, and attested for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Own Volunteer Rifles. He was married during the Boer war on the 8th of September 1900. He died in 1942 after botched prostate surgery, 2 years after his wife’s death. His profession in life was as a Stonemason.
Corporal William Higgo was baptised in 1905. He attested for service in 1942, listing his prior service as 2 years in the National Volunteer reserve, and his profession as a book binder. He spent the war in South Africa, on loan between various postings, being based out the Central Army Training Depot, spending time with the SAAF and the SAEC at a wide variety of locations. He did a stint in Hospital in 1944, and was eventually discharged in August 1945.
This medal is accompanied by a scanned copy of William Higgo’s attestation papers and other family documents.