Lawrence Raikes Higgins

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Lieutenant-Commander Lawrence Raikes Higgins, (5 March, 1890 – 25 January, 1930) served in the Royal Navy.

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.

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Richard L. Fortier
Captain of H.M.S. Atherstone
21 Jul, 1921 – 14 Sep, 1921
Succeeded by
John W. C. O. Shelton
Preceded by
Frederic G. Schurr
Captain of H.M.S. Steadfast
mid 1927
Succeeded by
Thomas C. A. H. Ouchterlony