Lawrence Raikes Higgins
Life & Career
The son of Reverend J. M. [?] Higgins.
Higgins was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1912. At the Battle of Jutland, he was in the corvette Active. Immediately after the battle, he was re-appointed in her as gunnery officer and remained until being sent to Agincourt on 2 August, 1916. He served in her until June 1918 and then was sent to the light cruiser Glasgow.
Higgins was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1922.
He divorced in June, 1928 and retired at his own request with gratuity on 4 July 1929.
Higgins was found dead in a "bedroom full of gas" on 25 January, 1930 at Wilson Road in Southend, Essex.
Richard L. Fortier
|Captain of H.M.S. Atherstone
21 Jul, 1921 – 14 Sep, 1921
John W. C. O. Shelton
Frederic G. Schurr
|Captain of H.M.S. Steadfast
Thomas C. A. H. Ouchterlony