Higgs - Redvers Stanley Reginald Sidney - 7th Hussars (enlisted 26-11-1926 to22-08-1932)

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  1. Hi,

    I cannot find any service record for my husband's grandfather RSRS Higgs service number maybe 546771.

    Marriage certificate (16.02.1929) says trooper, 7th Hussars, Colchester Barracks. Only have front page of his Certificate of Service.

    Any help gratefully received.

  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Redvers Sidney R S Higgs
    Death Age: 87
    Birth Date: 3 Mar 1908
    Registration Date: Nov 1995
    Registration district: Reading and Wokingham
    Inferred County: Berkshire
    Register Number: WOK32
    District and Subdistrict: 3202

    With a copy of his death certificate you can apply for his service records - Request records of deceased service personnel

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005
    No 1
    Name: Redverse S Higgs
    Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1929
    Registration district: Henley
    Inferred County: Oxfordshire
    Spouse: Kathleen H Newman
    Volume Number: 3a
    Page Number: 1753

    Name: Redvers S R S Higgs
    Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1937
    Registration district: Reading
    Inferred County: Berkshire
    Spouse: Doris M Hatton
    Volume Number: 2c
    Page Number: 1236

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
    Name: Redvers Stanley R S Higgs
    Registration Year: 1908
    Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
    Registration district: Wokingham
    Parishes for this Registration District: View Ecclesiastical Parishes associated with this Registration District
    Inferred County: Berkshire
    Volume: 2c
    Page: 403

    1939 England and Wales Register
    Name: Redvers Stanley Higgs
    [R S Higgs]
    Gender: Male
    Marital Status: Married
    Birth Date: 3 Mar 1908
    Residence Year: 1939
    Address: 5
    Residence Place: Reading, Berkshire, England
    Occupation: Steam crane driver (gravel pit)
    Schedule Number: 196
    Sub Schedule Number: 1
    Enumeration District: DSSR
    Registration district: 121 - 3
    Inferred Spouse: Doris M Higgs
    Inferred Children: Raymond C Higgs
    Coral A Higgs

  3. Guy Hudson

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  4. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    As per the advice on your other post for your husband's other grandfather Francis Charles Harvey (and TD's post above) you need to apply for his service records.

    Can you also let us know if you able to access any of the online family history sites (Ancestry, Findmypast etc) ? I ask this as it is not uncommon for us to spend a great deal of time and effort only to find out that the originator already knew the information.

    Royal Tank Corps Enlistment Records, 1919-1934
    First name(s): Redverse Stanley Reginald Sidney
    Last name: Higgs
    Age: 18
    Birth year: 1908
    Birth date: 3 Mar 1908
    Service number: 546771
    Regiment: Royal Tank Corps
    Attestation year: 1926
    Enlistment date: 26 Nov 1926
    Birth parish: Wokingham
    Birth town: Wokingham
    Birth county: Berkshire
    Birth country: England
    Tank corps number: 546771
    Record set: Royal Tank Corps Enlistment Records, 1919-1934
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  5. Thank you Tony. I am so grateful for your kind assistance. Yes I am a subscriber to Ancestry and have world wide access. I appreciate you comment, so yes I can access census returns etc. This is the first time I am having a close look at this ancestor and now I have your information will send for his personal record too.
  6. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Once you have a serviceman's records you will get a timeline of their service with the units they were with, you will then be able to research further by seeking out the war diaries for the particular units. Come back once you have the documents and I would be surprised if someone around here can't help you further. Good luck.
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  7. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Interesting forename Redvers....probably named after General Redvers Buller,Devon born who fought in the Boer War and history records without distinction.Earlier he was awarded the VC for action in the Zulu Wars...... have an uncle who was given the same name and was born a little earlier than Redvers Higgs.

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